A Sad But Real Dilemma

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Imagine, if you will, 1860s, American Civil War, Missionary Ridge. How many people there and other places - Gettysburg, Chickamauga - were faced with the dilemma of, as a soldier, meeting a friend or neighbor on the battlefield wearing the uniform of the enemy?

Take it even further. Brother meets brother, father meets son. We are going to war, people, hopefully after I'm already dead, but we are going to war and the enemy is us.

What makes it even worse is when the truth is found out, we'll find that the same evil is ruling both sides.

For the last four years a miracle has been taking place in Iceland and it has given me hope.They have overthrown their government without firing a shot. You haven't heard about it in the news because the U.S. government has blacked it out.

To save us from the dilemma I've just described, we need to learn how this was done, and we had better learn it fast.

" I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. There's just one thing I've got to know can you tell me please who won?" (Steven Stills, Wooden Ships)

F. Doug Craig


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