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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Winter Solistice

The end of darkness, the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year as we in the northern hemisphere look out into the horizon and see light. As the day will be brief, I will make this brief. As events enfold we are reminded by the news of the calamity of the day, Iraq. How things change within a year and how I am reminded everyday that change does not just happen overnight. The President came up and on the news yesterday and stated that “We’re not winning the war, and we’re not losing the war.” Well which is it? Just a few months ago the President was following his rhetorical line of “staying the course,” how things change.

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld was here to stay, but America said no. The vote for change forced action by the President and his administration. The President may have been distracted at the time and just heard a whisper in his head, saying Rumsfeld must go. Or maybe it was his “God” that called him to do it, the same “God” he listened to when starting this war. George a supposed Christian has used his might to wage a war on a country that had no capabilities to do any harm to the US. While the age of corporate cronyism and greed have grown stronger official policy has been to wage preemptive war on a sovereign nation. We are told of the Presidents following of Jesus, to him and to the rest of this “Christian land” I ask, what would Jesus do?

As the light grows stronger this upcoming year, we can all expect some more changes. New leaders in Congress are about to set their course. A promise of “a new direction” has been reverberated throughout the land. A new course implies to me an end to the war in Iraq and a return to diplomacy and humanity. The Iraq study group and former Secretary of State Colin Powell now declares that a serious look must be applied to Iraq and that the US should begin diplomacy with Syria and Iran. It surprises me that after all these years the President needs to be told to be diplomatic.

So while the holiday season is coming to an end whether it be the celebration of Hanukah, the festival of lights; Christmas, the birth of the savoir and Prince of Peace; or the Winter Solstice may we all be reminded of the peace and joy that can be obtained by asking for it. There has been great change in the past year, let us revoke all the light that will be shinned in the upcoming year to bring us another step closer to peace.

Robb Kidd

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” John F. Kennedy


At December 23, 2006 8:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will try to make my comment as brief as the blight of "civilized" man has been on our planet.
I believe the vote for change(of which I was a part) was just another part of the scam perpetuated on American and all peoples of the so called free world, who take the time to vote. We now hear Pelosi(sp)who cares) will not seek sanctions against the President(whom should be impeached-and brought up on war crimes/crimes against humanity as well as the murder of some 2900 or so US citizens.I thought she said she would hold those guilty and responsible, accountable? I now see I do not know the meaning of the word, I guess.I see now that she is part of that upper political group she has no intentions of biting the hand that feeds her, or keeping to her word, hmmm, Another lie to the(sheep) people for the people by the people. So I say why bother,(vote schmote). No longer will I try to understand or truly spend a moment caring of the deciet,confusion or blatant lies known as politics.
I will now spend my time living in the peace of a sunny day, or the peace of the pitter patter of rain on the roof, or the peace of the stillness on a snowy day enjoying the long and short days,-rain, snow or shine and will try to live in the peace of the moment,this moment. Which if not seized will pass me by as I attempt to figure out the politics of man.
1.There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.
2.in war, then let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns
3.Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Wu/Sun Tzu(The Art of War)


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