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The American Peace Movement Has Failed

And now: Time for an exciting new feature here at Three Rivers Online (Crossposted at American Samizdat). Or:

Phil’s Deep Thought, Not At All Related to Atrios’ Deep Thought, which is Not At All Related to Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts

The American Peace movement failed. It failed to stop the war and the subsequent deaths of a million innocent Iraqis. It probably won’t stop a war with Iran where the death tolls–after speculated attacks on nuclear power plant facilities–would probably start at one million. The White Rose Society, full of decent courageous people, didn’t beat the Nazis, either. The appropriate model now looks more like The French Resistance, if you don’t mind killing people. If you do mind killing people, you might try adopting the tactics of radical environment groups and start killing property, but not just SUV sellers. You would target critical infrastructure nodes. John Robb lays it all out in his book above and his website Global Guerillas. There are examples here, here, here, HERE and here. You would have to attempt to stop the machine. I hope that Obama gets elected and that he’ll change the path but the Iranian war might have started by then. There’s a chance that voting simply won’t be enough, if they even count your vote.

Please contrast what I’ve written with this latest hard hitting piece by Samantha Bennett. Then ask why people are turning away from the corporate media and turning to the Internet. Plus I have more tunes.

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