War, a cause worth fighting for.

If you’re not Canadian, I’m sure you have a similar campaign in your western nation you can relate to. Proud Canadians put yellow ribbons on their vehicles proclaiming: Support our Troops. Which, of course, really means support the war. I mean, who wouldn’t support our troops, its a given. These are young poor people like myself pushed into unhealthy or dangerous workplaces. Obviously we would support them as much as firemen or paramedics or policecops.

But maybe the bumper sticker politicos do have a point, maybe supporting war is equivalent to supporting research for AIDS or breast cancer. . . .shit. . . ..cancer didn’t even get a primary colour.

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12 Responses to “War, a cause worth fighting for.”

  1. remistevens Says:

    yea, yea, this is another myspace re-post. I’m so busy lately with everything- looking for new apartments, union is fighting to keep our pensions, kitchen show, band etc. . . ..Fresh new ideas coming soon i promise.

  2. exuvia Says:

    The subject of war is always in fashion.

    Here are a few words from a not so distant past:

    “Naturally, the common people don’t want war…, but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and its always a simple matter to drag the people along whether its a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship… 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 every country.”

    Hermann Goering
    during the Nuremberg Trials following World War II
    Quoted in Nuremberg Diary by G. M. Gilbert

  3. exuvia Says:

    BUMPER STICKERS

    Homo autópiens has to be found in his natural environment, behind the wheel.

    An opinion maker like Hermann would have treasured a vision of the future. Billions of self proclaimed bumper prophets out to promote the cause.

  4. exuvia Says:

    Here is a poignant 60’s text analysis of a major work in literature by Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace:

    “Make Love not War”

    In our class today we will identify the subject and the verb.

  5. remistevens Says:

    Man you’ve always got the best quotes. People keep saying the right things, but no one cares to listen.

    I’m gonna say more about this later, but im only half conscious right now.

  6. exuvia Says:

    “no one cares to listen”

    I’m reminded of pre Christian times; of the poor devil out there in the dessert shouting his lungs into the wind. Now there was a man with a purpose! He was on a mission; sent by God. Not a representative from Chrysler, PLO, Green Peace, the Vatican or the UN, nope! He was Heaven sent. He bore the stamp of Truth.

    See the magnitude of the situation and does he have an audience? SILENCE…

    The man – or woman – is out there talking to the cactus. He weeps and tears his loin cloth and implores the Universe for someone who will listen. But they are all occupied. Time shift, 1939, they are preparing for war and they are listening… to the people who say all the wrong things. They were not ‘mistaken’, no, they were ‘wrong’.

    Memory is lost, ignorance is reborn and attention is diverted; this is likely to go on for ever.

  7. exuvia Says:

    We have selective attention and love to give it to those who endorse our agenda.

  8. exuvia Says:

    We are listening for our selves.

  9. exuvia Says:

    …My words friend, my words.

  10. Studio Manifesto Says:

    @exuvia

    “Memory is lost, ignorance is reborn and attention is diverted; this is likely to go on for ever.”

    Jane Jacobs called this cultural amnesia

  11. exuvia Says:

    @Studio Manifesto

    Nice way to sum it up… ugly situation;
    we loose the meaning of IT ALL.

  12. remistevens Says:

    i’ve got debt amnesia. . . .but the bank remembers for me

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