“Democracy and violence can ill go together.
Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.”
-Mohandas K. Gandhi
I don’t believe in war. I don’t think it ever makes anything better. Hate will only breed more hate. I know there are people in this country who are angry, I know there are people in this country who have lost loved ones, but that does not make killing people in other countries alright.
FACT We [the CIA] trained Osama Bin Laden to kill.
FACT We [the United States Government] gave weapons to Iraq.
We have tried over and over to fix the problems in the middle east with violence, and all it does is bring us more violence. What if we, instead of waging war, listened to the people of the middle east and heard there complaints with our foreign policy. What if for once we put down our arms and fought a battle with love and compassion?
“Hatred ever kills, love never dies; such is the vast difference between the two.
What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.”
-Mohandas K. Gandhi
I ask you, please do not support this administration and it’s continued policy of intolerance of people throughout the world, if you don’t agree with it. Let’s show the world that we are better than the terrorists. We don’t need to kill others to show our strength. We are a county of progressive minded citizens, now let’s start acting like it.
Please take out a moment of your day to read over Not In Our Name.
5 replies on “Send a Message”
kudos to you….this is the first time i've visited your site (via blurbomat), and i really appreciate that post. being canadian, i'm not exactly in the "thick of it" like the US folks are, but i really hope a great majority of the world shares your view (although, somehow…i'm just not so sure….)
thanks for the words of wisdom.
I totally agree with you.
I am thinking of something that Howard Zinn was saying…"we should strive to be a humanitarian superpower"
Why is it that you received twenty comments on "I BLOG THEREFORE I AM NOT" and only three including mine about war. ReallyÉif they give up their web blog who gives a shit. There are more important matters to think about than someone's fucking weblog garbage! As far as my response to your statment "send a message" I feel that I'm not well informed enough to make a valid conclusion on these matters. I feel completely in the dark when it comes to our governments involvements. When I see a giant nuclear warhead heading directly towards me I will shit myself and then be vaporized before I had time to feel embarrassed about it!
Well Rob, I agree with you, my entry about blogs really doesn't compete with that of war. Very nicely put rob. Who gives a shit about blogs when there is war on the horizon, I definitely agree. But rob, you yourself said "I feel that I'm not well informed enough to make a valid conclusion on these matters" when it comes to the war.
My question is this, what are you "well informed" on? And if you are not informed on an impending war, why aren't you? It isn't like we live in world without newspapers, or the web. Why don't you educate yourself on the subject.
To put it bluntly, my good friend, ignorance is never an excuse. As always much love.
BBC guide to war with Iraq – gives a quick overview of the conflict as well as a nifty "Q&A: Key questions". You don't have to sit through boring articles, if you don't want to.
Thanks the link was helpful, but I still believe that I am helpless in changing the outcome of this situation. I know that one man is supposed to be capable of making a difference. In an ideal world that should be true but I feel that I can't in this one. If Iraq does have nuclear weapons isn't their justification for having them is because we have them too.