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WHY WE FIGHT!
Comments on website (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8797525979024486145&q=truth+and+lies+of+9%2F11&hl=en) - unpolitician Oct 28, 2006 Mark as Spamand be willing to overthrow the governments of the world.Learn to shoot, hunt, and build your own house. Not going to happen.
unpolitician Oct 28, 2006 Mark as SpamUnfortunately, I think Tac is right. This is a problem beyond repair unless people are willing to stop buying gas, stop letting there kids join the military,stop buying any products made by companies, pull all their money out of the banks
--"1984" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four) - Nineteen Eighty-Four (commonly written as 1984) is a dystopian novel by the English writer George Orwell, published in 1949. The book tells the story of Winston Smith and his degradation by the totalitarian state in which he lives.
Along with Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, it is among the most famous and cited dystopias in literature.
It has been translated into 62 languages and has left a profound impression upon the English language itself. Nineteen Eighty-Four, its terminology and its author have become bywords when discussing privacy and state-security issues. The term "Orwellian" has come to describe actions or organizations reminiscent of the totalitarian society depicted in the novel.
Nineteen Eighty-Four has, at times, been seen as revolutionary and politically dangerous and therefore was banned by many libraries in various countries, not mentioning totalitarian regimes.
--- Orwell's inspiration
In his essay Why you Write, Corwell clearly explains that all the "not serious work" he had written since the Spanish Civil War in 1936 was "written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism".  Therefore, one can look at Nineteen Eighty-Four as a cautionary tale against totalitarianism and in particular the betrayal of a revolution by those claiming to defend or support it. However, as many reviewers and critics have stated, it should not be read as an attack on socialism as a whole, but on totalitarianism and potential totalitarianism.
Orwell had already set forth his distrust of totalitarianism and the betrayal of revolutions in Homage to Catalonia and Animal Farm. Coming Up For Air, at points, celebrates the individual freedom that is lost in Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Orwell based many aspects of Oceanian society on the Stalin-era Soviet Union. The "Two Minutes' Hate", for instance was based on Stalinism's habitual demonisation of its enemies and rivals, and the description of Big Brother himself bears a physical resemblance to Stalin. The Party's proclaimed great enemy, Emmanuel Goldstein, resembles Leon Trotsky, in part because both are Jewish, had the same physical description and the Trotsky's real last name was Bronstein.
Orwell's biographer Michael Shelden renizes, as influences of the work: the Edwardian world of his childhood in Henley for the "golden country"; his being bullied at St. Cyprian's for the feelings that victims hold towards their tormentors; his life in the Indian Burma Police and his experiences with censorship in the BBC for models of authoritarian power. Specific literary influences Shelden mentions include Arthur Koestler's books Darkness at Noon and The Yogi and the Commissar; Jack London's The Iron Heel (1908); Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932); Yevgeny Zamyatin's Russian novel We (1923), which Orwell first read in the 1940s; James Burnham's The Managerial Revolution (1940). Orwell personally told Jacintha Buddicom that at some point he might write a book in a style similar to that of H. G. Wells' A Modern Utopia.
His work for the overseas service of the BBC, which at the time was under the control of the Ministry of Information, also played a significant role as the basis for his Ministry of Truth (as he later admitted to Malcolm Muggeridge). The Ministry of Information building, Senate House (University of London), was the Ministry of Truth's architectural inspiration.
The world of Nineteen Eighty-Four also reflects various aspects of the social and political life of both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Orwell is reported to have said that the book described what he viewed as the situation in the United Kingdom in 1948, when the British economy was poor, the British Empire was dissolving at the same time as newspapers were reporting its triumphs, and wartime allies such as the USSR were rapidly becoming peacetime foes ('Eurasia is the enemy. Eurasia has always been the enemy').
In many ways, Oceania is indeed a future metamorphosis of the British Empire (although Orwell is careful to state that, geographically, it also includes the United States, and that the currency is the dollar). It is, as its name suggests, an essentially naval power. Much of its militarism is focused on veneration for sailors and seafarers, serving on board "floating fortresses" which Orwell evidently conceived of as the next stage in the growth of ever-bigger warships, after the Dreadnoughts of WWI and the aircraft carriers of WWII; and much of the fighting conducted by Oceania's troops takes place in defense of India (the "Jewel in the Crown" of the British Empire).
"The broad mass of the nation … will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one." — Adolf Hitler, in his 1925 book Mein Kampf.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." — Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.
