September 20, 2006
|Olbermann Demands An Apology||9/11, "War On Terror" Media Politics|
I had better luck watching the vid at youtube;
Posted by: at September 20, 2006 04:25 PM
Words come easier than action, but still, Olbermann for president.
Ron Susskind in the NYT Magazine:
"[A senior administration aide told me] that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
Arundhati Roy on Democrocy Now!
"...And yet these democracies have learned to just stare things down, you know? So even in America, eventually all of us who are protesting or writing or whatever, we can be commodified. You know, it can just turn into something that we're doing, and yet they carry on what they're doing. We carry on doing what we’re doing. But ultimately, people are being displaced. Countries are being occupied. People are being killed. Laws are being changed. And the status quo is on their side, not on our side. You know, so I worry about that a lot, you know?..."
"Liberty will not decend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty."
Arundhati Roy's question to the Table of Free Voices at DroppingKnowledge.org:
"Between non-violent resistance and armed struggle where do we go? What is effective? What is the right thing to do? Or do we need a biodiversity of resistance?"
Posted by: Jeff at September 21, 2006 11:50 PM
Great Arundhati Roy quotes, Jeff. Thanks!
Posted by: Jonathan at September 22, 2006 09:01 AM
Your welcome. Roy really gets the credit, I'm just passing along her wisdom.
Posted by: Jeff at September 22, 2006 11:23 AM