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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

King Would Say No !!!


My heart is a little weary these days, I had seen so much promise and visions of hope in the last couple of months but it now seems as if the President has no intentions on following that path. Instead like a cowboy with mad-cow disease he is trumping his anachronistic war plans onto a nation and a world who just does not want to hear it.

Yesterday, the nation memorialized the legacy of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King and few words echoed his call on ending war. Dr. King was more than just a voice on the issue of race because he saw through the smokescreen of patriotic lies and realized a country that spent it resources on war did not care about the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Some theorize that he was killed once he began to fervently speak out against the Vietnam War. As his memory still lies strong, I ask what would Dr. King say? My partner, Sarah posted a thought provoking perspective on Dr. King’s legacy on Finding Community in and Independent State and I suggest a look at it.

The memories of Dr. King are fading and the United States is still at war. I read daily of the deaths and bloodshed and see little hopes to an end. The emergence of a new Congress was going to work on ending it, instead they have become the mere “Loyal Opposition.” Congressman, Senators and Presidential hopefuls are so brave to condemn the President but unfortunately they lack the political courage to put a stop to him. When will they speak up and put an end to the madness?

Are they wanting for the President to provoke a war on Iran, or what? Reminiscent of the Vietnam Era, when President Nixon illegally bombed Laos and Cambodia words are now circulating that the President’s attentions are set on engaging Iran. There are reports that the US military has been arresting Iranian diplomats under the guise that “they are supplying the insurgency”. The flag waving news media trumps stories about Iran’s development of a nuclear program. The buildup of troops in Iraq and warships into the Persian Gulf appears to be aimed at provoking Iran. This administration being composed of retreads of the Nixon Presidency and with their known propensity to lie, one should be cautious and act.

We have seen how the President already does not seem to care what Congress or the American people want, so how can a society continue under his leadership? I hope that this is not the case, but as we have seen from this President and his administration they have no intention on revealing the truth or following the agenda set by the American people. This new congress has replaced a “Do-Nothing Congress” and I hope it does more than become a “Stand-By-and-Wait Congress." The time has come for action and it is the duty of every citizen to tell our leaders in Congress that we do not want this war or the next war. “If the people lead, the leaders will follow.”

Peace
Robb Kidd

“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King.

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