What if the whole Iraq war is a scripted set up? Given the past relationships of the Bush family with Saddam and Osama and the obvious puppet actions of Dubya, it could be just that.
If it is a setup and the war ends quickly, as one of the alternative scripts prescribes, the intense worldwide anti war movement ends up looking like a bunch of fools as the script writers intended.
Militarism goes on unaffected despite all the legitimate arguments that have been made about war. War per se is not the problem it is only a symptom of the disease which is militarism, a world phenomenon that extorts from the public by manipulation of governments, news and public psyche. Militarism legitimizes the diabolical enterprise of corporate leaders and deludes the average citizen into supporting them for the jobs and security they supply while they build colossal monetary wealth.
Nero fiddled. What are the music and fire symbolic of in this political drama?
While I support the actions of Alliance Humaniste to activate the imagination of common people world wide to display white for peace (well maybe it is the eschatology of peace as an alternative to militarism that I support), I must remind you that “the WAR (Iraq in this case)” is only a symptom not the disease. Take away the war and what do you have?
This is just one thinking person trying to take a look at himself being an antiwar activist and considering how I might be too close to the action to see clearly. I have learned over the years, when things seem obvious it is time to reconsider. If you have had a job in government or industry you already know how militarism works because the model has been adopted by most organizations and the universities toll the principles like a Greek tragedy chorus.
Okay say it:
Militarism is not the answer
Ride a Bicycle
People die because money and power does not honor life–human or any other part of the biosphere.
For another view get to the library and read the play in the March 24 edition of the Nation.