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Terminator (What Else Can You Say?)

Schwarzenegger justifies his murder thusly: “[T]here is no reason to disturb the judicial decisions that uphold the jury’s findings that he is guilty of these four murders and should pay with his life.”

Meanwhile:

  • Commandment #1: “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”

Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., remark after touring Los Angeles neighborhood when Tookie Williams was 11 years old: “What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t have enough money to buy a hamburger?”
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., remark to Harry Belafonte the day Dr. King was murdered: “I am deeply concerned that we’re trying to integrate ourselves into a burning house.”

Michael Dawson Michael Dawson works for pay as a paralegal and sociology teacher in Portland, Oregon.  He is presently writing a book, Automobiles Ueber Alles: Corporate Capitalism and Transportation in America, forthcoming from Monthly Review Press.


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