Lines of truth… on Trump and American exceptionalism…

…or wisdom, or what not…the insidious mythology of American greatness
snippets from:

a symptom of a nation built on lies. Lies, which if you reject them, you’re considered an extremist – an enemy of America

let’s be honest here. The U.S. has never respected international law or International justice. War crimes are acts committed by others. War crimes are acts committed by America’s enemies. What we do is justified and sometimes OK, we make mistakes. The U.S. view boils down to this: Our mistakes are not really crimes, even if we kill an entire family, or we blow up a school bus, or we bomb a hospital, or we invade countries

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were two of the greatest crimes in history. The fire bombing of cities packed with civilians. Those were war crimes. The entire Vietnam War. The secret bombings of Cambodia and Laos –– war crimes.

From the Zephyr Teachout portion of the piece/podcast:

what’s going on in the Democratic Party and the battle between more progressive forces and the institutional elite

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” -Ben Franklin-

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
― Benjamin Franklin–

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
― Benjamin Franklin–

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
― Benjamin Franklin —

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
― Benjamin Franklin–

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
― Benjamin Franklin–

Posted in Essays and Quotes from Others

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