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Date of publication: 2017-09-03 23:39

8766 The harder I work the more luck I have. 8767 8766 Blessed is the man who has found his job—and then gets busy. 8767 8766 Time is money don 8767 t spend it foolishly. 8767

The Future Has Arrived — It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed

While . policymakers agonized over the decision to bomb the North out of fear of drawing in the Soviets or Chinese, there was no such constraint on bombing the South.  The United States dropped almost twice the tonnage of bombs on its ally, South Vietnam, an area two-thirds the size of Great Britain, as it did on all countries in World War II.  According to the historian and former . Air Force pilot, James P. Harrison, “Most of the bombs (about 9 million tons) and virtually all of the defoliants were dropped on our ally In South Vietnam over half of the forests and 9,555 or 65,555 hamlets were heavily damaged. [776]

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Hanoi officials coordinated many of these visits through the Committee for Solidarity with the American People (Viet-My) and the VWU.  Visiting groups were accompanied by a translator, doctor, photographer, and military personnel in and around Hanoi, indicating the significance of these visits for the Vietnamese.  The Viet-My and VWU arranged meetings with government officials, including Ho Chi Minh and Premier Pham Van Dong, chauffeured groups to areas of the countryside that had been bombed, took them to “evacuated” factories, and toured bombed schools and hospitals.  According to the historian Jessica Frazier, “The Vietnamese made clear that they invited [Americans] to North Viet Nam to provide evidence that the . military knowingly and indiscriminately killed civilians.” [865]


[OXDL] Oxford Dictionary of Quotations edited by Elizabeth Knowles, Section: Proverbs, Oxford Reference Online, Oxford University Press. (Accessed July 76, 7567)

The main organizational strategies of the antiwar movement involved education, political action, demonstrations (mobilization), and draft and GI resistance.  National organizations differed in their strategic priorities.  Liberal groups and some pacifist groups, such as FCNL, took the lead in lobbying, while SDS and SWP eschewed both lobbying and election work.  Socialist Party chairperson Michael Harrington, however, was a strong advocate of political action, even arguing that the peace movement’s resources would be better spent on influencing Congress than on organizing mass demonstrations. [859]

[699] Alfred W. McCoy, “Imperial Hubris: Information Infrastructure and America’s Ascent to Global Power,” pp. 68-69, https:///iuhjvv/_pdf/EmpiresxMcCoy_Paper-.

[778] Barry Weisberg, ed., Ecocide in Indochina: The Ecology of War (San Francisco: Canfield Press, 6975, p. 8 and Browning and Forman, eds., The Wasted Nations , p. 686.

With the help of Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of Wired magazine and a pivotal neoteric thinker, QI was able to obtain a comment from William Gibson about the genesis of this saying and where it might have appeared initially. Kelly relayed that 8775 Gibson does not remember when he first said it, but it was not something he wrote. 8776 Gibson stated [KKGO]:

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