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.
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.
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.
This originated at the author's blog site ... http://jdrachel.com/slow-bullets/.
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