Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tuesday Topic: One Million Blogs for Peace

More foreign soldiers have now been killed in Iraq than were killed in the 9/11 attacks. While there are obvious distinctions in the manner of death and status of the dead (civilian vs. military), the fact remains that each dead person leaves a gaping and torturous hole in the world of the people they leave behind.

Could you imagine politicians leveling the same rhetoric against the Iraq War that was leveled against 9/11?

Do you feel that those responsible for perpetrating the war have any sense of this responsibility they bear?

Those are the questions raised today at One Million Blogs for Peace. Well, apparently the neoconservatives who have hijacked don't have any remorse. In an article in "The American Conservative" on June 30th, 2003, John Laughland refers to Michael Ledeen, leading neocon theoretician, expert on Machiavelli, holder of the Freedom Chair at the American Enterprise Institute, regular columnist for National Review—and the principal cheerleader today for an extension of the war on terror to include regime change in Iran. Laughland quotes from Ledeen's book, The War Against the Terror Masters:

Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law. Our enemies have always hated this whirlwind of energy and creativity, which menaces their traditions (whatever they may be) and shames them for their inability to keep pace. Seeing America undo traditional societies, they fear us, for they do not wish to be undone. They cannot feel secure so long as we are there, for our very existence—our existence, not our politics—threatens their legitimacy. They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission.

These architects of war relish in the destruction of everything and anyone they deem "other" - anyone not Neocon. Anyone not White and American. They are not Conservatives, they are the radical right. They have hijacked not only The United States, they've hijacked the Republican Party. And, in case Cheney08 wants to pipe up here, his boy Dick Cheney is one of the architects of the destruction the Neoconservatives cherish.

So, no. I don't believe that the neocons who have orchestrated the war in Iraq have any sense of the responsibility they bear. They think they are right, and justified, and on a holy mission. They are exactly the same as ANYONE so filled with hate that they would destroy what is different from themselves. The neocons are just like Saadam Hussein; they are just like Hezbollah; they are just like the late Mullah Dadullah; they are just like Adolph Hitler. They are evil, cruel beyond conscience. They love war and hate peace.

On Sunday night, I watched The Sopranos. In this 4th to last episode, Tony kills his nephew Christopher. And I finally see that this show is a microcosm of our current government. Creative destruction indeed.

I am angry. I am outraged that my country, my home, has been hijacked by evil and we stood by and let it happen. On September 11, 2001, we were anesthetized by what the Neocons deemed a lucky act. And now we are a nation being ripped apart by the administration's evil.

I stand for peace. But I am outraged. Our voices will get stronger. Join One Million Blogs for Peace. Be the change you want to see in the world.


Peacechick Mary said...

Blogger is soooo slow today. It took a full 2 minutes for this to open up...Anyhoo, I think one of the most interesting and menally harmful things to come from this illegal, preemptive war is the fact that Americans are now perceived as terrorists by generations of people.
We must fight this takeover; we have a right to fight the neocon influence.

Donnie McDaniel said...

The really sick part is that they have no remorse. None at all!

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Once again you speak with a sane voice, and I have decided, you should run for President. You have a way with words. You should run, I would support you all the way. You keep your commitments better than anyone I have ever met. You say it, you do it. That is something sorely missing in our society.


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ps- i love laundry too! :)