Howard Zinn…Nothing new under the sun…

zinnBefore quoting Howard Zinn … I’m thinking back to the history books we had pushed on us in the late 50’s and 60’s and 70’s when I was in school. I have to shake my head in amazement at all the propaganda that they were spoon feeding us each and every day between the A bomb drills at school, and the blackout drills after dark. The public was in a general state of fear for the most part, but there was reason for concern, as to who was the real boogie man, thats up top you to decide, I have my own thoughts on the matter..But now, with all the information we have access to on the internet today, I can’t see how the reality of “business as usual” isn’t as plain as the nose on our proverbial faces…Look back, WW2, detention camps for Japanese, Germans, and Italians were in effect and utilized, the japanese taking the brunt of that…1970 war on drugs=the industrial prison complex which is now the largest prison population on planet earth, housing a huge population of blacks, browns, and the poor…its the old school rule, keep enough of the population feed, entertained (and now, on pharmaceuticals) with 500 channels just a click away, and you can do just about anything you want to, to whatever people you want to do it too, and no one will even give it a second thought…Were sedated, entertained, and can feed ourselves for the most part, so whats the fuss? The fuss is now very myopic our culture has become as to the awareness of our neighbors, and what has been going on, and still is going on in terms of the people that have been, and are still being sold down the river …Can’t help but wonder what all those empty FEMA camps around the country are really for, look real close at the history of man, one never knows whos next on the list, might just be us..Now that would get our attention…!

Howard Zinn… “Nations are not communities and never have been. The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals the fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such as world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.”
― Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States


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