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Journaling conceptual design trends, mostly as "stream of consciousness" as encouragement. Environmental resolve will teach us peace. Paradox mediation provides the next healthy attitude.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

war is obsolete

I was considering one of the justifications for this administration to send troops to Afghanistan and Iraq has been their treatment of women.

It seems ironic to me that the complaints of their treatment of women is exactly what is imposed on our troops;
Their individuality is suppressed by compliance to strict uniform requirements,
behavior is strictly scheduled for severely limited "free" time,
low rank is imposed to stress inferiority to strip the desire for self-determination,
inconsistencies in orders and punishment create victims of fear,
the imposition of belief systems curtail any desire to understand others,
tradition is more important than learning better ways

War is an obsolete tool of tyrants. The indulgences feed the lowest emotions. Ranks keeps participants enslaved. Governments keep everyone in positions of servitude.

Consider how war is used as a tool to confront everything from drugs to illiteracy. Has the war on drugs been successful enough to justify the pains taken?
Doesn't the two party system aggravate war tactics?
Didn't Bush wage war on McCain just to get the nomination from his shattered party?
Couldn't the costs be considered toxic enough to stop already?

Conflict resolution equals restorative justice so to support freedom there must be a department of peace in the cabinet! Could this be the tool for a future?


Blogger Charles Bergeman said...

Is there a desire to resolve conflict? Or is there a desire to suppress dissent?

The true motivation of those in control of a powerful nation are not generally spoken.

If a policy of a nation must have a foundation in the values of the people of that nation, then the powers that be must make a case, not based on perceived threats, but articulate the conflict with those values that must be resolved.

These values should be reflected in how we defend ourselves as well as how we go about our daily routine.

If we abandon our principles in defense or pre-emptive strikes, then we have lost before engaging our adversary.

Who defines these values today? How do they formulate the ideals that they hold dear and build into our domestic and foreign policies?

These are the important questions of our time. Without a clear definition of shared values that can guide our actions we are lost.

The constitution and bill of rights were meant to provide these guidelines. They have begun to fail us due to neglect and self-righteous acts performed by those who believe they are above reproach.

Human rights, respect for other nations, cultures and the environment have been trumped by selfish, egotistical, power mongers.

Until we learn how to keep power in check, and elect leaders who respect, and follow the will of the people, we are doomed to repeat these injustices ad-infinitum.

10/24/07, 1:16 PM  
Blogger brad4d said...

Since heron is so prolific due to the military industrial complex, every doctor in the world, in the name of "do no harm" should simultaneously sedate all complicit cogs of the war machine to treat the dis-ease.

10/24/07, 1:49 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

"Doesn't the two party system aggravate war tactics?"

This whole political system has become so stupid. It's the Roman Empire reborn here, and posing as Christians.

10/27/07, 9:17 AM  

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