Putin’s War (not America’s)

By Alberto Pupo

The Crimean Crisis! The Right continues to hammer the Administration. They rattle their sabers because they want blood. Republicans are an unhappy bunch if they are not blowing something up! It is simply a part of their violent nature and character. (perhaps to relieve their sexual frustrations). President Obama has been taking the right approach to the Russia issue. Instead of throwing our Nation into an unnecessary he has done the sane thing and remained on the outside of a regional conflict.

The United States need to turn a new leaf. We need to stop the whole notion of playing Global Cop and instead worry about the struggles of the people that reside within the borders of our Nation. The reason we often get thrown to to War is because the War Machine is often looking for an economic stimulus, and the Conservatives in Washington tend to be the ones that provide and procure these favors. Sadly War is Big Business and pic_giant_031814_SM_The-Crimean-Crisis-Continuesit is the only reason that human beings continue to engage in this frivolous useless butchery.

We need to stay out of this Crimean conflict at all costs! We cannot allow Conservative politicians to drag us into another useless war to satisfy Continue reading

War on Russia?

 

By Alberto Pupo

War is brewing in Russia. Is it time to call the world police? Has the time come for the United States to once again become embroiled in another conflict, one that is a relic from the Cold War era. With Sochi now ended it looks like Putin is gunning after the Ukraine. Meanwhile the hawks in Congress are remembering the glory days of fightingf Mother 1393712507000-AFP-527606986Russia, only this time we are fighting two halves of what was once an Evil Empire (brought to you by Ronald Reagan). The question is now beginning to pop up. Where is America? Where is the shock and awe that we are used to? Is Obama afraid of the great bear wrestler Putin? Should he make a move and sink us all into a nuclear wasteland? The pundits question and the people silently recoil in nausea at the thought Continue reading

Attacking Syria is a Tragic Error!

 

By Alberto Pupo

As America prepare for Iraq the sequel.. er Syria. We the people have to sit back look at this travesty and watch history coming dangerously close to repeating itself. Once again ten years after the initial disaster , a decade yet apparently we as a Nation do not learn our lesson. Going into Syria is a tragic mistake, the bottom line is that nothing productive will come from involving our Nation in another war for a variety of reasons. Yes the first and most important reason is that war in itself is an aberration of human nature and does no good to any of the parties involved. Ideologically driven Pacifism aside there are a host of other reasons why America must stay out of Syria.

This is a Civil War- Yes as sad, tragic, destructive, etc as the conflict may be it is a Civil War that has been going on for years now. The dispute is between different parties with a competing vision of governance for their own country. America cannot get involved in an internal dispute. Not only is it not prudent due to a lack of understanding of the culture and internal politics of the Syrian Nation, but also because as an outsider looking in, an outside Country should not ever dictate policy and governance to any Nation,

An attack will only Kill more Innocents- Whether we want to acknowledge it or not missiles are destructive weapons. When these weapons are fired down from the Continue reading

Invasion of Syria?

 
 

 
By Alberto Pupo

America needs a war. The Nation is just begging for another “shock and awe”. Conservative politicians are aching to flex some political muscle (and make money for contractors). Meanwhile the Obama Administration would love to wipe the name Edward Snowden from any Media outlet possible. Yes America is looking for a new conflict. With Iraq no longer an issue and Afghanistan winding down the prospects of no war after 13 years seem like a looming reality. To Hawks in Government and in the private sector it can be a disaster in the making. However there is still one hope left, one Bad Boy that can be brought down with much muscle and might, Another Continue reading

What is the Purpose of Government?

 
 

 
By Alberto Pupo

What is the purpose of Government? Is government to be “small and limited”? Is our government suppose to be a monolith providing a wealth of services for the people of this Nation? Americans have a love hate relationship with government. More often than not the core debate is how we the people are to govern and be governed in return. The social contract between the people and government is more or less established by the Constitution but the way governing works more often than not deviates from the ideal. So what should government do? Is it it even possible that it is helpful? Should it be discarded?

The idea of limited government is venerated by the Right. But what do they actually mean by limited government? The Right’s idea is to make government and oppressive police form which control the social behavior of its citizens, watches for violence, protects corporate interests and has us taking adventures in Imperialism. Government more often than not in Continue reading

War: the Great Horror Show!

By Alberto Pupo

So once again another Memorial Day is coming. Another empty vapid perfunctory salute to men and women who went off to die for no reason other than to enrich others. This Memorial Day I think what we need to start thinking about as people is ways to stop war rather than expand it. The military Industrial Complex , The Beast that Ike saw go on a rampage before eyes continues to claim the life of so many. The problem with War in America is that it is revered like a God . However sadly enough only a small percentage of individuals get sent to do the dirty work. Only a small percent are sacrificed. They in turn cause a domino effect which kills other innocents abroad. This Memorial Day if one wants to truly respect and honor those who have served and fallen, one must realize that the only way to do justice is by ending wars.

Afghanistan continues to roll for over Continue reading