Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Of course, the logic train must completely clear the station...if the US stands indicted, which it arguably does, and I as an American citizen am presumed to have some control and responsibility, as I arguably do,  I and all who I know also share the indictment...but it is no less true for me  it as world citizen.

While I can make and defend all the arguments you have made, I'm not certain ...for example, Corporate interests can't sell if there is no market. Sure, you have to tap into a dream to sell anything. But who doesn't want everything...there is nothing wrong with wanting everything. There are implications if it is taken at the wrong time, or in the wrong sequence or when other priorities are more critical or [insert list here-you can do this argument.]

For example...christian or democratic society do this shit regardless of provocation? There is never any provocation that could justify these actions.

For example; One is defined by the worst you let happen on your watch...yes, sure. But we are also defined by sticking to point and continuing to work to our goals regardless of the odds against us. And we are defined by the act of kindness that careens into other inspiring acts that challenge the apparently powerful but typically weak structure of the assholes of the planet.

I'm not certain, but I am pretty sure that if I went to Afghanistan or the Korean borders or Baghdad, or the West Bank or Sudan and said, "Freakin' stop this Bullshit", it wouldn't stop a tyrant or freedom fighter from doing what they have decided to do. Perhaps if all of got together and decided on the place to go to and did it all together we might get a couple mentions in some blogs, but it wouldn't significantly matter. It wouldn't stop the Israeli tank from destroying a the houses of a few more dozen Palestinians as happened yesterday. Maybe it would be delayed by a day, but for the energy expired, it wouldn't be a good return.

And if we were to somehow inspire a million people to go to Sudan and just assist with food and protecting and building and farming...well, we would have to presume that at least 100,000 of us would be dead sooner and probably more later. Perhaps if we got 5,000,000 activists somehow protecting the camps and rebuilding, perhaps maybe the families and friends of us all left behind would be able to get their 'leaders' to provide us some cover...but I doubt it, even if I could think of a way to make it happen.

There's a lot of people way more smarter than me, and so far no one has an idea - except learning how to connect us all, and how to educate us all without propaganda. This is no small thing actually.

And if while I practice learning how to get thoughts into cogent ideas, and cogent ideas into express-able language, and perhaps that language gets an idea of someone else going in the right direction...right now, that is the best I can do or hope for.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Wed Aug 11th, 2010 at 02:34:45 PM EST
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