The United States, a nation which clearly has been at war with countless other nations since its inception, has recently made a grand declaration of WAR.
It’s foes, which for over three hundred years have been many and varied, began with Britain and France. But, since then, it has diversified magnificently. It works on a simple notion: any nation which threatens its interests in any way is its enemy and deserves to be attacked, decimated, occupied and pillaged!
Now, nations which threaten its interests come and go. Take Iraq for instance! It was once a prosperous country with a lot of oil but that was before it got WMDs at least according to American Intelligence.
Now the existence of American Intelligence is rather like a will of the wisp. It comes and goes with great infrequency and little veracity.
The enemies of the U.S. fall into two camps. There are its sworn enemies like communist Russia and China and let us not forget Korea, Vietnam.
Then there are its friendly enemies like Australia and Britain and Japan and Germany who are allowed to compete with U.S. interests as long as the U.S. maintains supremacy via various trade deals which heavily favor the U.S., and defense agreements which favor the U.S..
And nations, if they want to befriend the U.S., have to open up their harbors, air fields and spy installations to the Yanks. The Yanks have taken the thinking behind The Merchant of Venice to a whole new level.
So don’t be alarmed by the American Declaration. Nothing has changed. America is still running around the world killing and pillaging as it has always done. And it knows it can’t beat people called ‘TERRORISTS” because such people are protecting their own people and sovereignty and resources by all means.
This is the most serious question facing the whole world in 2015.
The nation I refer to of course is called the United States of America. Its population appears to be in various debilitating psychological states which range from complete derangement (we are exceptional people who should rule the world) to lingering psychosis (extreme fear of people who are different to Americans and a sick motivation to kill them).
Given that the United States of America is engaged in brutal militant imperialism which involves trying to gain dominion over the rest of the world to better serve its own selfish interests, how can the rest of the world change the behavior and thinking of the American people, redirect it towards peace and sharing?
One answer would be to pressure the U.S. through the U.N. to make the study of psychology mandatory for every citizen of the U.S. If Americans could be introduced to elementary psychology, then they might become better able to think, to reject the extreme programming they’ve had, to spot the lies that their Government tells, and to organize themselves to better control their greedy, power-mad politicians, oligarchs, corporations and MSM.
Do you think that psychology is just for students, academics, and therapists? Then think again. Because psychology is both an applied and a theoretical subject, it can be utilized in a number of ways. While research studies aren’t exactly light reading material for the average person, the results of these experiments and studies can have important applications in daily life. The following are some of the practical uses for psychology in everyday life.
1. Make Sure You Are Motivated.
Whether your goal is to quit smoking, lose weight, or learn a new thinking skill or change a destructive attitude, some lessons from psychology offer tips for getting motivated. In order to increase your motivational levels when approaching a task, utilize some of the following tips derived from research in cognitive and educational psychology.
Introduce new or novel elements to keep your interest high
Vary the sequence to help stave off boredom
Learn new things that build on your existing knowledge
Set clear goals that are directly related to the task
Reward yourself for a job well done
2. Improve Your Leadership Skills
It doesn’t matter if you’re an office manager or a volunteer at a local youth group, having good leadership skills will probably be essential at some point in your life. Not everyone is a born leader, but a few simple tips gleaned from psychological research can help your improve your leadership skills.
One of the most famous studies on this topic looked at three distinct leadership styles based on the findings of this study and subsequent research, practice some of the following when you are in a leadership position:
Offer clear guidance, but allow group members to voice opinions
Talk about possible solutions to problems with members of the group
Focus on stimulating ideas and be willing to reward creativity
3. Become a Better Communicator
Communication involves much more than how you speak or write. Research suggests that make up a huge portion of our interpersonal communications. In order to communicate your message effectively, you need to learn how to express yourself non-verbally and to read the nonverbal cues of those around you. A few key strategies include the following:
Use good eye contact
Start noticing nonverbal signals in others
Learn to use your voice to reinforce your message
4. Learn to Better Understand Others
Much like non-verbal communication, your ability to understand your emotions and the emotions of those around you plays an important role in your relationships and professional life. The term emotional intelligence refers to your ability to understand both your own emotions as well as those of other people. Your emotional intelligence quotient is a measure of this ability. According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, your EQ may actually be more important than your IQ (1995).
