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Though, as a member of Veterans For Peace and a philosophy professor with a focus on war and ethics, I have often discussed my impressions and insights about war and its aftermath in the classroom, at conferences and with civic groups, I had never had such discussions with someone who had been my "enemy."
The Christ spoke with me last night. I guess you can imagine my surprise when, of all the people in the world he could have spoken to – clergy members, political leaders, Fox “news” commentators, etc. – he chose me. I thought maybe he just needed to rant a bit, to blow off steam. I can certainly understand his frustration given the state of the world and the way his teachings have been ignored, misinterpreted, and exploited by those who claim to be his followers. Or maybe he just wanted to talk with someone he could trust to just listen and not distort his words for their advantage or to the disadvantage of other human beings.
This new version of an older article is re-posted because it (i) is relevant to the coming revolution, (ii) contains a substantial revision, and (iii) provides background and rationale for the sixth part of my “Bird’s Eye View of Contrived Terror.”
Will bumper cars replace bombs in Israel and Palestine?
RootsAction.org, Just Foreign Policy, Veterans For Peace, and Military Families Speak Out have launched a campaign at http://StarsEarnStripes.org targeting NBC's new program, "Stars Earn Stripes," which the network is advertising during its Olympics telecast. The show will debut on August 13th.
Anna Jarvis, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community and 15 years later, Julia Ward Howe, organized a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace. Today, Grant S. Smith offers us this Mother's Day opportunity to speak Truth to Power regarding a Master of War.