A call on Americans and sane people everywhere of all political persuasions, political parties and civic movements to move away from war, from armed confrontations, from massive military spending, from stationing armed forces abroad and from violating the sovereignty of foreign states and to instead, concentrate on resolving transcendental domestic problems such as infrastructure, healthcare, education, social security and the common welfare, all of which can be accomplished with the savings from a sane military budget, one no greater than double that of any foreign country.

A call to end politization of the judiciary, the bureaucracy, law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

A call on all of us to minimize discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender and national origins.

A call for empathy and respect instead of intolerance and polarization. 

A call to return to sanity and regain control of our destinies.

We urge that this be accomplished on a non-partisan basis under the leadership of people like Democrat Dennis Kucinich, independent Tulsi Gabbard and Republican Rand Paul, as well as former Senator Jim Webb and others dedicated to peace and survival, answering Bobby Darin’s call more than half a century ago to end war in his antiwar anthem, a Simple Song of Freedom.

The time is now, while we’re still around.


© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2023; all rights reserved.  Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.

Guillermo (“Bill”) Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia (although he has primarily lived in the United States of America of which he is also a citizen).  Until 2017 he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales.  He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation and linguistic studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies).  However, he is also fascinated by mythology, religion, physics, astronomy and mathematics, especially with matters related to quanta and cosmogony.  He can be contacted at and much of his writing is available through his blog at

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