|Fake causes: - tribal / racial / class or regional hatreds, all basically unreal
Consider the average `patriot' claiming superiority for his`country'. He's got to be talking about people or about geography - Right?
Well, check that `geography: it either belonged to somebody else originally or else it's a new, and probably temporary, eruption of crust or muck, most of which the `patriot' has never visited and has no intention of living in.
And if he meant `people'?
The `patriot' dislikes most people in his country because they belong to the wrong class, or wrong ethnic group.
Even better, if they were polled, they'd probably vote to deport the murderous `patriot'!
"Beware the leader
who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry.
Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so.
How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar"
- attributed to Gaius Julius Caesar
"Why of course the people don't want war.
Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Voice or no voice the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy.
All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in any country."
Hermann Goering, April 18, 1946, head of the Nazi army's equivalent of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Head of the Luftwaffe.
Strong feelings easily take-over our minds :-
Those are emotions, just like fear and hatred are - and are easily mis-used by bullies and oppressors.
For "races," "nations", or even "lands" - the subjects of these emotions - have no permanent physical being: they are not categorized by any "God," or any "Science".
These chimeras do not persist in the true life of the Universe.
At one time everyone was a world citizen ref-10 & ref-10a and - avoiding local bandits - could travel freely around the globe.
Once, no `nation-states' existed, but in later, more recent `historical' times, greedy aliens have ruled by abusing the unselfish working populace, ref-10b for periods terminated by their lineage's extinction.
`Nation States' are a passing pretence. They were only recently invented, in this era, as legal cloaks for various elites' territorial holdings of `captive' populations.
'Apartheids' of greed and cruelty have been the weapons of those rulers.
Yet now, with the slow spread of education and the growing wish for real, unselfish democracy ref-11 & ref-12 - the raison d'etre for nation-states is disappearing. ref-12A
However, the operation of sympathy ref-16 in the normal human population means that most of us normal people will be habituated to feel `loyalty' to those who are often quite alien to us. ref-17
BRITISH CASE :- Britons ref-18 who, like all ordinary Earth-folk, are brave and resourceful soldiers when necessary, have in the past fought for the interests of -
a) - the English `monarchy', almost always occupied by aliens - see below
b) the English aristocracy, also occupied by aliens - see below
Monarchy - the most recently installed - the Hanoverians. Here's Thackeray's opinion of "Duke" George Louis of Hanover - (after the "Duke" hired a four-to-one ambush and murder of Philip of Königsmarck - his wife's lover)
"but what could be expected of a sovereign who at home could sell his subjects at so many ducats per head, and make no scruple in so disposing of them?"
"Duke" George Louis became "George I of England".
George Louis, with his "hideous mistresses", clearly believed in no sauce for the goose. He imprisoned his wife after the body of her lover was burned and hidden. She was locked away in lonely Ahlden castle, to die there 32 years later.
And again Thackeray's comment on the father "Duke" Ernest, who is said to have ordered a company of men to march off of a cliff to their deaths, merely to demonstrate their mindless obedience to a prospective buyer -
quote - "he jovially sold 6700 of his Hanoverians to the Seigniory of Venice. . . . and only 1400 of them ever came home again. The German princes sold a good deal of this kind of stock. You may remember how George III's Government purchased Hessians, and the use we made of them during the War of [American] Independence".
And a quote from Buckle:-
"In reference to the decline of the royal authority, it is important to observe, that since the accession of George I, none of our sovereigns have been allowed to be present at state deliberations."
Aristocracy - comprising either
a) - Usurers (money-lenders) originally from the Levant. [Usury ref-18a was still forbidden to Christians, while the Levanters excused themselves by saying they weren't `Christian' - although later most claimed to have `converted'].
They subsidized wars to make safe profits from loot and slavery, from before the 'crusades' and forever onwards. Translocating first to northern Italy [where some took `Lombard' as an adopted name; hence `Lombard St' in London is still a center of banking, usury]. Then on to N. Europe and England, where they purchased their aristocratic privileges. Most often they were greedy, cowardly & pervert, becoming in-bred; so the original families are therefore now extinct.
b) - Murderers (and looters - see above), made into `Barons and Dukes etc' as overseers of a subject population. Most often they were greedy, violent & racist, becoming in-bred; so the original families are therefore now extinct.
'Apartheids' of greed and cruelty have always been the rule - and the weapons of all rulers ref-19 in all so-called `nations'.
We now know that all `land' is only a temporary encrustation on the shifting surface ref-20 of a mediumly volatile planet.
Viewed in the relatively short-term of geological ages, today's 'holy hills' or 'sacred valleys' are merely yesterday's seabeds - ornamented by inches, or miles, of the compressed shells & bones of our ancient cousins and more recent ancestors.
Sea-beds once, they may be sea-beds again.
In the longer term, the inner planets are scheduled to boil or vaporize in the last paroxysms of our Sun - even if Earth were to be protected from impacts ref-21 due to occur and recur before that final consummation.
Hopefully, w-a-y after our planned exodus, with or without the Earth.
We now know the human race is one - and only one.
All divisive propaganda ref-05 is false: we now know that :-
- the 'whitest' ref-06 Nordic family will evolve into 'Black' in conditions of equatorial solar radiation (within a few tens of thousands of years or so);
- the 'blackest' African or Australian family will evolve into 'White' in conditions of 'temperate zone' solar radiation (within a few tens of thousands of years or so).
We all share a common morphology and physiognomy, structures of our bodies and faces, which are adapted to cope with cold or heat, humid plenty or arid drought.
The memory of that physiological fact lives on even in temperate countries: we say someone has a `generous mouth' if they are suited to survive drought and hunger (and therefore able to help others), while a `mean lipped face' is said not to aid other people.
That is our common heredity.
We know all this happened in our past - and can again in our future.
Data ref-07 & ref-08 & ref-09
More recent PROOF2 & ANALYSIS
We have a blind-spot for concepts instilled in us from earliest childhood.
So it's really difficult to do what Bacon or Descartes found we have to do before realizing any new truth:- first we have to clear out or temporarily ignore all we've previously accepted. And that means all.
Once we can do that, it's obvious that anyone claiming to define a `race', or a `nation' or a `country' is acting like -
"... one who draws a circle in the sea, including a few waves, saying that the other waves, with which the included are continuous, are positively different, and stakes his life upon maintaining that the admitted and the damned are positively different."
Charles Hoy Fort in `The Book of the Damned'
|So `races', `nations', and `countries' are non-realities.|
Therefore any war-monger or politician relying on those words to `justify' oppressions, thievings or murderings, is a liar.
Past or Future there is no physical cause for the loyalist or fanatic
- no `race', no `nation', no `country'.
"The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it"
John Stuart Mill
|"Omne solum forti patria est"
"To the brave, every land is home"