(Written on 11-11-01;
Updated on 12-31-04)
[Copyright © 2001-2005 in the U.S.A. and
Internationally by S. Wolf Britain.
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As the quote I've quoted before says, "The majority is usually wrong"! (Robert A. Heinlein from his great book, Stranger in a Strange Land.) The alleged majority that supposedly is in favor of the present major war against Iraq is wrong! Look at how many people from many very different "walks of life", including many "conservatives" and veterans, are already carrying out anti-war protests clear across our allegedly "free country", and all over the world (hundreds of thousands all over the U.S., and millions of people world-wide), against this "new" war; and how the Office of Homeland Security (DHS) has been created, like something right out of George Orwell's also great book, 1984, and right out of a totalitarian police state! We are living in a time when the majority of "Americans" think "it can't happen here", and "the minority can't be right"; but the so-called majority is wrong about what is happening, AND about what is coming!
Most people need to get a true and quick education on what true freedom is, and wake up, if it isn't too late, before "we" destroy ourselves! I've long been saying that the U.S.A. is becoming more and more of an "authoritarian police state"; and I was so right! Look up the word, 'authoritarian', in the dictionary; as the definition reads like a prediction that has already come true! Believe me, there's no ego involved in this on my part; I didn't make most of the correct predictions concerning what's now happening in our country and world; they were already made by others', in many cases long before me!
If it were possible for "America's" True founding-fathers to turn over in their graves, they would have done so many times already! Thomas Jefferson, and others', said we must not let our government get too big and out of control; and the U.S. government has been much too big and out of control for a long time; and now the majority of Americans are blindly willing to give up their civil liberties in order to supposedly and completely destroy what we cannot possibly completely destroy, the Middle Eastern extremists, "terrorists" and al those who are "evil" of this very crazy, insane, and bizarre world!
By supporting this "new" war, "we" are playing right into the hands of what our government "leaders" have wanted for a long time, more control over We, The People, those ONLY for True Freedom, who are supposed to be the ONLY ones who are running this country! Think about this with the deepest part(s) of your heart(s), instead of with your "follower" mind(s), wake up, stand up only for True Freedom, and stand up against ALL threats to that True Freedom!!
LOVE ONLY TRUE AMERICA, NOT MURDER FOR MURDER, TWO WRONGS SUPPOSEDLY MAKING ONE RIGHT, THE ENDS SUPPOSEDLY JUSTIFYING MOST MEANS, RETALIATION(S), AND REVENGE!! THAT IS NOT TRUE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND/OR FREEDOM AT ALL!!
Let's hope, and pray if we do so, that we don't end up in WW3; because that's where this entire situation is heading; and G.W. Bush and others should truly decide that "we" are truly NOT (going to be) at war with Islam and its nations! He hypocritically claims that the U.S. government is not at war against Islam; but IT IS; and, very sadly, the cooler heads are not prevailing!
We, the "American" people and our allies, are being manipulated into letting our emotions control us, and running headlong into a full-scale war that "the powers that be" want us to be in for "the love of war", "a war economy", to protect economic interests, and to do away with more of "American's" civil liberties, and world-citizens', human rights; and, like all of the wars that the U.S. has had a hand in starting, supporting and/or ending, the majority of people, who are usually wrong, are being convinced that two wrongs supposedly make one right, and that the ends supposedly justify the means, both of which are not true at all!
Truly look at, consider and realize how inhuman and inexcusable United States, and/or support of allied, actions were in Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii, Samoa, Taiwan, the Philippines, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Chile, East Timor, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Libya, Iraq, Sudan, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Columbia, West Papua (New Guinea), and other places (not necessarily in that order), and the slaughter, devastation and havoc they wreaked, and are continuing to wreak, for decades and generations of offspring thereafter, and to come! Consider the fact that many, if not all, of these military actions were carried out by the United States and/or its allies in violation of international law(s); and consider the minority who warned us that "America" and its people would be very sorry if they got involved in those atrocities, and who were so very right! Wake up, "America", and all of the Allied Governments, before it is too late; for, if we don't do so, "we" will very likely bring nuclear missiles down upon ourselves as "we" continue to seek further and further vengeance against "our enemies"; as vengeance just breeds more and more vengeance, in a vicious, unending circle! Please God, or some Higher Power other than evil, help us ALL!!!!!
