Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sailors warning.....

I've been making a lot of noise lately about impeachment, indictment and incarceration of the bushies and I havn't changed my mind about that, but ultimately we need to think beyond the immediate future if we are to change things for the better. We must keep in mind that a portion of the people who voted to oust the rethugs are not anti-war, they are anti-losing war. They are the ones whom we must direct our debates towards as to the futility of war. The truth is war is useless, it is NOT profitable, it is NOT glorious, and the biggest losers are ALWAYS the civilians. The USA needs to re-tool their foreign policy philosophy towards a more peaceful and mutually beneficial nature and quit the old ways of arming and counter-arming other countries as a means of CONTROLLING the situation, because that method never works and ALWAYS comes around as BLOWBACK to our own detriment.
There's an article I read this morning, and I saw a little bit of myself in it. I can't say I agree totally but it does give some food for thought..........

On the one hand, there is good reason for the passion that many of us feel about going after these Bushites to bring them low. We are rightly enraged at their lies, their crimes, their arrogance, their wanton disregard of any value other than sating their lust for power and wealth without limits. It is doubtful that any holders of the highest offices of the land have ever, in the course of more than two centuries of American history, been more deserving of impeachment. And so lawless has this administration been that even impeachment may not satisfy all the rightful demands of justice.

At the same time, we need to understand that our rage and our urge to avenge the wrongs done to us and our country, however justified, is also a manifestation of a pernicious characteristic of evil: that its patterns are contagious...........more


At 11/15/2006 6:07 AM, Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Nice commentary, paul, and very good article. Like you, I don't agree with all of the article, but I love this line:
"Part of the task, therefore, is to build good bridges that can bring Americans together for common purposes."

It is interesting how destruction of our country does so much to bring Americans together...after the 9/11 attacks and now after Bush et al have raped our Constitution and broken every law they could find. I truly hope we can all move forward and away from Bush's destruction, reverse the damage he has inflicted on America and the world (not to mention the bad karma).

I happen to think we can do that AND impeach, indict, and imprison his sorry ass.

At 11/15/2006 7:06 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Yeah, we need to build bridges and avoid being mean, nasty haters like the rethugs and become them in the process. It would feel good in certain ways to get vindictive on their asses but in the end we would be no better.A good large scale example is Israel. After having been tormented tortured and treated like sub-humans by the nazis, they have become them.

At 11/15/2006 1:02 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I agree for the most part. The one hedge I take is how far can we trust the Repub Right wingers? Can we trust that they won't try anymore rotten tricks and get this country in deeper. I think they are a cancer and must be taken out before any healing can take place. I am thinking, tho about the part that says to build around common values. It would be a good thing if we can uncover those.

At 11/16/2006 6:57 AM, Blogger wishblog said...

Paul You might like this.. it is from Blogactive.. Which is a site dedicated to outing repugs... but outside of that, this is a great rant..

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Committed to a Cause
All over America people are lining up for something important. It is a cause they believe in, one so mind-boggingly immense that people are willing to camp out for over a week just in order to partake in this momentous occasion.

All over America people are lining up for their Playstation 3's.

Up to nine days before the PS3 is even released people have been camping out in front of stores. When was the last time you heard about people camping out for a week to stand up for a cause? How about camping out for a day? How many people who spend sleepless nights working for social justice go unrecognized every day?

I feel its even worse in people my age, especially students. Here are my colleagues, camped out in front of a TV, floating in a pool of the privilege of the educated while those whose voices are silenced struggle on.

But no, it's ok, video games are the truly important things in life.

America knows its priorities.

At 11/16/2006 7:06 AM, Blogger Paul said...

That's pretty typical of the average amerikan eh Wish? You know if they were camping out for peace or even if they were just homeless, they'd be arrested.


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