Rumors are circulating that "They" are running out of bodies to sacrifice to the war gods and the politicians are starting to look for more cannon fodder.
It's time to change the game.
This time, please do something different from all past moms. Momma, tell them, "No! No, you will not draft my child!"
Join the cause to force adoption of a Constitutional amendment which requires that if a draft is instituted, all citizens must complete a two-year tour of public service and those first to be drafted – during a declared war, acts of terrorism, executive order of any kind, or “state of emergency” – will be the elected members of the U.S. Congress plus elected officials currently serving on the state, county and local levels. All must serve first unless they have previously served in the military and have been Honorably Discharged.
For all others, an alternative to the military service will be made available – service as a member of the Peace Corps, or to temporarily fill the vacant offices of the drafted elected members of the U.S. Congress and state, county and local officials.
Youthful representatives, without a doubt, will be idealistic in performance of their duties but perhaps less corrupted by big money and special interests as our current representatives are today.
My bet is they will do a much better job serving the interests of the people of the United States.
This time, Momma, don't let them draft your child and send him or her to war for the .1%ers.
I made the mistake of listening to some news the other night. You know, the stuff that goes for reporting.
It seems to be a conspiracy... talk'n sh_t to bring out the worst in people... and generate more ad revenue. All the while we, the 99.9%, are made of cellophane in the eyes of the media and the people running to be the next President of the USA.
The reporters aren't digging for answers about the issues. They are letting the candidates slide right by. Nobody knows we are here... because in their eyes we're all made of cellophane.
Years ago, when I was younger, I would pray for Peace.
Every New Year I silently resolved that killing and war would be no more.
I was a child then.
I believed that my resolving would bring Peace into being.
An old man now, I have observed that my resolving didn’t exactly pan out.
Peace has not arrived despite my annual effort to make it so.
This New Year I plan to add a few more words to my resolution:
In 2016 I resolve that killing and war will be no more and that all of us on planet Earth resolve it, too. Together we can make it so.
"And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Isaiah 2:4
* The bronze sculpture "Let Us Beat Our Swords into Ploughshares," was created by Soviet artist Evgeny Vuchetich, and presented to the United Nations on 4 December 1959 by the Government of the USSR. The sculpture, depicting the figure of a man holding a hammer aloft in one hand and a sword in the other, which he is making into a ploughshare, is meant to symbolize man's desire to put an end to war, and to convert the means of destruction into creative tools for the benefit of mankind. It is located in the North Garden of the United Nations Headquarters.