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:
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
Sometimes 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.
Five Years In Iraq
Today, 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]