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imagine what he would have to say in today’s political climate!
after, say, the presidential election of 2000 where the supreme court halted the counting of votes in florida (which al gore would have won but for the supreme court’s intervention) or the 2004 presidential election, where the key swing state of ohio was clearly in the win column for john kerry according to exit polls but mysteriously swung back to bush after the computers counting the computerized votes crashed shortly after 11 pm on election night…
facebook friend of mine mentioned in comments how stupid declaring “war on terror” is. terror is not an enemy, it is a strategy. i responded that the men who declared war on terror were smart, motivated men who acted not without reason. if their behaviors appear “stupid” then it is their purposes that are opaque. by the way, this digression occurred during a discussion of the current apparent attack on the second amendment. if we’re not quite clear of the true, hidden purposes and objectives of the wars on terror and the second amendment, perhaps looking at the real-life effects of the war on drugs might give us some insight into the purposes of the manipulators, because maybe the outcomes of the war on drugs were really the purposes the war was undertaken in the first place… so, what are the outcomes to date of the war on drugs? less drug use? nope. more people in prison, best answer. increased power vested in law enforcement and government. fewer people seeking non-existent (out-sourced or “off-shored”) jobs, increased poverty and therefore increased dependence on the state. the general tendency is toward increasing power of government and decreasing autonomy of individuals. remember when this country was constituted a republic to protect the rights of individual citizens?
“life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” has been replaced with existence and dependency on the state at the grudging expense of the wealthy, who are tired of giving the poor “a free ride.”
these two images are often shown together, purportedly of the same arch in nagasaki, the top one after the atomic bomb and the bottom one after the tsunami of 2011. then some variation of “what the HELL is that arch made of?” captions the photos. not the same arch, but the same japanese spirit and craftsmanship created both arches — but at opposite ends of japan. the top photo is nagasaki after the atomic bomb. the bottom photo is in kozuchi, where the tsunami actually struck… amazing what a little research can reveal. snopes says such arches are “usually made of wood or stone” but doesn’t specify which these are made of… the arches are gates to shinto shrines.