What can you do to become more emotionally intelligent? Consider some of the following strategies:
Carefully assess your own emotional reactions
Record your experience and emotions in a journal
Try to see situations from the perspective of another person
5. Make More Accurate Decisions
Research in cognitive psychology has provided a wealth of information about decision making. By applying these strategies to your own life, you can learn to make wiser choices. The next time you need to make a big decision, try using some of the following techniques:
Try using the “six thinking hats” approach by looking at the situation from multiple points of view, including rational, emotional, intuitive, creative, positive, and negative perspectives
Consider the potential costs and benefits of a decision
Employ a grid analysis technique that gives a score for how a particular decision will satisfy specific requirements you may have
6. Improve Your Memory
Have you ever wondered why you can remember exact details from childhood events yet forget the name of the new client you met yesterday? Research on how we form new memories as well as how and how we forget has led to a number of findings that can be applied directly in your daily life. What are some ways you can increase your memory power?
Focus on the information.
Rehearse what you have learned.
7. Make Wiser Financial Decisions
Nobel Prize winning psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky conducted a series of studies that looked at how people manage uncertainty and risk when making decisions. Subsequent research in this area known as behavior economics has yielded some key findings that you can use to make wiser money management choices. One study (2004) found that workers could more than triple their savings by utilizing some of the following strategies:
Don’t procrastinate. Start investing in savings now
Commit in advance to devote portions of your future earnings to your retirement savings
Try to be aware of personal biases that may lead to poor money choices
8. Get Better Grades
The next time you’re tempted to complain about pop quizzes, midterms, or final exams, consider this – research has demonstrated that taking tests actually helps you better remember what you’ve learned, even if it wasn’t covered on the test.
How can you apply these findings to your own life? When trying to learn new information, self-test frequently in order to cement what you have learned into your memory.
9. Become More Productive
Sometimes it seems like there are thousands of books, blogs, and magazine articles telling us how to get more done in a day, but how much of this advice is founded on actual research? For example, think about the number of times have you heard that multitasking can help you become more productive. In reality, research has found that trying to perform more than one task at the same time seriously impairs speed, accuracy and productivity.
So what lessons from psychology can you use to increase your productivity? Consider some of the following:
Avoid multi-tasking when working on complex or dangerous tasks
Focus on the task at hand
10. Be Healthier
Psychology can also be a useful tool for improving your overall health. From ways to encourage exercise and better nutrition to new treatments for depression, the field of health psychology offers a wealth of beneficial strategies that can help you to be healthier and happier. Some examples that you can apply directly to your own life:
Studies have shown that both sunlight and artificial light can reduce the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder
Research has demonstrated that exercise can be an effective treatment for depression as well as other mental disorders
Studies have found that helping people understand the risks of unhealthy behaviors can lead to healthier choices
Friends, once you have gained some understanding of what psychology is and utilize some of its findings and solutions , you will be better able to apply your new-found knowledge to yourself and undo some of the contradictory and flawed programming you’ve received.
This will make you a world citizen, one better able to see the world as a whole rather than see your own country as as some exalted, exceptional nation. Your knowledge about psychology will free you from duplicitous propaganda, help you to think globally, more fairly, more intelligently.
At the end of this post is the link to an excellent source written by Kendra Cherry where the bulk of this article was found, an article which inspired my idea about how to re-educate the increasingly barbaric American people either through the U.N. or by you applying pressure on every American you know!
Well, here we are on the brink of another New Year and yet we all know that it won’t be a Happy New Year, don’t we?
No, those who promote war don’t want a Happy New Year to occur. They want to fill the world with more hate and killing. Yes, the folk in the Pentagon and the Congress and the British and Australian Parliaments, and NATO, etc, they clamor for more war!
But why? We all know the reason for that as well. Because war makes money. War is a way to gain strategic advantage over others, to get access to the resources belonging to others, to gain control over the nations of the world.
And people the world over are consumed by greed. Yeah, they are programmed to consume, get a bigger house, a luxury car, a motor yacht, a Castle in Spain. If you have wealth, then you must flaunt it, let people know how clever you are, how successful.
