“Is consciousness enough? Of course not. Consciousness leads to other actions. If 99% did that, they wouldn’t be volunteering for the Army. That’s why Obama loves drones. That’s their dream. Their dream is to have a totally mechanized force that has no people in it ’cause Americans tend to get annoyed when their sons and daughters come home in caskets, even with nice American flags over them. It’s an unpopular thing. People would not be joining the military. People would not be working in military technology and building all sorts of terrible things. People would not be serving rotten interests in the State Department and the like. That’s the answer. You’d have different kinds of people on your courts and the like.
–Michael Parenti, June 3, 2014, Center for Latin American Studies, Ohio State University