Quote: "Remember that now, as it has been at every point in our nation's history, if it were not for the dedication of the few, the vast majority of us would not enjoy the rights and freedoms we do"
DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER!!
In short, we can’t force people to make decisions about morality while they’re staring down the barrel of a gun (or on the receiving end of a bomb). We have to do the hard and often inglorious work of creating a broad-based social movement that will call into question the Humanitarian/Speciesist dynamics that underlie our social and cultural norms or traditions. Bombs or guns or violence or completely shameless attention whoring cannot achieve this, ever. To attempt to control behavior through force, whether it be an individual or societal, has never worked and never will.
QUOTE: "Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar." –Julius Caesar
Cat Stevens - Peace Train (live)
You Tell Obama What Must Be Done!