And if you are one of the 95% of humans for whom life is a struggle, then stay out of sight, move to the cheaper suburbs or sleep under a bridge or rubbish container or in an abandoned car.
Yet, tonight, people the world over will celebrate and wish each other HAPPY NEW YEAR.
How can you be happy when so few people have all the wealth and the capitalist system ensures that things stay that way? How can people be happy with endless wars engaged in by the imperialists and crooked politicians and oligarchs?
How can people live HAPPILY with torture or putting people in cages or with knowledge about drones or the use of phosphorous munitions or cluster bombs and landmines or depleted uranium?
We have to get rid of the psychopaths and the oligarchs and the Corporations and the Warmongers.
We have to change the rules of the game completely and make peace and equality our objective rather than never-ending war. We have to replace hate with love, competition with cooperation, greed with sharing.
Then, perhaps, to wish everyone a Happy New Year might have some meaning.
“Yeehahhhh! We exceptional Yanks are coming to brighten your Xmas!!!!!!”
The Xmas message coming out of the White House and the Congress is clear. And it’s not Ho, Ho, Ho!
No, endless war will continue to be sacred mission of the U.S. (Ho, Ho, Ho) as it has been since white invaders and Christian zealots from Europe first reached the America continent and began massacring the Indigenous Natives and the bison.
Ever since, the blood of the innocent has flowed freely both in America and right across the world as it instituted slavery, fought a Civil War, fought the British and the French, then, in warships, ventured out on the oceans of the world and used rifles and swords to gain land and resources from the poorer nations of the world.
U.S. greed is infinite and no amount of plundering and killing has ever appeased the Yanks. Even at the end of WW2 when the world was exhausted and on its knees, the U.S. during this time suddenly realized that they were the most powerful nation in the world and, thinking themselves exceptional and superior (though fearing Russia), set about building a war machine that no other nation could match.
They dropped atom bombs on Japan to show to the world how mighty they were and to give fair warning to all other nations not to try to compete with them or against them. Russia went broke trying!
A lost of Xmases have gone by and, steadily, the Yanks put their imperial plans into action. They saw themselves as the rightful rulers of the world, a modern day Rome in fact. Yanks never sell themselves short when it comes to thinking big. In fact, no other group of humans can match them when it comes to self-love, self-righteousness, and unmitigated conceit.
So Korea became a battleground quickly followed by Vietnam. In the tropical paradise, the world saw what America was capable of. They killed civilians, poisoned trees, carried out massacres of women and children, bombed adjoining nations, used napalm and torture AND, EVENTUALLY, WERE CONVINCINGLY BEATEN by the resourceful natives!
Regardless, wherever there was trouble in the world, the Yanks turned up. They killed dictators or they supported them, whatever best suited their interests. They funded militias and bombed others. The dictator in Egypt was smiled upon while the dictator in Iraq was driven from power and his oil-rich country was occupied. He, like a wild animal, was caught in a drain and hung, another lesson for those who might consider opposing America’s attempt to gain dominion over the world.
The U.S. began to use sanctions as well as bombs. Half a million Iraqi kids died from starvation. Currently Russia is feeling the wrath of America because Putin won’t do as he is told. There is talk of a possible nuclear war and China, another American target, is backing Russia because it knows that it is next on the American War List.
America is trying to pull the EU into its plans for a war against Russia and China even though it is obvious that a nuclear war will destroy our Earth. Such an outcome doesn’t worry the Yanks because they think they can walk on water and fly with eagles.
The vision of the U.S.A. as a smoking ruin doesn’t seem to compute with them. They are deranged and have lost all capacity to reason logically. The recent neutralizing of one of their warships by a Russian fighter jet is brushed aside, ignored. They see only what they want to see!
So, as Xmas Day approaches, most people in the world feel fear, real fear.
And all the U.S. can do is to say NO, NO, NO:
to democratic principles,
to abiding by International Conventions,
to the ICC,
to nuclear disarmament,
to Government by all the World’s Nations having equal votes, to honesty, equality and sharing,
to giving everyone on Earth a fair go,
to stopping the wealthy 10% from have most of the world’s wealth,
Hundred-thirty-two children among 142 killed as Pakistani Taliban attacks army-run school in Peshawar.
