Thoughts on politics, religion, violence, inequality, social control, change, and random other things from an autonomous, analytical, adopted, abolitionist, anarchist who likes the letter A


April 05, 2010 By: Mel Category: Conflict

I had a post all ready to put up tonight, but I just watched the video of U.S. soldiers mowing down people on an Iraq street and I can’t think about anything else.    It is so cold, so monstrous.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, it is below.  And remember, as you watch it, that about 32% of your tax dollars go to pay for war.  Remember that at least half of those killed in war are civilians.  Remember that this is still happening in Iraq.  It is happening in Afghanistan.  It happened every place that we have ever sent our soldiers or weapons.  And it will keep happening so long as people continue to be deluded into thinking war can ever be just or moral or righteous or even tolerable.

“In war, the means–indiscriminate killing–are immediate and certain; the ends, however desirable, are distant and uncertain.” Howard Zinn, A Just Cause, Not a Just War.

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