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Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Working Manifesto for All Present and Future Military Personnel

A Working Manifesto
for All Present and Future Military Personnel Who Have Learned the Truth About the British-American Regime’s Perennial Wars on Mankind.
Applicable to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Next Wars

Transcribed by The Anonymous Physicist

Here is Donald Sutherland’s remarkable Anti-War speech seen in the Anti-Vietnam War film, FTA—Fuck The Army. This crucial transcipt is nowhere to be found on the internet. Please everyone—post this far and wide.

We’re Done With It—Forever And Ever.

We’re done with it—forever and ever. Because we are the living, and we will not be destroyed. If you make a war…if there are guns to be aimed…if there are bullets to be fired…if there are men to be killed…they will not be us!

They will not be us—the guys who grow wheat and turn it into food. The guys who make clothes and paper and houses, and tiles, who build dams and power plants and string the long high tension wires, the guys who crack crude oil down into a dozen different parts, who make clothes and automobiles and sewing machines and shovels and airplanes and tanks and guns.

Oh No! No, it will not be us who die. It will be you! It will be you. You who urge us on to battle. You who incite us against ourselves. You who would have one cobbler kill another cobbler. You who would have one Man who works, kill another Man who works. You who would have one Human Being who WANTS ONLY TO LIVE, kill another Human Being WHO WANTS ONLY TO LIVE.

Remember this. Remember this well—you people who plan for war. Remember this you “patriots,” you fierce ones, you squatters of hate, you inventors of slogans. Remember this, as you have never remembered anything else in your lives! We are Men of Peace, we are Men who work, and we want no quarrel. But if you destroy our Peace, if you take away our work, if you try to arrange us one against the other, we will know what to do.

If you tell us to “make the world safe for democracy,” we will take you seriously. And by God and by Christ, we will make it so. We will use the guns you forced upon us, we will use them to defend our very lives. And the menace to our lives does NOT lie on the other side of a no-man’s land—set apart without our consent—it lies within our own boundaries here. And now we’ve seen it, and we know it.

Put the guns into our hands, and we will use them. Give us a slogan, we’ll turn them into realities. Sing the battle hymns, and we will take them up where you left off. Not one, not ten, not ten thousand, not a million, not a hundred million, but a billion, two billion of us—all the People of the World. We will have the slogans, and we will have the hymns, and we will have the guns, and we will use them, and we will live. Make no mistake of it.

We will live. We will be alive, and we will walk, and talk, and laugh, and sing, and love. And bear our children, in tranquility, in security, in decency, in Peace.

You plan the wars, you masses of men. Plan the wars, and point the way, and we will point the guns!

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