The political game of the United States has become a spectator sport for the People of a once great country. We watch in the comfort of our homes as our politicians feign leadership, while wielding a war machine that was never meant to be. On the heels of shattered promises, we find ourselves in familiar territory as President Obama makes his case for war once again. A case that eerily echoes the controversy of Bush’s WMDs and Iraqi despotism at the beginning of this dysfunctional story.
But unlike the coalition of his predecessor in 2003, Obama’s recent, seemingly strong, coalition of support now wavers in the wake of a devastating defeat in the halls of the British Commons. Britain’s lawmakers have decided not to follow us into our attack on Syria. So why the change of heart? Could it be Britain and the rest of the world have begun to recognize the inconsistencies of United States regurgitated rhetoric. Or maybe it is due to the deplorable decision-making of our so-called democratic practitioners.
In either case the world now waits for the evidence we hold against Syria. All of us have been promised this evidence, a so-called proof that has apparently laid the groundwork for these future strikes on Syria, but in our foolish anticipation for the smoking gun, what we shall soon find is that the United States is the only one whose finger is on any trigger. A lone gunman, on a global stage, in a perilous drama of playback politics, and recycled rhetoric. It’s players, playing for an audience of fools and fanatics, acting out the script given to them and those who came before. A bitter cast of thugs and thieves driving a war machine that no longer represents the best interests of the American People and the world.
The People of the world are waking up and recognizing that United States aggression around the globe is not rooted in heroism but hubris. In our fight for Freedom, it is not Freedom we dispense but rather it is tyranny, a tyranny that continues to impose its will upon the world in the pursuit of selfish gain. A tyranny that represents the worst parts of human nature and neglects to nurture the best aspects of what humans can be.
So let the dogma of United States democracy, no longer close its doors to dissent, and let us stand in opposition to the warmongering tactics of our lost leaders. Protest war proliferation, call your Congress, speak out against attacking Syria , stand up for Liberty and fight against the despotism of overgrown military establishments such as this one. If our capacity for peace was developed as well as our capacity for war, just imagine what we might achieve. John Lennon once said “War is Over if You Want It.” The Fight for Freedom is ours to fight, We the People have the power to drive the decisions of our Leaders but it requires action and to win the fight we must break our silence.
“Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to liberty” George Washington.
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- America’s Tyranny Threshold (pilgrimpassing.com)
- Barack Obama orders report to justify Syria strike (stuff.co.nz)
- A Pale Rider Upon a Gunmetal Steed (librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com)
- Jumping the Shark Over Syria (readersupportednews.org)
- What Are The United States’ Options In Syria? (thinkprogress.org)