Howard Zinn

Nutshell Zinn: Howard Zinn in a nutshell.

Rambling Zinn: A Transcript of a talk by Zinn on Bush, War, Communism and the ethics of bombing

Hating Zinn: Some people at the Federalist hate Zinn, they are “lovers of freedom and anxious for the fray” probably the same fray Zinn is talking about.

Wikipedia Zinn: August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010)[1] was an American historian, playwright, philosopher, socialist intellectual and World War II veteran

Quoting Zinn: Wiki-Quotes by and about Howard Zinn

Nutshell Zinn

We are quite a long way from democracy because of the tax structure, set up by an unrepresentative Congress, a tax structure which has so far channeled the wealth of the country towards the richest one percent of the population.

Wealth; when distributed is done in such a way as to turn those in the 99 percent against one another: small property owners against the propertyless, black against white, native-born against foreign-born, intellectuals and professionals against the uneducated and the unskilled. These groups habitually fight with such vehemence and violence as to obscure their common position as the shareholders of the leftovers in a very wealthy country (Divide & rule).

It is very important for the Establishment – that uneasy club of business executives, generals, and politicos – to maintain that the government represents all the people, and the common enemy is not at home. It is important for this artificial unity of the highly privileged to be the only unity – that the 99 percent remain split in countless ways, and turn against one another to vent their angers.

How skilful to tax the middle class to pay for the relief of the poor, building resentment on top of humiliation! How adroit to bus poor black youngsters into poor white neighbourhoods, in a violent exchange of impoverished schools, while the schools of the rich remain untouched and the wealth of the nation, doled out carefully where children need free milk, is drained for billion-dollar aircraft carriers. How ingenious to meet the demands of blacks and women for equality by giving them small special benefits, and setting them in competition with everyone else for jobs made scarce by an irrational system. How wise to deflect attention from the huge thefts of national resources carried out within the law by men in executive offices.

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Parting Thought: If you want to understand the world turn to Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Howard Zinn, Ed Herman, Amy Goodman, Michael Albert, Chalmers Johnson, William Blum, and Anthony Arnove.

If you want to think like the 1% want you to think we turn Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Glenn Beck, Oliver Stone, Ann Coultier, Dr. Walter Martin, Laura Ingraham, Joseph McCarthy, Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Lippman and of course Joseph Goebbels