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PDF of Arundhati Roy quote poster
09 Aug 2005
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a free 8.5x11 Poster with Arudnhati Roy quote:

"Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds & then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead."

if you're too lazy to make your own, i have some t-shirts with this design here: http://www.freedombin.com

the original context for the quote above comes from this essay paragraph:
"Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the 20th century. Flags are bits of coloured cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. When independent, thinking people (and here I do not include the corporate media) begin to rally under flags, when writers, painters, musicians, film makers suspend their judgment and blindly yoke their art to the service of the 'nation', it's time for all of us to sit up and worry. In India we saw it happen soon after the nuclear tests in 1998 and during the Kargil war against Pakistan in 1999. In the US we saw it during the Gulf war and we see it now, during the 'War against Terror'. That blizzard of made-in-China American flags."
- Arundhati Roy,
Not Again
http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~peer/arundhatiRoy.html

Enjoy!
See also:
http://www.freedombin.com

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