Under the present, known circumstances any U.S. direct action in Syria would be a(nother) violation of international law and an outright act of war. It’s none of our Peoples’ business even though, as a corporate structure, the corrupted trustees of government argue that it is.
They argue this because of the direct and indirect pressures from and perceived direct benefit to the very narrow special interests within which the 220,000+ governmental entities are so heavily invested with the monies taken “at gunpoint” from the People via “voluntary” taxation. It’s an interesting and sad conundrum that is destined for failure.
Who will suffer from this failure? Not the corporations or their “elite” members, but rather the People who have suffered the ongoing theft and will ultimately suffer the eventual collapse.
After years of study and reflection, it’s not really surprising that history repeats itself; the evidence of this stands starkly evident with close examination of Patrick Henry’s words along with the similar words of others throughout history.
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I’ve concluded that the cause of this historical perpetuation lies squarely within each of us. We, and those before us, were mesmerized by the “Siren’s Song,” the “benefits,” the propaganda, and our seeming egoistic self-interest that in reality merely concealed our own failed, weak, and cowardly dispositions.
I’ve observed that people, by-and-large, seek a blissful, painless solution, perhaps conceived and carried out by someone other than themselves. This is yet another example of self-delusion as there is no painless solution to be had, especially from someone else who, in his or her own right, suffers from the same flaws complicated by their own overriding self-interest.
No, the remedy lies within each of us. The remedy is to be found by finally saying enough is enough, and standing within our own, individual power. The remedy is in the simple words “No more! Not on my watch!”