World Peace! The Opportune Moment is Now
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=745"><span class="small">Richard Kane</span></a>   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 05:02
Peace Won Locally, State, and Nationally only Third Party Victory would be Better News


There have been a lot of celebrations this November! Young people do vote after all! Gay Marriage is much sweeter at the ballot box!

But there is one celebration that has not yet sunk in. Peace won! only slightly at the National Level, since the Third Party vote didn't determine anything except in Florida, but with Senators, Reps and ballot initiatives as well.

There was a hysterical Virgina ad, “Anti-Defense Organization Comes To Kaine's Aid”,
http://www.rpv.org/node/1855
The local Republicans boldly posted, as proo,f Council for a Liveable World's website near the top of the ad. Many of those clicking on the ad ending up thinking highly about, even joining the Liveable World campaign. Livable World won big around the county, but where they lost I discovered something incredible, peace won instead of the peace organization. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, voted against Afghan troop surg funding, earlier against continued funding of the Iraq War and the Cuban embargo, but not for the UN, which Better World wanted.

Peace Voter had an ad where peace leaders were lecturing Kathy Boockvar running for a PA Rep as she was enthusiastically agreeing with what they were telling her, while her opponent ran ads that she would blindly support Obama's wars. Since she had been prominent in telling people that she urged President Obama to stop Ahmadinejad from speaking at the UN during Yong Kipper, the peace leaders forgot to lecture her about the importance of the UN,
http://www.peacecoalition.org/campaigns/47-peace-voter/392-peace-voter-2012.html
http://articles.philly.com/2012-11-02/news/34858811_1_kathy-boockvar-boockvar-and-fitzpatrick-mike-fitzpatrick

The anti-Islamophobic scorecard was 100%. This is a basic change in US attitude. America finally learned that you don't make yourself more secure by baiting, taunting and insulting those you disagree with, such as depicting historic religious leaders as porn stars. The film created a different new world then the film expected. The October Surprise totally failed in making Democrats look weak on foreign policy besides failing to get Romney elected.


Today, not when Obama first began serving in 2009, is the time for celebrations about peace victories, including victories in mental attitude? The only major bad news is that third parties didn't gain permanent ballot status in many places. The peace movement had high hopes with Obama and apparently is afraid to hope again.

January 2009 was a very difficult time for Obama to start off positively on the peace issue. Peace groups won't admit that the hawks are sometimes right in claiming it is bad to look weak. This is awkward news that has never been before attempted to be put in a peace article. South Koreans and Filipinos are the prime candidates for kidnappers because kidnappers know that those government will not get involved except to help pay or guarantee the ransom payment, Al Qaeda dream for the West which both hawks and doves ignore is to help the borrow-crazy west become hopelessly bankrupt. Neither Hawks or Doves noticed that bin Laden's plans (recovered from his hideout) to derail trains was a way to attack the US without risking a draft, a far more cheap way to fight than a volunteer army or and incredibly expensive private contractor fighting force. If the looming deadlock between the Republican House and Obama occurs that will be another bad moment to leave Afghanistan with al Qaeda feeling especially bold. The last best moment was when bin Laden was killed. If Americans had started leaving and al Qaeda suicide attacked the withdrawing troops to get the US back on the road to bankruptcy, the Taliban would have at that point attacked al Qaeda for not letting the US leave. The US must choose peace at another moment from an economic meltdown. The fact that USSR collapsed right after it left Afghanistan still inspires terrorists against Russia today.

Al Qaeda claims that the only way for the Muslim World not to be hopelessly picked on by the west is through absolute ruthlessness. That mindset threatens Saudis. Iranians and every sane government on earth. Perhaps other counties could take the lead and not wait for the US to try to create peace.

Iran might offer to end its Iranian enrichment program, accept the US offer to redesign its reactors for less cheatable nuclear fuel in return for major concessions from the US, such as no veto of any joint Russia-Chinese Security Council resolution trying to create peace in Syria, and end to all blockades including the embargo on Cuba and the freeing of US and other Western political prisoners.

The economic embargo on Cuba besides hurting Cuba hurts the US and a future without falling-domino-like currency collapse. Cuba might look at minority representation in Philadelphia and some other places and modify its system to mandate one non-Communist Party candidate with the highest votes, get into the Cuban Assembly. Or there could be three overseas slots, where every oversees Cuban who could get to Cuba or a Cuban embassy or consulate such as in Canada, would have one vote to choose the three highest vote-getters for the new three new overseas reps in the Cuban Assembly, encouraging Cuban-Americans to demand a US Cuban embassy, and a consulate in New Jersey and Miami.

Maybe the Taliban could start a world peace moment rolling by appointing Afghan President Karzai the Mayor of Kabul (his unofficial title anyway) and suggest Karzai suggest that the multimillion dollar rent for the US refueling center in Kyrgyzstan, be instead a year's rent for Kabul to be semi-autonomous like Hong Kong is to China, allowing US to make the next peace step.

Once the peace movement was of the mindset for a Kucinich-Ron-Paul election team. Cheering Jeff Flakes victory instead of calling it a tea party victory will save us all from a very grim future. Celebrating the peace victories this November will be fun and give us more to celebrate in the future. Now is the time for peace, or perhaps next New Years Day, or a related religious holiday's present to the world be peace at last.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 November 2012 20:58
 

Comments   

We are concerned about a recent drift towards vitriol in the RSN Reader comments section. There is a fine line between moderation and censorship. No one likes a harsh or confrontational forum atmosphere. At the same time everyone wants to be able to express themselves freely. We'll start by encouraging good judgment. If that doesn't work we'll have to ramp up the moderation.

General guidelines: Avoid personal attacks on other forum members; Avoid remarks that are ethnically derogatory; Do not advocate violence, or any illegal activity.

Remember that making the world better begins with responsible action.

- The RSN Team

 
0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-11-08 19:38
A month ago there was a small peace demo in Philadelphia at 30th Street Bridge and the Schuylkill Expressway with signs like No War on Iran. The quick toots of horns showing approval reminded me of the near the end of the war Vietnam War protests
 
 
0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-11-08 22:56
Enclosed is a hysterical National Security website that I think unintentionally shows how antiwar Americans now are,

http://www.rpv.org/node/1855
 
 
0 # RICHARDKANEpa 2012-11-10 11:28
I am going to be blunt. If a strong peace push is in its final touches by January 3 it will be helpful. If the US starts leaving during gridlock al Qaeda will feel especially brazen. If the gridlock is solved it will take some event to get it back in the news.

If those who lost the election blame it on the peace issue, insisting moral issues are still with the Republicans than the US and the world will have a brighter future whatever the moral climate will be in the future. Remember Jeff Flake won. I guess this means I am counting on Romney and similar characters to change around and save the future, or else the Libertarian Party might stop denying responsibility for the Florida results and instead brag about it as a first step. Come on everyone let's just start celebrating peace.