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Dear World, Americans Don't Want War in Syria

Open letter to the citizens of the world about our war-mongering government.

Eric Blair | Activist Post

Dear World,

As the U.S. government fabricates its way into yet another aggressive war, this time in Syria, I understand why you might resent average Americans because we allow this war path to continue.

After Gaddafi's carcass was dragged through the streets of Libya, our Secretary of State told you with a demonic smirk "We came. We saw. He died." I get it, they make us look like bloodthirsty thugs.

You might think we all agree with endless wars and unlawful drone strikes. You might think we condone the indefinite detention or torture of other humans. You may think we approve of the global police state and spy grid paid for by our tax dollars. You may believe we support our government's hubris bravado to conquer the world. You may even hate us for it.

Despite what you're told on the two-way telescreen, we are not okay with what our government is doing. Our government has gone completely rogue. They don't represent us. We do not share its enthusiasm for blood. We're disgusted by it.

Like you, we just want a peaceful and fruitful life with the hope of a better future for our children. We want joy, peace, love, and the liberty to fulfill of our dreams. Obviously, our government doesn't represent these values because we are not in charge of our government. It's in charge of us.

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We American Christians who think....

don't want war either. Blessed are the peacemakers....

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Talk's cheap

Good article, and, I'd like the person who wrote this article to talk about some positive steps to resist this tyranny. Has he stopped paying taxes to fund this tyranny? Has he changed his money into another form to stop using the bankers' product, the US dollar? Has he gotten politically active to coopt the pillars of power away from gov't (education, military, politics, food, medicine, money system, etc...)?

I think most Americans would agree with what he is saying, but they do not have a roadmap for how to resist this tyranny happening, and many are so busy trying to make ends meet that they do not make political change a priority, realizing this is the source of their lack of jobs and wealth.

DANGERS of a Big Government

big, Bigger, BIGGEST government in size....and the last is where this country is at.

We should expect the Military to grow as big, too, and for the Big Government crowd to want that. Money & Power go hand in glove, and the Military is the elites' weapon.

Ultimately, it is built up to PROTECT "THEM" from us.

Peace Train

this daily paul thread is key

be sure to give it a view and PLUS!

http://www.dailypaul.com/297001/leaked-documents-us-framed-s...

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

LETS CALL THIS THE ANTI-WAR IN SYRIA THREAD

I am sure most if not all missed this :

http://tinyurl.com/la945up

UN TEAM COMPRIMISED !

To the idiot of a commentor "YAWN" MAD23 below me
it's morons like you that get downvoted constantly!

I've been following this all day and I can say the WAR DRUMS are beating LOUDLY , With KERRY's little speech and how the detractors that say we need proof , Kerry says dont mind them , Chemical weapons were used so regardless ISRAEL wants us to make those weapons SECURE!
When I woke up this morning that DOUCHE MARK DAVIS was on the radio talking PRO-WAR nonsense. I knew that ALL OF THE TALKING POINTS HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT TO ALL OF THE RADIO SHOWS AND THEY WILL FOLLOW THEM VERBATIM!,

wake up MAD23 seriously or go post on the glenn beck site and get off the dailypaul.

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Yawn

As much as I want to agree with the "liberty" movement this is a perfect example of why I can't. First let me state unequivocally that I disagree with US intervention in Syria. So I agree with you, but for very different reasons. Let's example a few things.

"As the U.S. government fabricates its way into yet another aggressive war"

Conjecture, assumes facts that aren't on record. Not only do you take the wildly paranoid and conspiratorial stance of suggesting the chemical attacks are a fabrication, but you blame this on the US? Really? Sure it seemingly doesn't make sense for Assad to do this, but it certainly wouldn't be the first time someone in the Arab world did something crazy. There are a lot of explanations, none of which involve a fabrication on the part of the US.

"I get it, they make us look like bloodthirsty thugs."

I've seen a number of arguments for war in Syria, none of which involved "bloodthirst." While I disagree with intervening in Syria, it has nothing to do with lack of bloodthirst. If Obama was attacking people in the US with chemical weapons you would be begging anybody and everybody to help you wage war against him. It is intellectually dishonest to act like this is about bloodthirst.

"You might think we all agree with endless wars and unlawful drone strikes. You might think we condone the indefinite detention or torture of other humans. "

No, not really. What does indefinite detention or torture have to do with anything? More emotional arguments that have no place in this discussion.

"Despite what you're told on the two-way telescreen, we are not okay with what our government is doing. Our government has gone completely rogue. They don't represent us. We do not share its enthusiasm for blood. We're disgusted by it."

Again, what enthusiasm for blood? And who is "we," didn't realize you represented the majority. Also, nothing has actually happened yet, so hold those horses.

"Like you, we just want a peaceful and fruitful life with the hope of a better future for our children. We want joy, peace, love, and the liberty to fulfill of our dreams. Obviously, our government doesn't represent these values because we are not in charge of our government. It's in charge of us."