Just when you thought that humans had reached the bottom of the barrel regarding extreme brutality and sick psychotic behaviour, another group of humans descends lower.
It seems like there is a race to the bottom. The Americans were near the top of the ladder when they gloated about the number of kids they’d killed via their Iraqi sanctions (half a million as I recall). They said it was ‘acceptable’. Of course how many kids they killed in Vietnam will never known.
The Taliban went into a school where the children of Pakistani Army officers were attending lessons and, wearing suicide belts, they massacred kids and teachers alike.
What kind of creatures are we humans? After the gas ovens came Pol Pot. Then in Africa they recently grabbed hundreds of schoolgirls and treated them as prostitutes? What is next?
I can’t even guess at the horror that some people in our world are planning.
There will be more.
P.S.Even in Australia we have had our first terrorist attack.
A mountain of Flowers are laid at the site of the Sydney Terrorist attack for the two innocent people killed.
STOP PRESS: 19/12/2014
A tragedy has occurred in far north Queensland this afternoon, with police confirming the stabbing deaths of eight children.
Police in Queensland, Australia, have confirmed that eight children – aged between 18 months and 15 years – have been stabbed to death at a home in the outer suburbs of Cairns.
Queensland Police issued a statement a short time ago, revealing that Cairns detectives have established a crime scene at a home in Murray Street, Manoora.
Police were called to the residence around 11.20am following reports of finding a woman with serious stab wounds near the scene.
Have you ever wondered whether the Human Race reached a certain level of intelligence and is now regressing backwards?
I mean, if you are honest, you really couldn’t claim that the state of the world today is a glowing tribute to intelligent beings. I mean, here we are on the brink of nuclear war while the world financial system is creaking its way towards a depression or worse.
The U.S. is going full steam ahead with its deranged, impossible plan to gain total control of the world purely to benefit itself while Russia and China seek to escape the noose that the Yanks are seeking to place around both of their necks.
While this is happening, Global Warming is causing more and more weather-related catastrophes while human argue about how best to stop global warming as long as it doesn’t inhibit the use of fossil fuels.
The Oceans of the world are being fished as though fish are a resource that is self-perpetuating while we use nuclear fuels even though we haven’t yet learned how best to dispose of the left-over fuel rods and waste nor how to deal with melt-downs in Japan and Russia.
Humans continue to dispose of other poisons in the oceans and to use carcinogens in fertilizers and untested G.M. modified products to say nothing about dangerous plastics in the manufacture of polluting cars.
Humans still smoke despite the health risks and those who manufacture cigarettes still sell their cancer-creating products around the world and Governments pocket billions in taxes.
Humans pour alcoholic products down their throats like there is no tomorrow or use wine and beer to swill down drugs both legal and illegal ones. Many humans have given up on marriage and some of them now cohabit with members of their same gender forgetting all about damage they are likely doing to their offspring.
Murders are common and so is rape and some parents even molest their own children while clerics prey upon the homeless and the disabled. I could go on and write several books detailing all the catastrophes that are man-made but you probably know most of them yourself.
My question is: How come, if we are intelligent and still evolving positively, have we created this mess? Is it the case that we have already reached the pinnacle of our evolution and we are evolving backwards now as each generation replaces the one before.
Could it be that we hit the zenith of our potential in say Ancient Greece and it’s all been downhill since then. Has some lifestyle choice or genetic abnormality been at work unbeknown to us and we have been plunged into a rapid downward spiral that will culminate in our self-destruction and eventual extinction, soon rather than later.
Intelligence and chaos do not combine. Something is wrong. The greatest turn-around I’ve witnessed is the fall from grace of the Yanks who, having helped to stop the Fascist momentum of Hitler in 1945 then, ever since, have regressed to being the premier terrorist nation on Earth.
Americans are no longer noble, honest, caring, virtuous, humane, etc, assuming that they ever were. Instead they have become insatiably greedy, brutal killers who lie and deceive like there is no tomorrow.
Well, I’ve had my say. Over to you! Do you think some other Empires compare with Greece? Do you think that humans have become deranged?
Why it’s that nation that claims that it is exceptional, that it stands for human rights and democracy and equality. This claim seems to be at odds with a report of the torture carried out by the CIA in the last ten or so years.
