October 22, 2019

The United States Department of Peace Building

No! Really! Imagine another cabinet position called the Department of Peace Building. According to the Maine Wire, peace building is different than peace making; what I don’t know, but make note that two of the functions of this Nazi-esque government proposal would be finding ways to curb gun violence – what possibly could go wrong? – and to reduce “violence against animals” – and what could really, really, really go wrong? Here kitty, kitty, kitty!

Can you imagine? Over the years our Department of State hasn’t been able to conjure up enough “peace” with diplomacy? Or, that the Secretary of Defense couldn’t find enough ways to “defend” our borders? But this proposed department for pacifists, would also be in charge of anti-bullying and probably things like putting out your trash too early on pick up day. What would a member of the Peacebuilders have at his/her disposal that “Lurch” Kerry doesn’t have?

Think for a minute, while refrains of Kumbaya waft through the air and into your brain, peace! Think peace! I’m reminded of a church song. Something to do with peace and a valley, where the lion lays down with the lamb. Could this be the culmination of, wait……..wait for it…….the Department of Peacebuilding? Maybe it will be the second coming of Hillary Clinton!

I hate terribly to burst our moment of humming bars of “I’d like to Teach the World to Sing”, but there’s one problem that leads to many problems with this idea of a Department of Peace……oh, sorry Peacebuilding. First of all, it’s a creation of man and therefore, it can only be corrupt; before it even starts. And now that I’ve brought corrupt into the topic of conversation, ask yourself if bankers, you know them evil bastards who run the world (from Timothy Franz Geithner all the way up to Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger), ever made any real money during peace time? If you don’t know, perhaps it’s time to find out.

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Maine The Most “Peaceful” State, Because………………………………?

It seems Maine newspapers and no doubt the citizenry are falling all over themselves to be named the “Most Peaceful” state in the U.S. However, it’s unfortunate that three major newspapers, the Sun Journal, Press Herald and Bangor Daily, opted to republish a piece of crap written by the Associated Press to manipulate public perceptions and influence thought.(Note: At least the Bangor Daily News chose to provide a link to the source of the “Peace Index“.)

It has been proven time and again that the prevalence of gun ownership plays no role in the increase in violent crime and yet the AP chooses to word their report to say, “The South is the least peaceful region with the highest homicide, violent crime, and incarceration rates, as well as the highest prevalence of gun ownership.”

However, in specifically referencing Maine, the same AP report states, “Maine is America’s most peaceful state with recorded reductions in the homicide and incarceration rates as well as the number of police employees.”, while mentioning nothing about the prevalence of gun ownership.

The attempt by the Associated Press is clear. They intend to influence readers to believe that in areas where more people own more guns, life is not “peaceful”.

For shame.

Tom Remington

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