I'm a third string blogger, if that. Most of the time, this position suits me fine.
A better-known writer usually censors himself. When you become well-known, you invite endless attacks. (Look at what has happened to Greenwald.)
But a writer with a small-but-steady audience can "fly under the radar" while slipping the occasional new idea into the larger discussion -- and that's a terrific situation to be in. Even when this blog does no more than to help publicize someone else's writing or research, I feel that this site has served a purpose. Every voice counts in choral singing, even if the individual singers remain indistinct.
But now I want more than that.
My country is on the verge of making what may turn out to be a disastrous mistake. And now -- just this once -- I wish that my voice carried
Your voices can
carry -- if you shout in unison. All of you. I beg you to speak to our leaders, to anyone who will listen.
We should not make war against the governments of Syria or Iran.
If history has taught us one thing, it has taught us that we can rarely do good in that part of the world. Kucinich is right
: Air strikes against Syria would transform the United States into Al Qaeda's air force.
Only a small group of people want the war that now seems inevitable. Although I remain angry at Barack Obama, I do not think that he is a member of the war group. His faults are many, but he is not a neocon empire-builder.
Alas, this president is not independent or courageous enough to resist the party of war.
What's coming has been in the works for a long time. The video, embedded above, explains. (Thanks to lambert at Corrente