Rebel or Perish
Ordinary people alone can change things. Elections change nothing.
by Stephen Lendman
A previous article discussed what perhaps is the most perilous time in world history. American-led Western societies are waging war on humanity.
Imperial war is a way of life. Social democracies are being eliminated. Freedom is on the chopping block to be crushed. Elections are meaningless and farcical.
America's are the worst. They mock legitimacy. Money power controls them. It runs the country and most societies. People have no say. They're ill-served and stomped on by governments in bed with corporatist rogues.
Media scoundrels serve wealth and power interests. Managed news misinformation is featured. Former Wall Street Journal writer Greg Jaffe now writes on military issues for the Washington Post.
His latest article calls the world "safer." Measured by most relevant statistics, he says, America and the world "have never been safer."
No legitimate journalist would claim it. No respectable editor would publish it. At a time Western nations wage permanent war, crack down repressively against dissent, and inflict unprincipled hardships on people, Jaffe claims "global statistics point undeniably toward progress in achieving greater peace and stability."
He credits massive military spending. He advocates "peace through strength." He wants more of the same at a time America spends more than the rest of the world combined.
Unprincipled amounts devoted to foreign and domestic militarism make everyone less safe. Humanity may be destroyed to save it. Nuclear war is possible.
The Middle East cauldron could erupt in mushroom-shaped cloud destruction. Nuclear winter could follow. When America and other nuclear powers consider these type weapons king-sized hand grenades, the worst of all outcomes is possible.
When war is a way of life, bad endings happen. Priority one is preventing it. Militarists are power hungry rogues. They're amoral, unethical, deceitful, and manipulative. They breach social and legal standards.
They never say they're sorry. They're callously unconcerned about others. They're indifferent to human suffering. They're sociopaths. They're clinically insane. They threaten humanity.
Bertram Russell once explained two options. Either we renounce war and live in peace or end the human race. There's no in between. Survival depends on ending global militarism and belligerence before it's too late.
Occupy Wall Street is right saying "the only solution is world revolution." The alternative is what no one should tolerate. Indifference and/or acquiescence aren't options. Rebel or perish. There's no in between.