Call Trump on his lies and make people question whether what he says or does aligns with American values… or their own.
As with the needless sacrifice of our young Amerikans during Vietnam, ditto for the use of them again in these Middle Eastern 'phony wars'.
Our enlightened self-interest is at stake, the well-being of our children and grandchildren is in the balance. Let’s do right.
On this Memorial Day weekend, all Amerikans should look back to the great essay written in 1935 by Marine General Smedley Butler....
“The US government has already built, at a not inconsiderable expense, a wall and fence along the border with Mexico to keep out people many of whom are refugees fleeing violence in their home countries.”
Are we just going to give this a whirl and see where it ends while the rest of the world watches?
“We are humans—we have great big brains that are hard-wired for all possible responses, from violent to nonviolent, which makes us the unique species neurologically capable of infinite, illimitable choice. Let’s be wise about it.”
Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears. This is our democracy and we want it back.
If you are not able to emulate Gandhi (at least ‘in spirit’) by living modestly, it is your own emotional dysfunctionality – particularly unconscious fear – that is the problem that needs to be addressed.
“Empires fold up when either they get overrun or their citizens have had enough.”