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When the War Comes Home

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 Woodham wished he'd been stopped.  He'd been acting out over the course of 2-3 years, turning up the volume and trying to get someone to intervene but in a violent macho gun culture where boys are not allowed to express their feelings let alone cry they cry bullets instead.

 One of the most profound findings of the Secret Service study revealed 90% of all the school shooters were on prescription drugs with little or no therapy or supervision for their mental or physical conditions.  In the case of Adam Lanza, he had Asperger's a form of autism and he too was on medication.

 The findings from the Secret Service report immediately raised a red flag for me.  Here's a list of school shooters and medications they were taking.



 War is big business.  Guns are big business.  The military industrial complex and weapon manufacturers who traffic in fear, murder and lies are stealing our money, our conscience and our future.  Our politicians are bought and paid for and to expect them to do anything is absurd. 

 Mark my words there will be no effective gun reform.  Our government is dysfunctional and paralyzed.  The Feinstein bill, a band aide posing as a solution, exempts 900 weapons.  Our legislators are very "Slim Shady" when it comes to these bills.  They put fancy names on them and then exempt the criminal activity they're supposed to protect us from.  The so-called whistleblower protection bill Obama just signed is another one of these bills.  If you read further this bill exempts the CIA, FBI, Pentagon and any part of the Surveillance State from being held accountable.

 Some believe if we just vote these people out of office things will change but this will only change the players on the chessboard.  Our system is corrupt from top to bottom.  Corporate forces have taken over our government and we must get money out of politics and over turn Citizens United.

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Where is our outrage?  Where is our conscience?  We've become just like the Germans in the 1930's and turned a blind eye to what is really going on in our country.  We must find the courage to stand up and speak out.  It's up to each individual to take responsibility as a citizen of this country and decide is this how you want to live?  Is this the America you want?

Humanity is doomed until we can learn to resolve our disputes without violence and I believe we can stigmatize these weapons of mass destruction just like we did cigarettes and drunk driving in order to reduce our gun violence to a manageable level.  And why are we medicating our children?  Why do parents allow this when their minds are not even fully developed?  Drugging a child is not therapy except in extreme cases and certainly not effective parenting. We need to look into this. 

 We're living in fear-based thinking.  Fear is a dark ugly energy with a dark ugly voice that talks to people in ugly ways and encourages us to make wrong decisions.  Violence is the wrong decision.  People have to give up the fear or nothing will change.  It's our belief system.  Our inner beliefs are merely being projected outward and made manifest into the world

 Violence in our culture runs deep but we can no longer afford to live in an "us versus them" universe.  It no longer serves us and it doesn't work.  Separation is of the ego.  We are one.  What we do to our brothers we do to ourselves.  People are awakening globally and standing up against the dark forces of tyranny.  The violence in the world we are experiencing is created by the hatred in our hearts and the negative thoughts of fear we project out into the world. 

 734964_445134522207586_1802897985_nOur permanent war, violent, high tech, consumer driven culture glorifies torture claiming it's a useful way to stop terrorist attacks (Zero Dark Thirty) or that repeatedly raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl until they believed she was dead was all in good fun and she deserved it after all (Steubenville, Ohio football team and their supporters).  Is this what passes for entertainment and acceptable behavior? 

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 "A Course in Miracles" teaches, "you become what you defend against." And in our case we've become the terrorists we claim to loath and despise.  We've become the dark side.  So unless our consciousness is raised and we evolve we will soon destroy ourselves in a demise of our own ego making. 

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars"Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Jill Dalton is a recovering army brat/writer/performer/activist who has appeared in film and television as well as performing her solo plays in New York and around the country. Most recently she can be seen in and consulted for William Hurt on the (more...)

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