War Makes Money

Peace does not come from war. Look at the loss to our country in terms of life lost and war debt. But it is not a debt for those who manufacture the killing stuff. War is a money maker for investors who create and sell fighting materials. Our first leaders stole land from the Indians and then enslaved the blacks. The US has a history of terror and takeover.

Currently, investors are frothing at the mouth over the next invasion. Why are we in Afghanistan? Nobody knows except those who are in it for the money. War seems to be the main US main occupation. The US government sent pallets of cash, more than 4 billion dollars to Baghdad. Where did the money go? Nobody knows. War goes on without purpose except to make money for the few.

When the guns and cars and tanks and missiles and bullets and overpriced toiletries and over priced medications and overpriced everything are destroyed, the corporations are only too happy to send a new supply. Those on the base, often get rid of stuff that is not damaged. They dump cars and tanks in the desert and announce their loss. There must be “kick backs” for those announcing these phony losses.

Many of our US wars go on without meaning or purpose. How do we get another nation to pick up guns in self-defense to keeps our military businesses operating? One way practiced by “45” is breaking agreements and alliances with international friends. They say, a man is as good as his word. He breaks his word. He is unreliable and can turn on you. Friend turns into enemy.

Another way to drag your victim into the froth of war is to not follow the rules of war. The rules of law divide what solders can do to other soldiers from what they can do to civilians. Rules of war say you cannot bomb schools and hospitals and farms and churches and wedding parties and water purification plants, etc. Bombed civilians grow outraged and frightened which drives them take money used for social purposes and turn it into weapons.  

Trump, a megalomaniac got rid of all his war experts, people employed by the government for years. Those not fired, quit. There is no one left to give a contrary opinion. He does what his impulses tell him to do manufacturing reasons as he goes. The latest breaking the rules of war was his assassinating General Soleimani, a military man in Iran, a country we are not fighting. The fact that Trump’s fans call Soleimani a “bad man” does not make killing him just or legal. Worse than that, it brings anarchy into the world. With the US as a model, it is OK now to kill anyone that stands in your way for almost any reason. We don’t like our vulnerability and want it to stop. Do you think it won’t come here? How do we return to sanity and peace?

Trump May Be Impeached.

The impeachment hearings are just a distraction from what is really going on. Every time Trump does some new anti-social, anti-decent, anti-climate, anti-human action like dropping out of the Paris Climate talks, the true actors, the robbers, the ones who are making things happen in their favor, can act  behind the scenes which makes them happy. They are pleased with Trump’s latest attention getting bruhaha. It is like the clown within a circus who distracts the audience by sweeping up saw dust while the workers are setting up props for the next act.

Trump got elected by saying that he represented the workers, poor folk and then gave millions of dollars to the very rich. Now Congress including the Democrats, including Nancy Pulosi and Chuck Schumer, renewed the Patriot Act, a way to corner anyone who is out of line. Now food stamps for the poor are on the firing line. But who notices this wave of stealing when the news babbles about impeachment!

Greedy Democrat try to distinguish themselves from greedy Republicans, by screaming about outside danger. Rachel Maddow, a daily internet news reporter at the cost of 30,000 dollars per show, talks about the encroachment of Russia. However in Court, she recently admitted that the Russia threat was only her fantasy and people do not take it seriously. But they do. She is a Russia-gate person. She said that Trump is in Putin’s pocket. She said that Russia stole our election.  

She is well paid to be a Democratic shill. Why do the Democrats need this? This is another get you distracted game. Get everyone flustered and worried about Russia, and they will not notice that most of the Democrats have no more intention of supporting the middle class and poor than do the Republicans.

The pay off for this distracting real and made-up news is that Congress can vote to spend our tax money the way they want, with tax breaks for their corporate “donors” means bosses and paybacks to themselves. The money goes to the military attacking the world to fight “terrorism.” The distracted public ignores that we receive little or nothing. Trump gave billionaires huge tax breaks. We lack funds to save our schools, to pay for Medicare, to remove pollution, to preserve our parks. Not a cent. But our attention has been taken away from our mounting poverty by excitement about Trump’s latest faux pas.

War consumes money. At a recent accounting which was forced-on the military, they could not account for vanishing millions. They had never thought to discuss the huge stacks of cash sent to Afghanistan seemingly blown away in the wind. Hypnotized by the impeachment imbroglio and distracted by the Russia threat, no one in the “public” is yelling about the money not available to the schools and medical treatment as a social right and  care for the elderly and stopping pollution and saving life on earth. .

We need to wake up to reality and get out in the street to protest.

Every Day A New Horror

I feel as if a monster has its jaws around Mother Earth and is chewing. Yesterday, I learned that Trump was making it possible for corporations, factory farms, professional polluters of all sorts, earth murderers, to dump their poisonous trash into our rivers, lakes, oceans, into what we drink and where non-human animals live. Even the ocean is polluted.

Why, why does this self-centered, vain, applause-seeking man, President #45 seek the destruction of everything that sustains life? Many say that he is merely a petulant child, a tantrum ridden 3-year old, who does not know what he is doing. Is there some kind of relief for us to see him as infantile, oblivious to consequences of his actions which hurl us towards extinction?

I have been thinking of this peculiar kind of forgiveness and can no longer allow it to “white out” my submission. I think that #45 knows full well the harm his anti-control allowances permit. He knows that his rules or their lack permit every kind of rape of Mother Earth. He enjoys the power he has over life.

 I think that feeling the world disintegrate beneath his feet stimulates him to grab ever more of what he can.  He is riding the train of destruction, cowboy hat waving in the air. Even his uncontrollable sexuality has women forced into submission. About beautiful women, #45 says, “I touch their pussy” and they give in. It is all about rape and power. A powerful way to suppress a woman’s freedom is through rape. The woman is “taken.” It has nothing to do with love regardless of what the rapist says.

We are dependent on Mother Earth for life. A vanquished Mother Earth lets us fall into non-existence. Trump @ co. jails helpless immigrants who are corralled at our border. He separates child from parent which is a form of slow death for them both. We as onlookers are horrified and then forget. We hide our heads in the sand and do the ostrich act. Hannah Arendt spoke of Germans going about their business in sight of concentration camps with smoke billowing from flesh eating fires, “She called it “the banality of evil.”

We, citizens accepting helplessness, vote for congressmen who are owned by polluting corporations and will do nothing to sustain life. We are in an emergency. Our lives are on the line. We have-to be in the streets about it. We cannot allow dumping into our creeks and rivers. We cannot allow pollution in our food and in our sky. We cannot allow children corralled at the border to be put in cages .  We cannot allow the extraction of coal, oil, gas, create endlessly polluting nuclear reactors to make big money, so that those dancing on the deck of the Titanic have a very good band. We cannot give away our lives.