Peace on Earth? Huh? “Joy to the World”? What?

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Hmm, it’s the season that supposedly proclaims love, peace, and goodwill towards all.  What is Christmas? What does it mean these days? Is it just a fun time for all sorts of toys, rich foods, and carte blanche to get all warm and fuzzy via some fine libations? That will be easy for millions of Americans.  Yep, I’m having some tough times observing this season unfold everywhere from grocery stores to internet gibberish while so many others suffer around the world–including every one of the soldiers who have been sucked into the black hole vortex of the military industrial  complex. Apparently there is an average of 18 suicides among vets and other soldiers every day.  It’s the season for Winter Soldier.  It’s the season of resentment for the deception that has produced so much death and destruction for profit agendas.  Is this our winter of discontent? How can anyone play “Joy to the World” and claim sanity? I see no savior in action–just a great deal of denial and hypocrisy from Big Brother.    

Peace Dove by Levy
 
“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!”

Mario Savio, 1964

 
 
 
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2 Comments

  1. JC said,

    December 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    A Holiday Thought…

    Aren’t humans amazing? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.”

    ~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

    _____________

    Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: veganvideo.org & tryveg.com

    “Any great change must expect opposition because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.”
    Lucretia Coffin Mott, 1793-1880, minister, women’s rights leader, abolitionist, peace activist, humanitarian

  2. December 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    “Everyone has the power to choose compassion!” Now, my question is why everyone does not choose compassion?
    Hello. Thanks for visiting and posting your thoughtful commentary. Much appreciated.
    Peace


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