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No, I don't live in America any more. But I'm still a loyal American. I deeply care for my country. And I know this.

We can't count on the lying liars who claim to have our interests at heart, the play-for-pay politicians who are the lapdogs for the military-industrial complex and the bankers who build their staggering fortunes on the corpses of our soldiers and the tens of thousands of civilians who are collateral damage for our drones, carpet bombings and ordnance.

We cannot look to the barbaric megalomaniacs in positions of power who claim to share our values, and have the unmitigated audacity to talk about humanitarian bombing and merciful intervention, to claim we are protecting innocent people against ruthless dictators -- killing thousands of innocent victims in the process -- all in the name of promoting democracy and human rights, when every one of these wars is about gas-and-oil interests for their corporate butt buddies. To add even more hypocrisy to the insults and injuries, it is our military that possesses and employs more weapons of mass destruction than any other country in the world and it is our nation that counts among its friends and allies some of the most ruthless tyrants on the planet.

We sure can't look to the leadership of the most sociopathic president in our history, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who recently said in a U.N. speech: "The United States of America is prepared to use all elements of our power, including military force, to secure our core interests in the region. We will confront external aggression against our allies and partners, as we did in the Gulf War."

That means it's up to us.

It's up to each and every American to say 'NO' to the madness.

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It's up to us to stop all the talk about war.

It's up to us to demand a true and honest commitment to peace, not the simpleminded, hollow, meaningless blather that we're being fed as the trigger-fingers of our war mongers tingle and twitch, just waiting for the right moment to churn up more carnage, destruction and hatred in the rest of the world.

Yes ... we do know how this story ends.

It's time for a new story.

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John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, a left-of-left liberal, and has spent his life trying to resolve the intrinsic clash between the metaphysical purity of Buddhism and the (more...)

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I clicked Must Read, Well Said, and Valuable. Afte... by Daniel Geery on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:23:37 PM
The longer that nuclear weapons are NOT used, oddl... by Robert S. Becker on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:36:43 PM
Robert, even if you are right about all you say in... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 9:49:11 AM
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