Tuesday, August 25, 2015

4 WORDS: " . . . and eliminate OUR nukes!"

Social media is on fire with talk of the #IranDeal.

@WorldBeyondWar on Twitter:
YES to #IranDeal 
and stop the threat
 . . . from the U.S.

This is a good thing because US people are realizing that they have representatives in Congress -- with names, faces, and positions -- and that those representatives need to listen to them.

And because US people are realizing that the problems of constant war threats, and of nuclear weapons, need to be solved.

Now comes the big question: will people in the US make the giant leap to understand that they can and must tell Congress to get rid of US nuclear weapons?

Charlie Keil on Facebook:
"The amount of time, energy, money, spent to get this far on ONE agreement
between a half dozen nations needs to be spent quickly and urgently on getting
a "no more nuclear weapons and full inspection" agreement between the 10 or a
dozen nuclear powers. Peace is the Way! Probably the only way to a lasting
agreement on fullstopping climate change and getting back to 350."


Related posts

The decision about whether to live with the threat of nuclear annihilation is our decision. And that is why the entire country is mobilizing for mass action for nuclear disarmament in 2015. Are we capable of making sure the messengers -- Obama, Putin, the other agents of government -- hear their instructions from us clearly?

(See NEEDED: Heroes to Bring About Nuclear Disarmament )

Elaine Scarry demonstrates that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon - a possibility that remains very real even in the wake of the Cold War - deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with the deliberative principles of democracy.

(See Reviews of "Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom" by Elaine Scarry )

There will be no shortage of members of Congress who see this as an opportunity to puff out their chests and wave their arms and insist on continued conflict. It will be the work of the people to insist that the path of peace be followed through.

(See Talk With Somebody About Iran Today. (Maybe a Member of Congress?))

There are three centers of power that will impact nuclear disarmament: the President, the Congress, and the people. One of them will have to make nuclear disarmament happen.

(See Countdown to U.S. Nuclear Disarmament (With or Without the Politicians) )

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