Declare Victory – Wage Peace

February 6, 2011

If I

Declare, I am making visible.
Victory, is my manner of life, food
Wage, is my security to go, to walk, and

Peace, I am agreeing, I am bargaining, I am negotiating to
Declare Victory Wage Peace

Anonymous

Vincere est totum – To win is everything

Cato

Declare

“…from Latin declarare, from de- + clarare to make visible, from clarus clear….”

Victory

“…from Latin victoria, from victor, victus, “…Living, manner of life / nourishment, food.”

Wage

“akin to Old High German wetti pledge,  wed,  Latin vad-, vas bail, security to go, to walk

Peace

from Latin pac-, pax; akin to pacisci “make a bargain or agreement; agree, enter into a marriage contract; negotiate

“Declare Victory, Wage Peace” could be the winning political platform, anywhere, worldwide.   Everybody can declare their wars victorious (because just getting a war stopped is victory for all sides.) 

Americans can declare V-Day on Independence Day- No need to hold up any treaty arguing over whose fault it is – Victory can be claimed by all.

We Win

Declare “We won” (Doesn’t that have a nice sound)

We won the following partial list of “War on…”(Fill in the Blank) as of V-Day.

Terror, Drugs,Poverty, Science, Religion, Guns, Politics, Fat, Cancer, Smoking, Sickness and Dying in General, Journalism, Accounting, Work, Class (including Upper, Middle, Low and No Class.)

We won the War on Truth, Justice and the American Way.

Wage Peace

V-Day is the day we lose our fear  – walk like an Egyptian.  We are secure.  The cost of peace is high, but not as high as the price of war.

Declare that in America (North or South), Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, and  the world  “…it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such forms as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Whatever form of government they establish is no more my choice, than their choice of who should rule me.  I think it is reasonable to support people’s ability to ” …to provide new Guards for their future security….towards these goals we pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”