"Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom...A long and violent abuse of power is generally the means of calling the right of it in question..."
~Thomas Paine, Common Sense

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"The War On Democracy" by John Pilger

This 2006 documentary by John Pilger examines the reality of American foreign policy towards South and Central America.

"The film tells a universal story, analysing and revealing, through vivid testimony, the story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror."

"President Bush has promised to rid the world of evil and to lead the great mission to build free societies on every continent. To understand such an epic lie is to understand history. Hidden history. Suppressed history. History that explains why we in the West know a lot about the crimes of others, but almost nothing about our own."
~John Pilger

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

don't forget he and others write at www.counterpunch.org

if you wish for old style journalism you might find it here

you will soon find favourites of your own

this article from 2002 by Pilger was- as usual- on the money