Saturday, August 31, 2013

Syria: Amazing Moment, Opportunity - and Danger!

The headline reads: 

Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action


This is actually pretty amazing, and a great gift - not a change of heart, but rather an opening created by the pressure of worldwide opposition to an open US attack on Syria!  I can't recall any other instance where popular revulsion has actually forced a delay to a war!

That gives us a week to organize a huge "No!" that Congress can't ignore! 

Obama, who had committed to an attack on Syria this weekend, was seriously in a corner, With Congress demanding a voice, the UN backing away, the British Parliament voting to reject military action, France's Holande promising to put the issue to the Chamber of Deputies, Even the Arab League is jumping ship.  All this was driven by widespread opposition to war among the US public, and by a global wave of popular revulsion at what is widely seen as a war of terror against the Syrian people and nation. 

Obama's job was to deliver the American public for this war, or at least to legitimize it.  It looks as though his inner circle has given him more time to pull it off.  Since Congress has never failed to support starting a war, no matter how unnecessary, Obama and his handlers may feel safe with waiting a week for their war.  But that gives us a week to organize a huge resounding NO from the people, and translate it into a NO Vote in Congress!  

This is not a left/right or Red/Blue issue. Opposition to this war cuts across all party and ideology lines.  So reach out to everyone!

And let's let our Rep. Jim McGovern, who's stepped way out front on this, that we've got his back! 


One warning on that however: By conceding Syrian government guilt in the gas attack - without good evidence and against all logic, the anti-war Democrats in Congressare leaving the door open for something even more terrible to happen.  

If the gas attack was done (as seems likely) by some party that wants the US to attack Syria, and if Congress now fails to authorize that attack, the perps will know that if they can set off Sarin bombs in New York or Paris, the Obama Administration will blame Syria and launch the war without further ado, and Congress, having already conceded Assad's guilt, will be unable to resist.

Our Representatives and Senators need to stand on the ground that 
a) there is no good proof that the Assad government is guilty of the gassing; and 
b) even if it's proven, bombing Syria is still a terrible idea.  

Claim "a" could put them in the position of calling Obama a "non-truth teller", and he is sadly the leader of their (and my) Party.  But saving our country from what could quickly turn into a terrible disaster may require nothing less!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Syria War Fever

People, Get a grip!  Those blobs of protoplasm behind our eyes are our brains.  Our own brains.  We still own them. Now is the time to re-claim and use them!

We don't really know who did what in Syria, do we?  Yet listening to the pronouncements and threats of presidents and officials, it's so easy to get swept up in feelings of certainty and righteousness, unity and power!  Even the most anti-war Democrats, as usual, are conceding that Assad is guilty of this terrible crime, and are trying to guide or slow the flood while being swept away in it!

It's like we've been injected with a drug, like we're high on war fever, a herd mentality. It feels good, exciting, something maybe we've been missing.  All our worries about our lives get pushed aside, like we're at at a great Red Sox game, roaring together, and shame on anyone rooting for the Yankees!

But how is that different from a giant organized lynch mob?

Somebody did something terrible, someone has to pay for it, and our fearless leaders (who may or may not have had something to do with it) have declared the verdict and the sentence and are prepared to carry out the execution, all without a shred of real evidence.

All we have to do is give them cover by joining in the baying mob.

All we have to do is surrender our brains.  And then spend the next ten years making excuses for our part in what happened - which will be at best 100 times worse than that gas attack!

Or we can shake ourselves out of it now, start challenging all those implanted thoughts, messages, cues and impulses that are driving us toward the cliff together, and re-occupy our brains!

Whose brains?  Our brains!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Syria War Powers Debate

This war powers debate again reveals the shredding of the left-right polarization of America as enshrined in the Democratic and Republican Parties.  There is a huge top-bottom divide that has not been captured or embraced by the Democrats, and a growing divide between supporters and opponents of the Empire that cuts right across party lines.  At moments like this we can see glimpses of a grand realignment of American politics, of the American people, struggling to be born, 

But to successfully stand up to the globalists and Empire Builders we will have to our minds from their manipulations - and War and Terror are their strongest cards.

-Q wrote "It takes a Democratic President to actually stand up for what our great country stands for giving the most vulnerable amongst us throughout the world a glimmer of hope......reagan/bush offered nothing but abandonment and death...."  

Stirring words, but the time is past for "... a glimmer of hope."  We can't live on glimmers.  And the last Democratic presidents who actually tried to go beyond that glimmer thing and challenge the empire builders, Kennedy and Carter, were destroyed for it.

What is keeping us divided and impotent is the control the spin-masters have over the words, ideas and facts we use.  This debate over Syria is a case in point.

There is strong evidence that the "rebels" had the means to carry out this gas attack and indeed have done it before.  Logically, the only reason anyone would do this now is to provoke a US attack.  Yet we let the likes of Kerry pronounce guilt on Assad and then debate what our response should be. 

If we let these warmongers and their shills define reality, if we limit our debate to the "facts" they feed us - such as this verdict against Syria - we will not be able to find solid ground on which to stand and we'll get swept into new disasters.  

To regain our place as a free and sovereign people we must free our minds and emotions from their control.