Keeping it Small and Simple

2008.04.11

The war on war

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 03:32

We don’t need a war on drugs. People can drink alcohol, so they should be allowed to smoke pot.

We don’t need a war on terror. Instead of fighting terrorists, we should be fighting the poverty, the inequality, the hopelessness that causes terrorism in the first place.

We do need a war on war. War causes nothing but suffering. This war should have no causalities. It should be a peaceful battle against the forces of destruction.

Make love not war, or in a more modern version: don’t kill, fuck.

2008.03.31

It did not begin against Serbia

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 14:19

I’m sorry Nebojsa Malic but America’s imperial aggression did not start in March 1999. I of course fully agree with you that it was a war of aggression.

But the U.S. began their imperial ambitions much earlier. As the battle dust of WWII was settling in fact. The war in Korea was probably the first, followed by Vietnam. You also have to take into account the aggression against various countries in Latin America.

One could argue that the start happened during WWII itself. For instance, Japan was given a first vivid demonstration of “shock-and-awe”. Twice, to be exact. But of course, the Japanese were the “bad guys” in the war, so you are not supposed to say things like that. You are supposed to agree with any atrocities that the Japanese were subjected to because “they were the enemy”, much in the same way as American propaganda made Serbia “the enemy” in preparation for the assault.

And I wonder why you act surprised that America supports terrorist organizations. They always have. They are the largest supporters of terrorism on the planet. If what they did against the Vietnamese is not terrorism then nothing is. The only time Americans oppose terrorism is when it is directed against them. Or against its client state.

In fact, if George W. Bush was serious about his War on Terror, he would begin by blowing himself to bits. And his entire administration. And the previous Clinton administration. He would bomb Washington. He would bomb the Pentagon. He would bomb the offices of all the war profiteers. He would reserve a few bombs for the next administration, since the Big Three are all status quo politicians (that is the only reason why they are still in the race).

If Bush was serious about justice, he would put himself on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. That is what he would do if these things really concerned him. He would drag his friends there with him. Like Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld. He would see to it that they were charged with all the lives that they wasted. He would make sure they received the same punishment as his daddy’s friend, Saddam Hussien.

If Bush was serious about democracy he would let independent nations decide for themselves instead of forcing it upon them. He doesn’t care about democracy, just as his predecessors didn’t care. They care about control.

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