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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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I can only conclude that Obama policiy of creating

instability in the world is pure insanity.

We all think dictators are bad, but in some regions of the world they are the only thing that keeps the local populations from tearing each other apart.

Look at Tito who held Yugoslavia together and kept it a fairly pleasant place under his unifying efforts, but when he left it descended into ethnic cleansing and civil war. Saddam Hussein succeeded in making Iraq prosperous out of pieces of the Ottoman Empire (until we quarantined it) with a large, thriving, well educated middle class, and now it has descended into civil war, an impoverished ghost of its past, complete with misery and permanent unrest. Muammar Qaddafi achieved similar results in Libya. When we engineered his overthrow Libya became a dangerous place for the now deceased US Ambassador and is in civil war.

So what do you expect to happen to the people of Syria with us funding rebels who are no better than the dictator who now rules. This civil conflict was created by the US, and will probably end with a new ruler being installed (we will call it democracy) and long term impoverishment and terror for the population.

This is what happens when we put an incompetent, mentally ill, socialist in power and then the legislature and courts lets him run wild. Politically this reminds me of Hitler's assent to power; he didn't take over, the German legislature simply stepped aside and ceded power to him.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

How dare MSM speak and chose War for us.

How dare FOX News and other Merchants of War and War Hardware try to subvert the knowledge and will of the people! We know for a fact the federal government has been trying to provoke a larger conflict with Syria since 2011.

"Military Intervention In Syria", US Training "Rebels" Since 2011 And The Complete Grand Plan - The March 2012 Leak

Why do you care what the MSM says?

The MSM is owned by the same folks that own what you call government. It's called television "programming" for a reason. You watch television voluntarily, and as such, you voluntarily program your mind to think and behave in a certain manner. The media exists for this sole purpose... to keep you docile, complaining about things, and ultimately keeps you from doing anything about it.

They're simply trying to persuade the common man that war with Syria is good, so that the common man continues to stay docile while Syria's natural resources are raped, along with its people.

yes, but our friends, family and neighbors--

listen to MSM, not to *us*.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Hey I like your posts.

Truthful and simple.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

Nazi philosophy being followed to the letter by our rulers...

“Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ... [V]oice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

― Hermann Göring

Nice prayer...

wish it were true but it's not.

Truth is that about 10% don't want war and the rest either love bombing people or don't give a rats ass.

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Stop paying taxes...

If you can legally stop, do so (reduce income, etc)... If not, risk the hell that the IRS will bring down on you/us.

I am getting dangerously close to making that decision. Would my life be better used under the boot heel of the IRS and/or in Federal Prison than as a slave to the war machine?

Daily the answer gets a little closer to yes. I wish I was a better person and the answer already was yes.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -

Dear World... I Funded The Bloodshed

Dear World... I TOTALLY DISAGREE with the actions of my government; my friends and I complain about it all the time.

But the money needed to make all of those bad things happen, all of that death and sorrow, all of that evil... HAD TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE RIGHT?

Well I paid for the whole thing. OOPS. My bad, sorry.

You see world, we in this country pay taxes blindly. We pay without question. We don't ask if the money is getting used correctly, efficiently, or ethically. WE JUST PAY. Last year, my wife and I payed about $25,000, and we are constantly upset and in disagreement with the direction and actions of our government, both domestically and abroad.

So world, what do you suggest my wife and I do? (or stop doing?)

All right world, sorry about your dead father; oh and your dead son. "Family Guy" is on, so I'm gonna go watch that. And after that I need to head over to the mall and buy a new Iphone. So I'll see you later world.

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I am an anarchist.

I agree with the sentiment...

I like the idea of the party, thank you for the information. But I am an anarchist. I don't believe in the use of force or coercion. So the idea of "reforming our government" or "improving the constitution" do not interest me.

In my view, the government is like a MAFIA, they have presumed exclusive authority to use force. I don't think we need to "reform the mafia," "elect new better mafia leaders," or that "through clever use of the mafia, we will make the mafia into a virtuous group."

