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War Propaganda (ZOT!!! Warmonger mod drops the bomb.)
5/1/04 | Charley Reece

Posted on 05/03/2004 11:42:06 AM PDT by raysol

> > by Charley Reese > > If you step back a moment and think about it, you will realize that you are > constantly being propagandized to approve of war - not just the wars in > Afghanistan and Iraq, but war generically. > > We should resist. War is killing, maiming and disfiguring human beings. It > is so disgusting and horrible in reality that even the most "realistic" > Hollywood movie sanitizes it. The news media sanitize it. The government > sanitizes war because it doesn't want you to see the coffins. Most of all, > it doesn't want you to see the bodies before they are put in the coffins. > The Bush administration's real beef with the Arab television station > Al-Jazeera is really nothing more than the fact that Al-Jazeera shows the > bodies. > > No, the Bush administration doesn't want you to see the bodies - not the > bodies of our men and women, and not the bodies of Iraqi men, women and > children. The administration wants you to see the war as an electronic game > with bright lights in the distance and good sound effects, or close-ups of > our brave warriors firing their guns at an invisible enemy. It doesn't want > you to see the torn flesh, blood, intestines, feces, urine. If you did, you > might not support the war, and billions of dollars depend on your support. > > The government line is that if you don't approve of the war, you are > disloyal. If you don't agree to give the Pentagon whatever it says it wants, > you are disloyal. If you don't agree to surrender your civil liberties to > the Patriot Act, you are disloyal. If you disagree with the Bush > administration, you are disloyal. If you disagree with the chicken-hawk > demagogues on radio and television, blathering about the war from the safety > of their studios, you are disloyal. > > This entire glorification of war - as if the whole and only purpose of the > government and the country were to fight wars - smells of fascism. The news > media glorify the war and militarism; we get the same dose on television, in > the movies and in video games. If the American people aren't careful, they > will wake up one day to find out they've become a nation of mindless > heel-clickers. > > America should not be about war. War is justified only in self-defense. > We've been involved in many wars, but the last war fought in self-defense > was World War II. That was also the last war that was constitutional, with a > formal declaration of war by Congress. Not one single poor soul of the more > than 100,000 Americans who have died in the Cold War and the hot wars since > 1945 has died in defense of America. > > The sad thing is that when the last soldier leaves Afghanistan and Iraq - if > that day ever comes - we won't be any better off. Afghanistan will still be > Afghanistan. Iraq will still be Iraq. There will be more graves, there will > be more Americans without arms and legs, but nothing will have changed. > Politicians will be searching diligently for more "bad guys" for the next > generation to fight. First it was the fascists, then the communists, now the > terrorists. Who's next? God only knows. > > We should not equate peace with weakness. We ought to be like the Swiss. > Their policy is armed neutrality. They have a sound defensive force and can > be in the field in 48 hours, but they will fight only if they are invaded. > They do not send their sons to foreign countries to die for political or > economic reasons. > > We should emulate the Swiss. No American should ever kill or die except in > defense of this country. And no corporation should be allowed to make a > profit off the blood of American soldiers, as is now happening in Iraq and > has happened in every war. > > An old Marine general had it right when he said, "War is a racket." Let us > all learn to hate it as it deserves to be hated. > > May 1, 2004


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once again the lying weasel Bush administration proves that truth is the 1st casualty of war.IMPEACH BUSH TOO.
1 posted on 05/03/2004 11:42:07 AM PDT by raysol
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To: raysol
Bye, dipwad.
2 posted on 05/03/2004 11:42:43 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: raysol

3 posted on 05/03/2004 11:43:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: raysol
ZOTbait, and not even formatted.
4 posted on 05/03/2004 11:44:03 AM PDT by Alouette (Float like a butterfly, sting like a B-52)
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To: raysol
If you step back a moment and think about it, you will realize that you are > constantly being propagandized to approve of war

Wonder what media he's listening to? Obviously not ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, etc.

5 posted on 05/03/2004 11:44:53 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Alouette
Yes, a very poor effort. I give it a D-.
6 posted on 05/03/2004 11:45:19 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: raysol
There I was just browsing and enjoying the day and suddenly I found myself outside, looged out. Somebody had pulled my plug, so I stuffed another plug of Redman Golden Blend in my chaw and went for a walk.
7 posted on 05/03/2004 11:45:33 AM PDT by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: raysol
Aw, geez. Now this crap again...


A.K.A. Sleepy Brown

8 posted on 05/03/2004 11:46:01 AM PDT by rdb3 (Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.)
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To: raysol

9 posted on 05/03/2004 11:46:08 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: raysol
Yep. Those 3000 people who died horribly in the flames of the collapsing two towers? They died for nothing too.

Nothing matters. Nothing is real.

Toss me the remote, will ya?
10 posted on 05/03/2004 11:46:27 AM PDT by Ronly Bonly Jones (anal-cranial inversion is an ugly sight)
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To: rdb3
Raysol is the king of anti-Bush vanities
11 posted on 05/03/2004 11:46:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: raysol
It's dipsticks like you that convince me I am correct.
12 posted on 05/03/2004 11:46:46 AM PDT by JamesA ( The more you try to change my convictions the more resolved I am to keep them.)
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To: Constitution Day

13 posted on 05/03/2004 11:46:52 AM PDT by Alouette (Float like a butterfly, sting like a B-52)
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To: dawn53
He is listening to DU and Airhead America.
14 posted on 05/03/2004 11:47:01 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: AppyPappy
It would appear so.
15 posted on 05/03/2004 11:47:25 AM PDT by rdb3 (Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.)
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To: raysol
"Be like the Swiss"???!!! Go away loony! Get a life!!
16 posted on 05/03/2004 11:47:39 AM PDT by BobFromNJ
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To: raysol
Is that you Mr. Faracon???
17 posted on 05/03/2004 11:49:23 AM PDT by StopThePress
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18 posted on 05/03/2004 11:50:23 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: AppyPappy
This account has been banned or suspended.
Okay
19 posted on 05/03/2004 11:50:58 AM PDT by rdb3 (Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.)
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To: raysol
tell charlie bye for us...and aren't you supposed to be in study hall?
20 posted on 05/03/2004 11:51:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: raysol
READY...

