Europe, Russia, South America, Africa, Asia,
Middle-East, Polynesia, Australasia,
against their own citizens 'at home'
~ ~ ~
While many hundreds of thousands
died in wars of 20th Century,
A total of
2 3 1, 0 0 0, 0 0 0
of us were slaughtered by our own rulers.
Action is transitory - a step, a blow,
The motion of a muscle, this way or that -
'Tis done, and in the after-vacancy
We wonder at ourselves like men betrayed:
Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark,
And shades the nature of infinity
WE NOW KNOW THAT
European, American, Israeli, Arab, African, & Asian rulers
have, within living memory, ordered atrocities;
using weapons of mass-destruction
poison spraying & bombing (ie. baby deforming & cancer causing dioxins in `agent orange'), gas-bombing and napalm bombing the innocents, children & women, indeed whole communities
FOR TERRORIST PURPOSES
for rulers' selfish and perverted ends
Any moral claims by these
ruling elites are
Just ask a democratic leader
(or a would-be tyrant)
"Mr. [senator / prime minister - whatever]
Can you swear you're going to irrevocably
and implacably oppose any oppression
or murder of innocent people?"
He's afraid to say "No" -
but can't say "Yes"
All elites lust for one thing
The power to oppress & kill the innocent !
"War: It makes the victor stupid,
the vanquished malignant"
Nietzsche - "Human, All-Too-Human" 
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense,
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed"
1953 - former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former general
As quoted in Economics, Paul A. Samuelson, William D. Nordhaus
13th Edition, 1989. New York: McGraw Hill.
In one year (2001), the world elites indulged in `conspicuous consumption' - partying and entertaining at taxpayers expense -
and caused the death by starvation of 8,760,000 people around the world
[a fact unreported by CNN or BBC: media wholly ruled or owned by the rich]
MI-5's "M" - 05 September 2002
"A war on terrorism cannot be won, unless the causes of terrorism are eradicated - by making the world a place free of grievances"
- Dame Stella Rimington
Head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
"To fight terrorism you have to fight the root causes of injustice - poverty, disease, joblessness. Nobody can live without hope"
- Dr Thoraya Obaid
President of the United States of America
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable"
- John F. Kennedy
Author - Commentator
"When the rich do it, it is called war,
... when the victims use the same methods we call it terrorism"
Robin Morgan - `Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism'
The leader of Catholics in England and Wales
"they fail when they do not take seriously the obligation to ensure that wealth is not created for the few and at the expense of the many"
"the biggest challenge confronting the world is not terrorism but poverty"
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor - `Report to UK Treasury'
"Terrorism is the desperate action of vengeance by the oppressed against the oppressor when the world has closed all the doors of justice and fairplay"
Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani, Zanzibar University, Tanzania
We know that Injustice is the cause of Terrorism
So what do our rulers do?
Increase the injustice!
Our `rulers' are clearly not interested in justice or human rights.
are innocents slaughtered?
Why Truman Dropped the Bomb
From the August 8, 2005 issue: Sixty years after Hiroshima, we now have the secret intercepts that shaped his decision.
ruling perverts need secrecy - even decades later?
So that we ordinary folk
can be made into
work-slaves, tax-slaves, soldier-slaves
the same elites
who use privilege to
evade just laws
avoid fair taxation
avoid conscription / military service
Answers to those questions can be found
in different places - to suit different temperaments:
"Gulliver's Travels" - (full, unexpurgated version)
by Jonathan Swift - ("The Red Dean")
for formal book-reading folk;
"Bill, the Galactic Hero - THE FINAL INCOHERENT ADVENTURE"
by Harry Harrison & David Harris
(Gollancz 1993 ISBN 0-575-04984-7)
for informal book-readers
for web-wise folk
Want more than your neighbor ?
you're lethal to the species - and to the planet !
Want as much as your neighbor ?
you're still lethal !
[See `Governing The Commons']
"Is the only challenge in the world to be greed and viciousness?
Is the only satisfying power the power of the ascent over men, the only dream, ambition?
And must the alternative to greed, evil, ambition - be only sluggishness?"
31 Dec. 2003