Posted 10 years ago on April 30, 2012, 4:07 p.m. EST by Freeskier
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
This same approach should be applied to life beyond skiing. Something is either true or it isn't. It does not matter if the majority believes that 2 + 2 = 5. The truth is what it is even when it is not pleasant or popular. The cliff exists whether you see it or not. An avalanche is unaware of your desire to live.
The United States overthrew the secular, democratically-elected government of Iran in 1953. We (I am American) installed a brutal dictator (Shah of Iran) for the benefit of American and British oil companies. We have a long and shameful history of helping people in other countries by dropping bombs on them and destroying their homes and means of scratching a living from this planet. If you don't believe me, Major General Smedley Butler (USMC, Medal of Honor) said the same thing almost 80 years ago and wrote that the usual reason for war was to benefit the richest few on Wall Street.