Saturday, September 7, 2013

This Is Our Norman Rockwell Moment

Painting by Norman Rockwell
By Dan Hagen
The ruling elite has made it clear it wants war with Syria, and the only thing we can be sure of is that this is NOT about their “moral outrage” over chemical weapons.
This nation and its allies have used and/or encouraged the use of napalm, Agent Orange, white phosphorus, sarin, nerve gas and mustard gas previously. In the early 1950s, the U.S. Army set up motorized blowers atop high-rise apartment buildings in poor, mostly black St. Louis neighborhoods in order to spray hundreds of pounds of finely powdered, possibly radioactive zinc cadmium sulfide into the atmosphere, and see what would happen. So moral outrage is just an excuse, not a reason.
This crisis is our Norman Rockwell moment. If anybody is going to stop this war, it is the American people themselves, and the voices of ordinary men and women, raised in a resounding negative to affirm our common humanity.

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