Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 4, 2013, 3:28 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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"War is brutal and impersonal. It mocks the fantasy of individual heroism and the absurdity of utopian goals like democracy. In an instant, industrial warfare can kill dozens, even hundreds of people, who never see their attackers. The power of these industrial weapons is indiscriminate and staggering. They can take down apartment blocks in seconds, burying and crushing everyone inside. They can demolish villages and send tanks, planes and ships up in fiery blasts. The wounds, for those who survive, result in terrible burns, blindness, amputation and lifelong pain and trauma. No one returns the same from such warfare. And once these weapons are employed all talk of human rights is a farce."
"The nation embraces the dangerous delusion that we are on a providential mission to save the rest of the world from itself, to impose our virtues, which we see as superior to all other virtues - on others and that we have a right to do that by force. This belief has corrupted both democrats and republicans." - Chris Hedges
We cannot afford these wars, these wars that kill more civilians than that which were already being killed by the oppressive foes we say are the reason we are in these countries. The Iraq and Afghanistan war has lead to the highest civilian death tolls in both countries in recent history. While we fund the oppressive Saudis, Israelis, and doll out billions to other regimes on the deal that they spend billions on weapons and munitions. Which are deals made by puppeticians lobbied by the arms industries.
As a corporate takeover of government has the military kill hundreds of thousands of civilians overseas for the profits of war profiteers, we are becoming what we seek to destroy. Oppressive murderers.
War is not peace. This needs to be established.
"The rash of home foreclosures, mounting job loss, the collapse of banks and the financial services industry, the poverty ripping apart the working class, our crumbling infrastructure, and the killing of Iraqi and Afghanistan civilians with fragmentation bombs converge. The costly forms of death we dispense on one side of the globe are hollowing us out from the inside at home." - Chris Hedges.
War is the enemy of the poor. - MLK
Bombs are not solutions.
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder the hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King