This LINK is to a horrific revelation about the reality of what the U.S. Empire is like. Really, how much longer will “we the people” allow the killing and destruction continue in our name and with our tax dollars? Is this how we desire to be remembered in history? Judgment is certain, as every empire in human history has faced. Are we willing to pay the price for our silence and complicity? Unless we turn and repent as a nation, ending our love for and worship of the weapons of death and destruction, and our quest for global hegemony, our demise is certain.
An excerpt: “We live in a state of perpetual war, and we never feel it. While you get your gelato at the hip place where they put those cute little mint leaves on the side, someone is being bombed in your name. While you argue with the 17-year-old at the movie theater who gave you a small popcorn when you paid for a large, someone is being obliterated in your name. While we sleep and eat and make love and shield our eyes on a sunny day, someone’s home, family, life and body are being blown into a thousand pieces in our names.
Once every 12 minutes.
The United States military drops an explosive with a strength you can hardly comprehend once every 12 minutes. And that’s odd, because we’re technically at war with—let me think—zero countries. So that should mean zero bombs are being dropped, right?
Hell no! You’ve made the common mistake of confusing our world with some sort of rational, cogent world in which our military-industrial complex is under control, the music industry is based on merit and talent, Legos have gently rounded edges (so when you step on them barefoot, it doesn’t feel like an armor-piercing bullet just shot straight up your sphincter), and humans are dealing with climate change like adults rather than burying our heads in the sand while trying to convince ourselves that the sand around our heads isn’t getting really, really hot.”
You’re thinking of a rational world. We do not live there.”