"Truth is the first casualty in war." (Aristotle) "The swan that floats and doesn't sink represents the intransitory in the transitory." (Heidegger) "Every war has two losers." (Wm Stafford) We are called to resist normalization of war and militarization of foreign policy.
What began with cheap money for American homebuyers has expanded to the greatest financial market crisis since the war. The whole extent of bad credits with banks is not yet known, let alone the effects on the world economy. $500 billion worldwide may have dissolved in thin air.
Senators Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and John McCain are rehashing the old political rhetoric that the Democrats and Republicans have coined to win elections every four years. However, in 2008, working people are searching for real solutions to complex issues; ending the Iraq War and dealing with a global industry that is beyond the control of the Democrats, Republicans or their candidates.