Yes I know….many of you think that I am a peace-nik……if so then you are not mistaken. I have been one since 1975. Once I returned to the states after my two tours in Vietnam I was moved to do whatever I could to help end the war at any price….
Once the Vietnam War was effectively over I continued my anti-war work…….I was determined to help keep any American person from having to experience something that would change his/her life forever……I admit that I was not very successful since we have had a war a year since those days to contend with…..but that did not deter me from my continuing work….
With limited success will not keep me from voicing my opposition to war….it has never been fashionable to be anti-war and today more so than any point than I can recall…..when you voice opposition to war then prepare yourself for the name calling and the insults…it is not as bad as it was say 40 years ago…..today they are off-hand insults…like “apologist” or the ever popular “bleeding heart”…..OUCH!
Now we are in the midst of the 2016 election and our politicians have shown me that not one of them is against war….to the contrary……
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Defense contractors have lots of cash to throw at politicians to make sure that the world remains a dangerous place…..the Pentagon does its part to keep the public afraid of their own shadow which in turn makes the propaganda more potable…..
Now ask…what are the chances that we could have a peaceful decade in the near future?
Robt. Parry does a good explanation to that question…….
After nearly 15 years of Mideast war – with those conflicts growing ever grimmer – you might expect that peace would be a major topic of the 2016 presidential race. Instead, there has been a mix of warmongering bluster from most candidates and some confused mutterings against endless war from a few.
No one, it seems, wants to risk offending Official Washington’s neocon-dominated foreign policy establishment that is ready to castigate any candidate who suggests that there are other strategies – besides more and more “regime changes” – that might extricate the United States from the Middle East quicksand.
The outlook for the future is grim…..that is if you are not a defense contractor…….the forecast is for a generation of war and the consequences if we continue down the path we have chosen……
You may appreciate it….but I do not…..and I will continue to speak out as an anti-war activist…….and as long as stupid is the rule of the day…..