Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Searching for the left's anti-war spine

                                     
Obama is an enormous gift to the Empire. Just as he has silenced most of the single-payer movement, an effort characterized by its superb scholarship exceeded only by its timidity, Obama has shut down the antiwar movement, completely in thrall as it is to the Democrat Party and Identity Politics. Why exactly the peace movement has caved to Obama is not entirely clear. Like the single-payer movement, it is wracked by spinelessness, brimming with reverence for authority and a near insatiable appetite to be "part of the crowd." Those taken in by Obama's arguments that the increasingly bloody and brutal AfPak war is actually a "war of necessity," should read Steven Walt's easy demolition of that "argument." Basically Obama's logic is the same as Bush's moronic rationale that "We are fighting them over there so we do not have to fight them over here." There is a potential for "safe havens for terrorists," as the Obamalogues and neocons like to call them, all over the world; and no one can possibly believe the US can invade them all. However, the ones which Israel detests or which allow control of oil pipelines or permit encirclement of China and Russia will see US troops sooner or later. {more - Palestine Think Tank}


One problem is that there are too many stuck with the propagandized mentality that there is such a thing as 'the good war' as World War II was and is portrayed. Just as the current wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are portrayed by many non-critical thinking Americans as necessary, it is all a lie.
Rethinking the Good War.

On September 1, 1939 – 70 years ago – Germany attacked Poland and officially began World War II. Although over 50 million people died in the war – including 405,000 Americans – it is considered to be the Good War. The fact that most of deaths were on the Allied side (the "good" side), the majority of those killed were civilians, hundreds of millions were wounded – including 671,000 Americans – and/or made refugees, homeless, widows, or orphans, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of property was destroyed, hundreds of billions of dollars more were wasted on armaments, and untold millions underwent an incomprehensible amount of suffering, misery, and loss doesn’t seem to matter either. World War II is still universally recognized as the Good War.

How is it possible to make such a description of such carnage on a grand scale?

{read the rest by Laurence M. Vance}

Even the 'heroes' of World War II need to be reevaluated and their war crimes brought to light.
The War Crimes of Eisenhower and ZOG/USA

We could move a long way towards peace in the middle east just by doing one thing. Getting that done is difficult if not impossible in the current political climate.
"YES WE CAN" End US Aid to Israel

Some tend to think that the left is a sleeping giant that just needs to be nudged a little but many have their doubts including Cindy Sheehan.
The “restive anti-war movement” is planning “teach-ins” and “memorials” but not planning on surrounding the White House and demanding that their leader bring the troops home from all theaters of war and then threatening to withhold support if he doesn't. The “restive anti-war movement” will not do anything it thinks will compromise Democratic chances in the 2010 midterms.

I have two questions to ask of the “restive anti-war movement.”

1) How did the people of Iraq/Afghanistan lose value as human beings when the Democrats took over power in 2007?

2) How did the people of Pakistan lose their value as humans when Obama became president at the beginning of the year? {more}

The GOP has never met a war that they can't profit from and exploit and the Dems refuse to stand up to their war criminal 'messiah.'

Once again...if we can't stop these insane wars run by the psychopathic/sociopathic ruling elite, there will never be any social progress of any type worth mentioning.

Got that or has your spine been removed in a stealth body parts theft? A theft that's only to make money for a few.

4 comments:

  1. The problem with Obama, as is the case with any other US president since Ike perhaps, is that he's been co-opted by the powers that be.

    Sure, the myth that anyone can be president in the US is nice, but the fact remains, if you want to become president, you had better join the beltway insiders' club and scratch some backs in the process.


    There's a memorable scene in the movie Robbin Hood: Men in Tights.



    Prince John: Such an unusual name, "Latrine." How did your family come by it?


    Latrine: We changed it in the 9th century.


    Prince John: You mean you changed it TO "Latrine"?


    Latrine: Yeah. Used to be "Shithouse."


    Prince John: It's a good change. That's a good change!

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  2. The Left/Democratic anti-war movement will come back with a fury after the 2010 mid-terms that put Republicans back in charge of the House.

    I can almost hear the hufffing and puffing that will start erupting in January 2011.

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  3. That's over a year from now. A lot more will die in the meantime.

    You're not suggesting that the democrats only cry anti-war when it suit their purposes in these power plays, are you?

    Why...if they did that, you might even call it treason...

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  4. "Treason never prospers. For if it prosper . . . none dare call it treason."

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