A global city?
There have been a number of posts on 'truth' - what it means and whether it's possible - they've sparked interesting debates and have given us room for thought
Johnathan Ree but on a basic level of being mis-informed and duped by those in positions of power we have to be pro-active. We have to examine what we are told more carefully.
this link maybe tenious - but how are we to live in our own cities or envisage a future for a children at the cost and destruction of other cities? Those cities less powerful than us?
If we are told that a war is necessary for a particular ideal (democracy...yeah I know we've done that one) or as self-defence....or as a way of saving a people under threat...then our sons fight, kill maim & lose little bits of their souls with some semblence of humanity in tact.
(it always astonishes me when I watch Rememberance Sunday on t.v. - old, old crippled men being pushed by old men, being followed by middle-age men being...well you get the picture? It's a never ending parade of damaged war veterans. What happened to the war to end all wars then? Are they having a laugh?)
Would we go to war to line the pockets of the fat cat corporations? Of course not. That would be obscene wouldn't it? Perish the thought.
To kill, maim & destroy for profit....that wouldn't go down at all well with our 'Christian' leaders - they may come across as....well less than Christian.
And that wouldn't elicit the required response from the electorate. (I'd like my sons safe, alive and well please. Any chance of me opting out of this war?)
Why are we in Iraq? Why does Mr 'History Will Be My Judge' Blair insist on playing the 'I'm a good Christian man and there are things I know so....I can't go into too much detail..ahem. ' 'the first casualty of war...' blah blah.
Well lets be a little more pro-active in our 'search for truth.'
'Iraq For Sale. The War Profiteers'. -
'Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.'
'Brave New Films' are both funded and distributed completely outside corporate America.'
I await accusations of - well all sorts really.