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Cold Hearts in America (and three quotes)

The first quote concerns America’s shadow personality, the one most of us prefer to ignore, and it fits in with some Republican audience members’ shouted sentiments like, Let him die!, and other such cold hearted remarks and attitudes–and they know who they are.

We’d all better hope that those with such harsh sentiments toward their fellow man–fellow Americans–aren’t nurses, doctors, or other healthcare workers.

And I’d best fix my own cup of tea, thanks. You, I can’t trust.

“The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.” -Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Lecture

“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” –Hermann Goering (1893-1946) Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag.

“The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.” –Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker

Uncomfortable how these three quotes go together on some fundamental American level, isn’t it?

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Three quotes compliments of the excellent Information Clearing House Newsletter, an independently supported, non-corporate news source.

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  1. Thank you Jude for this wonderful and insightful offering. America is facing its shadow side. The sooner we take responsibility individually and face our own shadow, the sooner we are able to transmute the collective shadow. It boils down to facing, loving and transmuting our unredeemed emotional wounds. A tall order? Well, yes, but it has to be done. Pulling off an old bandage to clean an infected wound can be very painful at first, but it has to be done to heal the wound. Love and peace, dreamweaver333

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    dreamweaver333

    September 15, 2011 at 5:57 am

    • Thank You dreamweaver333, agreed!

      How I wish the US gov would face its shadow and stop the games and betrayals. But their win-at-any-cost politics and greed for power are major parts of that shadow and certain globally based elements have engineered the US to play the world’s monster–in collusion w our homegrown criminals! Meanwhile, in many ways the power elite have discouraged decent folk from taking part in the democratic political process, part of their ploy to rest this nation from we-the-people–which has worked for them so far. If we don’t redress our grievances soon it will be too late–and may already be.

      Uranus square Pluto! jc

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      Jude Cowell

      September 15, 2011 at 11:32 am


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