The “national anthem” has as its purpose the creation and enforcement of the collective mindset essential to the war system. Its words penned by the slave-owning, anti-abolitionist, Francis Scott Key, while the tune derived from a British beer-drinking song, the anthem is one of the many anti-individual tools designed to sanctify mob-thinking…. The success of such conditioning was reflected in the responses of a number of NFL executives, one of whom condemned Kaepernick as “a traitor,” while another declared that the player “has no respect for our country,” while a third remarked about the “collective dislike” that his actions had generated. Put these three comments together and you begin to get a sense of the potential power that inheres in activities that bring tens of thousands of people together for any common purpose.
“The past eight years have been very lonely. There has not been much activism against the wars at all,” Cindy Sheehan lamented.
“Obama has continued to expand George Bush’s war of terror against the world, and there has been very little opposition to it,” she added.
More than 12 years ago, Sheehan’s son, a soldier in the U.S. Army, was killed in Iraq. The tragic loss transformed her. She was politicized, and plunged into anti-war activism. Sheehan soon became one of the most vociferous critics of then-President George W. Bush….
Salon spoke with Sheehan to discuss the recent controversy with Donald Trump and Khizr Khan, the 2016 presidential election and the ongoing wars waged by the U.S.
In the interview, Sheehan condemned Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, the two-party system and the corporate media.
Her advisors say Syria will take top priority in her first days in office, and, in addition to ISIS, President Bashar Assad must go. So it is important to examine what a real Clinton Syria policy might look like despite her rhetoric on the campaign trail.
There are three things to look at…
Hillary Clinton: A Threat to All Humanity
The world looks on in horror as Hillary Clinton heads to Philadelphia to be nominated as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the presidency. Yet still the leading lights of the so-called “progressive” movement argue that it is the left’s duty to vote for this neocon warmonger.
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