Thursday, 29 November 2007
USA INFLUENTIAL SUPPORTERS ALLIES IN PEACE.
The following article By Charles Miranda is published todays in the Daily Telegraph
THE war in Iraq was based on a lie pushed by politicians manipulating the grief of the 9/11 terror attacks and a more discerning public had punished outgoing-Prime Minister John Howard.
That's the view of screen legend Dustin Hoffman who said yesterday he was still incensed when he read about the war and how it was justified to a trusting audience by governments and spin doctors.
And he was also critical of screenwriters and film studios for romanticising war and numbing the public to its consequences.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Hoffman conceded he knew little about Australian politics and even less about Mr Howard but understood he had been the last member of George Bush and the Iraq War's "coalition of the willing" still standing.
"He suffered the same fate as the dude in Great Britain," Hoffman said of Mr Howard's defeat in the polls, likening him to an unpopular Tony Blair, who stood down as PM earlier this year.
The 70-year-old Oscar-winner said he was no political activist like George Clooney but in the past two years he had had more time to become more broadly aware of world events.
He recalled speaking about the war in Iraq at a film festival, where he declared he was not anti-American but anti the current US administration's point of view.
"I said I would speak because I had a strong feeling," he said.
"I am an American, I was born and raised as an American and I've been on the planet for 70 years but I've never had such strong feelings about my country as I do now - ever - even in Vietnam, where that war was a fraud.
"We were lied to in Vietnam, we know that now and the weapons of mass destruction (in Iraq), they didn't exist, we were lied to, it was a lie."
He said with technology, war had become more perversely an abstraction.
"Please fellow actors, please fellow directors, please studios, please writers, please people who make video games, stop because you are romanticising violence, you are making it more and more acceptable," he said.
"They won't. But, yes, I have strong views."
Hoffman is in London promoting his children's movie Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium.
YES SET THE SAILS TAKE ON THE WIND WE HAVE "GONE ABOUT".
From this Ducks point of view I see this call by Dustin as further evidence and vindication to the progressive invasion of our senses by multiple levels of abusive indoctrination which must now bring to conscious awareness our horror towards the rise of violence in our homes, schools, pubs, suburbs, communities, businesses, corporations states, nation governments, preemptive war aggressors and ultimately life on earth.
That old Fabian expression about the inevitability of gradualism has taken Earth and all life forms to the brink.
REPLICATION AND MODELLING.
In this state of chaos we will see swirling energy in many forces jockeying and regrouping as life takes on its dance to freedom from the constriction of political physical, and psychological suffocation in the hands of irrational economic predatory growth for growth sake whilst services, quality and sincerity was placed by the quick buck as the corporate take overs "SHARK" up at each other and the bean counters make their numbers look 'smarter' by doing away with another 4000 or 10,000 menial jobs and declare their business to be efficient, amidst the PAST pm's belief that we had full employment as workers scavenged at piece work, hours here, hours there, at 3 and 4 "little jobs" to pay their rent. Yes "Little jobs" like number 2s.
So the nation voted and so too will the world veto this move to open waters as the world changes tack and "GOES ABOUT".
NOW WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN HEALTH TO THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
TAKE A BREATH, WAIT, SLOW DOWN,
YOU DON't NEED TO BLOW YOUR HORN AT SLOW CARS OR AGED PEDESTRIANS,
LOOK IN THE MIRROR, ONE DAY THAT WILL OR MAYBE YOU.
SO YOU DON'T NEED TO BLOW YOUR HORN TO GET OFF.
Let the Earth breath. Let the earth breathe. Let the earth breathe.
COME FLOAT AT THE POND take some wise Counsel to help do your work and find the still waters within your soul
That's all Folks
Love and Blessings as always phd