Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No Matter How You Slice It - War is Wrong!

The patriotic praise goes something like this:

"These guys are such heroes, the Special Ops, the military guys, someone who day in and day out, risk their lives to preserve democracy, to preserve our way of life. You have to respect that."

"You can agree or disagree with politics all you want (hold that thought) but at the end of the day, when someone is willing to put his life on the line, to protect your freedom, you must commend, respect and honor them.

These people keep our country safe, they really do (hold that thought)."

The late, iconic actor, John Wayne is quoted as saying, "get off your butt and join the marines." Wayne never saw one day of military duty, except in Hollywood, in the Cinema, on the big screen. Therefore, he wouldn't necessarily be concerned about the little Vietnamese girl who lost limbs along with her eyesight because she stepped on a hidden land mine, lying dormant for the past 20 years.

Dr. King so eloquently stated, "If we succumb to the temptation of using violence in our struggle for justice, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate life of bitterness, and our chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos."

His statement is now a reality, is it not? We are currently living in that "endless reign of meaningless chaos," are we not? Those who support war and religion (any religion) you are being pimped by Priest and Politicians alike.

All the rah-rah, patriotic commercials, speeches, and endorsements by celebrities are simply ways to keep you motivated; to continue the global duplicity and perpetually ravage and abuse the inhabitants of our planet.

Let's say you disagree with the political structure of America. If you do, then you must disagree with war. As far as making our country safe, that's pure, unadulterated poppycock. America is the instigator of most wars because we're in it for profit and profit alone. Those who are behind the war machine does not care about human casualties.

The majority will hate the author for having the gall to publish such an article. How dare he? That's fine, I've come to like the criticism to be honest with you. I like it because I know that I've struck a nerve. Mother Teresa never wanted war; Gandhi didn't support it; Martin despised it; and JFK spoke against it. If these historic icons of peace, with all their heart, soul and energy, campaigned to eliminate war, then, how .. dare .. you!

We must keep climbing until we reach higher ground, and war is no way to get there.

No matter how you slice it, how you dress it up, how you patronize and glorify it, WAR IS WRONG!