Memorial Day

Wars can be reactive, waged to stop perceived tyranny, violence, genocide and threat. Or they can be waged proactively to gain a specific objective from a population not engaged in violence. Proactive wars are initiated because the aggressors believe they can prevail, or they are driven by hates that overwhelm calculation. 

Wars are fought on the backs of the commons, supplying the soldiers, the victims and the precious resources to wage war. We can envision future wars and acts of terror being waged electronically and biologically, through remote control and distance. Locally, guns and bombs will become failsafe, automatically targeting and locking in so that the target is absolutely the victim. Aggressors and haters will become more effective killers. 

 

On this Memorial Day, we acknowledge the legacy of every person who has died in every war. For the soldiers, we campaign for their safety, security and care in battle and in barracks, and we urge that every soldier and every soldier’s family be nurtured and cared for by our society so that they do not suffer from the economic, physical and emotional trauma of service.

 

We acknowledge that the constructs we call war, terrorism, street violence, violent crime, rape, hate crimes, hazardous products, mass murders, genocide, famine and poverty linked disease are all preventable, are all equally intolerable, all have their roots in hate and displacement, and all can be addressed by the aggressive pursuit  of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systemicsolutions. We urge that every victim and every family of a victim be nurtured and cared for by our society so that they do not suffer from the economic, physical and emotional trauma of inequality. We urge that every victimizer and potential victimizer be viewed as our systemic failure to successfully include them in the dynamic potential of societal life without violence and failure to nurture , educate and care for them at an early age. 

 

Memorial Day helps us never forget the past. It also helps us never forget that we are the solution, through systems, clear objectives and accountability. What are the objectives of our nation? What is our support system for Nurture, Equality and Truth? We are looking for inclusive objectives and an action plan from the leaders of our nation, not politics or business as usual. 

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