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About a week ago I was listening to a news report on the radio which was covering the events taking place in Gaza while drone attacks were being carried out, when something really struck me. The correspondent who was at a hospital in Gaza was asked to describe what he was seeing, and he reported that there were lots and lots of children coming in with severe injuries. He said weapons were being used that burned the victims to a point beyond recognition. He said pieces of body and brains were being picked up from around the area.
At this moment, I noticed just how odd it is, that I’m driving along in my car listening to these events taking place, and for me nothing changes. And I know, there is nothing I can practically physically do in this moment to stop this from happening or really do anything about it directly. There’s no team of people set up to go and immediately deal with such a situation. And it really struck me – why not? Somewhere people’s brains are being smashed out of their heads and people are actually picking up the pieces of others’ brains. Children are being burned beyond recognition. I mean, this is so obviously fucked-up, no one would disagree with that, that this sort of thing falls within the realm of utter insanity that beings would do this unto themselves, and allow this to take place. It’s common sense that even a child can see, that this sort of thing just shouldn’t be taking place, and shouldn’t be allowed to take place.
It was really so bizarre to have access to this information of what is going on in the world, to be able to hear about it, and, well, that’s it. Why is it that when this kind of thing happens it doesn’t go more like:
News person: Hey John, can you tell me what’s happening where you are?
Field correspondent: Sure, I’m at a hospital in Gaza and people are picking up pieces of brains. And lots of children are being burned beyond recognition.
News person: Oh Shit! Children being burned and people’s brains being blown out?? That’s totally fucked-up! We’ll be right over to take care of that.
And then the situation is put to an end, because we humans realize the obvious common sense that this sort of thing should not be taking place.
We have every capability to do this. The United States has, basically since Industrialization, gone to other countries, invaded them and taken out their leaders and installed their own chosen leaders. The only problem was the leaders they took out were those that actually would have and were helping the people of that country, and instead put in leaders that would take advantage of the people of their country, so that the U.S. could buy their resources and use their laborers for very cheap, in total disregard of the people’s well-being, and all for the sake of making the maximum profits, while selling the story back home of how we’re ‘spreading democracy in the world’ and ‘ending atrocities’, when the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth – the deliberate abuse of human life all over the world.
For the details of these crimes against humanity, watch the three-part documentary series The Power Principle:
The Power Principle
It really is as simple as changing our starting point from allowing this abuse to take place and accepting it as ‘the way it is’ to no longer accepting and allowing abuse to continue because we realize in common sense that it shouldn’t be happening.
We’ve created such a mess for ourselves by allowing those who seek profit at the expense of life to do so. Instead of developing effective relationships with one another to work together in cooperation in making this world the best it can be for all life, we’ve cultivated enemies instead, by committing unprovoked harm to others. And those enemies which we created are then used to justify further attacks and invasions. It’s easy to see that this violence won’t ever end, as it’s a never-ending cycle being perpetrated by continuously ensuring we have enemies that we’ve got to ‘protect ourselves against’, because with war comes big profits for those who have war-related businesses. Thus, we’ve got to stop using ‘enemies’ as an excuse to simply keep creating more ‘enemies’ by harming more people. The only way to stop wars is to actually stop wars. There are enough resources for all, especially if we stop squandering them within the current consumerist profit-driven system which uses up the earth’s available resources at a rate which is going to lead to our destruction if not corrected in time.
It’s time for those who see the common sense that these kind of things shouldn’t be happening, to stand up and say what we all know but aren’t acting on – that this is unacceptable and must stop. We should not be living in a world where children are being burned beyond recognition, or where thousands of children starve to death daily, or where people are allowed to go homeless, without clean water, education or proper healthcare. If you agree that this is unacceptable, support the Equal Money System as the new economic system that will support ourselves as humanity to be able to correct and clean up these problems by ending the wage-slavery of capitalism, so that instead of being busy slaving for someone else’s profit, we can work together for the benefit for each and every one individually and all of life as a whole.