2018-12-11

William Blum, deceased December 2018

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by Neil Godfrey

I was saddened to learn of the death of William Blum, December 9, 2018. I have always treasured his Killing Hope and Rogue State, both still on my bookshelves. I first learned of William Blum back in 2003 when I participated in anti-war marches and attended a lecture of his sponsored by the World Social Forum in Brisbane. I love the following video clip because it is clearly in the main the same speech he gave to us in Brisbane back in 2003:

I love is final line, Never believe anything until it is officially denied!

Everything he says is so clear, so logical, so spot on, as true today as it ever was.

H/T ICH

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2 Comments

  • proudfootz
    2018-12-11 12:42:20 GMT+0000 - 12:42 | Permalink

    He poses a very good question: Is there anything your government could do that would cause you to turn against it? Rape? Torture? Murder? There’s a good chance it’s already doing it.

  • Neil Godfrey
    2018-12-12 21:52:20 GMT+0000 - 21:52 | Permalink

    I originally wrote of sponsorship by the International Solidarity Forum when I should have written World Social Forum. Now corrected.

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