Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

Well, Strontium Dog and I decided we ought to add to the congestion on the net with a blog of our own. We'll be adding our opinions on everything political and musical to the netherworld of the internet as often as we can. For now, I thought I'd start things off with a link to an article by Howard Zinn from The Progressive. Some food for thought as we head into a new year. Here's an excerpt:

My hope is that the memory of death and disgrace will be so intense that the people of the United States will be able to listen to a message that the rest of the world, sobered by wars without end, can also understand: that war itself is the enemy of the human race.

Governments will resist this message. But their power is dependent on the obedience of the citizenry. When that is withdrawn, governments are helpless. We have seen this again and again in history.

The abolition of war has become not only desirable but absolutely necessary if the planet is to be saved. It is an idea whose time has come.


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