Strength in Numbers?
E Pluribus Unum, "out of many one," was the motto adopted by Congress in 1782 to symbolize (figuratively) the unity between the states and the federal government. It now symbolizes literally the unified diversity of the many different corporations and their industries and their union with "our" government to form the corpocracy.
Over the years, with the corpocracy's tyrannical power affecting every facet of life, opposition to that power has sprouted hundreds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), less organized groups, and social movements, the least organized and most leaderless of these types of opposition.
Unlike the corpocracy, the nature of its opposition as we shall see in this second article in the trilogy is E Pluribus Pluribus, "out of many, many," which is true even in the case where you might think it would be unified and strong; namely, the opposition to the killing, maiming and torturing of people and the exploitation and devastation of countries, a business as usual of the deadly monster, the military-national security, industrial and political triumvirate of the United States.
The first article was long,
probably too long, but the triumvirate is huge and an adequate overview of it
could not be short . This second article in the trilogy is short simply
because the triumvirate's opposition such as it is does not require a long
overview. There just isn't much widespread and successful opposition to
overview. The triumvirate is as powerful, as destructive, and as deadly as
Antiwar, peace and nonviolence groups: Pursuing their own narrow agendas
There are upwards of 100 if not more of these groups. They have at least five characteristics in common. They all say they are against war and violence and for peace. There is little teamwork or collaboration among them as they are mostly pursuing independently of one another their own agendas. Their agendas are usually of narrow, issue-specific issues. With a few exceptions they have limited resources. And, it is plainly evident that even with some small tactical victories here and there, these groups are making little progress if any in ending war and violence.