Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Warfare State is Part of Us

You're quite right old lad, the government is a killing machine and all democracy does is allow the plebs to change villains every four years.

.One day in 1969, a biologist named George Wald, who had won a Nobel Prize, visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- the biggest military contractor in academia -- and gave a speech. "Our government has become preoccupied with death," he said, "with the business of killing and being killed."

as what Martin Luther King Jr. called "The World House." Under that heading, he wrote in 1967: "When scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men. more

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