In waging endless war, Americans are ... mutinying against the planet. In the process, we are spoiling the last, best hope of earth: a concerted and pacific effort to meet the shared challenges of a rapidly warming and changing planet.
Sending more planes and drones, more arms and men, and continuing to kill, is more than counterproductive. Our nation - and believe me, we are all implicated, our government represents us - is converting the only dream that can save us into a vanishing hope. That is what I got from Astore's article.
"Happy New Year?"
Only if we use this year, upcoming, to transform this nation at its heart. No more "exceptionalism," that thinks not only that we are "different," but that thinks we are "better."
The Fate of all the peoples of the Earth hangs in the balance, and we need to act on the basis of what we actually know to be true: we are in this life together, all of us.
What should be our New Year message?
Can I suggest that we insist on Peace!