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12 Jul

Iraq & Afghanistan, A Drawing-Down of Blinds.

And silence permeates our country. Nor any voice of mourning except the choirs, family and friends.

Damn us!

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The O’Leary: 

America’s military industrial complex and many of her national leaders have found a way to wage war in a manner that leaves the majority of Americans directly unaffected by its horrors (and ignorant of the negative indirect effects on their common good). The absence of a draft, the use of high tech, impersonal killing machines (such as drones), and the failure of the mainstream media to adequately cover such a war result in a citizenry totally oblivious to the devastation that we are inflicting on foreign lands and their peoples and to the misery that such a war produces for that relatively small sub-set of Americans who are its foot soldiers. Shame on us for tolerating such a condition and for our silence.

The anti-war movement currently is, for all practical purposes, defunct. It is possible that a peace movement rising from such a clueless and careless population cannot sustain itself effectively against endless war. Our streets are empty, our protestors are few. What, if anything, will awaken our outrage?

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mary

America’s military industrial complex and many of her national leaders have found a way to wage war in a manner that leaves the majority of Americans directly unaffected by its horrors (and ignorant of the negative indirect effects on their common good). The absence of a draft, the use of high tech, impersonal killing machines (such as drones), and the failure of the mainstream media to adequately cover such a war result in a citizenry totally oblivious to the devastation that we are inflicting on foreign lands and their peoples and to the misery that such a war produces for that relatively small sub-set of Americans who are its foot soldiers. Shame on us for tolerating such a condition and for our silence.

The anti-war movement currently is, for all practical purposes, defunct. It is possible that a peace movement rising from such a clueless and careless population cannot sustain itself effectively against endless war. Our streets are empty, our protestors are few. What, if anything, will awaken our outrage?

Clayton

In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
Herodotus

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