The American counterinsurgency strategy of “winning the hearts and minds” of the citizens of the countries which our military occupies is simply a euphemism for a propaganda campaign which teaches people to hate and to fear and to love on the arbitrary bases of tribe, ethnicity, race, religion, and politics. And now we see in our media that the American wars are coming home. Corporate American media is waging the campaign for the hearts and minds of American citizens.
Thus, the American wars can only come to an end through a popular American campaign for radical love, which embraces all people, and does not permit anybody of good conscience to look down the scope of a rifle at another human being.
As we begin a new year, I am going to take this opportunity to recommit to radical love which means that I will know my enemy and to love my enemy.