Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quote from Chris Hedges

"But the words of the vanquished come later, sometimes long after the
war, when grown men and women unpack the suffering they endured as
children:  what it was like to lose their homes, their community,
their security, and to be discarded as human refuse.  But by then few
listen.  The truth about the war comes out, but usually too late.  We
are assured by the war-makers that these stories have no bearing on
the glorious violent enterprise the nation is about to inaugurate.
And, lapping up the myth of war and its sense of empowerment, we
prefer not to look."  - Chris Hedges

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