"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 pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Göring while in his jail cell during the Nuremberg TrialsHYPERLINK \l "_note-6"
"Remember our boys on the Malabar front! And the sailors in the Floating Fortresses! Just think what they have to put up with." (Page 39, Chapter II)
"The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep the people frightened'." (Page 160, Part II, chapt V)
"The key-word here is blackwhite. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts." (Page 221, Pt II, chapt IX - chapter I of Goldstein's book)
"To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed…" (Page 223, dtto)
"The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth." (Page 78, chapt. VII)
"And if all others accepted the lie which the party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie passed into history and became the truth." (Page 37, chapt III)
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake… We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
– Part III, chapter III
The keyword here is blackwhite. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink. Doublethink is basically the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
– Part II, chapter IX - chapter I of Goldstein's book
time to realize the times, what is the end goal for this monstrous time ( reiterate that this is a bunch of shit i dont even want to get into) most is b/s
----michael rivero - he reminds us. we were told that we attacked iraq because they have nuclear bombs. but you have to look at the u.s. paid for a tremendous nuclear deterent system. trillions spent. for the pres to say that iraq iran n.korea is going to attack us with a nuclear weapons means that that nuclear deterrent that we spent trillions of dollars on doesnt work. So we have to look at what exactly they tell us, there's a disconnect. why did we spend that much for a program that doesnt work? (bill gertz - alluding to some kind of spectacular weapons capabilities these small nations have) - of course there's the problem of new forms of tech developmet. asymmetrical tech advanced warfare. but still, the planet can be turned into burnt toast.
(http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ARCHIVE/BankINdexPart1.htm) - Exclusive Interview-with Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com - WhatReallyHappened.com Monday May 20, 2002-By Contributing Author-J. Conti-BankIndex.com - BankIndex's J. Conti had the opportunity to interview the manbehind one of the most talked about websites to hit the web in a long time. We are speaking about Michael Rivero and his website is non other than http://www.WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM ! Michael Rivero is rapidly gaining popularity in the Internet, and for that matter, the world. His website attracts millions of visitors from countries such as: USA Educational, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, USA Military, Estonia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, USA Government, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Malaysia, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Brazil, South Africa, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovenia, Russia, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Thailand, Israel, Pakistan, Turkey, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Lebanon, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Taiwan, Romania, Luxembourg, India, Panama, Yugoslavia, Cyprus, Malta, Mauritius, Croatia, Venezuela, South Korea, Botswana, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic), Oman, Philippines, Chile, French Polynesia, Samoa, Fiji, Yemen, Uruguay, Tanzania, Lithuania, Tonga, Bulgaria, Zambia, Jamaica, Georgia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jordan, Cambodia, Niue, Colombia, Ukraine, Paraguay, Macau, China, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Aruba, Namibia, Belarus, Nicaragua, Latvia, Kenya, Cuba, Peru, Sierra Leone, New Caledonia, Guatemala, Saint Lucia, Virgin Islands (USA), San Marino, Andorra, Bahamas, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu. During the last week of April, 2002 his total visits exceeded 4,000,000 . Yes people, that's FOUR MILLION VISITS ! Some of the larger news sites in America WISH they had that many visitors come to their sites!So, what is it exactly that has caused this phenomenon that keeps growing by the minute? What is it about WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM that keeps so many people coming back? In an effort to get to get to the bottom of this enigma, Jim asked the following questions of the man behind WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM.
JCHow does Michael Rivero define "love of one's Country" ? MRThe country is the people. Egomaniacs throughout history have tried to claim ,"L'etat, c'est moi!" or variations thereof, but the heart, soul, and lifeblood of any nation is the people. In a mature Republic, which is what the United States was created as, the government is an employee, a custodian of national sovereignty ruling only with the permission of the people, and its function is to obey orders, not to issue them. So, for me, love of country is love of one's neighbors, the citizens in your town, your county, your state, and being willing to take a hand in making that neighborhood, that town, or the nation, just a bit better. We all have a moral obligation to leave to the next generation a better nation than that which was left to us. I am concerned that the present generation will fail that test.
All taken together, I predict that the United States will soon follow the USSR into historical oblivion. What the American people need to be focusing on is just what sort of nation they want to replace it, so that they are ready and prepared to horsewhip the inevitable scoundrels who will try to form a new government dedicated to preservation of their own personal privilege.
The most important lesson for the people to learn from the present age is that if you tolerate lies in government, you will live under a government that lies to you, to trick you into courses of action you would not otherwise agree to, to trick you out of your money and out of the lives of your children sent to wars-for-profit. My recommendation to future generations is that you always strive to make the cost of a lie so far outweigh its benefits that the government will always see truth as a virtue. No government has a right to lie to its people. A well-run government doesn't need to.
---don't forget, the white house was paying these major news networks to write positive reports on their works, also in iraq ***9**** report and research.
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/01/29/fleischer-oh-my-god-di_n_39926.html) - Bush payola scandal deepens as third columnist admits being paid-Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington-Saturday January 29, 2005-The Guardian - Neither did Maggie Gallagher, another conservative columnist and even a more prominent supporter of the marriage plan.
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Ms Gallagher received $21,500 from the department of health and human services, and $20,000 from the justice department for championing the initiative in her syndicated newspaper columns.
George Bush tried to distance the administration from such payment practices earlier this week, and an official from the health department said the payments would cease.
