theintercept 20160506: daniel berrigan peaceful-opposition-to-vietnam-war-inspired-generation-of-activists

https://theintercept.com/2016/05/06/daniel-berrigan-a-leader-of-peaceful-opposition-to-vietnam-war-inspired-a-generation-of-activists/?comments=1#comments

DANIEL BERRIGAN, A LEADER OF PEACEFUL OPPOSITION TO VIETNAM WAR, INSPIRED A GENERATION OF ACTIVISTS, Betty Medsger

What a character!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Berrigan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Berrigan_bibliography

George Orwell warned us about techno sh!t becoming way too ubiquitous to be ignored by negative forces, our own conscious and moral short-comings and the dangers of newer generations becoming careless and dumber

Chomsky is of the opinion that, generally speaking, Vietnam era protests were not as wide spread and conscious as we would like to believe nowadays:

// __ Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald & Noam Chomsky 2016 – A Conversation on Privacy

youtube.com/watch?v=278WyUKbZP8
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Snowden conjectures the time gap between major scandals becomes shorter, whistle-blowing becomes contagious

https://theintercept.com/2016/05/03/edward-snowden-whistleblowing-is-not-just-leaking-its-an-act-of-political-resistance/?comments=1#comments

while Il Duce reminds us of the old saying about the difference between optimism and pessimism:

As the old saying goes, the optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, the pessimist fears this is true.

and I think, as it happens with pathogens, we counterproductively risk the danger of aiding the very cause we are fighting by helping people “habituate” those issues if we do not use that information in ways that are not clearly understandable and actionable to “We the people”

People wonder what would have been of Sir. Isaac Newton if he would have had a cell phone (via Phil Ebersole’s Blog):

I wonder how many of use wonder if all we are doing is “freedom-lovingly” becoming brainless, and while we are at it, dumber and fatter

// __ George Carlin: education and the owners of America

youtube.com/watch?v=AMqJvhmD5Yg

RCL
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Sun May 8 19:06:20 EDT 2016

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