I'm passionately against the military invasion of the ME, and the Zionist-heavy Neocon gang who seized too much control of America's media, finances and Congress for their special interest purposes and caused that invasion to happen.
This is of such concern to me because the consequences of that action have yet to be felt. When Saddam was captured, people who defended the invasion jumped up and down. When I tried to interrupt their jubilee by pointing out that "it's not over", the words fell on deaf ears. That was 8 years ago. Today the same words apply. Are people numb?
That gang has sent our children to kill vast numbers of innocent people, driven us trillions in the hole, and the flood of negative consequences ("blowback") may be deferred by massive spending, but sooner or later we'll run out of those trillions.
That invasion and the status quo today are absolutely intolerable. It seems to me that Americans tolerate it because the American information supply is selling the party line, over and over and over (tell a lie a million times and it becomes truth).
If you are more thoughtful, you know by now these people believe that might is right, the ends justify the means, greed is good, etc. You are also probably aware of the folly of this attitude. Yet, these people are still controlling this country. Obama is just another face.
How is this possible? It's because these people are typically capitalists up the food chain somewhere, who have with plenty of money to purchase editorial control over the pieces of our information supply, the so-called "mass media" which provides "news" to the vast majority of Americans. With sweeping editorial controls, they can shape the "news" any way they wish, and they do. They can make some stories disappear, and others into household words. In effect, they are programming people.
It has occurred to me there's a "megatrend" going on that's revealed by this kind of power (to make pre-emptive war and the murder of thousands of innocent people) signifies a shift in American core values, traditionally based on the New Testament back to the Old Testament, or at least the Old Testament as it's being practised today in the form of Israel and it's practices. I'm not enough of a scholar to debate this observation, but it is what my gut is telling me. As said below, I have no allegiance to either Testament,but certainly others do, and some evidentially will kill innocent people based on these instructions. I have a real problem with such people being in positions of power that so deeply affects our lives.
I've studied and lived enough history to see some of it's big trends, and the current big trend is more ominous then any before. In the simplest of terms, the weapons have become too terrible. If we continue the "might is right" course, our enemies will shove this attitude right up our asses. We're taught they are stupid, but they are not. And if they aren't already armed with some of those terrible weapons, it's only a matter of time. They are driven by rage born of injustice. No enemy if more fearsome.
If you aren't against the invasion of the ME based on the injustice of it all, then perhaps you can be moved by fear of the inevitable consequences. In either case let's agree that war only begets war and cannot be regarded as "an extension of politics by other means".
As a consequence of the invasion, we're now faced with 3 great dilemmas, the first is ending it, the second is to do everything in our power to make amends, and third is to make sure that our democratic republic cannot be victimized by wealthy special
For the first, we must withdraw our military and mercenaries immediately
For the second, we must put Bush on trial for war crimes. Doing so will begin the process of unraveling the corruption he served as a face for. To make amends for what they've done, we must end all government controlled foreign aid and support charities and philanthropic institutions. The more the merrier. Let these organizations compete with each other as to who has the best approach, message, etc., but get our government out of that business.
For the third, we must remove money from politics.
I've stopped arguing with the warmongers with their highly clever but circular arguments, and have decided to spend time instead devoted to using technology to undo the damage they've wrought. It can be done. We can use computers and the Internet to replace the election process with one based on lists of issues and candidates developed by the people, for the people. There's no room for Big Money in this scenario - and good riddance! It's such a simple concept, but it couldn't exist before computers and the Internet, but now that it can exist, it must exist. And not a moment too soon!
We-the-people can get back on track with the kind of democratic republic envisioned by the founders if we can just elect people who truly care for the people they represent, and not the Big Money specials interests so completely in charge of America today. And we can have this for the asking. All of the needed technologies exist, and we have no shortage of excellent programmers. Heck, even I know how to design a suitable election system. But I'd love for someone else to have an even better design.