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Friday, January 13, 2006

NO BUSH NUKES!.............Part 1


Eisenhower was a strong man which made him a powerful leader both as a general in Europe during WWII and as President of the United States. He did not swagger because he did not pretend. He did not smirk because his self-respect was based on respecting others. He was an introspective, educated man who continued to learn from life's experiences. A wise leader who carefully weighed each decision, "Ike" took responsibility for his actions and stood the consequences.

Because he loved his country and abhorred war, Dwight D. Eisenhower, as part of his legacy, left America two vital warnings. He warned us against the rise of an American "military industrial complex" and he warned that nuclear proliferation would lead to global nuclear war. Unfortunately, President Eisenhower's grave warnings have been ignored.

Although Eisenhower was able to work with other nations to prevent nuclear conflict on a global scale during his two terms as president, he was not able to stop the steady growth of a self-serving military industrial complex in his own country. During the sixty years following WWII, the American military industrial complex has grown into a man-eating monster much like the out-of-control plant that occupies the center stage in the play, The Little Shop of Horrors.

Today, its demanding "FEED ME!" drives a failing American foreign policy dependent on the intertwined concepts of preemptive war and perpetual war. Currently, the Pentagon, under the influence of both American weapons manufacturers and the belligerent neoconservative leadership of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld, has scuttled the highly successful Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The new U.S. nuclear weapons doctrine drafted by the U.S. Defense Department allows the United States to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states and to use them preemptively. America has chosen to no longer lead by example or in conjunction with the international community. It has decided instead in favor of absolute domination enforced by the threat of nuclear attack. The maverick American regime has embraced the role of a global tyrant whose power rests in the use of nuclear terror. There is no threat as potent as the destruction of all life on Earth by the use of nuclear weapons.

I am a grandmother. I have no desire to NUKE someone else's grandchild in some other country. I also don't want my loved ones to be vaporized or succumb to radiation sickness. There is absolutely no justification for the use of catastrophic weaponry, ever. They are madmen, these weak, ignorant creatures who desire profit, power, and personal political gratification. We must drive them from power to protect the Earth and the life that flourishes upon it.

More in Part 2
...Kitchen Window Woman....


Blogger Pat Kirby said...

Do you have a link to the article that discusses the new version of the treaty? I'd be interested in seeing it first hand.

Remember tht the Bush administration operates under the "you either with us or against us" mentality. Within this context, they stir up the xenophobia of the populace at large and dehumanize the enemy.

I saw an interview yesterday where an Admin official was discussing collateral damage in Pakistan, i.e., it was okay to kill women and children as long as we got Osama's Number Two guy. (How many Number Two's are there in the Osama operation, anyway? Seems they are always catching a number two or almost catching one.)

Kill one guy along with untold women and children. "No, sweat," he seemed to imply. It was all for the greater good.

Hmmm. Never mind all the new enemies of American that kind of action produces.

Argh. This is why I ignore the news lately. Makes me grind the enamel off my teeth.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Excellent analogy -- the plant from Little Shop of Horrors and the military-industrial complex. Both are totally out of control, and both are demanding to be fed, and fed and fed...

8:40 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Sorry to take so long in responding. It has been a busy week and my brains have been fried trying to write Part 2 and learn how to use a new Sprint Cell phone.

I am going to post links to several of the articles that I referenced for NUKES parts 1 & 2, in Part 3. I just have to figure out how to post links within the body of writing on blogger. I will try to do that today or tomorrow (Sunday the 22nd.) If you hear screaming it will be me spinning in from tech overload!

Xenophobia, isn't it a wonderful smoke screen for killing?

I was very upset about the "collateral damage" in Pakistan. The U.S has become indifferent to the deaths of people "over there". Hell, they didn't need to live anyway....there's too many of 'em. They won't miss a few here and there......besides we got a bad guy...and thousands of new enemies, too!

It's the blood pressure I've got to keep an eye on...sometimes I have to ignore the news, too.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Glad you liked the analogy. It popped into my head. I think in a combination of pictures and words. Actually, sometimes there are more pictures (movie-like) than words, because I am a very visual person. When I write some of the time I am describing the pictures (or film in my head) and sometimes I see the words written out or typed on a page....wierd, huh?

Anyway, the picture of the giant demanding plant popped into my head and morphed into tanks and missles with big, toothy, bloody open mouths. Then this earth-shakingly loud roaring chorus of voices rumbled forth with FEED ME!!! Did I mention that I hear things, too?.....

3:23 PM  

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