For the sake of life we must come alive
Speech in Santa Fe, NM
6 August 2002
The U.S. is the only nation to use such a nuclear weapon of mass destruction. And now today, we are ready to invade Iraq.
We are told that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. We are told that Iraq is a rogue state. But who is the Bush administration fooling? And who is the rogue state?
It's really all about oil. It's about control and domination. The New World Order. Corporate globalization. It's about empire.
What is the number one industrial export of the U.S. today? Of course it is weapons. And what is the global marketing strategy for the U.S. number one industrial export? Conflict, tension, chaos, war. The U.S. is turning the world into an utter mess.
Since 9-11 we are paying attention to Central Asia. We now know that Central Asia has some of the largest deposits of oil and natural gas in the world. We also know that Central Asia sits on the inland border of China.
We are told by King George II that it is going to be a long, long war in Central Asia. Permanent U.S. bases are being set up in the region. We are told that war with Iraq is inevitable.
More weapons will be produced and used and will be paid for with U.S. tax dollars. At the same time we are told there is no money for education, health care, environmental clean-up, child care, public transit and social security.
We know that big oil will benefit from the war in Central Asia and the Middle East. It's the New World Order.
Star Wars is now underway too. Hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars will go to the aerospace industry to create war in the heavens. It's called corporate welfare.
We are told it's about defending the American people. King George says he wants to protect us from the rogue states like North Korea and China. China, with its 20 nuclear missiles that can reach the U.S., while we have over 7,000 nuclear weapons that could destroy China. And if you've been in Wal-Mart or Kmart lately you know that the U.S. is China's best customer. China is not going to attack the U.S. It's an absurd idea.
It's really about control and domination. The U.S. has it's boot on the necks of the people of the world.
September 11 was a response. People around the world are getting tired of being controlled and dominated by the U.S. The U.S. talks alot about democracy, but King George says that we have to take out Iraq.
Who do we think we are? It's not democracy when you invade other countries. That's what Hitler did. It's not moral to surround and starve the children of Iraq. That's what Hitler did to the Jews.
It's time for the American people to come alive. We are more worried about our social status than what we are doing to the world. We're more worried about what our neighbors think of us than our obligation to take care of the poor. We're more worried about the stock market than our obligations to educate our children. We're more worried about our fancy cars than our obligations to take care of the sick and the elderly.
Martin Luther King said that America is a sick society. We lecture the world about weapons of mass destruction but then at laboratories like Los Alamos here in New Mexico they are building nuclear weapons, chemical, and biological weapons. America is a hypocrite nation and we are hypocritical people.
We say one thing and do another. We all know about our genocide of Native Americans and African Americans. We all know how the white man stole native lands. Now the U.S. empire is moving to steal the oil rich lands in the Middle East and Central Asia.
We are all responsible. It's our tax dollars at work. We watch the Democrats and Republicans become one big war party. We say it does no good to protest. We say we are tired and hopeless. Our communities build the weapons. Our sons and daughters kill our so-called "enemies" and it all benefits the big corporations. The New World Order. Corporate globalization.
People all over the world are calling on us to lift the boot off their necks. They no longer have any respect for the U.S. They see us for the greedy bullies that we are. When are we going to stop?
Are we going to destroy the world so that we can control and dominate everyone and everything?
For the sake of the future generations we must come alive. For the sake of the Mother Earth we must protest. For the sake of our own conscience we must say NO MORE!
Bruce K. Gagnon