Zombie Zombie Zombie by David Swanson (#NoWar2019)

No More War

Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 10, 2019

CNN is outraged that Trump was too friendly with Russians, supposedly endangering an honorable spy snooping into the Russian government.

The New York Times doesn’t want any peace settlements in Afghanistan that could involve “getting in bed with killers swathed in American blood.”

U.S. mercenaries who murdered a bunch of people in Iraq have had their sentences reduced because they did it in a war. [See video below]

The United States just accidentally dropped white phosphorus on itself.

The Pentagon would like to tightly control what you can learn about.

CIA contractor Amazon.com has a new show in which they pretend that Venezuela is about to nuke the world unless lawless violent Americans can stop it.

Stop it. Stop it. Stop it!

Sometimes you have to turn off the endless mindless normalization and glorification of mass murder.

Sometimes you have to see war for the horror it is.

Sometimes you have to see zombie war lies that will not die for the lunacy they are.

“Another head hangs lowly
“Child is slowly taken
“And the violence caused such silence
“Who are we mistaken”

Thus begins the song “Zombie” by the band from Limerick, Ireland, the Cranberries.

“But you see it’s not me
“It’s not my family
“In your head, in your head
“They are fighting
“With their tanks and their bombs
“And their bombs and their guns
“In your head, in your head
“They are cryin’”

Watch the video.

“It’s the same old theme
“Since nineteen-sixteen
“In your head, in your head
“They’re still fightin’”

Advocates for abolishing war from our lives and our governments and our heads will soon gather in Limerick, Ireland, for #NoWar2019. We’ll work to generate a drive toward peace and life as relentless as that toward living dead.

Watch this re-make of Zombie:

“With their tanks and their bombs
“And their guns and their drones
“In your head, in your head
“They are cryin’

“What’s in your head, in your head, zombie, zombie, ZOMBIE?”


David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (2018) and War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Support David’s work.

David Swanson to RT Intl 06/09/02019

RT Producers on Sep 9, 2019

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: How The Capitalist State Uses Fear To Maintain Control

Chris Hedges and Danny Haiphong: Myths of American Exceptionalism

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them by David Swanson

Will Griffin: The Three Main Reasons Why The U.S. Invaded and Occupied Afghanistan

The War On Terror Is A Typo

Will Griffin: US Veterans Poll: Wars Not Worth Fighting + Sara Flounders: Sanctions Kill: Economic Warfare and the Migration Crisis

David Swanson: War Is A Lie

What If Governments Obeyed Laws? by David Swanson + Merchants of Death: How the Military-Industrial Complex Profits from Endless War

One thought on “Zombie Zombie Zombie by David Swanson (#NoWar2019)

  1. The wars are all based on terrible lies. David taught me that, with his excellent book WAR IS A LIE. But he generally doesn’t talk about WHY some people tell such terrible lies. Is it because they are crazy, and functioning randomly, and incapable of any kind of reasoning? That is what the makers of wars tell us about the people they have designated as our enemies. But I don’t believe it is true — not of the designated enemies, and certainly not of the grand liars. The grand liars are very powerful, and they didn’t get that way by behaving randomly. No, I think they have some REASON for their evil lies. I think the reason is that they make great profits from their murders. And if we ended capitalism, ended private property, then their incentive would disappear.

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