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