A new battle brews between Loyalists and Patriots
not much is written about the role of women in the revolutionary war
against the British, history tells us they were involved nonetheless,
writing articles, fund raising, ferrying gunpowder for troops, preventing
British soldiers from looting harvests, alerting patriots of oncoming
invading parties and firing cannons when their husbands lay wounded or
women are again at the forefront trying to help free America by
wresting control away from a foreign country's agents. These are agents
that enjoy unrestricted access to the inner sanctums of power in
Washington and are able to manipulate willing collaborators to serve the
interests of the foreign power, placing those interests ahead of those
of the United States of America.
The women who are standing up against this foreign power call themselves Codepink
. They espouse humble goals. They want Washington lawmakers to stop
pushing foreign agendas, and invest in health, education and jobs for
the American people. To convey their message as effectively as possible
they have fittingly organized demonstrations against the foreign power's
main arm, and so to speak, main event, namely, AIPAC's 2011 "Policy
One only has to see a partial list of the luminaries
to speak at the event to understand how much control Israel can, and
does, assert. The invitee list is a virtual who's who of power in
America. Congressmen, Senators, current and former administration
officials, ex CIA chiefs, ambassadors, academics -- the list goes on and
leaving no doubt in anyone's mind as to the singular "non-American"
focus of this conference, and almost flaunting, is this slick name-dropping registration video calling on "Loyalists" to attend.
would appear to be counter-intuitive to provide aid to Israel at a time
when Americans are threatened with cuts in health care and Social Security and are being asked to sacrifice. However, the tighter the belt
around our waists, the stronger our "bond" with Israel becomes. It will
crush us, but it won't break our commitment to Israel. To underscore this
grossly absurd predilection, the poorest state in the Union --
Mississippi -- is projected to contribute almost $139 million to Israel [Click
on Mississippi state on map] during fiscal years 2009 to 2018; money
that could, among other things, provide 112,497 people per year with
primary health care. One can quickly begin to understand why the heroic
women at Codepink would want American funds to be used for Americans.
for U.S. citizens, but quite appropriately for Israel, it is called a
"policy" conference. One would think, right here in the intellectual,
political and military power center of the mightiest nation in the
world, policy debates would be taking place to see how we can make our
country better, stronger and more prosperous. In reality, any policy
discussed at this conference, much like in previous years, will focus on how to influence more Americans into supporting and protecting Israel.
AIPAC says this on its registration webpage:
"AIPAC Policy Conference is where pro-Israel activists influence [American] policy, strengthen the bond between the United States and Israel, and ensure that Israel remains strong, vibrant and free. ... As you know, the AIPAC Policy Conference is three of the most important days affecting Israel's
So while our elected -- and tax-revenue paid -- representatives and government staff gladly and willingly "Stand with Israel," Tel Aviv continues
its ethnic-cleansing campaign against the Palestinians, choking them
out of existence, financially and economically and physically displacing
them from their homes, villages and lands. And while we blindly side
with, and are shackled by, Israel, we completely ignore a lucrative
market of 1.5 billion Muslims who, enviably China and Russia, seem to be
focusing on as trading partners. It appears while the average American
is faced with dismal job prospects and gloomy future, Israel is booming
with a growth rate better than most European economies and certainly well above the U.S.
during the course of the May 22 to May 24 event, any person of any
political, military or decision-making worth, is not in their offices in
Washington D.C. one can be very sure where they could be found, and
more importantly, who they will be serving.
For "Patriots" who wish to join the call for Liberty against foreign domination Codepink is organizing their campaign at Move Over AIPAC, which will run from May 21 to May 24.
I am a father, husband, brother, son. Always taught by my mother to do the right thing. I research, read, and write.