But a report issued on Thursday by Democratic members of the House of Representatives suggested the Bush administration may rely far more heavily on pay-per-view columnists than had been previously thought.
The administration spent more than $88m on public relations contracts last year - more than double the $37m it spent during Mr Bush's first year in office. That brought the administration's first-term spending on PR to $250m.
The first sign of a political payola scandal erupted this month when USA Today reported that Armstrong Williams, a conservative African-American columnist, had been paid $240,000 by the education department to champion the administration's controversial policies in his print, radio and television outlets.
Mr Williams was paid through Ketchum PR, the public relations firm also involved in producing fake "news pieces" last year that touted the administration's prescription drug bill. Some US television stations put the clips straight on the air.
The administration claimed that its use of a fake reporter, Karen Ryan, to sell its programmes, was an isolated incident. It now appears that such covert campaigns were widespread.
The Bush administration's readiness to pay for favourable press at a time of mounting budget deficits has raised eyebrows in Congress.
"While not all public relations spending is illegal or inappropriate, this rapid rise in public relations contracts at a time of growing budget deficits raises questions about the priorities of the administration," a report on public relations spending by the Democratic staff of the house government reform committee said.
The Bush administration was confronted with fresh evidence of a far-reaching clandestine campaign to influence public opinion yesterday after a third conservative commentator admitted receiving payments for championing its policies.
Michael McManus, a newspaper columnist, was paid up to $10,000 (£5,300) to praise the administration's marriage initiative, which diverts funds from welfare to marital counselling, the Los Angeles Times reported.
His fees were approved by a branch of the department of health and human services, and were funnelled through the Lewin Group, a consultancy firm. The commentator's rightwing Marriage Savers Foundation received an additional $49,000 in government grants. Mr McManus did not disclose the payments in his columns.
----nations of the globe and their cababilities: could they stand against american tyrrany? where are they going?
(http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_on_re_eu/security_conference) - Putin: U.S. policies create arms race
By DAVID RISING, Associated Press Writer Sat Feb 10, 10:04 AM ET
MUNICH, Germany - Russian President
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Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that the United States' increased use of military force is creating a new arms race, with smaller nations turning toward developing nuclear weapons
Speaking at a conference of the world's top security officials, including the Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, Putin said nations "are witnessing an almost uncontained hyper use of force in international relations."
"One state, the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way," he told the 250 officials, including more than 40 defense and foreign ministers.
"This is nourishing an arms race with the desire of countries to get nuclear weapons," Putin said, but did not elaborate on specifics and did not mention the wars in
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The Russian leader also voiced concern about U.S. plans to build a missile defense system in eastern Europe — likely in Poland and the Czech Republic — and the expansion of
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NATO as possible challenges to Russia.
"The process of NATO expansion has nothing to do with modernization of the alliance or with ensuring security in Europe," Putin said. "On the contrary, it is a serious factor provoking reduction of mutual trust."
On the missile defense system, Putin said: "I don't want to accuse anyone of being aggressive" but suggested it would seriously change the balance of power and could provoke an unspecified response.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates had little to say about Putin's remarks, noting only that "he was very candid."
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (news, bio, voting record) said Putin's charge that the U.S. "aspired to get unipolar power or acted unilaterally is just not borne out by the facts."
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United Nations resolutions," said Lieberman, I-Conn. "So that was provocative and wrong."
Putin's spokesman Dimitry Peskov said the Russian leader did not intend to be confrontational, but acknowledged it was his harshest criticism of the United States since he was elected in March 2000.
"The reason for his comments is Russia's concern about the growing amount of conflicts and the malfunctioning of international law," Peskov told the AP.
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International Atomic Energy Agency on its nuclear program. The United States and several of its Western allies believe that
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Iran is using the nuclear program to produce an atomic weapon.
"There is no way around this," Merkel said. "What we are talking about here is a very, very sensitive technology, and for that reason we need a high degree of transparency — which Iran has failed to provide — and if Iran does not do so, then the alternative for Iran is to slip further into isolation."
On the sidelines of the conference, Larijani defended his country's nuclear program as peaceful, saying: "We are no threat to our region or other countries," while indicating a willingness to return to negotiations.
"We are prepared to work together with other countries for a comprehensive peace," he said.
Heading into the conference, Larijani said he planned to use the gathering as an opportunity to discuss Iran's nuclear program — the first talks with Western officials since limited U.N. sanctions were imposed in December.
The annual Munich Conference on Security Policy, now in its 43rd year, often is used as an opportunity for informal diplomacy.
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European Union presidency, emphasized the international community's support for
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Israel and said there was a unified resolve to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
The conference this year focuses on "Global Crises — Global Responsibilities," looking at NATO's changing role, the Middle East peace process, the West's relations with Russia and the fight against terrorism.
Some 3,500 police were on hand to keep some 1,300 protesters in check, officials said. Scattered arrests were reported, but police said there were no major incidents.
---best and worst nations of the world (liberty and wealth)