Published on Countercurrents.org, by Vincent L. Guarisco, 16 August, 2008.
… (scroll down to): ~Will the Cycle of War Ever be Stopped?
This is the multi-zillion dollar question that should be considered a bargain when compared to the value of life itself. I ask again, will this madness ever end? Truly, will we ever stop believing pathological liars who will say anything to germinate a conflict? In the real world, war has always been a profitable ’spectator sport’ for those who embellish themselves in power and greed. Old crusty men will always send our young, innocent, and brave men and women off to fight and die in useless wars that, realistically, do not need to be fought. And by God, I mean it, this repeated cycle of madness must end once and for all. Otherwise, we will continue to be placed in harm’s way — mere pawns scurrying about as feeble toys to be manipulated by old crusty geopolitical chess masters like Dick Cheney and others who have been destroying and displacing lives for decades.
I apologize for such a disheartening, lengthy read, but felt it was critical to point-out the obvious known examples that have catapulted us into our present day dilemma. Sadly, I have barely scratched the surface of many infernal obfuscations that have chilled our bones from the very beginning of our country’s birth. From the day that pilgrims first landed on Plymouth Rock and used smallpox as bio-warfare to weed-out Redskins, to the Native American death march that is the ‘Trail of Tears,’ to the slave owners who forced blacks to pick cotton in plantation fields, our nation’s history is ghastly; it is replete with terrible memories.
However, if you want to understand a little more about the horrible attacks of September 11, 2001, a good place to start is David Ray Griffin’s ‘The New Pearl Harbor,’ or perhaps his ‘Debunking 9/11 Debunking,’ or his latest, ‘9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press — all of which lay out perfectly how our 21st Century wizards work their magic with cunning ability.
As I once wrote in a past article (worth a second round), isn’t it funny how life’s little ironies always seem to make the full circle? Truly, what goes around — comes around…
Freedom is like a hovering analogy-cloud that lingers above the mist that haunts those who fraudulently repress large populations of people in the name of national security. At first, the peasants embrace repression in order to remain safe, then they tolerate it to feel protected and, eventually they hate it. They become resentful of the protectors who enslave them and, in due time, will almost always revolt in disobedience. Freedom is a glorious boomerang — it’s a wondrous hive full of spiritual honey called ‘human nature’ that beckons the soul to be free — a natural elixir that will forever replenish itself regardless of fake promises of ’security.’ Even more so for those who have experienced it and then lost it — it will not be denied!
Well, today’s mendacious tyrants are no exception, they will meet this fate I speak of eventually…nobody, either good or bad, is immune from the grand test of time. Each of us will be remembered in our own proper context with a full measure of reconciliation administered to appease our collective memoir.
Good luck and God bless. (full long text).
(Vincent L Guarisco is a freelance writer from Bullhead City AZ., a contributing writer for many web sites, and a lifetime founding member of the Alliance of Atomic Veterans. Reprint permission is given as long as article content is not altered or changed and credit is given to the author. The 21st century, once so full of shining promise, now threatens to force countless millions of us at home and abroad into a dark abyss of languishing poverty and silent servitude; a lowly prodigy of painful struggle and suffering that could stream for generations to come.
I’m wishing for a miracle, before it is too late, the masses will figure it out and will stand as one and roar. So, pass the word — it’s past time to take back what is ours — the American Dream where the pursuit of happiness, the ability to live in a free and peaceful nation is a reality.
We bought it, and we paid for it. It’s time to take it back.