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Scoop Feedback: Patriotism Is A Double-Edged Sword

In This Edition: From A New Reader, Reflections From Ceasar - Thanks To Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

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From A New Reader, Reflections From Ceasar

Great to see a local site prepared to publish controversial information that the main media put their slanted restricted versions on, or there is too much they won't or are not allowed to publish .

In my view our politicians and many bureaucrats from all types Govt; and local body positions seem to forget they are the peoples representatives and are responsible for protecting the people rights for the people, not self interest seeking puppets for the self empowering PM and her money grabbing fascist crew of followers.

In saying that, I don't see much difference basically amongst any of our political parties.

I believe we are on the road to serious trouble in this land along with the rest of the world for which there is only one basic cause. "Greed of money" which leads to deprivation of freedom for the people.

Keep up the good work and dig dig dig for the truth of really what is going on out there.

I wish you all, the best of life and may your site have a long rewarding future

I finish with a short note received recently which goes with my understanding of the above.

God Bless
max powdrill

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I pass this on .... it's addressed to US people however the way our NZ Govt. is playing up to this war fraud the same thing must be happening here as well.

Wake up people where ever there is hype involved there is manipulation.

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In my studies of history and in reading the works of those who made and influenced history, I have found what is presented below to be absolutely true. It happened in Nazi Germany. It happened in Stalinist Russia. There was not a violent overthrow that brought repression, tyranny and bloodshed of innocent people in these countries and those around them.

It was the process below that allowed it to happen. It's happening again. Right here in America.

We have history that we might learn from it's lessons and not repeat the mistakes of others.

Americans need to wake up and learn quickly.

Tyranny is very ugly and destructive and it goes first for the weak and innocent It also goes after those who would stand up to it.

Quote:

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervour, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword.

It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind.

And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry.

Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so.

How do I know?

For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar." ~Julius Caesar~

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Thanks To Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

Letter to the Editor

I'd like to thank The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards Inc. for bringing to my attention three films I should now go see this year.

Christiaan Briggs
London

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