his lips are moving but...
blah blah blah blah 9/11. stand up clap clap sit down. blah blah blah terrorists. stand up clap clap sit down. blah blah blah blah extremism. stand up clap clap clap sit down. blah blah nucular weapons on the korean peninshula. stand up clap ("peninshula"?) clap sit down. blah blah blah al qaeda. stand up clap clap sit down. blah blah blah blah saddam, bin laden, zarqawi. stand up clap clap clap clap sit down. blah blah so we don't have to fight them at home. stand up clap clap clap sit down. blah blah blah blah victory.
the issue is much broader. it's whether we want to live in a free society or whether we want to live under what amounts to a form of self-imposed totalitarianism, with the bewildered herd marginalized, directed elsewhere, terrified, screaming patriotic slogans, fearing for their lives and admiring with awe the leader who saved them from destruction while the educated masses goose-step on command, repeat the slogans they're supposed to repeat, the society deteriorates at home, and we end up serving as a mercenary enforcer state, hoping that others are going to pay us to smash up the world.radiohead : "sit down. stand up."
-- noam chomsky - the history of u.s. propaganda (thanks shane)
from the lp hail to the thief (capitol records, 2003)