Hardly a peep for peace

Look at the people ruling the people. The people who we, the people, allow to lead us and who the masses look up to and bow down to: Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, Herr Chancellor, His Excellency, His Majesty, The Queen. Such lofty titles, such big egos and with nothing to show for them but track records of abject failure.

It’s the Greatest Show on Earth and the public pays for it with their money and their lives.

Look at the man leading us all to World War III: President Barack Obama, the teleprompter mannequin with nothing to show for his almost six years in office other than arrogance, lies and a string of failures; an empty suit propped up by advisers, counselors and a support team that ranks beneath him.

Yet 73 percent of the American public bought and support his latest cheap act and solemn pledge to “destroy and degrade” ISIS.

Since Obama declared war on ISIS this September, war talk has swept the nation. And as it did when President George W. Bush launched the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, a blood-thirsty public calls for more blood. The louder war drums beat, the fewer the calls for peace.

Look back to see ahead

What has been conspicuously absent from the march to war championed by politicians, retired generals, military strategists, intelligence officials and know-nothing media elites is in-depth discussion of how the slaughter of millions of innocent civilians and the destruction of their nations by the United States and its coalition of the willing has created the conditions for the madness and hatred that now prevails. Despite the lives lost and the trillions of dollars already wasted, the debate in America is not about the wisdom of starting yet another war doomed to failure, but about whether the killing fields are wide enough and the killing power adequate.

Eleven days after Obama re-engaged America in its long-lost Iraq War and promised to bomb Syria to destroy ISIS, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace was celebrated.

Who remembers?

Who cares?

With war talk sweeping the nation and filling the airwaves, the millions of people around the globe celebrating, marching and praying for peace were barely covered by The New York Times, the self-proclaimed paper of record that shows and tells “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

Do a Google search. It wasn’t only the Times that tuned out the Day of Peace, so did much of the world’s media. Stories about New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s retirement, evil ISIS, the NFL’s image problem and countless other inanities pushed any coverage of efforts for peace into the shadows. Drill deeper into the slight coverage that did appear and you’ll find it was dominated by superficial event stories — such as school children drawing peace symbols with crayons.

Where’s the depth? Where’s the meat? Where are the editorial writers? Where are the movements with purpose and fortitude?

As Dr. Paul Craig Roberts wrote in his Sept. 28 article, Washington’s Secret Agendas, “… a handful of American neoconservative psychopaths (who) claim to determine the fate of countries” is responsible for much of the geopolitical turmoil that exists today. He also recommended Stephen Kinzer’s book, The Brothers, “the story of the long rule of John Foster and Allen Dulles over the State Department and CIA and their demonization of reformist governments that they often succeeded in overthrowing.”

If it takes only a “handful” of psychopaths or just two mad brothers to provoke and stoke wars, surely a critical mass of citizens of moral courage can stop the march to war and pave the way for peace.

The facts are before us, the trend line is clear: Washington’s never-ending warpath will lead to a global holocaust.

“I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought,” wrote Albert Einstein in a letter to Harry Truman, “but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

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