It bears repeating, "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather avoid wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord. Therefore if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink: for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:19-21; in fact, read the entire chapter!) Once more, it is NOT humankind's responsibility to seek or obtain revenge; and it is COMPLETELY against God's will for humankind to do so!! It is ONLY God's responsibility to seek and get revenge; and VERY SOON He WILL get revenge against ALL those who violate, or have violated, His will, including self-righteous "America" and "Americans"!! So we must leave it up to Him; and not take it upon ourselves IN ANY WAY AT ALL!!
The "anti-war doves" are far from an extinct species; and we aren't simply a few that have "risen from the ashes"! There are many of us; and those of us, like myself, who protest violence, non-violently, are the minority that is right, compared to the majority which is wrong about virtually everything!
People in favor of vengeance and retaliation(s) accuse people like me of being "alarmists" who can't be right; but throughout history, people like me have been right many, many times; and most others' found out too late that such was the case! We are giving people like yourself warning after warning that you should heed; but, do you? No, you "mock" us to your, and the majority's, grave detriment!
"If we mock what we do not understand, we may learn when it's too late that the penalty for such arrogance is annihilation." (Author Unknown.)
Maybe you'll stop bitching about those who "bitch" about so-called Americans who are allegedly a threat to our very Freedoms, when those Freedoms no longer exist; but then it will be too late! Wake up, BEFORE it's too late!! It is not about WHO is right, but about WHAT is Truly Right!!
I believe that everyone has a right to their opinion(s); and I truly believe in Freedom of Speech; but, the problem is, most non-pacifists act like pacifists don't have just as much right(s) to Freedom of Speech, or just as much right(s) to their opinion(s), as they do! The non-pacifists act like they have a right to their opinion(s), and that they have Freedom of Speech, but that pacifists have little or none of those rights; when we pacifists have just as much right(s) to Freedom of Speech and our opinion(s) as non-pacifists do; and, thank God, we will not allow our True Freedoms to be taken away without standing up and being heard against it, without sitting idly by while they are abrogated with impunity!
There have to be voices of "reason" who stand up against all wars and excessive government, to be a "check and balance" on potential threats to Freedom, and to protect True Freedom(s)! The majority falsely believe that "Americans" are superior to everyone else on this Earth, which is the ultimate in bigotry! Remember, our own Declaration of Independence says, "ALL (people) are created equal"; and that includes EVERY person on the face of this globe! The "great" ego-centric U.S. government has brought a lot of what happened on September 11th, 2001 on ourselves by what "we" have done to provoke the extremists of the world; now we are reaping what we have sown; and we're going to make it worse by running in and getting revenge and retaliation(s)! “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a (person) sows, that will (they) also reap....” (Luke 11:52.)
If "we" continue to seek retaliation(s) and revenge against such "powers", like the extremists and terrorists who carried out the unconscionable and inexcusable attacks of September 11th, 2001, they will get even more revenge and retaliation(s) against us, and seriously harm us much more than we have already been harmed; therefore, "we" should completely stop all provocation(s) of them, before we bring any more irreparable harm down upon ourselves than we already have; as there is no more excuse for "our" returning evil for evil, than there is for their doing so!! We must end the vicious cycle of violence before it escalates out of control any more than it already has!!!!!
At the same time, though we have been amply warned against it, "we" are giving "our" government free license to be able to control us like NO government should EVER be allowed to do! The blindness and ignorance of the majority is exactly what "the powers that be" want; because the only people they want to have any true freedom and/or power, are the lover's of money, the root of all evil(s), and those who blindly do their bidding!
