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No War With China, Cut the Pentagon

This week, the Senate is voting on the largest Pentagon budget ever. We need to catch the warmongering lies about China before they take us to war.

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  • Paula McMinn
    commented 2022-12-25 13:05:49 -0500
    Violence against others and war is the founding history of the USA, one we have yet to abandon. It is a history we must look directly in the and say enough is enough; no more. I have grandchildren who are identified as Asian because that is part of their heritage and I am so proud to tell them of Zhou Enlai, Premier of China, who wrote The Five Principles of Peace in 1953, none of which the USA has ever adopted or adhered to. But they are principles , if followed by nations, would bring peace for the world.
  • Shahriar Quadir
    commented 2022-12-22 13:03:07 -0500
    We Americans ought to start practicing democracy before we ever talk about democracy again. Ramping up false anti-China rhetorics is only gonna hurt American interests as it is invariably gonna give the Chinese all the edge & beyond… identifying the actual problem is always the very first step to coming up with a attainable & sustainable solution and failing to do so is surely gonna mark the beginning of the end that no patriotic American is ever gonna even casually entertain as some sort of propositions whatsoever. We must invest in the working class America nmw. This investment needs to be aimed at enhancing America’s competitiveness all around. To name a few… education, healthcare, infrastructure, social justice, the revolutionizing of science and technology particularly r&d in green energy and other climate crisis mitigation initiatives, innovation promoting fiscal policies & a whole lot of more… all of the aforementioned needs investments of human resources & resources otherwise with an unprecedented zeal. This MUST be made our national priority most unequivocally & it must never be allowed to be put on the chokehold of partisan politics under any circumstances.
  • Shahriar Quadir
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  • Yang Ruan
    commented 2022-12-12 17:35:08 -0500
    If you haven’t already, highly recommend this video about China’s modern history and US involvement.
    US policy has often been aggressive and colonial all while being a democracy.
  • Yang Ruan
    followed this page 2022-12-12 17:25:39 -0500
  • Stephen Malloy
    followed this page 2022-12-10 23:21:04 -0500
  • S. A. Linden
    commented 2022-12-10 20:14:57 -0500
    If Americans could truly fathom how much of their tax money was going to these eternal wars, they would shut down the Defense budget in a hurry. The same citizens who are so outraged at how the government is spending their domestic taxes are oblivious to the abject waste we spend overseas for “defense” and weapons of war. They are not aware of the lack of transparency of our defense spending, yet want every penny of our infrastructure money accounted for. Corporate media, larded with defense stocks and influence, conveniently neglect to publicize this.

    What “threats” exist in our contemporary world are fought largely on virtual battlefields, not in the trenches. Ukraine is an artifact, and even experts are saying now that negotiations are inevitable. Americans can’t get used to the fact that wars are unwinnable now and that they’re not in some football game with one’s side to be cheered. War is a freaking tragedy!

    Americans are the most insular of all the powers, not threatened on our borders. And yet we’re the most hawkish. We must ask ourselves why. When are we going to hold the Defense Industry — the most profitable of all — to account? We’re addicted to defense. ALL legislators are vulnerable to defense lobbies, because the Pentagon has embedded itself in all 50 states as well as many nations of the world. Defense is a big moneymaker.

    Some day, historians will look back and see us with pity or scorn, that we neglected our domestic needs to prioritize “winning” and empire building. Our economy is addicted to war. Paradoxically, we must break that addiction to survive.
  • Mumtaz Shaik
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  • William Paci
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  • Maral Mollaey
    commented 2022-12-10 15:58:11 -0500
    Some are afraid to get bored in a peaceful world. I’d suggest they start reconnecting with the child within: Dance, laugh, draw, paint, sing, play an instrument, grow your food, recycle, create your healthy visions, and dance some more.
  • Dave Melford
    commented 2022-12-10 15:12:16 -0500
    We need a New “INF” Treaty & to get rid of ICBMs
  • Dale Pondysh
    commented 2022-12-10 11:31:21 -0500
    We can never achieve peace while bringing a hammer to the table! America needs to grow up & teach our children that bullying is wrong by example! Cooperation is how we can prevent self destruction of the Humanity. We need to tone down the “Human Race” to a “Humane Pace” that everyone can participate in, True Democracy. That includes other systems, else we will never find a truly find better ways of existence. We are stagnating bumping heads, instead of finding ways to coexist peacefully, moving forward with our brilliant discoveries toward an even better tomorrow, and in the meantime wasting our wealth on weaponry of hegemony. Wake up folks, we are all Earthlings and should consider the welfare of the planet and the species, including our own, just pieces of a gigantic organism called Earth. If you believe there is a God, what would he/she think of America’s behavior, of your behavior!
  • Janna Pijoan
    followed this page 2022-12-10 11:24:21 -0500
  • Myrna Fichtenbaum
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  • Nina Zonitch
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  • Rachael Bliss
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  • Veronica Garrett
    commented 2022-12-10 07:20:06 -0500
    On Nuclear Weapons: According to the Pentagon report, China possesses around 400 nuclear warheads with no clear plan on how to use them. If this estimation of China’s arsenal is correct, it’s still trivial compared to the US’s almost 6,000 warheads. China is the only nuclear power with an unconditional “no first use” policy, and has been clear that it only intends to use its nuclear power for assurance and defense. Meanwhile, the US is the only country to have used nuclear weapons in war and has also flirted with escalating tensions into a nuclear war with Russia this year. Who is preparing for war?

    🪖 On Global Military Presence: The Pentagon reports that since China established its first overseas military base in Djibouti, it has ambitions to expand its military presence globally. At the same time, the US has more than 750 military bases in around 80 countries. This includes more than 250 bases in the Asia-Pacific encircling China with 375,000 personnel in the Indo-Pacific Command, while China has no military presence in the Western Hemisphere. Who is preparing for war?

    🌍 On International Order: The Pentagon reports that China may challenge the US in the international arena. It is true that China is taking the lead internationally in economic development, in technological innovation, and in fighting climate change. Other countries around the world are happy for its support in growing their capacities to be independent of US hegemony in their regions. China builds relationships through economic cooperation and good diplomacy. In contrast, the US asserts its global dominance through direct or proxy war, occupation, crippling sanctions, and regime-changing coups. The international order that the US seeks to maintain is rooted in violence and destruction. Let’s invest in peace, not war!

    While the United States is desperately pursuing its outdated policy of enforcing global hegemony, the rest of the world is already moving towards a multilateral sphere that ensures the greatest chance for peace. It’s important to realize that China is not our enemy. Escalating tension with China was already a mistake, but building a colossal military budget to double down on this mistake makes no sense.