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9-11: W wants to call it "Patriot Day"

...but Bhairavan proposes we call it "International Enough Day."

He writes:

I'm declaring September 11 "International Enough Day." Enough flag-waving, enough violence, enough nationalism. Enough already. (...) Instead of waving the flag of one nation and thinking only about our own dead, let's make September 11 a day to remember all the people who've died at the hands of someone else's political agenda through no fault of their own, and let's say enough.


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Sep. 6th, 2002 04:59 pm (UTC)
Wow!!! Thank you soooo much for posting that. I thought it was perfect.
Sep. 6th, 2002 10:35 pm (UTC)
now that is something for the books. let me venture to say that America is not only known for our freedom, but our arogence as well.

by the way, i love your &banners& that fit a theme. i'm diggin it.
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Sep. 20th, 2002 02:34 pm (UTC)
scary times
I agree with National Enough Day, but W wanting to name it Patriot Day brings it many scary thoughts. The eye of the Homeland Security Council has been turned firmly on the American people, and although there are many different definitions of a patriot, I don't think W had people who hold the Constitution dear to their hearts as included in his.
Sep. 22nd, 2002 09:02 am (UTC)
a holiday?

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government."
-- Thomas Paine

"Patriotism is the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers."
-- Leo Tolstoy

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
--Albert Einstein

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."
-- Julius Caesar

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy. But that could change."
-- Vice-President Dan Quayle

"History is a joke played by the victors on the vanquished in front of an audience that dares not laugh."
-- Michael Rivero

"We have no honorable intentions in Vietnam. Our minimal expectation is to occupy it as an American colony and maintain social stability for our investments. This tells why American helicopters are being used against guerrillas in Colombia and Peru. Increasingly the role our nation has taken is the role of those who refuse to give up the privileges and pleasures that come from the immense profits of overseas investment."
--Martin Luther King, Jr. ["A Time to Break the Silence" speech given at Riverside Church New York City April 4, 1967]

"Martin Luther King is the most notorious liar in the country."
-- John Edgar Hoover

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
-John Edgar Hoover, 33° Grand Cross Scottish Rite Freemason and founder of the F.B.I.

"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th.."
--President Bush, speaking to the United Nations.

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. "
--David Rockefeller

One cannot easily live in today's world without causing some harm to other beings - but that does not mean we shouldn't try to keep it to a minimum.
if you could use some nourishing escapism
heres a good game
and theres a good c64 to play it on

enjoy and thanks for all the great food for thought KMO!
Sep. 22nd, 2002 09:17 am (UTC)
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