We are hearing a great deal of war-mongering rhetoric and propaganda right now; and most of what we're hearing in the "American" media is the U.S. government's promotion of, and support for, the so-called "War Against Terrorism", "Operation Enduring Freedom", etc.; but what they really mean is, 'The War of Terrorism Against So-called Terrorism', and 'Operation Endure Their Version and/or Definition of What Freedom Supposedly Is', etc.! "Our" government and mainstream media definitions and/or versions of "freedom" and "justice" are retaliation(s) and revenge, terms that are NOT synonymous with eachother, and don't go together AT ALL! We The People, and the rest of the world, are being heavily propagandized to support more and more violence, revenge and retaliation(s), all of which are against what True Freedom and True Democracy, our True American Democracy, stand(s) for, or is supposed to stand for!
Because of "our" government's claim(s) that we "must" propagandize the world with escalating propaganda to convince more people in other countries, particularly Afghanistan and Pakistan, to be in favor of this "war" and support it, we are being falsely and fraudulently convinced that such evil propaganda is supposedly okay, a "good" thing, and a "necessity"; but ALL such evil propaganda is brainwashing, and is also contrary to True Democracy and Freedom!
Many Americans, and citizens of countries in other places of the world, are very much against this new "war"; and the percentage(s) of "Americans" claimed to be in favor of this "war" are extremely inflated! In fact, even a high percentage of New Yorkers in New York City, as well as all over the State of New York, are very much against it; but do we hear about that on the mainstream media?! No!! Most non-extremist Middle Easterners are against it, too; but do we hear that in the mainstream media?! No!! And millions of people in England and many other countries are very much against this war, also, and have carried out huge mass protests against it; but do we hear about that in the mainstream media much, if at all?! No!!
"We" are also being told by "our" government and media to go back to living our "normal" lives, while they are continually scaring us with bogus terror threats; but, since the atrocity on September 11th, 2001, nothing will ever be truly "normal" or the same again! In fact, in this highly evil world, nothing has ever been truly normal since humankind fell from Grace in the Garden of Eden! What "our" government really wants is for "us" to go back to burying our heads in the sand, so they can perpetrate further wars of aggression, violations of human rights, and abrogations of our civil liberties, right under our noses, without our even realizing and/or really caring if it's happening! We must not go back into denial and allow this to happen without standing up against it in any way we can, to slow down the trend towards eradication of human rights and freedoms, in the U.S. and all over the world!!
And what about the great many innocent men, women, children, and little babies that are being murdered by the "American" government, right now, in Afghanistan and Iraq; what is "normal" about that; and how can we go about leading our "normal" lives while this is going on, without standing up against it?! Are we hearing much, if anything, about that in the mainstream media?! No!! Please don't allow yourself to be evilly propagandized, and thereby your conscience to be quieted and/or silenced about ANY such violations of human rights and crimes against humanity!! The United States government is NOW violating many international human rights laws by murdering these innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan; and it must not be allowed to continue!!!!!
Believe me, I well-know that what appears obvious that we should do, seems so right; but, "It is written....", "(t)hus says the Lord (God)", "Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto (L)ife, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 4:4; Exodus 4:22; and Matthew 7:12-13.) In other words, the obvious way usually isn't the right way; and the "narrow" way is usually the right way. Most people choose the "wide" way and destruction; and the minority are the only ones who choose the harder, more difficult way and avoid destruction. "But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first." (Matthew 19:30; 20:16; Mark 9:35; 10:31; and Luke 13:30.) "(Wake up and get your lives totally right with God), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17); quit following along with the majority; and quit, if you do, supporting these "new" wars!!!!!
"You have heard that it has been said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth': But I (Jesus the Christ) say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whoever will smite you on your right cheek, turn to (them) the other also. And if any man (or woman) will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let (them) have your cloak also. And whoever will compel you to go a mile, go with (them) two. Give to (them who) asks you, and from (them who) would borrow of you turn not away. You have heard that it has been said, 'You will love your neighbor, and hate your enemy'. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you; That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same? And if you salute your brothers only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the publicans (do the same)? Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:38-48.)
