Wednesday, August 27, 2008

George Washington on the U.S. alliance with Israel

It can be argued that GW was a little premature with this, but sometimes it’s better to be too early than too late. Did you watch the oily performances put on by Barack Obama and John McCain before their AIPAC audiences?

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From George Washington's "Farewell Address" – 1796

A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.

It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld. [emphasis supplied]

And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.

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Have received a welcome message from “Mike Smith” (no relation), the sole producer of “One Third of the Holocaust.”

“Hey Bradley: I just finished a new video. It's 2 hours and 22 minutes long. It's called ‘Buchenwald: A Dumb Dumb Portrayal of Evil.’ It's on the "One Third of the Holocaust" site.

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Added AdBusters to my Blog Links.

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2 comments:

Chip said...

Mike Smith's films are always interesting. The only question is, how did he convince John Malkovich to do the narration?

Chip said...

Just finished the Buchenwald documentary and I think it's straight up brilliant. I'm going to plug it on the Hog soon. Please pass along my kudos to Denier, whoever he is. Tell him the final chapter made me laugh out loud.

My favorite line:

"Being impressed by a neato weapon is one of the lamest things a grown up can do."

I can't fucking believe he ended with a recitation of Earth Wind and Fire lyrics. It's perfect.

Is he going to do one on Auschwitz? I'm absolutely fascinated.