Dua Kemalangan Rakyat AS (= Bencana Dunia)

Bayar pajak demi menebar bencana

Masalahnya, tentu, terletak pada kenyataan-kenyataan (realitas) yang disembunyikan dari kita. Dari dulu, kasusnya selalu begini. Sementara rakyat Amerika secara perlahan memahami berbagai ketidak-adilan yang nampak dalam perbatasan-perbatasan kita sendiri, pemahaman itu telah lama gagal untuk mengungkap dan memperbaiki  kesalahan langkah pemerintah kita di luar negeri. Akhirnya, bagaimana pun, ini pemerintah kita, dan bencana telah ditebarkan atas nama kita dan didukung oleh pajak dolar kita. Kita bertanggung-jawab. (Jennifer Harbury: penulis, pengacara, aktifis HAM).

 The problem, of course, lies with the realities concealed from us. This has always been the case. While the American public has slowly grappled with ongoing injustices visible within our own borders, it has long failed to discover and correct our government’s abuses abroad. In the end, however, this is our government, and torture is being utilized in our names and supported by our tax dollars. We are responsible.”: Jennifer Harbury: Writer, Lawyer, Human Rights Activist

 

Jadi tentara supaya tidak menganggur

 “Peran AS dalam korporasi tatadunia baru adalah hendak mengekspor keamanan. Itu berarti perang tanpa akhir dan senjata di angkasa. Petagon (pemerintah AS) akan mengirim anak-anak kita ke negeri-negeri asing untuk menindas penentang globalisasi korporasi. Bagaimana kita akan bisa mengakhiri ketagihan AS akan perang dan kekerasan, selagi masyarakat kita tergantung pada belanja militer demi lowongan kerja? Kita harus bekerja untuk mengubah rangkaian industri militer menjadi teknologi-teknologi yang menjamin (kelangsungan hidup) seperti tenaga angin, matahari, angkutan masal.” (Bruce Gagnon)

“The role of the U.S. in the new world corporate order is going to be to export security. That means endless wars and weapons in space. The Pentagon will send our kids off to foreign lands to suppress opposition to corporate globalization. How will we ever end America’s addiction to war and violence as long as our communities are dependent on military spending for jobs? We must work to convert the military industrial complex to sustainable technologies like windpower, solar, and mass transit.” Bruce Gagnon

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