But for the hijacking of our economy and with the bankers perversions for war profiteering, we might still be trying to live up to those words. At least teach them in our schools. At least have an honest debate on foreign excursions without the media dominate lies of those who plan to benefit.
For the last 100 years, our time and that of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents, which gives us a solid connection to this time period, the created monsters we need to destroy have been varied and endless. There's been hardly a break to catch our breath.
It seems today these creations have been speeded up. If we don't keep a updated scorecard it's hard to keep up with the names of the teams we are supposed to hate.
Just this morning I heard a guy from the Heritage Foundation on the radio saying and I'll paraphrase: "Like it or not, the US is the big boy in the world. When we withdraw from the stage, there is chaos...chaos I tell you."
What paid for pricks like this never mention is how beginning in the think tank laboratories and moving on to direct engineering and manufacturing and outsourcing, we create monsters for the purpose of murder, mayhem and money.
We swing our big stick and try and make sure everything we touch is violated and taken down to the depths of debt slavery... and worse.
I saw today where some lackey for the war pigs, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) is proposing new legislation that possibly could be passed. "Congressman Introduces Bill To Authorize Military Force Virtually Everywhere"
The President is authorized, with the close consultation, coordination, and cooperation with NATO and regional allies, to use all necessary and appropriate force against those countries, organizations, or persons associated with or supporting terrorist groups, including al Qaeda and its regional affiliates, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al Shabaab, Boko Haram, and any other emerging regional terrorist groups that share a common violent extremist ideology with such terrorist groups, regional affiliates, or emerging terrorist groups, in order to eliminate all such terrorist groups and prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States or its allies by such terrorist groups, countries, organizations, or persons.Bribery and blackmail certainly can buy some expanded forever war powers. I'm sure the right lawyer will tell us such a power could be used domestically as well.
The NATO summit hits Wales. What to do, what to do? Obviously these war lords are concerned for their own safety... or just pretending to play up the script.
Security at the venue has been tightened and a "ring of steel" fence covering 13.5km circles the area around Celtic Manor. Nearly 10,000 police officers from 43 forces across England and Wales are on duty as part of a major security operation. Warships from the 28 NATO member states arrived at Cardiff docks in advance of the summit.Monsters everywhere. Mary Shelley only scratched the surface.
I think I hear John Quincy Adams screaming in the distance.....or is it laughing? Hard to tell when the sound is so far away.
I know it's an overused term but hey, it's reggae from Jamaica.