How To Recover From War Addiction

Addiction to war doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to face the fact that your country is out of control.

If you’re not sure, and you’re wondering if your country has an addiction to war or not, ask yourself these questions:

Addicted to War1. Is war a large and important part of your country’s history?

2. Is your country exhibiting an inability to keep track of its money? Is it doing things that it would normally not do, such as legalizing torture to produce questionable justification for irrational war?

3. Does your country continue to wage war even though the cost is putting its economy in jeopardy?

4. Has your country ever fought a war in secret by funding freedom fighters, and by covertly overthrowing democracies and replacing them with dictators?

5. Do you react badly when other countries suggest that your country has a war problem?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, perhaps it’s time you asked yourself whether your country controls its war habit, or whether a war habit controls your country.

Overcoming A War Habit

Anti War KidsSometimes it becomes apparent that your country has developed a war habit it can’t break. How do you get over it?

Maybe the best way is through education.

ADDICTED To WAR, a great little book by Joel Andreas, covers the history of U.S. foreign wars in comic book format. The book is packed with historical photos and contains quotes from a host of great Americans. The book does a fine job explaining who benefits from our many military adventures, who pays, and who dies.

The good news is that Addicted to War is now being used as a history textbook in hundreds of high schools and colleges. It’s also recently been approved by the San Francisco School District as a supplemental book to be used by high school history teachers, grades 10 through 12.

With help from organizations like Veterans for Peace, over 200,000 copies have been distributed, and an online version is available here: Addicted to War.

Five Years In Iraq

IraqWarBlogswarmToday, the Iraq War has entered its fifth year. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. The American economy is spinning down the drain. And, not only is there no end in sight, but the powers that be are still threatening to start more wars.

If we only educate the next generation about the dangers of war addiction, we can break this cycle.

To be successful, we’ll have to teach them to recognize the signs of war addiction. We’ll have to teach them to follow the money and be wary of false flag operations. We’ll have to train them how to recognize propaganda masquerading as news in the mainstream media.

But, if our children don’t have to kill for, pay for, and die for lies that give covetous warmongers more wealth and power, it will be exceedingly worth our efforts.

Please read and learn more at The March 19 Iraq War Blogswarm.

[tags]Addicted to War, Iraq War, war on terror, patriotism, March 19 Blogswarm, mainstream media[/tags]

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10 Responses to How To Recover From War Addiction

  1. pelmo says:

    Number 5 and the photo next to it hit the nail on the head. Under the guise of patriotism, you get people to do things they otherwise would have never thought of.

    Give speeches in front of a thousand American flags, and use the old if your not with us, then your against us, and people are quickly incited.

    I think a number 6 should have been added. It’s ok as long as we are fighting them over there, and we don’t soil our hands.

  2. JoeC says:

    Bush is like the belligerent drunk friend who keeps convincing us to let him take the wheel while our vehicle is going 90-to-nothing…and even though our automobile is almost totalled, and the remains of thousands of victims are splattered on the hood and windshield, the passengers just can’t find the guts to take the wheel back. Bush and Cheney talking about the Iraq War remind me of teenage punks playing chicken: they don’t give a darn about anything except not being the first one to swerve. Lots of people end up dead that way, as we — and moreso the Iraqis — are seeing again and again.

  3. Dusty says:

    Ah, but it’s not really patriotism Pelmo..its nationalism..and that was part of Hitler’s charm..he made it so if you didn’t support him and his were against him. Its the first of the 14 pts of fascism.

    Same thing BushCo does to us now.

    I just noticed the spam protection asks the sum of 9+5..interesting.. ;)

  4. JoeC says:

    14 Points of Facism? 9 + 5? Synchronicity is pretty amazing, no? :-)

  5. Dusty says:

    Well, it freaked me out Joe ;) Do you set them up per post or is the spam catcher automatic?

  6. JoeC says:

    It’s totally automatic. Chalk it up to the ghost in the machine!

  7. pelmo says:

    Don’t believe him dusty. I always get the same 1+1. And it always says put a 2 in their dummy instead of the question mark. Otherwise I would never get through.

  8. JoeC says:

    Don’t believe Pelmo, either…dude’s as wise as a treeful of owls! :-)

  9. Dusty says:

    Off with both of your heads then! ;)

  10. libhomo says:

    dusty: If you keep ordering executions, people will think you are Dick Cheney secretly blogging. ;)

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