I believe that the concept of the nation must be formulated anew. The boundaries of the nation are not on the ground, they are at the level of ideas, bringing people together by type of curiosity. Nation to which I belong - a nation seeking consciousness. This is a whole country in which many people. But there are others, and everyone is free to choose their nationality. There are, for example, countries whose citizens believe that space and time are limited, people - this is important, and violence - a way of resolving conflicts. I’m not interested. Just bored. I’ve passed this way. I was a normal American guy. In 18 years, I saw a large and beautiful poster - it depicts a fighter, flying straight up. Under the banner bore the inscription: “You can fly it.” And I, like a fish swallowed the hook. At this point I would do anything to fly. However, many did not take. Only to sign the documents in a recruiting office. I became a student of the air, and I must say, went through a lot with blinders on the eyes. One day at a lecture on the history and traditions of the U.S. Air Force teacher wrote on the blackboard in big letters - KILLER. He turned and looked at us very seriously and said, “Yes, it is you.” We thought that this man - crazy, because we came here just to fly. But he was the only sane person I have met in the Air Force, including myself. He knew what it all meant. He warned that we will use for the murders, knowing that we love to fly. It took me years to realize how right he was. It happened in France in the 63 th year, when I was there. Periodically at 3am Soviet military launched all its planes in the direction of the border. We started to go crazy. Hop in planes taking off, but at the last second the Soviet Air Force to turn back before they reach the border. Thus they knew how many planes of the enemy. And so did we. It was a great game. Once, when I was flying along the border, noticed that someone is flying on the other side parallel to me. And I thought, “We’re crazy. Guy that likes to fly a plane, just as I am. Only his aircraft painted red star, and on my - white.’s The whole difference. So whether because of this killing each other? ” I shook his wings, and the pilot in the Soviet aircraft replied in kind. And I realized that I have much more in common with him than with the people who are agitating for a war in my own country. My eyes filled with tears from the realization that the craziness going on. I was lucky. I was flying, but I never had to kill. I will not cause injury to any living being. But not all people who are caught on the hook, lucky as me. The local airport is one man who served in Vietnam. Its just a twisted understanding of how many people he killed. He decided to redeem it. He decided to do what prevents the spread of the idea of war. He began to speak publicly, invited me to visit a number of Russian families. Now he picks people up in the air and shows them how happy - just flying. This is his way to contribute to the world. I have a wonderful sense of closeness to you, and I think that this feeling is coming under more and more people in America. Richard Bach, interviewed by my father.
What good is a medal when you’re dead?
Tell Uncle Sam I said I ain’t going to war for a shit-talkin’ president.
Fuck Fuck FUCK a war!
Some men want war for sordid, others for idealistic, reasons; some for personal gain, others for impersonal principle. But most of those who consciously want war and accept it, and so help to create its “inevitability,” want it in order to shift the locus of their problems. C. Wright Mills (via neonmojo)via neonmojo-deactivated20120502
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Of course not, since a State is inherently oppressive, an additional gang of thieves in the region, and will hardly negate their colonial status. They’ve got too many politicians as it is, most of them in the employ of foreign intelligence services. Why empower them? What the Palestinians need is peace, trade, and freedom on their own private property, and to adopt non-violent resistance as their banner. It’s the only chance of success. In any event, sticks and stones cannot work against US battle tanks and fighter-bombers. Of course, the US should withdraw from the Middle East (and North America, too). That is our job. Lew Rockwell (via citizens-concerned)via citizens-concerned
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