Tuesday, August 25, 2015

From Any Perspective - War is Wrong!

The patriotic praises go something like this:

"These guys are such heroes, the Special Ops, the military, a person who, day in and 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, but at the end of the day, when someone is willing to put their life on the line, to protect our freedom, you must commend, respect and honor them."

"These people keep our country safe, they really do."

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. We are currently living in that "endless reign of meaningless chaos." Those who support war and organized religion (specifically Christianity and Islam) are being pimped by the clergy and the political establishment.

All the pompous rhetoric, the speeches, the endorsements by celebrities, are simply ways to keep society collectively motivated and immersed in a warmonger mindset. You are being bamboozled in order to continue the global duplicity and to perpetually ravage and abuse all sentient species on planet earth.

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 do not care about human casualties.

The majority who read this article will despise the author for having the gall to publicize such a perfidious stance. 

"How dare he?"  That's fine, I've come to enjoy the criticism because I know that I've struck a nerve.

Mother Teresa never wanted war; Gandhi didn't support it; MLK despised it; and JFK spoke out against it. If these historic icons of peace, with all their heart, soul and energy, campaigned to eliminate war, then, why aren't we doing likewise?

Humanity must keep climbing until we reach higher ground; until we have a better, more loving understanding of our differences. War is no way to accomplish world peace (especially since that is not the goal of America). War leads to an implosion from within and ultimately to global annihilation.

No matter how you slice it, camouflage, patronize, commercialize or glorify warfare, it's wrong!