Who hates whose freedom?

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The Propaganda:

"They hate our freedom."

-George W. Bush, March 18, 2002

"They hate our freedoms."

-John McCain, January 5, 2008

The Reality:

Quote "Easy Rider":
George (Jack Nicholson): You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.
Billy (Dennis Hopper): Huh. Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened, man. Hey, we can't even get into like, uh, second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel. You dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or something, man. They're scared, man.
George: Oh, they're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em.
Billy: Hey man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody needs a haircut.
George: Oh no. What you represent to them is freedom.
Billy: What the hell's wrong with freedom, man? That's what it's all about.
George: Oh yeah, that's right, that's what it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it - that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. 'Course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.
Billy: Mmmm, well, that don't make 'em runnin' scared.
George: No, it makes 'em dangerous. Nik, nik, nik, nik, nik, nik, nik, nik - Swamp.

(Easy Rider, 1969)

Poor Richard's Almanack 2010

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Poor Richard
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm


They hate our freedom. -- George W. Bush, March 18, 2002

This is another true Bushism. "Don't misunderestimate me." was fair warning from GWB before he started any wars. People all over the world DO hate the Neo-Con freedom to threaten, bankrupt, bomb and invade other countries. They hate the Neo-Con freedom to take over other countries, lard them up with guns, partition them along racial and ethnic lines and call the resulting insurgencies and civil wars 'terrorism'.

Everyone in America should hate the Neo-Con freedom to spend almost a trillion dollars off-budget, the freedom to tap, search and seize without warrant and the freedom to make a few rich on the backs of the many.

Who doesn't hate the Neo-Con freedom to tell lies to start wars of aggression (what the Nazis were hung for) and then just walk away free?

LeMoyne's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Good points, LeMoyne. If we take the "our" in "They hate our freedom" to literally refer to the neo-cons' alone (which is usually what they really mean when they say "our" country, etc.) the statement becomes true.

If the "our" includes the bulk of the peoples of free societies and the "they" includes the bulk of angry Muslims then the statement is a lie.

Poor Richard

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Poor Richard
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

I hate particular peoples' freedoms: I hate the corporations' freedom to harm people and our environment and get away with it. I hate our elected officials' freedom to wage war and waste our tax dollars as they choose.

RyanClark's picture
Jun. 2, 2010 12:22 am

I still have things to lose . . .

Common_Man_Jason's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

The New World Order hates America's freedoms and sovereignty.

The New World Order’s 25 Tenets:

1) Men are inclined to evil rather than good.

2) Preach Liberalism.

3) Use ideals of freedom to bring about class wars.

4) Any and all means necessary should be used to reach their goals as they are justified.

5) Believe their rights lie in force.

6) The power of their resources must remain invisible until the very moment that they have gained the strength so that no group or force can undermine it.

7) Advocates a mob psychology to obtain control of the masses

8 ) Promotes the use of alcohol, drugs, moral corruption, and all forms of vice to systematically corrupt the youth of the nation.

9) Seize citizens’ private property by any means necessary.

10) The use of slogans such as equity, liberty, and fraternity are used on the masses as psychological warfare.

11) War should be directed so that the nations on both sides are placed further in debt and peace conferences are designed so that neither combatant retain territory rights.

12) Members must use their wealth to have candidates chosen to public office who would be obedient to their demands, and would be used as pawns in the game by the men behind the scenes. The advisors will have been bred, reared, and trained from childhood to rule the affairs of the world.

13) Control the press, and hence most of the information the public receives.

14) Agents and provocateurs will come forward after creating traumatic situations, and appear to be the saviors of the masses, when they are actually interested in just the opposite, the reduction of the population.

15) Create industrial depression and financial panic, unemployment, hunger, shortage of food, use these events to control the masses and mobs. and use them to wipe out those who stand in the way.

16) Infiltrate Freemasonry which is to be used to conceal and further objectives.

17) Expound the value of systematic deception, use high sounding slogans and phrases, advocate lavish sounding promises to the masses even though they can’t be kept.

18) The art of street fighting is necessary to bring the population into subjection.

19) Use agents as provocateurs and advisers behind the scenes, and after wars use secret diplomacy talks to gain control.

20) Establish huge monopolies towards world government control.

21) Use high taxes and unfair competition to bring about economic ruin by controlling raw materials, organized agitation among the workers, and subsidizing competitors.

22) Build up armaments with police and soldiers who can protect and further New World Order interests.

23) Members and leaders of the one world government will be appointed by the director of the New World Order.

24) Infiltrate into all classes and levels of society and government for the purpose of teaching the youth in the schools theories and principles known to be false.

25) Create and use national and international laws to destroy civilization.

Volitzer's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

This sounds like the average Republican Party platform.

Apr. 9, 2010 1:51 pm

Well at least Bush thought that he was gonna get away with mass murder upon the whole earth until I came to my recognizance of my Kingship and I am a victim to everything they produce because it is published in the Rules of War and you must come to a Strategem against government for it only represents war upon the citizens and itself. I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel around 13 times and I know that I found my meaning to the universe and all of us inhabitants. You can't this knowledge from any school teacher, I am self taught in my personal knowledge of, and we won't have a President before to long for I am Merrie England

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Aug. 4, 2010 10:31 am

GOP Tax Myth & Junk Economics

If there's one thing all Republican politicians are really good at, it's straight-up lying through their teeth about how their tax cuts for the rich are actually tax cuts for the middle-class.

Reagan did it, George W. Bush did it, and now that he's officially unveiled his own so-called tax reform plan, Donald Trump is doing it, too.

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