From the get-go, the US has dressed up wars of aggression in pretty clothes. Manifest Destiny. World’s Greatest Democracy. Humanitarian Intervention. The work of anti-war activists is that of unmasking the deceit.
We are supposed to identify with nation above humanity or sisterhood, to support endless wars, to not-see our government’s crimes dressed up in “humanitarian interventions.” Let’s not. We should be outraged that women and their loved ones all over the world are being relentlessly trammeled by the injustice of our wars. Wars, now, not just led by men, but also by women of great power and deception.
Remember saying (or someone saying to you) “Use your words” just before someone was about to slug someone else as a child. Yea, it works for some things. But for the big mega power problem we have before us , words don’t do much. Yet, we are many. We have the numbers. We need to use them.
Never Let Violence Hide Behind_____. Can you finish the sentence? I’ll begin to name a few. Behind blue lines, bedroom doors, ethnic pride, media spin, race theories, border towers, hydroelectric policies.….…