The time for writing to your elected representatives is over. The time for “peaceful" demonstrations have come and gone, the time for “trusting” both political parties is I thing of the past. Both parties do not represent you; they represent their corporate sponsors and their corporate agenda. You can write and e-mail these people everyday with the most profound reasons to end this illegal, immoral war in Iraq, but they will not heed your words. They are all corporate shills that are bought and paid for before they ever take their seats in government.
There has to be another way to get through to these people. The corporate media will not report on the peace vigils or marches. You can assemble 500,000 people in Washington DC and there will be barely a ripple in the media. The next step is the logical step and that is civil disobedience. When 10,000 people sit down at the entrance of Penn Station, or 100,000 people block the entrances of the Capitol building, or 20,000 people block the entrances of the stock exchange, the media will take notice. Not only will the media take notice, but the police will have to bring in extra men and the booking stations will be working overtime with no chance to book the real life criminals. We will tie law enforcement up to the point where all their resources will be used to remove passive resisters.
This is the next step. I am not a radical, but working through the corrupted system in this country is getting us nowhere. If you believe in democracy and if you believe that the war in Iraq is a travesty of justice and against everything that America stands for, you will understand that this course of action is the only one that is open to us. This country was not brought to the point where it was before the corporate masters took over by people that were afraid to do what was necessary. The Vietnam War was not stopped by quietly demonstrating and singing songs. The death knell of the Vietnam War was brought by the Vietnam Vets against the War that assembled over one million people in West Potomac Park in Washington and threatened to overrun the White House.
We can go on forever bemoaning the ineffectual politicians that talk out of both sides of their mouth. The truth is that both parties are controlled by corporate interests and there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between them. There are some that are truly are concerned about our nation’s welfare, but the number could be fit in a small bus. Nancy Pelosi is afraid of angering all the defense contractors in California. The Government is afraid of losing the income of the defense industry. The Military Industrial Complex has succeeded in locking this country up economically, and the politicians don’t know how to put things back in perspective.
When the nation spends 52% of its discretionary spending on war and the materials of war, the people are obliged to say that enough is enough. When we poison the Earth with Depleted Uranium that not only poisons’ Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, the mixture also gets in the atmosphere and poisons the entire planet. When our soldiers come back from what they consider a noble cause and spread their altered DNA into our gene pool, isn’t this cause for alarm? Do you still believe that this is a government of the people and for the people? I can go on and on about what our Federal Government has done to our Constitution. Do you seriously think that Hillary Clinton or the Republican candidates are going to restore Habeus Corpus or the right of privacy? These are all pipe dreams of a people that still have faith in a government that has taken our faith in them and trampled it. We have no say anymore. The only right we have left is to vote for the corporate candidate of their choice.
What I propose is going to take courage and determination. We are Americans first and we had better remember that. We only have this nation to call our own. We can leave, but where can we go where the hand of the Federal government can’t touch us? The very next step is war with Iran. They said Iraq would be a “cakewalk”. A war with Iran would mean a nasty protracted war that would require re-institution of the draft. Chew on that while you try to complete your degree or when you look at your children.
We have become a nation of military conquest. Eventually the rest of the world will not tolerate us. As so many nations before us, we will be stopped by an alliance of nations that will desroy us. This is the lesson of history. The Roman Empire was 2000 years ago and there will never be another. For those that think that this is our destiny you are deluded. America will go down in flames just as the belligerent nations before it. The only hope we have of saving our representative republic is for rational Americans to make their voices heard and bring down Bush And Cheney and the rest of the criminals in the White House that are committing treason. We have no time left. We can’t wait eighteen months to bring in a new administration that will continue this governments failed policies. We have only months to get this nation cleansed of the rabid militarists that run it. This “War on Terrorism” is just a pretext for conquest. The sooner you understand this the more you will want to stop it.
This is the way I see it.