“How to awaken tens of millions of people from the entrapments of mass hypnosis, prostration, and indifference and into the first halting steps toward recognition and self-emancipation?”
If you are not dedicated to the destruction of empire and the dismantling of American militarism, then you cannot count yourself as a member of the left. It is not a side issue. It is the issue.
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“The masters of war are the scum of the earth.”
“If we do not understand that war is never a war primarily against other nations but primarily against the common people in the home country, we cannot effectively put a stop to it.
War impoverishes everyone except a small ruling clique in each country.
The common people have the strength to stop a war any time.
Only instilled confusion to keep us thinking that we are a national body instead of the highly oppressive class structure that is the reality, only this and the patterns of powerlessness have kept us from stopping wars that firmly.
We, the working-class, farmers, intellectuals, middle-class, and the owning-class individuals who have transcended their class position to join us, must come to understand the class nature of war, or we can once again be led by the nose, in the name of patriotism, to our own destruction.”
-Harvey Jackins, The Reclaiming of Power, pg 305, © 1983