David Swanson: It’s Absolute Hypocrisy

Message to and from Obama

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, July 26, 2021
July 27, 2021

“There’s no growing threat or shrinking threat or threat of any sort from anywhere on earth to the US military.” — David Swanson

RTQuestionMore on Jul 26, 2021


David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Leaving World War II Behind (2020), Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Support David’s work.

From the archives:

Congress-Pentagon Flap Over Critical Race Theory: A Job for Critical War Theory, by David Swanson

Four Major Reasons Why Thanking People For Wars Is Not A Path To Saving Lives, by David Swanson

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Russia-China Alliance: The Endgame for Western Imperialism, by Finian Cunningham

Abolishing Police and Abolishing Militaries, by David Swanson

David Swanson: We Can’t Save the Climate Without Ending War

U.S. Empire’s Final Collapse Draws Nearer, by Rainer Shea

An Easy Test of Whether Democrats Are Faking It, by David Swanson + Abby Martin: US Retreats From Afghanistan: Truth Behind The Empire’s Defeat

U.S. Spends 11 Times What China Does on Military Per Capita, by David Swanson

11 thoughts on “David Swanson: It’s Absolute Hypocrisy

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  11. This is admittedly a rather minor technicality, but the lies are not “hypocrisy” if the liars believe them. Which I suspect they do. It’s part of the “doublethink” that Orwell described in “1984.” To be a properly functioning member of the Party Bureaucracy, you have to believe the lies, even while you know they are lies. It’s a little like what Upton Sinclair said: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

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