Posts Tagged ‘resolution’

“Because we are at war…”

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

“We are at war.” “This is a war here.” “Our country is at war.”

How many times have we heard these words, most often uttered by someone trying and justify the unjustifiable, like sacrificing liberty for the illusion of security, or giving away inch after inch of precious power for the sake of the nation’s interests – not to be confused with our own interests.

If you’re like me, then you’re sick of hearing this wartime pretense being used to co-opt  both common sense and human rights alike.

We are at war… with who? Your only enemies are the ones you keep creating through your actions. Preemptive war only proliferates ideas of hate, and you can’t kill an idea no matter how hard you fight.

This is a war… no it isn’t! If you truly want to strike a critical blow against terror, stop terrorizing people. Quit believing that you are in a war. Withdraw from that mindset… then withdraw from the battlefields.

Awaken to our new world. It’s no longer about fighting religions, countries or cultures. The threats we do face, we face as a species. Cooperation, not infighting, is the way forward.

A Resolution for Revolution

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

The above illustration seems fitting given the festive nature of New Years, but the commentary it portrays is profoundly accurate.

Not only do they control most of the wealth, the super-rich have seen their incomes double and triple during periods where everyone else has grown poorer.

This means that if you and your family aren’t considered millionaires, you have been – and continue to be – screwed over by the system.

The only recourse is for you, along with tens of millions of people just like you, to go out and find ways to reclaim democracy – something that won’t happen at the ballot boxes. Taking the power back will happen in the streets, on the Internet, and in the pocketbooks of the world’s wealthiest entities.

The longer we wait, the harder our struggle becomes. Let’s make right now the time for action, because right now IS the time for action.