What exactly is democracy?


The term human rights holds no weight…

It’s something I’ve learned here in America. Whether or not it applies to the rest of the world I can’t be too sure but I would give them the benefit of the doubt.

Here in America where the emphasis is on individual rebelliousness people don’t have the patience or time for being concerned with human rights.

I don’t have time for that, they say. That’s for dictators! They should embrace our freedoms and liberties!

That’s commonplace here in the land of the free where self-interest is not only patriotic it is the moral high-ground.

But there is much irony and discrepancy surrounding this over-glorified depiction of America.

I looked into former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s human rights track record and while what I found was horrific it was no surprise.

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Hussein is responsible for the overall deaths of one million of his own people, through torture, murder and bombings.

However what really caught me by surprise was the following:

Since America is a so called majoritarian democracy, I thought it would be insightful to put its self-touted exceptional democracy to the test.

What I found was quite startling.

Since the 2003 March invasion of Iraq led by the U.S. which had the supposed purpose of deposing the ruthless Saddam, the campaign has claimed the lives of 500,000 Iraqis.

That’s half a million Iraqis dead in a decade. Saddam ruled Iraq for nearly 3. The math is there.

Are we any better than Saddam?

They say the road to democracy is riddled with the blood, but at this point, history has me guessing: what exactly is democracy?

LE FASCISME


LE FASCISME

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/25/bush-sec-defense-donald-rumsfeld-compares-president-obama-trained-ape.html

Mind-boggling the audacity these guys have. I am starting to believe that they are in fact the descendants of the Third Reich – as extreme as that might sound. Likening Obama to an ape is not racist according to the Right – but then again neither was the death of Trayvon Martin.

It’s like these guys, their cohorts – and their constituents – are completely blind to the incidents of the last decade, and the escapades of former president George Bush. Why are Republicans so keen on attacking the left for its propaganda but are quick to dismiss right-wing propaganda aimed at justifying war abroad?

Both former presidents Eisenhower and Carter warned about the influence of institutions like the military-industrial complex on american politics (home and abroad) – Kennedy warned us about the dangers of zionism and imperialism (no wonder he was killed). Putin is a Nazi for annexing Crimea but Bush is hailed as a saint for ‘saving’/colonizing/plundering/raping/destabilizing’ Iraq.

The party of double standards, you seem to be, dear GOP. With the likes of characters like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Ted Cruz (and the extended family which includes the Limbaughs, Palins, Glenn Becks, O’Reillys) – the Republican party is advertising itself on a platform of fundamentalism, dogma and conflict. Honestly the aim of all governments in the modern world should be to preserve human dignity and diversity – and all the media in America (the West really) seems to be portraying the Republican method as the savior of all mankind – yet, this method has only brought war, famine, crime, and instability to the international community.

The Right wants to fan the flames of paranoia and ego – blaming communist Russia and China for everything – even two decades after being crippled to death by Reaganomics. They want us to believe every leader in the world is a tyrant and that the West will save all men from tyrants to the proliferation of fundamentalistic democracy (yes, the same method that ushered in the victory of Hamas over Fatah in Palestine and the Muslim Brotherhood over liberal movements in Egypt).

So it seems to me like all this talk of spreading democracy and human rights is – in the words of Joe Biden – complete malarkey. Not to say that democracy is nonsense – on the contrary – but I think the method is all wrong, especially because it is designed to do anything but institute genuine democratic foundations wherever they are exported. I believe all these paranoias were carefully designed, orchestrated by a solid group of individuals seeking to usurp mankind and rob us all of our rights. That force is the anti-human – the above-human. I’d call it imperialism. It has no nation – no people. It is a religion – dominance. Theft and dominance. It isn’t capitalism because even capitalism is just in certain aspects. Imperialism – or, anarcho-capitalism as Noam Chomsky might call it, is entirely distinct, keen on fueling strife, instability and serving few individuals at the expense of many. In a perfect world, which we may someday attain once these brute forces are recognized, exposed and eliminated, we’d have a united nations that preserves the dignity, sovereignty, and autonomy of all nation-states by encouraging systems of mixed economies, preserving individual rights as well as ensuring collective prosperity.


I want to be politically vocal about everything I believe. I believe in Justice and Freedom. Free the Middle East from the bondages of global elitism and zionism. I am not afraid to say it.

Russia angry over West’s rhetoric


Russia lashes out for obsession over toppling Assad   < — Link

Courtesy of The Telegraph .UK
Courtesy of The Telegraph .UK

Political Taboos


Political Taboos are the cause of ignorance. Free the truth and hurt the idiots’ feelings, it will save many lives and establish justice.

