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Geoff Young (D) for Congress - 2024

 

This billboard can be seen on the right if you're driving north on I-65

between the Louisville Int'l Airport and the Lynnview neighborhood.

 

Kentucky is in big trouble because America is in big trouble. America is in big trouble because for the last several decades, the military-industrial complex, the President (whether Democrat or Republican), the US military & CIA, the House of Representatives & Senate, and our so-called allies (for example, NATO & Israel) have been waging unjust wars all around the world, none of which we had to fight in order to defend our country. All of our wars since 1945 have been unnecessary, unjust, immoral and illegal. When any country goes berserk like that, it makes more and more enemies, loses its former friends, and earns the bitter and lasting hatred of about 7 billion out of the world's 8.1 billion people.

On January 11, 2024, the US and Britain launched missiles against the capital of Yemen and several other areas in that country. When they did that, the US and Britain committed international aggression against Yemen. International aggression is the worst war crime it's possible for any country to commit, according to the judgment of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, which followed World War 2. "To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_aggression

From October 8, 2023, the day after Hamas launched its legal, morally-justified, military raid into Israel, to this minute, the US and Israel have been committing genocide against the Palestinian people in the Israeli-Occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank. Israel, the US and Britain have been committing international aggression against Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. That means that Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Rishi Sunak are the three worst, most powerful, most murderous war criminals in the world today. When I beat the immoral, cowardly Morgan McGarvey in the Democratic primary on May 21 and the immoral Republican in the general election on November 5, 2024, and get sworn in, I will become the most antiwar, pro-peace member of Congress - by far. 

If we don't bring all our troops and weapons home, cut our “defense” budget by at least 75%, and stop trying to dominate the whole world like Hitler and Tojo tried to do in the 1930s and 1940s - which led to their total defeat, by the way - America will be destroyed. Not necessarily invaded and conquered, but destroyed economically and turned into a failed state like Libya, Afghanistan or Ukraine.

I have been passionate about ending all of our wars and negotiating an international treaty to permanently and verifiably eliminate all nuclear weapons in the world since 1976, when I took two Political Science courses at MIT taught by Noam Chomsky.

I moved from Massachusetts to Kentucky in 1982, worked in Frankfort for 15 years in the Energy and Environment Cabinet, and retired early to become a full-time political activist working for peace, justice, and a less polluted environment - especially in poor areas of Kentucky.

Our leaders in Washington today are the worst we've ever had in the history of our country, and our large mainstream media (MSM) corporations have never been more biased, pro-war and full of propaganda than they are today. I don't blame anyone who feels confused and angry about politics and the future of our Commonwealth and our country. I blame the huge MSM corporations.

Although I'm Jewish by birth and upbringing, I've been opposed to hard-line political Zionism since 1976. Judaism and Zionism are not the same thing at all. Judaism is alive and well, but Zionism - the idea of a Jewish-dominated, expansionist, heavily-armed country in Palestine that is constantly at war with its neighbors and the Palestinian people - is about to become as irrelevant and despised by humanity as German Nazism became in 1945.

After Hamas conducted its military raid into Israel on October 7, 2023 and took some hostages back to the Occupied Gaza Strip, Israel started bombing the entire Gaza Strip. It was and is a genocide. According to international law, Israel has a right to defend itself, but not by using any kind of force or violence. The only legal way for Israel to defend itself is to negotiate an end to its illegal Occupation. You know, by practicing the nearly lost art of diplomacy. The Gaza Strip has been Israeli-occupied territory since June 1967, and that Occupation has been totally illegal since November, 1967. Every use of force by Israel against the Palestinian people from November, 1967 until this minute has been a crime against humanity.

President Biden has refused to put any limits on Israel's ongoing genocide, which made America complicit in all of Israel's war crimes. I have been demanding the impeachment and removal of Joe Biden and his entire national security and foreign policy team since October, 2023 (or before) for their war crimes alone. Because the DNC was stupid enough to nominate "Genocide Joe" Biden for President this year, the next president will almost certainly be Donald Trump (R-Reckless, Ignorant, Savage, War Criminal).

Jared Randall and I are on the ballot in the Democratic primary against the incumbent, Morgan McGarvey. Starting in mid-February, Jared and I started challenging McGarvey to a debate and town hall meeting at the downtown Louisville Library on Saturday, March 30, but he never responded and refused to show up that day. We held the town hall meeting anyway and talked about the most important issues facing Kentucky, Louisville, America and the world. By refusing to show up, McGarvey proved that he's a cowardly, worthless, cowardly, pro-war, cowardly, imperialistic, cowardly, terrorist-supporting, cowardly, CIA-supporting, cowardly, Nazi-supporting (in Ukraine), cowardly, genocide-supporting (in Gaza), cowardly, ignorant, cowardly, savage, cowardly neocon - exactly like almost all of the Republican and Democratic House members in Washington right now. 

