The Militarization of Christmas & Everything!

End the U.S.

 National Security


wisemen      According to the Biblical account, when the three wise men from the east, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, alerted King Herod of the birth of Jesus, the long awaited Messiah, Herod saw trouble. He saw a Messiah, in Roman occupied Judea, as a threat to his throne and to the overall power of the Roman Empire. Herod’s response, like that of all empires, was to send in the military. Herod had every baby boy under the age of two in the Bethlehem district of Palestine summarily slaughtered. The Christian church commemorates this tragic day annually on Dec. 28th as the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

      In the U.S. people are rightly horrified when innocent children are gunned down in U.S. school shootings. But that same sense of horror doesn’t seem to apply when innocent children are slaughtered by U.S. Predator and Reaper drone attacks in far away places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, etc. Or Palestinian children dying in the Holy Land today under Israeli occupation with $3 billion annually of U.S. military aid.

      The U.S. is addicted to violence and war. Assault weapon sales, even “AK-47 Christmas sales” continue to skyrocket. Military Christmas propaganda videos have F-18 Fighter jets escorting Santa with NORAD tracking his moves to prevent attack from bad guys. The U.S. military has even begun to use the term “harvest” to describe the killing done by drones. The U.S. has now become a National Security State, a global empire, “harvesting” children – Holy Innocents, at home and abroad. When will it end? It will end when we stand with the children and say…

No More Violence – No

More War!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760.

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