Shoot first and ask questions later.
It seems that the Land of the Free has retooled its foreign policy to mirror this B-movie dialogue. Perhaps this is an expected outcome after decades of standoff with the USSR and the ever escalating war technology. During the cold war, the visible antiwar movement lost its momentum. The U.S. was building the bombs but it wasn’t dropping them on anyone. The war technology kept ramping up as a “deterrent” and we learned that, as treaties increasingly called on the U.S. to be the defender of allies and the police force in “problem” places in the world, the U.S. could stand on the neck of almost anyone and bring them into submission. This isn’t right or righteous, this is tyranny.
You reap what you sow.
20 years ago, a small group of people recognized this growing post cold war pattern. Antiwar.com was born to collect and curate news and information that exposed this growing predilection for U.S. aggressive action in foreign land. Today we are harvesting the bitter fruit of this policy with increased terrorism, suitcase bombs, increased paranoia and burdensome security measures, loss of privacy, warrantless phone taps and other infringements of our rights here at home.
I’m Already Against the Next War
Right now, Antiwar.com is sounding an urgent call to action. Foreign activity is high and we don’t see an outcome where any new President will alter the current course. We need a loud and persistent voice that says, “I’m Already Against the Next War”. A few weeks ago, Antiwar.com launched a brand new activity site: Antiwar.me. Here you can find tools and techniques for being a part of that persistent voice. You can join their social media Thunderclap, download free social media images and get great premium gifts for your financial pledge. Antiwar.com is a very lean organization and relies on contributions from readers and supporters to fund their original journalism and commentary and now the activity site. Even a $20 donation is much appreciated and earns you a limited edition red poppy pin.
The days of large peaceful sit-ins are gone. Now we can express our protest in a different way. After less than a month, the Antiwar.me thunderclap has already achieved over 500,000 in reach. Let’s reach millions while sending a strong message to the President- “I’m Already Against the Next War”. Please visit Antiwar.me and join the free Thunderclap and consider a poppy pin or pledge a different amount so Antiwar.com can continue its efforts.
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Thank you all again fro supporting Antiwar.com and the cause of peace. We will be contacting all of you after the holiday. But the winners are…
The contest is almost over and will end at 11:59 Hawaii time December 16th. You must email your haiku’s to AntiwarHaiku@antiwar.com to enter. I see a lot of great haikus on social media but it’s impossible to see them all on the various networks. PLEASE EMAIL your haikus ASAP so you can be included in the judging. If you have not received an email with your free 3 month membership to Liberty.me you have not entered the contest. Thank you all for participating.
The first week of the contest has been a great success, over 100 peace haikus have been sent out on Twitter and social media. We will post them all here on the blog when we get closer to Dec 16th deadline. REMEMBER, you must email your submission to the email address (AntiwarHaiku@antiwar.com) to enter. We will NOT be sharing your email address with anyone, sponsors or otherwise. We did have a email problem the first day of the contest, if you have not received a email reply with a free 3 month offer to join the Liberty.me community please make sure you re send your entry.
You can enter as many Haikus as you like and if you prefer to send in all the poems you write closer to the deadline of December 16th at midnight that is acceptable but you might miss out on the free offer form Liberty.me.
In addition to the top 3 prizes of .5 Bitcoin, .7 Bitcoin, and .5 Bitcoin, we are lining up some great runner up prizes from some great bitcoin brands and companies and will announce them all next Monday.
Thank you all for supporting this contest, the results can already be seen by searching for the hashtag #AntiwarHaiku. Follow Antiwar.com on Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus and the new Instagram account to join the peace community.
With the war in Syria underway and the tragic attacks in Paris, now more then ever it’s time for a call to peace. Antiwar.com is the leading news site with Anti War news, reviews and activities, but we need your voice. Over the weekend Antiwar held a successful social media campaign with the hashtag #WhyIAmAntiwar; hundreds of people wrote in with answers to this incredibly important question. Now we aim to encourage even more creativity with the #AntiwarHaiku contest.
Antiwar.com is looking for your best Pro Peace Haikus. This is your chance to inspire and show the positive side of the liberty movement. Bring your best pro peace prose to counter the constant negative news and debates we are all tired of. It’s time to send a message of peace to the world. “Peace on Earth” isn’t just a holiday card – let’s make it resonate far and wide.
Make your point in a clear 5-7-5 syllable Haiku and submit your entry for a chance to win. We have lined up some great prizes from some of the strongest supporters of peace in our community, including .5 BTC .7BTC and .5 BTC for the top 3 winners. There is no limit on the number of poems you can submit. The contest runs from now until midnight on December the 16th. Once your entry is submitted to the official email address: (AntiwarHaiku@antiwar.com) please tweet/facebook/instagram your haiku @antiwarcom with the hashtag #AntiwarHaiku so your message of peace can be seen.
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The winners are in! On a special liberty.me video cast (strangle hosted on Google hangouts) the top 10 winners have been announced, here they are in order along with the video embedded below.
Liberty.me announcement video,
So many great memes, thanks everyone!
Liberty Is Rising.
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