Slaves in an Army of Destruction or Heroes in an Army of Construction?

Tuesday, 15 March 2011 12:32 By Maya Schenwar and Matt Renner, t r u t h o u t | Message | name.

Slaves in an Army of Destruction or Heroes in an Army of Construction?
Helen Keller. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Congress is not preparing to defend the people of the United States. It is planning to protect the capital of American speculators and investors.... Incidentally this preparation will benefit the manufacturers of munitions and war machines.... Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought! Strike against manufacturing shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder! Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings! Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction! Be heroes in an army of construction!

-Helen Keller at Carnegie Hall, January 5, 1916

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