The foregoing makes VERY CLEAR that when Jesus the Christ walked this Earth, HE COMPLETELY DID AWAY WITH "AN EYE FOR AN EYE"! And yet we constantly hear a misinterpretation of those verses, which I quoted the entire context of above! He said, "(RETALIATE) NOT (AGAINST) EVIL: BUT WHOEVER WILL SMITE YOU ON YOUR RIGHT CHEEK, TURN TO HIM YOUR OTHER (CHEEK) ALSO.... LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, BLESS THEM THAT CURSE YOU, DO GOOD TO THEM THAT HATE YOU, AND PRAY FOR THEM WHICH DESPITEFULLY USE YOU, AND PERSECUTE YOU"! So, obviously, the opposite is also true: 'DO NOT RETALIATE FOR BEING HIT ON THE RIGHT CHEEK, BUT LET THEM STRIKE US ON THE OTHER CHEEK TOO IF THEY WANT TO; DO NOT HATE OUR ENEMIES; AND DO NOT DO BAD TO THEM WHO HATE US'! BUT DO THE OPPOSITE AND CARRY OUT PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS!!!!!
What might some peaceful solutions be? Go to our enemies and apologize to them for all the millions of innocent people that the U.S. government has falsely and hypocritically murdered all over the world in the name(s) of God, "freedom", "democracy", "justice", money, and corporate interests; apologize for "our" being so egotistical as to think that "our" country and people are better than any other country and people on the face of the Earth; make, as much as possible, complete reparations for all of the injustices and violations of human rights that "we" have committed; and NEVER commit such violations and injustices EVER again in ANY way, shape or form WHATSOEVER!!!!!
That is what we should do; but, believe me, I have no illusions that we will do so!! As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "I have a dream...."; and there is nothing wrong with having a dream for a better society, hoping for and seeking after COMPLETE respect for all human rights, all over the world, and to end ALL crimes against humanity; as, like I've said before, it is the Duty of EVERY PERSON to do, even if it may appear hopeless to do so!!!!! Keep in mind that it is NEVER a waste of time to stand up against the evils of this world, or to stand up for NOTHING but what is right!!!!!
"....Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, 'With men (without truly having God in their lives) this is impossible; but with God all things are possible'"! (Matthew 19:26; and Mark 9:23, 10:27 and 14:36.)
[Added on 1-11-02: National Public Radio (N.P.R.) so rightfully says, calling one of their programs that 'tells it like it is' by this name, True "Democracy (is now) In Exile", and calling Afghanistan, which is and has been at the time of this writing, and for the previous several months, "the second ground zero"! We, as "Americans", very wrongly tend not to exert, or even consider exerting, much if any compassion, even "simple" expressions of same, for the many thousands of innocent men, women, children, and little babies in Afghanistan and Iraq who are being murdered by the U.S. government, and, if they haven't already died, that are suffering untold degrees of suffering due to starvation, disease and frostbite in the middle of winter there, or are yet to die from continued "American" bombing and infantry attacks! This is totally inexcusable! The Americans, and those from several other allied nations, who died in the World Trade Center Towers, and in the Pentagon, are no better than, or in any way superior to, our fellow -men, -women, -children, and -little babies who are dying in droves in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere! No man, woman or child, whether impoverished, uneducated or condemned, and no matter the color of their skin, is in any way inferior to ANY American(s); nor is there ANY excuse for their extermination!
Please scroll down and read excerpts of the writings of True-American experts on the U.S. government foreign policy that has been carried out in racist extermination of millions of innocent people all over the Earth for well over five decades, and is continuing to be carried out in several countries by the U.S. government, in ways that we don't hear much if anything about in the mainstream media, or only in such a way as to represent that such evils are supposedly justified! Thank you again for all of your time and Truly-thoughtful consideration with all of YOUR True-heart(s)!]