Don't Be a Sucker

  • swimbikerun

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    Mar 24, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    In this anti-fascist film produced by US Military in the wake of WWII, the producers deconstructs the politically motivated social engineering of Germany by the Nazi regime.

    Its argument is just as timely and relevant today.

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    Mar 24, 2008 6:10 PM GMT
    Excellent video! The truth in this is timeless but unfortunately ignored or not understood by many. icon_cry.gif

    I long for the day when people will stop looking for reasons we are different and start realizing how much we are all at the core very much the same. Not that we should not celebrate diversity, simply that we should look to our commonality to guide us to a peaceful coexistence with that which we do not always understand.

    America is minorities! icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 24, 2008 6:40 PM GMT
    well it took 16:00 minutes to get to the point, but it was a good one finally... oh, but i don't see why he couldn't just throw his litter into a trashcan icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 24, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    This was amazing, and timeless
    That video brings out the best qualities of America icon_smile.gif

    I just wish we could see more of that nowadays, we REALLY need it.
    But it was awesome to watch.
    Thanks for posting it man.
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    Mar 24, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    I can think of nothing more eloquent to say or more succinct than:

    Bravo!

    This is the right wing agenda. Unlike the 'gay agenda' which only exists in the xenophobic, homophobic religious right. The right wing's agenda is in writing and has been more supported by Dumbya and his cronies than anyone.
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    Mar 24, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidwell it took 16:00 minutes to get to the point, but it was a good one finally... oh, but i don't see why he couldn't just throw his litter into a trashcan icon_wink.gif


    Yes dancerjack!
    "They first came for the litterbugs and I said nothing because I was not a litterbug..."
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    Mar 24, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    Wonderful video! Thank you for posting. I wish the media would still air messages like this one, by Americans minorities, for Americans minorities. If you still got the name of the channel on youtube, maybe you could share it with me. I'd like to add it to my own and get a little bit more enlightenment and perspective from understanding the past from a juxtaposition.

    Now all we got are messages to look the 'best', be scared of getting sick from everything, more emphasis on buying the latest new dohikey, and less on using any what we got for the our own, and others betterment.

    Thanks again for posting. I wish there was more Truth to unite us together, rather than to tare us apart for our little differences. I love being a big mishmash of different minority groups. It'd get pretty lonely being the sole majority of anything. And for that, I can say I'm Grateful =D
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    Mar 24, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    My HS history teacher used to say that we MUST study the past because human history is not linear like time, but it moves in a spiral, almost circularly, and we always end up facing situations that we've faced before as a race.

    Hopefully history, being the "diary" of mankind, would teach us what mistakes NOT to make and what things we should change when time would present us with similar situations.

    But that's not the case, is it?
    Seems like we always learn stuff the hard way
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    Mar 25, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    Swimbikerun --- Glad you put this on for us !!! Isn't it ironic what we're facing with dubya's plicies right now !!!! Wish we could get this on all the big media stations, and hopefully it wouldn't be "lost" on the bulk of the ignorant american public. Maybe something like this would get their attention away from survivor, for long enough to take a serious look at what's happening to our America under dubya.
  • GeorgeNJ

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    Mar 25, 2008 2:41 AM GMT
    realifedad said Swimbikerun --- Glad you put this on for us !!! Isn't it ironic what we're facing with dubya's plicies right now !!!! Wish we could get this on all the big media stations, and hopefully it wouldn't be "lost" on the bulk of the ignorant american public. Maybe something like this would get their attention away from survivor, for long enough to take a serious look at what's happening to our America under dubya.


    Well said, and I couldn't agree more.

    Thanks for putting up this video.
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 25, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    Amazing video -- a tragic play-by-play of what's happened to our country.
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    Mar 25, 2008 4:23 AM GMT
    That's been going on for as long as I can remember, my whole life. It never really got any footing though. Why is it all of a sudden I got that Neal Diamond song in my head? "They're Coming to America" Can't get it out.

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    Mar 25, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    creyente said
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    I long for the day when people will stop looking for reasons we are different and start realizing how much we are all at the core very much the same. Not that we should not celebrate diversity, simply that we should look to our commonality to guide us to a peaceful coexistence with that which we do not always understand...


    I believe that our similarities are in our differences, because for there to be a difference, it must be a similar difference and not a different difference. Without difference, people could not be similar, becuase without differences, we would be one in the same--to be similar as someone or thing, that one or thing cannot be the other one or thing. To be different, we must be different in the same way.

    It's quite possible that we are one in the same, and also quite possibly similarly different from (to quote another thread) "one". Then again, we could be just saying that.

    I call it my theory of Same Difference, Different Similar Day.
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    Mar 25, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    Oddly enough, I agree. icon_eek.gif

    iTommy said[quote][cite]creyente said[/cite]
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    I long for the day when people will stop looking for reasons we are different and start realizing how much we are all at the core very much the same. Not that we should not celebrate diversity, simply that we should look to our commonality to guide us to a peaceful coexistence with that which we do not always understand...


    I believe that our similarities are in our differences, because for there to be a difference, it must be a similar difference and not a different difference. Without difference, people could not be similar, becuase without differences, we would be one in the same--to be similar as someone or thing, that one or thing cannot be the other one or thing. To be different, we must be different in the same way.

    It's quite possible that we are one in the same, and also quite possibly similarly different from (to quote another thread) "one". Then again, we could be just saying that.

    I call it my theory of Same Difference, Different Similar Day.

    I'll leave you to yourself...[/quote]
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    Mar 25, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    Ikaros saidMy HS history teacher used to say that we MUST study the past because human history is not linear like time, but it moves in a spiral, almost circularly, and we always end up facing situations that we've faced before as a race.

    Hopefully history, being the "diary" of mankind, would teach us what mistakes NOT to make and what things we should change when time would present us with similar situations.

    But that's not the case, is it?
    Seems like we always learn stuff the hard way
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    And on a more personal level, from the "A Letter to Louise":

    "The longer I live the more I find it necessary to reexamine those things about which I was once most certain." Josh Billing

    As we grow and mature, so goes our thinking!
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    Apr 01, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    Wow. I finally took the time to watch this thing. And to think the department of war put this out. Heh. Nobler times in some respects I guess.

    Everyone who voted for Bush should see this patriotic video.

    If this doesn't prove that Karl Rove is a modern day Nazi (as well as his cronies), I don't know what does.