• Power of Love

    From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to All on Saturday, September 13, 2014 20:47:04
    Hello Everybody,

    Can we love our enemies and bomb them?

    US President Barack Hussein Obama certainly thinks so.

    I am deeply saddened by the words that our President,
    a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, uttered the other
    night, again calling on the American people to go to war.

    I am also deeply saddened that so many of my fellow
    Americans have chosen to protest those actions, remaining
    in the comfort of their own homes while our mercenary
    soldiers do as they have been told by their dear leader.

    Where are those patriotic Americans who stood up to be
    counted during the Vietnam War, protesting the injustices
    of that insane war that killed so many on all sides for
    no fucking reason?

    Oh, that's right. Back then, the American people had
    a conscience, choosing to do what was right rather than
    allow political leaders gone bad to continue doing harm.
    Such inaction by doing nothing is giving tacit approval
    to those who do evil. What more will it take for my
    fellow Americans to recognize that basic truth?

    In response to President Obama's call to war concerning
    the terror group ISIN the only answer there can be is to
    do as the Good Doctor prescribes -

    "Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness
    begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate
    with the power of love. Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
    only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only
    love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies
    violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending
    spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil - hate
    begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken,
    or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
    - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a different kind of Nobel Laureate

    The Power of Love. These are words that should make us
    begin to think globally, for we are all inter-connected.

    We must pray for our political leaders, that they may have
    the wisdom to search for The Power of Love, which is sure to
    lead and guide them to what is right and just for all.

    We must pray for our men and women in uniform, who have
    taken up arms in defense of freedom, for without them we
    most certainly would be up the creek without a paddle.

    This action by President Barack Obama will end badly,
    having tragic consequences for all. Here it is, thirteen
    years and several wars after the most devastating terror
    attacks on the USA, and it seems nobody has learned a
    thing. If such lessons from the past cannot teach us
    that violence will only increase when violence is used,
    what hope is left for us, or for anybody else in this

    The futility of taking up arms is a lesson we should have
    learned long ago, and most especially after the debacle of
    Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet here we are again, on the very
    same precipice, as if George W. Bush had never existed.


    --- MesNews/
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