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Beccy 2012/06/24 22:11:13
There would be an end of war and preparations for war if the cost were borne by those responsible for war. There would be an end of armaments and preparedness if incomes and inheritances and the landed estates of the feudal classes paid for the protection which their privileges enjoy.

War and preparations for war are possible only because the ruling classes are able to shift a great part of the cost onto the poor by indirect taxation and loans. War expenditures are tolerated only because the burdens are concealed in the increased cost of the things people consume.

"The art of plucking the goose without making it cry out" has been developed to a high state of perfection at the hands of the war makers." - Frederic Clemson Howe - (1867-1940

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  • irish 2012/06/25 11:00:07
    irish
    also known as obfuscation! the govt's claim they do this and that for our own good!HA!
  • MidnightCowboy 2012/06/25 00:20:50
    MidnightCowboy
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    Mr. Howe knew what he was talking about and his warning applies today.
  • Beccy Midnigh... 2012/06/25 00:55:32
    Beccy
    +1
    ThAt's what I thought to.
  • VICTORIA 2012/06/24 22:15:38
    VICTORIA
    +1
    That is a very good and wise quote.
  • Beccy VICTORIA 2012/06/25 00:56:10
    Beccy
    Thank you. Seeing that everyday we get closed to war with Iran I thought it applied.

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