No Cause for Celebration

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It’s a very sad anniversary today. The war in Iraq is already five years old. Five years too many. I chose to join the Blogswarm today because I’m opposed to crimes against humanity and all living beings, and what could be more criminal than a war launched under false pretense and which never had any other aim than to assert dominance? Some will argue that wars have been waged for as long as humans have existed and that it can’t be avoided, a necessary evil, they might say. I say that war is a demented game played by morally deficient politicians, their advisers and their special buddies, who are so caught up in continually asserting their authority, gaining power and riches that they lose sight of the value of human life. I can imagine that to them, war must seem like nothing more than a video game, played live and in supra high definition.

Dominance is overrated. Who ever said asserting dominance actually works? War only breeds more hatred, resentments and violence.

War has never solved anything, it has always caused more troubles with far reaching and unimagined repercussions.

War is waged by those who lack the intelligence and imagination to enter into proper dialogs to find better solutions to serious problems.

Some imagine that war is the only way to show superiority, when in fact, truly superior beings understand the value of non-action in trying times.

We can end war by refusing to vote for politicians we suspect of moral bankruptcy. In Bush’s case, that lack of integrity has always been plain to see.

Those who are responsible for the destruction, trauma and loss caused by war should be made to pay to rebuild, support, counsel and make all necessary restitutions.

The saying “Make Love Not War” isn’t meant as a quaint joke. It’s a powerful statement which anyone with an evolved mind will recognize is about much more than sex. “Making Love” clearly refers to creating situations that are borne out of concern, a willingness to remain humble, and the generosity to consider options that come from a place of love rather than a place of hatred and fear.

None of this is news, we’ve all heard all these arguments against war before, but that’s only because it usually takes us a long time as a race, to collectively decide to apply solutions that make for happier, more wholesome lives. And why should we? Because we can!

What can we do? Anything we can, every single gesture counts, like writing this post for instance, or sending letters to decision-makers, spreading the word and basing more of our choices on proper values and compassion.

End the war in Iraq now!
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Here’s a song by someone who found a way to say it softly, yet with simple beauty and power: it’s called “Killing For Love” by José Gonzales

Killing For Love
What’s the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
What’s the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

You’ve got a heart on fire,
it’s bursting with desires.

You’ve got a heart filled with passion.
Will you let it burn for hate or compassion.

What’s the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
Whats the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

What’s the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
Whats the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

You’re killing for love.
You’re killing for love.

You’ve got a heart on fire,
it’s bursting with desires.

You’ve got a heart filled with passion.
Will you let it burn for hate or compassion.

What’s the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
Whats the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

Killing for love.
Killing for love

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