Is it Possible to Escape the Endless US Wars?
Here's some straight talk from Vijay Prashad as he explains: Endless War is Bipartisan US Policy. Vijay is an Indian historian and journalist. He is the Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter and a Columnist for Frontline (India) and Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (New Delhi).
Citing examples from the US confrontations with Iraq, Libya, Iran, Syria, and more, Prashad makes the case that the peace movement needs a new strategy to confront the empire. He explains how the broken nature of the US political system means trying to appeal to the government to end wars is simply not going to work.
This 18 minute account of US wars in the last 100 years or so should be required listening for all students of US history.
I'll keep this brief because I want to encourage spending the time on the clip. At the end, he poses the question about developing a realistic strategy to create an effective peace movement that does end this cycle of US aggression. So I pose the question is it possible?
Oddly, my only hope is that the dollar collapses and pulls the rug of global domination out from under our feet. Sadly that means economic pain at home. I look forward to your ideas below.