War activists, like peace activists, push for an agenda. We don’t think of them as activists because they rotate in and out of government positions, receive huge amounts of funding, have access to big media, and get meetings with top officials just by asking — without having to generate a protest first.
— War Activists by Dave Swanson
I remember after graduating from Star Fleet I took a job with one of the Big 8 Peace firms in San Francisco.
I was a junior analyst working on developing pro-peace material. Part of my job was booking our leading peace advocates on the Sunday morning talk shows. If it seemed like every Sunday you saw the same peace advocates ganging up in a four to one “discussion” with one war monger there was a reason. Unlike them, our people were well trained, articulate and buddies with all the producers and hosts. The media loved our men and women as guests. We booked everyone, from the red white and blue wearing men to the serious, hard-hitting realist female experts.
You know all those op-ed pro-peace articles you read in the editorial sections of the major media editorial sections? That . . . → Read More: Working at a Big 8 Peace Firm, a Look Back