As a child of the 60’s and after my stint in Vietnam I came home and started protesting a war I did not agree with…..I have fond memories of those protests and even some of the arrests.
The US has been at war for 25 years….and there has been very little antiwar protests…..only small voices in the wilderness like mine.
And now that we have a whole White House flexing its muscles around the world and even some threats of using nukes (mostly from idiots that have no idea what they are talking about) I would think that there would be more people rising up and joining in protests….I would be mistaken.
Why? Because of this……
A series of accelerating and interlocking security crises, from the Middle East and southwest Asia to North Korea, makes the first months of 2017 an especially perilous time. Increasing the dangers is the way that domestic politics in the United States are coming to shape the Trump’s administration’s global military adventurism.
To understand what is happening, look back a few months. Trump’s electoral success in November was partly owed to his stance as defender of the ordinary American facing an entrenched Washington establishment. This elite, he proclaimed, was out of touch with and ignorant of the everyday problems of post-industrial and rural middle America.
All does not look promising….but I could be mistaken (probably not)…..
In recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era.
On April 11, Donald Trump, irked by North Korea’s continued tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, tweeted that “North Korea is looking for trouble.” If China does not “help,” then “we will solve the problem without them.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded by announcing that, in the event of a U.S. military attack, his country would not scruple at launching a nuclear strike at U.S. forces. In turn, Trump declared: “We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. We have the best military people on earth.”
What will it take? What has to happen to force people to face the possibility?
Where have all the protesters gone?