Nov
24
2009
1

Obama’s Afghanistan Decision

You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew. – Albert Einstein

What is Obama saying when he commits another 34,000 troops to Afghanistan while talking about an exit strategy in the same breath?

“We haven’t killed enough of our children.”
“We haven’t traumatized enough of our young men.”
“We haven’t stolen enough from the citizens.”
“We need to placate the morally sensitive.”
“We need for people to forget about Iraq.”

The contradiction between committing more troops and announcing an exit strategy is rather startling. How is it that an escalation of violent force is going to cause the violent response to decrease? Has that ever happened in the history of mankind where one or both sides did not end up dead?

I have no idea exactly what would happen if the troops were withdrawn, but I can tell you this: adding bodies will only add to the ever-increasing cost of this war. I’m not talking about the money that’s been stolen (past, present, and future) but the even greater cost of children who must grow up in a household with an adult who has been paid for murder and who almost certainly has not received any sort of counseling as to why they landed in the military in the first place or even to what they’ve participated in as part of the bloody machine.

Violence cannot be used to solve problems that arose from violence. It has never worked, it does not work, and it will never work.

Written by James Pyrich in: Politics | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Oct
10
2009
0

The Nobel “Peace” Prize

What in this world is more darkly absurd than the Nobel Peace Prize?

The Nobel Peace Prize is only awarded to those who have achieved or represent the exact opposite of peace. Politicians and their cronies wouldn’t have their jobs without the initiation of violence against citizens.

Obama is no exception to the rule, but even if we accept that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize is meant to recognize great accomplishments for peace, then one has to wonder how is it that Guantanamo Bay is still open, US troops are still largely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that whole little torture thing has not been remotely addressed and Obama somehow deserves to be recognized as one of the greatest humanitarians this year?

I think that Stef sums it up best:

Written by James Pyrich in: Politics | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Jan
25
2009
0

Change? Really?

Do you still believe that Obama is all about change?

President Obama ‘orders Pakistan drone attacks’
Obama joins the ranks of cold-blooded murderers

He’s not been President for a week yet and he’s already ordered the murder of almost two dozen people.

Written by James Pyrich in: Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Nov
25
2008
0
Nov
11
2008
2

War

As a society, we like war. We like murder. We love the violence and destruction.

We don’t like to admit it–in fact, we run from admitting it, we fog, we evade, we cover-up, we do everything short of admitting that we really, really like to solve social problems by pointing guns at people.

We like to dress up children in uniforms, give them guns, and tell them it is good, right, just, and moral to kill. We like to complain to our leaders about how our chains chafe us, and we beg and grovel for the chains to be loosened just a tiny bit, oh please, just a tiny bit.

We like to attack those few daredevils who cause us to feel anxiety when they talk about living a voluntary life on the grand scale. We like to shame them, as we once were shamed.

We like the violence.

We like to attack our children, filling them with rumors and lies and deceptions about the nature of reality, saying to them that what they see is not truly what they see, but that invisible things are real, and good, and just, and moral.

We like the violence.

Why do we have war?

We like the violence.

Written by James Pyrich in: Politics | Tags: , , , ,
Nov
11
2008
0

Powered by WordPress | Aeros Theme | TheBuckmaker.com WordPress Themes