"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Thursday, October 14, 2004

"Ghosts of Attica"

Here's a choice quote from this very interesting and chilling documentary revisiting the story of the Attica prison uprising of 1971. There was a great line from one the surviving hostages (prison guards) who said...

"I don't know another employer that could shoot and kill their employees and get away with it. Except the government."

This occured during Rockefeller's time as Governor of New York. It's a long story and deepens the mystery of how most of these people ever came to power (by "democratic" means).