I wholeheartedly agree with this group’s philosophy, beliefs and what they are trying to achieve. There appears to be two types of person, or two distinct ways of thinking and /or perceiving in the world of ours. What could be the “Wonderful World” of Louis Armstrong, but apparently never to be!
That there exist people that instinctively resort to violence is unfortunately a fact. However, the response to the violence of the ones who have some sort of rational control over their actions seems to be the puzzling aspect of human nature.
One could rationally look at the root causes of the initial violence and consider a humane response. However, what is done, unfortunately without exception, is to respond with further violence. Most of us try to teach our kids these basic principles and most learn from it.
(Any attempts at peace making are so blatantly unrealistic or false that they cannot be expected to work. I think it’s what’s called ‘lip service’.)
Others, including grown men (and women) who show no signs of maturity and get kicks out of creating wars without justification, are unfortunately in positions of power and do create wars, simply because they can. That they rarely win, at least in any rational sense, is not a disincentive. Certainly they have a goal in mind, but it is not fair and reasonable. It is clearly unjust.
This post deals with the resulting conflict between the warmongers on the one hand, and the mature and humane thinkers who, on the other, do understand the truth and are prepared to make their knowledge and feelings public.
The consequence of this is that the warmongers cannot handle the truth, as it shows them up as the psychopaths that they are, and rather than let the public come to their own conclusions, they seriously tread on the whistleblowers.
Thus, even more of the public become even more aware of the situation. And they become more aware of the type of leaders they have, leaders who will tread on anyone who disagrees, thus highlighting their intolerance and inhumanity.
The treatment of whistleblowers is clearly abhorrent and cannot be justified in any meaningful way. That they are telling the truth is not disputed, but they are punished for no other reason than that they show up the wrongs of the leaders and the military. There can be no clearer example of injustice and ‘man’s inhumanity to man’.
After all, it is the whistleblowers who are abiding by and supporting the US Constitution and it is the authorities, being in conflict with the Constitution who are the real traitors to their country and their citizens. Think about that!
The following extract from this promotion of the discussion panel dealing with this topic, sums up the truth about the current warmongering.
|RevolutionTruth Panel:Truth-telling in War: What it Means to be a Military WhistleblowerMarch 21, 2012 – 6PM (EST)|
Friends and fellow truth advocates,
In the midst of two wars that have cost us so much, there are occasionally people who step forward to bring the public hard truths. Military whistle-blowers brave condemnation from all corners; servicemen and women who openly challenge the state-framed narrative of war face a harsh reality – the deep and widespread unwillingness to truly question what is happening, and the subsequent costs of telling the truth.
Our host, Tangerine Bolen, will speak with Ethan McCord (Collateral Murder, Incident in New Baghdad) and Michael Prysner (March Forward!) about their experiences in war, what made them whistle-blowers, and their dedication to telling the truth against great odds. We are honored to welcome these courageous vets to our panel, and look forward to a powerful discussion on truth telling in difficult times!
The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have cost the United States the lives of nearly 8000 soldiers, cost over four trillion dollars, caused countless cases of severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in military personnel, and killed thousands of civilians in Afghanistan and hundreds of thousands of citizens in Iraq. The rationale for going to war with Iraq was misleading at best, and false and highly manipulative at worst. The path this nation took in the war on terror after 9/11 is one that has fundamentally reshaped this nation – leaving citizens with a government that is increasingly secretive, unaccountable to the people, and prone to trading long-cherished liberties for a questionable sense of national security.
Join two military whistle-blowers who have demonstrated a profound willingness to maintain the oaths they took to defend the nation and the United States Constitution, when doing so meant turning against the US military, and the government’s framing of these wars.
- Whistleblower’s Report on Afghanistan War Further Exposes US Military’s Use of ‘Information Operations’ (dissenter.firedoglake.com)
- | The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War! (truthaholics.wordpress.com)
- Anatomy of War (wmmbb.wordpress.com)
- Tides are changing for whistleblowers in the US (rt.com)
- This war on terrorism is bogus. (thetruthiswhere.wordpress.com)
- Nine years after we were lied into war with Iraq, those who objected deserve some praise (dailykos.com)