Well, this is a very ironic argument. Those arguing for war in Syria use literally these same words, word for word, in arguing for intervention in Syria. The peacenik argument is hypocritical and illogical.

The argument for staying out of Syria has nothing to do with blood thirst but everything to do with minding our own business. I couldn't care less whether Assad is killing his people with chemical weapons or with bullets or traditional explosive ordinance. I don't care how many people he kills, hundreds or millions. What I care about is American lives. I would not trade a single American life for every person in Syria.

The peacenik arguments make you look like a nut and ultimately detract from your position.

You are misinformed. There

You are misinformed. There is evidence to suggest the chemical attacks are a fabrication. True or not, it is hardly paranoid given the evidence and even more a stretch to characterize the argument as a "conspiratorial stance". BTW, every type of geopolitical agenda is conspiratorial. Any one of the so-called alternative explanations you suggest would also be "conspiratorial", by definition. Regardless, a fabrication to advance the US foreign policy agenda is as plausible as any other.

To speak to your other points, the analogy of Obama attacking his own people is a non sequitur. if Obama (or more accurately, his handlers) were attacking we the people with chemical weapons, I for one would seek retribution and justice from those who were truly waging the attack. It would be absurd to launch a counter attack against Obama's political enemies (and many, many innocent civilians as necessary collateral damage), in response to a so-called attack by Obama. So, in short, no. I would not be "begging" to play the role of unconscious pawn in a complicated psyops.

Indefinite detention, torture, and drone strikes are unlawful and indicative of a rogue, illegitimate government. This is exactly the point of this argument, which is central to this discussion.

Incidentally, though the majority has nothing to do with it (we are Republic, not a democracy), the majority of Americans nonetheless oppose intervention in Syria. So you are misinformed on this point as well.

Finally, I wouldn't call the argument a "peacenik" argument. You are confusing the common sense opposition to illegitimate government and war propaganda with something entirely different.

So many crazy words.

So many crazy words.

I don't know how to help you,

I don't know what to tell you, dude. Maybe invest in a dictionary?

This must be a "liberty"

This must be a "liberty" dictionary where all the words have different meanings.

As opposed to the

As opposed to the "collectivist" dictionary, where all the words have but one meaning... slavery

Ok, now why would you say

Ok, now why would you say something like that, intentionally lying?

??? Lying? No. Sardonic?

??? Lying? No. Sardonic? Maybe. Kernel of truth? Absolutely.

You think it's honest to

You think it's honest to refer to me as a "collectivist"? Where have I said anything that promotes collectivism?

I choose my words carefully.

I choose my words carefully. I didn't refer to you as collectivist. I referred to your preference of dictionary as collectivist, given your apparent disdain for liberty. This hypothetical world of dictionaries is a conversation you initiated, not me.

Explain my "apparent disdain

Explain my "apparent disdain for liberty," when have I said anything like this?

Very well. I quote your own

Very well. I quote your own words: “…This must be a “liberty” dictionary where all the words have different meanings…”

When a commentator puts the word liberty in "quotations" as an adjective describing a collection of words rendered meaningless because “all the words have different meanings,” it is fairly safe to infer said commentator has a strong disdain for liberty.

YOU WONT BE YAWNING WHEN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IS NEXT ON THE LIST

YOU WONT BE YAWNING WHEN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IS NEXT ON THE LIST TO GET BOMBED

**YAWN**MORON**

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Clearly you didn't comprehend

Clearly you didn't comprehend what I wrote at all. Try reading it again - slowly.

Cyril's picture

Try getting lost for good - quickly.

Try getting lost for good - quickly.

Thank you in advance.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Another sound argument from

Another sound argument from Frenchie.

Excusez mon français vous crétin, va te faire foutre!

Votre ignorance est très évident! Renseignez-vous!

ちょっと見て僕も外国語を話せるよ!僕たちは凄いだろう! أ

ちょっと見て僕も外国語を話せるよ!僕たちは凄いだろう!

أو هل تفضل في العربية؟

Posts like yours make me

Posts like yours make me proud to be a part of the daily paul.

What good does it do to proclaim

that we are against War with Syria or any other population if we are not willing to stop those who are taking us to war?

Don't get me wrong, I agree with the sentiment, but what good does it do to explain that 'we' don't want war when our 'representatives' and President are and have been carrying us to war for decades?

We the American People must STOP those who are misrepresenting us. Our standing on the sidelines is akin to watching our hired guns kill our neighbors when we verbally disapprove. Our neighbors are not likely going to be too understanding or impressed with our disapproval when we are the ones paying for the bullets and the manpower that is slaughtering them.

How many are going to hurt?

When and if this begins? :(

donvino

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Too many.

Too many.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Love it.

Thank you.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

My Prayer is for the people of Syria

Lord please stop these crazy people...Join me in a nationwide prayers tonight @ 10 central time for 10 minutes straight. Lets see what god can do about this.

This time don't give us Barabbus!