Systems and isms do not attack anyone or start wars. Hitler was a madman and needed to be stopped. But in waging war against the Nazis, Americans became like their enemies. The American government brutalized and murdered prisoners and dropped two atomic bombs which could have been avoided.
Dropping the first bomb was sick; the Japanese were ready to surrender. And dropping a second bomb was perverse. But that these American atrocities took place, does not imply it would have been OK to allow Hitler’s genocide and murders to continue. We had better options than nuclear terror and murder.
When Obama spent 1.5 trillion building more nuclear weapons while engaged in dozens of unprovoked attacks across the globe…. the United States has become the terror which needs to be stopped. Unfortunately, Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton are on board with dozens of unprovoked wars of aggression.
The solution is not surrender to war, but to stand up and secure the peace. But political “reality” intervenes.
Too many live in personal fictions and find facts too great a burden to bear.
“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”
It is critical that we shut down corporate wars and reinvest in jobs with justice. We can rebuild sustainable infrastructure and restore human resources by choosing peace over war. These are the tasks at hand.
The pirates in charge of ongoing U. S. wars of choice are profiteers, pure and simple. Their military arrogance and disdain for the public and the law is astounding. But there are more of us, by a long shot… than there are of them. This is our time.
A Personal History of Our Times
― Albert Camus
“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world : My own Government, I cannot be Silent.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
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