And the constitution... I believe it is the most important modern document. The ideas in it are so correct.

But to think that we can "obtain authority" from a piece of paper... is a joke. We do not need to improve it, we need to have a country full of people that have those principles tattooed on their brains.

No matter how virtuous the ideas in a document, the people come first. That document can't help an apathetic public. The public needs to FIRST be interested in principles and virtue. How can the holy grail of philosophy HELP PEOPLE THAT DON'T CARE ABOUT PHILOSOPHY, IDEAS, TRUTH, REASON???

Sorry to rant on you ;)

Thanks for the animated reply ; )

"How can the holy grail of philosophy HELP PEOPLE THAT DON'T CARE ABOUT PHILOSOPHY, IDEAS, TRUTH, REASON???"

I partially disagree in that people often care once they have been wronged in the public domain and seek civil resolution. I further believe accordingly that the proper role of government is to distill conscience regarding ethical principles and individual agency (ex. just trials), while the US Constitution can still be refined towards these ideals.

In any case, best of luck to you : )

Anonymous comment at the end of the article I found interesting

"It is your military and your government that is doing this. If you want to stop it, then do something about it. No-one outside the U.S. is interested in your apologies or excuses. This is being done in your name. You have allowed your government to go rogue. Take responsibility. The rest of the world cannot help you, only you can do that.

Instead of writing an article about how we should forgive your country's power- and blood-thirsty ways because it does not represent the will of the people; tell us what you are going to do to stop it. How will you manifest the will of your people?

I hope you will take your anger and frustration, and even your regret and shame, and use it to do something useful and constructive. I know you can do it"

that one

is stuck in my head

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Bumping this post for sure.

I posted here about how that dirty rotted McCain and that fat rat Lyndsey Graham are pounding the pavement daily for war in Syria.


Those 2 blood-thirsty, Arab-hating war-mongers do NOT represent me, but unfortunately the world thinks they DO because they sit on high in the U.S. Senate.

We don't even know who might be using chemical weapons over there - maybe it's the rebels themselves.

And since we have the receipts for the chemical weapons the Syrian government owns, WE ARE AT FAULT IF THEY ARE using them.

The dirty rotted agents of war in this country make me sick.

That includes "defense" contractors like Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grummond, GE etc who lobby the U.S. Congress to send foreign aid money to foreign governments who in turn must buy weapons from U.S. manufactureres with a percentage of the "aid" money we give them.

It's am immoral, un-constitutional circle of endless wars, conficts and arms races where the war profiteers walk away rich, and lots of people in foreign lands end up dead or maimed because of the USA.

And we wonder why the world hates this country.

One more thing...FOX NEWS; QUIT TELLING ME WHO I'M SUPPOSED TO HATE so you too can profit from the conflicts you're advocating.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Americans do not support any more wars'

Americans do not support any more wars'


Lord, Forgive Us.

We did not stand up in rebellion to this takeover.
We sat in our 'living rooms', watching.
NOW, that it is TOO LATE, we beg the world for forgiveness.
I pray that the end comes swiftly and mercifully.
I cannot stand the guilt of endless lives, again DYING, in the name of this corrupted, lazy nation of women who will NOT STAND UP and tell their 'leaders' to GO TO HELL!


The Oak and the Woodcutters

THE WOODCUTTER cut down a Mountain Oak and split it in pieces,
making wedges of its own branches for dividing the trunk. The
Oak said with a sigh, "I do not care about the blows of the axe
aimed at my roots, but I do grieve at being torn in pieces by
these wedges made from my own branches."

FOX News war merchants of

FOX News war merchants of death have been working overtime selling their war hardware this weekend. Filthy enemies of the state.


Enemies? The media is simply taking its orders from the state...

Shameless B-U-M-P

The next frame should show Biden and Boehner

gorging themselves to the point of it coming out of their nose.