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Petition to Stop the Insanity: Don't provoke war with North Korea
by Abolish the Military
Friday Aug 11th, 2017 8:21 PM
Sign the Petition to Stop the Insanity: Don't provoke war with North Korea
Sign the Petition to Stop the Insanity: Don't provoke war with North Korea at
https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-insanity-dont

This petition is addressed to Donald Trump, Secretary of War Matthis, Secretary of State Tillerson, National Security Adviser McMaster, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate and reads as follows:

“Donald Trump is making us all more unsafe with every war-mongering comment, tweet, and threat. His rhetoric threatening North Korea with "fire and fury" is exacerbating a dangerous situation, putting the people of Guam--and everyone around the world--in grave danger. While a nuclear North Korea is a real concern, the answer must be diplomacy-first, not a rush to a potentially devastating nuclear war. The American people say "no" to war with North Korea.”

There are currently 91,699 signatures. This country has 323 million people. Please sign it and post it everywhere including your Facebook page, your Twitter, your favorite websites and the like. The wording may not be perfect, but it says enough and the recipients will get the gist of the message and will count the signatures.

For more information, see
“'Stop the Insanity': Demand Grows to Strip Trump of Nuclear Authority” by Jake Johnson, 8/9/17 at
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/08/09/stop-insanity-demand-grows-strip-trump-nuclear-authority

North Korea is 15.5 hours ahead of San Francisco, across the International Date Line, so Monday night in San Francisco is already Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017, the date of the threatened missile launch from North Korea to the Pacific Ocean near the US military bases at Guam. Trump has threatened to retaliate.

NOBODY SURVIVES A NUCLEAR WAR. If you survive the initial blast, you will certainly die in the nuclear winter that follows. All life on Planet Earth will cease to exist. Apparently the US capitalist class thinks it will survive a nuclear war, which proves they are utterly stupid and criminally insane. For a description of this insanity, see:

“Note To Wall Street: Never Mind Your Nuclear Stock Tips For “Highly Dovish Forward Guidance." On Account of Everyone Being, You Know, Dead.” By Abby Zimet, 8/11/17 at
https://www.commondreams.org/further/2017/08/11/note-wall-street-never-mind-your-nuclear-stock-tips-highly-dovish-forward

The ruling class is trying to sleepwalk the world into a war, as the capitalist class did in 1914, when World War 1 started. They only know the greatest profits are in munitions and oil and that is their entire concern. There is no surviving a nuclear war. The horror of war is expressed in a favorite poem which you may enjoy AFTER YOU SIGN THE PETITION since the petition can only help.

Grandma’s Battlecry by Irene Paull (1908-1981)
Irene Paull was a reporter, editor, union organizer, civil rights worker, writer of stories and poems and peacenik.

It’s blowing in the wind again, it’s drifting in the rain
Before the dead have moldered yet or wounded healed their pain.
I am so old, my grandsons, that I remember when
I marched to hail the armistice and I was barely ten.
That was the war against all war, to save democracy
Praise God, they said, we’ve won the peace for all eternity.

I marched for Spain when some years passed and marched and marched and then
Another war to end all war and so I marched again;
I marched in Minneapolis, Chicago and Duluth,
In San Francisco and New York I marched to shout the truth.
I marched in Hiroshima and I knelt before a stash
Of tens of millions bones of people atomized to ash,
And with the distant rumble of new regiments of men
I read the warning on the tomb, “This must not be again.”

Chorus:
I marched to staunch Korea’s blood, I marched for Vietnam
I marched to stop the napalm and I marched to stop the bomb,
I’ve marched and marched and marched and marched, Oh Lord,
I’m sure I’ve done my due,
I’ve marched since I was barely ten and now I’m seventy-two.

I should be lying in the sun or dreaming in the grass
But how when generals everywhere are polishing their brass?
Entranced with dreams of four-star roles, so help me, Lord, they’re glad!
It’s said that whom the gods destroy they first must render mad.
Their burning eyes see No-Man’s Land and armies poised for action
And you, my warm and loving one, you’re merely an abstraction.

It’s geopolitics again, and oh, with what finesse
The players push their pawns about, these masterminds of chess!
How cunningly they plot each move, how logically they spar
And checkmate one another like the masters that they are.
How stimulating, how intense, a world to lose or gain,
Except for one dismaying fact, the players are insane.
Composed, dispassionate they play this game that madness spawns
And I can’t even look away. My children are the pawns.

CHORUS

Some people keep on fighting when they’ve lost an arm or leg
Some still keep up the struggle when they’re fragile as an egg
I’ve heard men rasping “I object!” with voices turned to gravel
I’ve seen a woman raise a fist who couldn’t lift a gavel,
And even with a broken heart one still can make a stand,
So lead, my children, lead the way, reach back and take my hand.
We’ll march again, confound them all, don’t quibble at my age!
I’ll shield you with my brittle bones! I’ll nourish you with rage!

I marched to staunch Korea’s blood, I marched for Vietnam
I marched to stop the napalm and I marched to stop the bomb,
I’ve marched and marched and marched and marched, Oh Lord,
I’m sure I’ve done my due,
I’ve marched since I was barely ten and now I’m seventy-two.
We’ll march again, confound them all, don’t quibble at my age!
I’ll shield you with my brittle bones! I’ll nourish you with rage!