One thing we talked about on March 30 was how to make America a normal member of the community of nations instead of the most violent, lawbreaking country in the world. I proposed a strategy of impeaching and removing every president who commits international terrorism, international aggression, or genocide immediately, regardless of whether it's a Democrat or Republican, a man or a woman. Then if the vice president, who would become the new president, continues committing war crimes, we impeach him or her immediately. Then the next war criminal president, and the next war criminal president, and the next war criminal president, and the next war criminal president, and the next war criminal president, until both parties finally get the message: Commit war crimes, get impeached & removed. I've never heard of a better strategy to stop all of our violence against all of our "enemies" for good.

On February 6, 2023, Jonathan Gilpin asked me on Facebook, “Geoffrey - what do you think the proper response from Israel would have been to the December 6th [I think he meant October 7] incursion and terrorist attacks? I know it will be tempting to discuss all the issues that led to the attack but let's just stick to this one event and how Israel should have responded...?” I thought that was a very good question.

This was my reply:

Jonathan Gilpin, I'll tell you exactly what the government of Israel should have done on October 8, 2023.

1. Israel should have announced that it is willing to negotiate the release of the prisoners of war and civilian hostages that Hamas captured on October 7, 2023.

2. Hamas would've said, "Fine, let's sit down and start talking about that. Let's hold those talks in Moscow because Russia is a neutral party. We checked with the Russians and they've agreed to our suggestion."

3. Israel should have accepted that offer to negotiate and sent their Foreign Minister, who at that moment was Eli Cohen, to Moscow with a negotiating team.

4. Hamas would've said, "You have to stop attacking the Gaza Strip, West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights (i.e., the illegally-occupied Territories) and every other country in this region, or there will be no deal.

5. Israel should've accepted that condition.

6. Hamas: "Great, now you have to get all of your troops out of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights, at least temporarily."

7. Israel: "Okay, that's reasonable. We'll do it."

8. Hamas: "Ok, now that you've done that, you have to allow all vital humanitarian aid into the Occupied Territories."

9. Israel: "Okay."

10. Hamas: "Great. Now you have to agree to release all of the Palestinians in all of your jails and prisons at the same time as we release all of the Israeli prisoners we have."

11. Israel: "Okay."

12. Hamas: "Finally, you must agree to come back to this room or a larger one after all the prisoners have been released and solve this conflict permanently. The one-state solution and the 2-state solution will be on the table, and other countries will be represented but never the United States or any NATO country. If you don't agree to that, there will be no deal."

13. Israel: "Well, you all drive a hard bargain, but we accept all of your proposals. Give us 30 days to get the support of President Isaac Herzog and as much of the Knesset as we can, and then we can discuss a date for the prisoner exchange and a date to come back here to resume this peace conference."

Here's my proposal for ending the US-Israeli-Palestinian conflict (which Noam Chomsky called “the Fateful Triangle”):

1. President Biden must order Israel to cease fire immediately and allow humanitarian aid into the Occupied Palestinian Territories. If Israel refuses, the US House and Senate must cut off all aid to Israel. If Biden (D-Genocidal War Criminal) refuses to do what international law requires, he must be impeached and removed from office for his war crimes alone.

2. A peace conference must be convened to negotiate a permanent end to the illegal, oppressive, 57-year-old Israeli Occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Syrian Golan Heights. The US and all the NATO governments must be excluded from the peace conference because Washington has never been an honest broker (since 1967).

3. Israel must choose between the 1-state solution where everyone in Palestine gets equal rights, including the right to vote; or the 2-state solution where historic Palestine is divided into Israel [with its capital in West Jerusalem] and Palestine [with its capital in East Jerusalem]. Israel must be totally demilitarized. Why? Because the Zionist political movement cannot be trusted with any weapons except handguns. From 1948 to the present day, Israel has committed countless atrocities against the Palestinian people. NEVER AGAIN.

The Abortion Issue:  Impeach all 6 crooked Supreme Court "Justices" who overturned Roe v. Wade

The overturning of the (1973) Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision in June,  2022 was a full-scale, partisan, Republican attack against women's health and women's constitutional rights. If all abortions are made illegal in every state with no exceptions, thousands of women will die every year for lack of reproductive health care. The six woman-hating, Constitution-shredding, precedent-shredding, Republican "justices" on the US Supreme Court should be impeached & removed from the Supreme Court because they overturned Roe v. Wade for no valid or constitutional reason whatsoever - simply because they had the votes. I am a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood, and I will work hard to repeal every bit of national & state legislation the 100% immoral, woman-hating "Right-To-Life" political movement and the 100% immoral, woman-hating Republican Party have ever gotten passed.

Cannabis:

I support the legalization of cannabis in every state in America and more drug treatment programs to help Kentucky addicts recover from their addictions. That will dramatically reduce the number of overdose deaths that happen in Kentucky, and it will get organized crime out of the addictive drug business. The comedian John Oliver did an excellent segment called "Harm Reduction" on March 27, 2022, and it represents my position about how to solve the addiction and drug overdose crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMpCGD7b_H4

Defend the National Guard:

I support Defend the Guard legislation, which would prohibit Kentucky’s and every other state's National Guard units from ever being deployed into active combat outside the 50 states without a formal declaration of war by Congress, as provided by the U.S. Constitution. See the website, https://defendtheguard.us/

Yours in Peace,

Geoff Young

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