Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

Russia Did Not Respond

By       Message James Hunter       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   45 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Inspiring 1  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H2 4/14/18

Author 37339
Become a Fan
  (11 fans)
- Advertisement -

The US and its allies attacked Syria today (4/13/2018) and Russia did not respond.

From File:Russian surface-to-air missile system S-75 Dvina.JPG
File:Russian surface-to-air missile system S-75 Dvina.JPG ...640 -- 480 - 72k - jpg
(Image by
  Permission   Details   DMCA
The American Machiavellians prevail again. Russia obviously agreed behind the scenes to step aside to allow this attack to happen. Should they have risked WWIII to stop the US? I don't know. But they didn't and it seems clear that they won't. The major powers bluster and strut in front of the news cameras, but behind the scenes they make deals. Raw power wins the day. The Russian hope is down the drain.

All over the world we see the same thing. The wealthy live off the poor and encapsulate themselves in walled living areas for their protection against those whom they exploit. Increasingly we will see genocidal actions against the poor. If they are no longer needed for menial tasks they will be disposed of.

- Advertisement -

We who still want to fight this evil that has taken possession the world need to re-group. We cannot expect Russia to end the domination of the world by the US and Israel. Russia will capitulate in time. Nor can we look to China for real help. It is a totalitarian and capitalist state in its own right.

It is we ordinary citizens pushing the limits of what is possible in every country of the world who will do the job. We, or nobody.

We need to become clear regarding who the enemy is, and what the solution is.

- Advertisement -

The enemy is not people; it is a network of social systems. The enemy consists of the systems of unfettered capitalism and totalitarianism that dictate the ways in which we are forced to interact with each other.

Our task is to find non-violent ways of replacing our present elitist social systems with systems that implement shared decision-making and the equitable distribution of goods in ALL spheres of life: families, clubs, religious organizations, businesses, governments and schools. By non-violent, I mean avoiding attacks on people. No more killing. Killing as a political strategy is immoral and ultimately it backfires.

But non-violent techniques, to be effective, must be much more aggressive than anything we are seeing. A few polite electronic petitions won't cut the mustard. Non-violent resistance must disrupt systems. It must create discomfort. It must put an end to business as usual until such time as business as usual meets everybody's needs.

Is a non-violent revolution an impossible task? Perhaps. But if that is true, there is no hope at all. Nothing else will do the trick.


- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Inspiring 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

Write for Politics of Health and work with David Werner on issues of health. Worked in the field of "Mental Health" all my life. Am now retired. Jim

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Worthy Act of Civil Disobedience

The Collective Face of Evil

The Madness That We Inhabit

The Wall Street Protesters Have Recognized the Cancer

The Scapegoat of Least Resort

Imprisoning the People