One of the privileges of my life was to travel Nicaragua with Brian Willson after his “death and resurrection.” The Sandinista people welcomed him with their highest honors
and heartfelt love. We traveled the entire nation in a rickety helicopter at tree top level. The illegal, immoral and barbarous Contra War was ravaging Nicaragua under
system is the world’s largest employer. We have sown death and destruction world wide at the expense of health care, education and infrastructure. The result is a polity with
the world’s worst distributive justice. The globe’s richest nation has a million of its citizens living under freeways, destitute and sick. Even more disturbing is that in the wake of WW II
we have killed some 25 million people, mostly noncombatants. Over one trillion dollars of our hard earned money for taxes will be spent, against our will, on updating nuclear suicide weapons.
This catastrophe has come about by politicians whose love of money is greater than the people and the planet. There is a homogenous element in this military-industrial government. Ever since the
murder of John F. Kennedy the sameness of our policy has not changed.
Some are intelligent, some are lacking any qualifications. But it makes no difference, the Republican-Democrat pendulum swings back and forth with perpetual war as the motif and the constant.
President Trump personifies the war business of our nation. He has increased our international war of terror dramatically. He has given a wake up call to many. The National Rifle Association and the Pentagon are joined in deadly embrace.
As a military officer, lawyer, scholar and activist Brian Willson has identified a pathetic reality. Sadly, our elementary, middle and high school students have also experienced the horror
of military- industrial/NRA governance. Together with Brian Willson and the international peace movement they will replace the military triumphalism in our culture with the abolition of war.
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