Wednesday, December 26, 2007
From Kate in San Diego
(I saw the above sign still up after four days. - scarlet)
"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government." - Thomas Paine
"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience . . . Therefore individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring." - Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal (1950)
"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth.... Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not..?" - Patrick Henry, 1775
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -George Orwell
Fascism is a government structure. The most notable characteristic of a fascist country is the separation and persecution or denial of equality to a specific segment of the population based upon superficial qualities or belief systems. Simply stated, a fascist government always has one class of citizens that is considered superior (good) to another (bad) based upon race, creed or origin. Propaganda, not persuasion, logic or law, is the tool of fascism.
...if you voted for Bush, a yellow ribbon won't make up for it.
FB - 2039
USA - 1447