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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Noam Chomsky says West trying to stop Middle Eastern Democracy

"it is crucial that we be able to define precisely what is meant by this "national interest". As we seek to answer it, we would do well to remind ourselves that 1 percent of the families in our country control 40 percent of the wealth, that the next 19 percent own another 40 percent of the wealth, and that those of us in the "bottom" 80 percent of our nation's families are left with only 20 percent of the wealth. We should be clear that those who shape U.S. foreign policy and domestic policies are those from the wealthiest 20 percent of the population - and what is in their interest is not necessarily what is in our interest" -Professor Paul Le Blanc


  1. 20% controls 80% of the wealth. I will bet you very few of our troops in harm's way come from this group. A continual, compulsory, military draft (with rare, rare exemptions for extreme physical or mental disability) will put an end to these wars of imperialism.