Saturday, November 26, 2011

Let's Have a Slippers and Bathrobes Rebellion

OWS has shown us, just sitting around camping out, hanging out, gets worldwide attention. Can you imagine if what most people can do easily anyway, is done at the same time worldwide?

People can easily do nothing. If they stay home, if they don't go to work, if they don't consume corporate offerings, and if they do it all at the same time, can you imagine what the small percent of people who are ripping us off would then think? Yes, pacifism can work. The might of the international pirates wants armed, violent opposition. They have no plan for a slippers and bathrobe rebellion.

-stevengerickson At yahoo Dot Com

I placed the above text in this Noam Chomsky article, "Can Revolutionary Pacifism Deliver Peace?"

Professor Noam Chomsky was awarded the 2011 City of Sydney Peace Prize on November 2, 2011, when he made the following speech. He is the author of Hopes and Prospects, among many others.

As we all know, the United Nations was founded "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." The words can only elicit deep regret when we consider how we have acted to fulfill that aspiration, though there have been a few significant successes, notably in Europe.

For centuries, Europe had been the most violent place on earth, with murderous and destructive internal conflicts and the forging of a culture of war that enabled Europe to conquer most of the world, shocking the victims, who were hardly pacifists, but were "appalled by the all-destructive fury of European warfare," in the words of British military historian Geoffrey Parker. And enabled Europe to impose on its conquests what Adam Smith called "the savage injustice of the Europeans," England in the lead, as he did not fail to emphasize. [more from source]


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