Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Peace Coalition


America has been riding her war train since she was founded. The train is now nearly 240 years long. and steamrolling ahead. She is headed to disaster caused by the ultimate blowback from her enemies that she created so as to feed her war machine.

In my book, America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying, I propose a Peace Coalition of millions of Americans who want peace with her global neighbors and an improved quality of living at home.

Here is an excerpt from my book:

Step 3. Start the Peace Coalition

Any major reform initiative in America that calls for an overhaul of the regime’s policies and practices is dead in the water without substantial political pressure from the general public. There have been very few major social reforms and no reforms in the military and intelligence area. America’s political regimes throughout the years have cleverly controlled public dissent by tolerating it up to a point and by making small concessions they are willing to tolerate. 

About 70 million Americans want America to be at peace with the world, but these Americans need to show the White House and Congress that they are unified and speaking as one large voice demanding that America's deadly military and CIA operations on foreign soil stop immediately.

          If you are one of those Americans

               Please Join the Peace Coalition

          Add below your name and your state of residence  

Joining is free and there is no further obligation. If thousands if not millions join, the list will be sent to the White House and Congress with this simple message: For humanity's sake and to avoid disastrous blowbacks to America please withdraw troops from all foreign lands and stop all bombings and other military operations.

Your name:

Your State of Residence:

                      Please ask others to join.

Please add below any public figures you think should be considered as the Coalition's Honorary Chair or members of its Steering Committee.  

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Alter America

This is an excerpt from Chapter 7, Breaking the Habits, in the book America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying


This chapter is sort of a “How-to-manual.” It is not an AA 12-Step program. It’s an AA 7-Step program, where AA stands for Alter America. Let me give you a little backgrounder on my AA.

In the Afterword of The Devil’s Marriage I envisioned a model of a rebuilt America. I called the model “Alter America.” [1] Its characteristics would be remarkably different from the real America in four ways.

First, America would be a peace making and internationally law abiding nation, not the warring and spying scofflaw it has always been.

Second, America would be an egalitarian or partnership society, not a male dominated society that it has always been.  Remember, it was the Founding “Fathers.” America has always had male warriors-in chiefs, male dominated legislatures and judiciaries, and almost totally imperialistic male CEOs and financiers. Males on top throughout a society produces a “dominator society,” says Riane Eisler, a best-selling author, who has studied this prevailing mode of social and economic structures and cultures throughout the history of the world. The dominator society, she says, “has four core elements: rigid top-down control; intense abuse and violence” manifested (my pun intended) in “child and wife beating; chronic warfare;” “the rigid ranking” of men over women; and a culture of stories, beliefs, and the like that “justify domination and violence as inevitable, even moral.”[2] In contrast, Eisler calls the ideal model the “partnership” society. Few societies, one of them being Finland she says, come close to this model, that of a democratic, egalitarian, and non-violent family and social structure.

Third, America’s economic system would depend on the production of socially beneficial products and services and not on using other peoples’ money to make money.

Fourth, there would be no more government handouts to corporations, and as a result corporations would have to organize and be run much differently or fail. [3]

Fifth, America would be a just society that respects citizens’ rights and holds them, government, and all business and finance organizations accountable for how they discharge their responsibilities.

There you have my vision of an Alter America. Envisioning it was easy. Achieving it is a totally different matter and just may be an impossible dream, as impossible to realize as one or more of the five scenarios described in the last chapter may be possible if America doesn’t reverse course.

In the Devil’s Marriage I presented a comprehensive plan that included over 400 initiatives for achieving political, judicial, economic, and social reforms that would be necessary for ending the corpocracy and creating an Alter America. The initiatives for breaking America’s two habits were just a small piece of the overall strategy.            

I am not going to repeat here the whole plan to end the entire corpocracy. Instead, I am going to concentrate exclusively and freshly on how the two habits can be broken. Breaking them will not end the corpocracy completely but would achieve the miraculous outcome of an America at peace with the world, which is undoubtedly the most important characteristic of Alter America, undoubtedly the most important outcome for the world, and undoubtedly the most difficult reform goal. 




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kindle e-book

About 150 people took advantage of the free promotion period to get a free Kindle e-book, America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying. That's pretty good considering Kindle goofed and the free period started a day after it was suppose to start.

Until thee nex free period, about 90 days from now, book is only 99 cents.

A paperback version will be available in a month or so. Waiting for luminaries to add their endorsements.

If you read thee book, please give me your reaction here or at


Saturday, September 6, 2014

"Honest" Abe?

How honest was "honest" Abe  Was he a racist? Did he speak with a forked tongue?

The answer is in the excerpt below from America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying. The Kindle version will be offered free on Amzaon Kindle books Sept. 8-Sept. 12.

Civil War is the most deadly for Americans of any military interventions launched by a U.S. president.  Zinn makes it clear in his writings that President Lincoln provoked the attack on Fort Sumter that launched the Civil War not with the primary purpose of freeing the slaves but to make sure to maintain the ability to expand the nations territory and with it greater markets and resources. Lincoln, in other words, was an early practitioner of imperialism by deadly military means.  He was also, I was astonished to learn, a racist if one can take these own remarks of his at face value that he made in a speech he gave in Charleston? "---I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races---and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race." [4] Whatever his motives might have been, and whether he spoke with a forked tongue depending on the audience, his decision to start the Civil War was deadly, unnecessary, and morally outrageous. In saying that, I want to make it perfectly clear that I have never in my life been a racist.

If Lincoln had allowed the Confederacy to become a separate nation, slavery would have ended because tenancy was becoming a more practical means of managing agricultural labor, resentment and continued racial discrimination and hatred from forced “emancipation” would have eventually ceased, and there would be two Americas, not one mighty one continuously threatening the world.   

 4. Zinn, H. A People’s History of the United States.  Harper Perennial, 2005.

Friday, September 5, 2014

America's warring and spying habits are as old as America herself. The primary habituates are politicians and the military/industrial complex. They are the most powerful, moneyed and destructive force the world has ever seen and suffered. Even so, they depend on "The Habit Helpers." Who are they? Are you one of them? I once was. You can see the answer by getting a free copy of the Kindle e-book America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying during the period Sept.8-Sept. 12. Go to Amazon's kindle books and type in the title or my name, Gary Brumback.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Free Kindle Book


From September 8-September 12, 2014 Kindle readers can get my new e-book free. It's title: America's Oldest Professions: Warring and Spying.

I would really appreciate reactions from people who read it. If you read it and want to comment on it please use this blogsite or my twitter, @LibertyQuotient

Thank you,


Let's keep anti war and pro peace talk alive.