Quotes

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
by George Orwell

In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them.
by Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk

Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
by Sir Peter Ustinov

There were no international terrorists in Iraq until we went in. It was we who gave the perfect conditions in which Al Qaeda could thrive.
by Robin Cook. Cook is Britain’s former foreign secretary. He resigned from the British Cabinet over the Iraq War.

War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
by General Smedley Butler

The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault.
by Major Ralph Peters, US Military

Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.
by Noam Chomsky

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
by Benjamin Franklin

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificually induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
by General Douglas MacArthur

Imperialism is an institution under which one nation asserts the right to seize the land or at least to control the government or resources of another people.
by John T. Flynn

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
by Senator Robert M. La Follette

Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor.
by A pirate, from St. Augustine’s “City of God”

The dangerous patriot…drifts into chauvinism and exhibits blind enthusiasm for military actions.
by Colonel James A. Donovan, Marine Corps

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
by Stephen Vincent Benét

The Department of Defense is the behemoth…With an annual budget larger than the gross domestic product of Russia, it is an empire.
by The 9/11 Commission Report (Norton First Edition)

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