In fact one could be forgiven if one thought that this nation was trying to gain dominion over all the nations of the world so it can gorge more easily upon their resources.
It is a nation where most people seem to enjoy killing and plundering and destroying folk from weaker nations, people who can’t withstand American Military Might which has been founded upon an endless credit card availability and spending money which it doesn’t have.
It is a nation which, according to the revelations of Snowden and Assange, has lied, threatened, bribed, and cheated its way into powerful positions, that has used its armies to build maggot-mounds of military bases which span the whole world.
It uses sanctions to starve poorer nations to death, that and drones which circle the skies non-stop firing missiles at all those who stand in its way of dominion over the world.
It is a nation which talks endlessly about Peace but which wages endless war, each one of which is designed to bring it strategic advantage and further resource control.
Australia, the land of the gullible, has fallen under the spell of American super-charged bullshit and is handing over its harbors and airfields to the Yanks to use as they see fit.
Every time America farts and leaves evidence of its odious, noxious, poisonous presence, Australia gets out the room-freshener and pretends that nothing has happened.
David Hick was being tortured in Guantanamo Bay for five years and the Australian Government left him there and allowed the Yanks to do with him whatever they wanted. Australia also assisted in the transference of people to places like Egypt where more extreme types of torture are sanctioned.
Yeah, there is no nation on Earth where the difference between what a nation is and what it claims to be is so stark, so sickening, so depraved as the self-acclaimed ‘Beacon on the Hill’!
December 05, 2014 “ICH” – “GR” – ” America is on a war footing. While, a World War Three Scenario has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for more than ten years, military action against Russia is now contemplated at an “operational level”. Similarly, both the Senate and the House have introduced enabling legislation which provides legitimacy to the conduct of a war against Russia.
We are not dealing with a “Cold War”. None of the safeguards of the Cold War era prevail.
There has been a breakdown in East-West diplomacy coupled with extensive war propaganda. In turn the United Nations has turned a blind eye to extensive war crimes committed by the Western military alliance.
The adoption of a major piece of legislation by the US House of Representatives on December 4th (H. Res. 758) would provide (pending a vote in the Senate) a de facto green light to the US president and commander in chief to initiate –without congressional approval– a process of military confrontation with Russia.
Global security is at stake. This historic vote –which potentially could affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people Worldwide– has received virtually no media coverage. A total media blackout prevails.
The World is at a dangerous crossroads. Moscow has responded to US-NATO threats. Its borders are threatened.”
Friends, after you read the rest of this excerpt published on ICH today, if you value your world, your nation and your kids, you must spring into action. The U.S. has gone over the edge. It is possessed of demons.
It is clearly run by psychopaths. It must be stopped before it drags the world into a nuclear inferno!
This image shows a group of I.S. fighters getting ready to behead some Syrian fighters.
Beheading is not a seconds-only function of a guillotine but the slow result of using a knife to eventually hack through the tissue and bones which supports the head. It guarantees a slow, painful death.
It shows what humans are now capable of, their further descent into barbarity, to hideous brutality, a return to a grotesque primitiveness that many thought had disappeared from evolving human history.
I, foolishly perhaps, thought that, during WW2, we had hit rock bottom, seen the worst of human behaviour, and that, horrified by the horrors of Nagaski, Hiroshima and the nightmarish story of the gas chambers, we only had one way to go and that was upwards.
Sorry, human cruelty and depravity seems to have no limit. It’s as if as we evolve, we are possessed of devils that are insatiable and never satisfied, that each generation is worse than the one before it.
Where will it end, this downward spiral? How low can we go? Would a nuclear war rid the world of its cargo of demented humans or just cause more hideous behaviour to emerge from those survivors heavily dosed up on radio-activity!
Friends, for a whole weekend, Tony Abbott hosted the G-20, a forum where the richest countries met to discuss how they could make the world a better place for each other.
Tony opened the Conference by winging about how he couldn’t get some of his policies passed the Australian Senate. Why Tony thought that world leaders would be remotely interested in his political woes in Australia is beyond me and it was beyond the comprehension of most of the other leaders too.
But Tony had another agenda as well, that was to stifle talk about Global Warming which Tony doesn’t believe in. Unfortunately, the Chinese-American alliance had other ideas and Tony found himself up the creek without a paddle, so to speak.