AIM...

ZOT!

21 posted on 05/03/2004 11:51:04 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: raysol
just wow.

High school level naive politics throughout. If this isn't written by a 15 year old, I'm shocked.

So poorly written that it's futile to begin refutation. It would be like debating a schoolyard bully.
22 posted on 05/03/2004 11:51:40 AM PDT by moodyskeptic (weekend warrior in the culture war)
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To: AppyPappy
That was forwarded email and he posted it >>> and all.

What dipstick ~ typical left-wing lunatic.

We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

23 posted on 05/03/2004 11:51:44 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: raysol
The interesting thing is people 'round here used to like Charley.
24 posted on 05/03/2004 11:51:45 AM PDT by Beenliedto (A Free Stater getting ready to pack my bags!)
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To: raysol
Isolationists are just postponing the inevitable. Dar al-Islam is coming to your doorstep, and only swords and fire can keep it at bay.
25 posted on 05/03/2004 11:52:59 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: raysol
Charlie Reese should send this memo to the apostles of peace who took down the twin towers. What a pile of steaming dung.
26 posted on 05/03/2004 11:54:25 AM PDT by Arkie2
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To: Beenliedto
The interesting thing is people 'round here used to like Charley.

That was before Charley went off the deep end. Ever since he left the Orlando Sentinel, he has gone completely looney.


A.K.A. Sleepy Brown

27 posted on 05/03/2004 11:55:04 AM PDT by rdb3 (Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Oooooooooh!!!! Purdy!!!!!
29 posted on 05/03/2004 11:57:42 AM PDT by shezza
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To: raysol
I found an picture of you, Charlie Reese and some of your antiwar liberal buddies and where your ideas come from:


30 posted on 05/03/2004 12:00:37 PM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: Alouette
Paragraphs are our friends...
31 posted on 05/03/2004 12:00:50 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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32 posted on 05/03/2004 12:01:19 PM PDT by Poohbah (Darkdrake Lives!)
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To: Poohbah
Gee, they're coming in a lot...
33 posted on 05/03/2004 12:03:15 PM PDT by hchutch (Tommy Thompson's ephedra ban STINKS.)
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To: raysol
This is hilarious:

We ought to be like the Swiss. > Their policy is armed neutrality. They have a sound defensive force and can > be in the field in 48 hours, but they will fight only if they are invaded.

We should sell our souls like the Swiss. Right...

34 posted on 05/03/2004 12:03:53 PM PDT by Nexus
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To: hchutch
Line from the movie "Navy Seals:"

"They're coming out of the (bleeping) woodwork!"

35 posted on 05/03/2004 12:04:29 PM PDT by Poohbah (Darkdrake Lives!)
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36 posted on 05/03/2004 12:05:20 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: raysol
Go piss up a rope.
37 posted on 05/03/2004 12:07:06 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: raysol
Begone, Troll!!

The DOCTOR has spoken...
38 posted on 05/03/2004 12:07:11 PM PDT by TheBigB ("Any moment now, unspeakable horror! Trust me!" -Tom Servo)
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To: raysol
Have a nice zot amigo...


39 posted on 05/03/2004 12:07:18 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: raysol
Send someone more imaginative next time.
40 posted on 05/03/2004 12:07:49 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: raysol
Have a nice zot amigo...


41 posted on 05/03/2004 12:08:58 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: raysol
raysol = another worthless anti GW Troll embedden in Free Republic like a blood sucking tapeworm.

Charlie Reese's articles should be banned on Free Republic.
He has sold his soul to the Islamofascists. Makes one wonder if his name will show up as one of the take re the Oil for Food, Scam!
42 posted on 05/03/2004 12:09:14 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (America can't afford a 9/10 John F'onda al Querry after 9/11.)
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To: TheBigB
Dr. Strange. Very nice.
43 posted on 05/03/2004 12:10:02 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("He never talked vague, idealistic gas. When He said, 'Be perfect,' He meant it." -- C.S. Lewis)
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To: Constitution Day
raysol 5-17-2001

quite the sleeper.
44 posted on 05/03/2004 12:10:35 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (From each according to his inability, to each according to his misdeeds - DNC Motto)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Oh, that's a good one!!
45 posted on 05/03/2004 12:12:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: raysol
Blah,blah,blah. Inability to use paragraphs. Blah blah blah, corporations,Bush conspiracy, blah blah blah.

Another troll-bot from DU. Yawn.

46 posted on 05/03/2004 12:12:24 PM PDT by Brett66
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quite the sleeper.

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep..."

47 posted on 05/03/2004 12:13:01 PM PDT by Poohbah (Darkdrake Lives!)
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To: raysol
I am frankly surprised to see you here after yesterday.

Kitties must be asleep.

48 posted on 05/03/2004 12:13:41 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: raysol
Html is your friend. Really.

49 posted on 05/03/2004 12:13:47 PM PDT by FourPeas
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"First it was the fascists, then the communists, now the > terrorists. Who's next?"

I'll tell ya who----the manitees!! That's who!! They've been askin' for it for as long as I can remember!
50 posted on 05/03/2004 12:14:02 PM PDT by wolf24
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