General Activism

“And I do believe it’s true that there are roads left in both of our shoes, But if the silence takes you then I hope it takes me too.

So brown eyes I hold you near, ’cause you’re the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere.”

Where Soul Meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie

North Dakota Senator William Langer, July 28, 1945, as he prepared to vote against U.S. entry into the United Nations:

“Not only does the Charter Organization not prevent future wars, but it makes it practically certain that we shall have future wars, and as to such wars it takes from us the power to declare them, to choose the side on which we shall fight, to determine what forces and military equipment we shall use in the war, and to control and command our sons who do the fighting.”

“Political Zionism is an agency of Big Business. It is being used by Jewish and Christian financiers in this country and Great Britain, to make Jews believe that Palestine will be ruled by a descendant of King David who will ultimately rule the world. What seclusion! It will lead to war between Arabs and Jews and eventually to war between Moslems and non-Moslems. That will be the turning point of history.”

–Henry H. Klein, “A Jew Warns Jews,” 1947.

“Calling Obama a socialist relates to the fact that his administration is introducing an agenda that is infinitely more closely aligned with the political philosophy of socialism and communism than it is with the ideology of the founding fathers – it has nothing to do with racism.”

“If Morris Dees and his Southern Poverty Law Center believe the words in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are offensive and extreme, then I suggest he find a place to live that is not given to such “hate speech.” Those of us who do not believe in putting Americans in concentration camps (as the government did to Japanese Americans during WWII), or don’t believe in gun control, or out of control spending, or bailouts for Wallstreet criminals, or the trampling of our freedoms by those in office who swore to protect the same; just because we don’t believe in such things does not make us racists. Mr. Dees, why don’t you tell us all how much money you have made by spreading such misinformation?”

Retired Sheriff Richard Mack, August 14, 2009

John Taylor Gatto, a former New York Teacher of the Year, is very critical of America’s compulsory mass schooling. He has written several books, among which are “A Different Kind of Teacher,” “Solving the Crisis of American Schooling,” “The Exhausted School,” “The Underground History of American Education” and “Weapons of Mass Instruction.” He resigned after 30 years of teaching. Reading his books raises questions, and broadens our perspective of the education system. His latest book is titled, “Weapons of Mass Instruction.”