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THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY
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THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Why, then, are the Palestinians and Israelis yet again minimally involved and engaged in their purported peace process, choosing instead to continue the cycle of fighting? "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." So why, then, is the US - just barely just joined by the Europeans - repetitively sanctioning Russia, when it is obvious that such action is having little or no effect on Putin's position with respect to Ukraine and it is far from isolating his country? All it's done is to stick a pin under Vladimir and propel him to make friends and influence people elsewhere by cutting new, forward thinking commercial deals all over the globe to compensate - and then some - for what business is being lost, with an eye to a different world order in the future. Punished, he only becomes more popular! Short term pain; long term gain! Meanwhile, the United States' head continues stuck in the halo of hegemony and unexamined habit, pedaling backwards down that 20th Century road by either buying allegiances or bullying nations into submission. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

It's time for our leaders to stop using "war" as a distraction from what is wrong within our own borders - whether it be a revival of "Russia, Russia, Russia" - remember last decade's drumbeat of deception, WMDs - or our peripatetic presence wherever there is a hot spot in the world that we deem in need of being hosed down. Israel, Israel, Israel, right or wrong. Any other country would have been termed "terrorist" and criminally charged by now. US support should cease, most particularly the over three billion annually of our taxpayer dollars - and our 95% contribution to its military capability. Maybe then the Jewish state's destructive stance in supposed self-defense, which is more deserving of sanctions, economic and otherwise, by virtue of body count alone, than anything that has been even remotely attributed to Putin recently, would change and this interminable conflict will permanently stop. But then THAT would make sense!

However, this country is apparently not run by Einsteins...Thirty-six hour FAA suspension; Bebe almost immediately whines, despite the contradictory claim of being scared of Hamas' sewage pipe rockets raining down; we cave. Russian Aggression Prevention Act! Give me a break...and thank goodness official Washington is about to go on one!

That said, this November, we in Alexandria have a unique opportunity to vote in a contest not featuring an incumbant in this already purple battleground Commonwealth. We can either elect candidates with an agenda to effect more than lipservice "change" and with a commitment to get things done, or, yet again, settle for someone whose main goal is to warm the same seat for a very long period of time and/or use it for personal power and promotion. "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." The choice is yours.
 

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