War

Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac. -George Orwell

It’s represented as a threat to national security, a war on terrorism or a war on drugs.

Since the war on drugs started in the Nixon era, what have we accomplished?

  1. Mass Incarceration (We have more people in prisons than any other country, 25% of the world’s prisoners.);
  2. An  opioid crisis that’s killing our children;
  3. A police state.

Why? Prisons are not only profitable they are warehouses for cheap labor.

What has the war on terror accomplished?

  1. A dramatic increase in domestic terrorism, almost a weekly occurrence (no one knows as this information is not readily available);
  2. A refugee crisis in the Middle East;
  3. Global discrimination/violence against Muslims.

Both wars are still being fought.   Now the Trump regime plans to double down on the same failed strategies.  Why?  America is the number one arms supplier to the world.

There are other reasons for Americas’ wars.  Divide and conquer to support white supremacy by disrupting non-white communities and their culture. Why?  I believe you know why.

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Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

12 thoughts on “War”

    1. Good article! US Power Elite is leap years ahead of us. They probably have medicines and special shelters that allow them to survive any climate change, chemical or nuclear warfare.
      Have a great weekend

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  1. From Oliver Stones’ talk about”The Untold History of the United States”: “We’re not under threat. We are the threat.”

    That was in September 2015. Now you have a real war aficionado in the saddle. Bang, bang! And the worst thing is………people are obeying this war-sissy.

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      1. If he is reelected then it just has to be rigged! I mean I know there are a lot of awful people in this country.. But my God there are enough of them to reelect this monster?! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when or if it happens.

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