Yeah, Tony watched his carefully laid plans swept away. The other world leaders weren’t interested in his petty parochial political battles and quickly they got very excited about the Global Warming issue and the planned moves by China and the U.S. to crack down on Greenhouse Gases, an anathema to Tony’s Right-wing Coalition.
But it was when Obama and Abbott spoke that Tony’s mediocrity stood out, kind of like Mt Everest being compared to a rabbit warren. I mean, Tony did his best or the best that his speech writers could come up. But he just doesn’t cut it in the Big League. He’s a man well out of his depth.
The sad part is that Malcolm Turnbull could have carried the G-20 Conference with ease. He has the wit, the experience, the personality, the intellect, the where-with-all to shine whereas Tony struggles. He’s like a crippled draught horse trying to compete in the Melbourne Cup. Someone should put him out of his misery!
It’s time that Tony was moved to the back paddock. He’s had his turn and is found wanting, seriously wanting. Why should Australia have to endure his mediocrity for two more agonizing years with him at the helm.
It just needs a quick party meeting to elect Turnbull, and the problem is solved.
Friends, you would be well aware that Australia is hosting the G-20 over this coming weekend. And you would probably also know the G-20 is a meeting of the 20 richest countries in the world and their Oligarchs and Ruling Elite.
Of course, Australia is rich but here, as in America, the rich hold most of the wealth and the rest of us struggle along as best we can.
Now, elaborate preparations have been made to ensure the meeting goes off without incident. Whole parts of Brisbane have been sealed off both to protect our guests whether they are in bed or not. This is where the G-spot locator comes into its own.
Of course, to complicate things a little, apparently Russia has sent some of its warships steaming south. This seems to be related to the threat made by Abbott, the village idiot of world politicians, to shirt-front Putin who is a black-belt Judo practitioner.
It seems that Australia is preparing two Manly Ferries for a possible confrontation with the Russian Fleet because all of our submarines are in dry-dock! Yes, no expense has been spared and some old cannons from the colonial period have been updated and pressed into service.
It is not known how the weight of the rusty cannons will effect the seaworthiness of the Ferries but, if they sink, they’ll make good wrecks for divers.
Many complaints have been made from shop-owners whose businesses have been closed so as to better protect the visiting dignitaries. Yes, no longer will a smiling salesperson come to greet you. Instead a Navy Seal armed to the teeth with a parrot will fire a warning shot which will then be followed by a flame-thrower which will use unleaded petrol given recent tariff-increases.
Yes, parts of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland will be under lock-down. Not even ghosts will be able to get into protected areas without an approved sticker.
Now, what will these representatives from 20 rich nations do while they have social intercourse? Skite of course between mouthfuls of lobster and caviar. There will be competitions for which one has the longest, the thickest, the thinnest, the tiniest, the ugliest, etc, you know how it goes.
Now, the secret weapon to be launched at this exclusive meeting is new to the market. It is a portable G-spot finder and, after the speeches are over and Putin and Abbott have had their twelve rounds in the ring, it will be delivered to each Presidential Suite by a beautiful girl who will assist dignitaries to gain proficiency in its usage assuming that they can still get it up.
Yes, this G-20 meeting will be like no other. Abbott will be crowned the Hostess With The Mostest! There is only one potential hiccup.
What if the Russian Navy begins to shell Brisbane to avenge the win by Abbott in the Ring because of his ‘Pepper on the Glove’ trick?
P.S. Don’t be too hard on me! I don’t pretend to be a soothsayer you know!
Don't They Know That God Is A Myth? And So Is Life After Death.
Major World Dangers
1. Human Stupidity And Greed.
7. Unfettered Capitalism.
8. Nuclear Arms.
10. Global Warming.
Only The Greedy
"Killers And Ruthless Profiteers."
“I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a “surgical” hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America.
I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.”
American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner.
"They gave me the Nobel Peace
Prize when I became President.
What will they give me for my
second term: a drone terminal or
perhaps a gold pen for having
helped to kill lots of kids!"
"I knew I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without first having spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent ..."
— Martin Luther King, Jr., Riverside Church, NYC, April 4, 1967