not Jefferson, but some people sad about our illogical and immoral entry into Vietnam spurred: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Well, maybe it's not the highest but it sure is important. #Resist
The image of those people sitting around a dinner discussing, deciding upon a raid in Yemen has me thinkin’ about a smoky basement with us hovered over 8 by 8 feet of plywood; greened, landscaped, and heavy on the edges with Napoleonic Era figures in battle formations. It was the eve of a great battle to see who would command the river-cut valley below, and the once insignificant town near the center. This war could be said to hinge on this action.
[RoboWar kills civilians more easily now, as any escalation of technology will tend to do, as one side gains the temporary advantage (Until The Other matches it and the race is on again). It helps to keep the definition of Morality fluid.]
At the dinner: Trump, CIA Director, Natl. Security Advisor Mike Flynn, secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, trump’s son-in-law, I think…
The White House said it was a success. It was actually a bloody mess. Perhaps they were acting on stale intelligence. Whatever!
This insistence that power/violence is the answer has persisted longer than it needs to. We have evolved to the point at which we are now able to see many paths; that the non-violent paths lead to more peaceful tomorrows. There is a cost, of course.
There’s always a cost, and this change will be very expensive, probably more expensive in dollars than the current path. Enormous amounts of cash... What’s different about compassionate non-violent solutions is that the people who pay most of the cost for progress are different from the people who usually pay for technological-competition-political solutions. There’s enough cash out there to get this done. This one falls on the super-rich. Oh, my.
The lasting peace cannot come until we are all treated compassionately, justly, equally. #Resist
Trump wants a Fascist to sit on the Supreme Court. He wants Jerry Falwell to head the Higher Education Task Force. Trump has already removed requirements to list foreign business gifts (graft), outlaw dumping coal waste in streams, ban Muslims from countries where Christians are allowed to enter the U.S., chosen an incompetent to head Education, and the list goes on, authorized transactions with Russia despite ban, …
The attacks on what we hold dear are coming from all fronts. How do we focus? What are the best ways to #Resist?
My friend wrote, "The last 5 days have been the longest days of my life. Reliving post 9\11 fear and hysteria from the #MuslimBan. Please pray for me/Muslims."
I was reminded of a different woman, a young warrior, who told me, “No matter how many people you interview, or go to Iraq, or whatever, you cannot ever truly understand. Excuse me, but you’re a white guy.”