War is as Popular as Cherry and Apple Pie

Source: CounterPunch
by Howard Lisnoff

“While antiwar protest has moved in fits and starts since the Vietnam War protest movement, protest almost disappeared during the beginning of the so-called War on Terror, but rose during the latest Iraq War, which began in 2003, which was and is a preemptive war. Antiwar protest has mostly died since then with only sporadic and atomized rebellion. The largest decline took place during Barack Obama’s presidency, not an unusual occurrence with the general misconception being that Democrats are supporters of peace. The greatest putsch against antiwar protest is the most recent, with the drumbeat of pro-war propaganda in the mass media casting the illegal preemptive Ukraine war as a noble cause/noble war and no alternative views allowed in that media in a frenzy of self-censorship.” (01/16/23)