North Korea testing Nuclear Missiles


Western propaganda or real threat? Weigh options. Think outside the box. Question your nation. Question foreign ones. Hmmm….

GOP looks scared


House Speaker John Boehner said ‘Obama is out to destroy the GOP.’

I think this is an extreme statement that comes as a sign of Republican insecurity, uncertainty, and nervousness.

I don’t blame Mr. Boehner. I’d be scared too, because to me it looks like the GOP is digging its grave deeper and deeper as the days go by.

Desperate shots at the President and attempts to use failures like the Benghazi incident to undermine Obama Administration and left-of-center-leaning forces are becoming too common for Americans to give in so easily.

Right now I think the GOP is doing whatever it can, with powerful support from corporate lobbyists, to divide the nation ideologically, religiously and culturally. It is trying to do so by launching a multi-pronged campaign against domestic and international social justice, through the media, various lobbies, covert agencies, etc, be it abroad or at home.

Though I think they are losing, it is certainly a battle. May God help Obama and America triumph.

What is ‘GOOD’ for the M.E.?


What is GOOD for the Middle East? Think about it. Let me know what you think.

Crushing Liberalism in the Middle East: Foreign Intervention, Religious Fanaticism, and Freedom


 

The Middle East is lacking strong, secular, liberal leadership. Everything is extreme. Its either nun or libertine.

Where have all the liberal forces gone?

Let us not forget that they exist, although most religious and fundamentalistic forces would not mind if we did, and that they are currently facing extinction in the Middle East. This is mostly visible in Syria, in what seems to be another attempt by global forces to support unknown and possible extremist entities overthrow a secular dictatorship. It is also visible in Egypt, where Morsi and his supporters continue their Islamic campaign, and in Turkey too.

Since 1979, the country of Iran has been held hostage by the world, forcing it to be an artificial clerical theocratic democracy with no real ability to redistribute wealth due to its isolation.

In fact most of the Middle East is unable to redistribute wealth in the region democratically and in a fashion that protects western-like values such as individualism and natural rights. This is mainly due to the collective forces of religious fundamentalism and ideological fanaticism and their entanglements with foreign schemers.

Liberal forces brought Hafez al-Assad to power in Syria in the latter half of the twentieth century. I would argue that part of this was possible because of a collective Syrian identification with secular and diverse culture.

This culture of Alawites, Christians, and mainly Sunni muslims would become the subject of a rather subversive government for forty years, however, during this reign, the country remained stable, religious fundamentalism was squashed, religious minorities were protected and the economy developed. However these liberal forces were only allowed to go so far, as is usually the case in the Middle East and, arguably, the whole world.

The Middle East, and especially Syria, considering its geopolitical relativity, is in my opinion unable to take full strides towards liberalism as the West has been able to. I attribute this not only to mere differences in culture — namely the conservatism and religious significance of the Middle East — but moreso to the political landscape: on both ends of the world lie two self-interested great powers, the U.S. & China; just neighboring it are what appear to be modern Western satellites, or extensions of power and influence in the region, namely Israel, Saudi, the rest of the Gulf, Iraq (or whatever is left of it that is still under Western influence), and Turkey.

All these countries have one thing in common: very powerful religious forces which, if played right, can fall right into the traps of Western governments who easily use them to coordinate colonial plots.

How the hell are social liberal forces and economically liberal forces — which are not mutually exclusive in my opinion — going to exist in the Middle East — how is true happiness, freedom and social justice — these liberal values — going to prevail in a part of the world dominated by religious extremism and a constant foreign agitator?

How can democracy, individualism and the pursuit of happiness be implemented in a Middle East rampant with such ideological mayhem and economic disparity?

One begins to think that certain forces in the West, mainly corporations like oil companies, and the military industrial complex, are together working to influence their own democratic governments, like ours in America, to vote in favor or blindly support foreign initiatives such as invasions or supplying armed militants/terrorists.

There are individuals in this world who don’t care. They cooperate in order to reap the benefits of global wealth, such as oil and gas. Their enemy? Freedom.

So why have the liberal forces of the Arab world been crushed? It is because of foreign intervention and their little pawns. Foreigners will have the world believe otherwise, but of course, only those who wish to be their slaves.

Netanyahu’s Idiocy


Netanyahu

I am sure the unwarranted existence of Israel as well as its continued expansion, coupled with Global Imperialism, altogether have nothing to do with instability in the Middle East, Mr. Netanyahu.

I am not here to argue with you or your Israeli patrons.

Our arguments will go nowhere seeing as how you firmly defend your right to exist, your right to defend, and your right to expand.

In my eyes, not only should you not exist as a nation-state called Israel, I think you are guilty of committing crimes against humanity, namely against Palestinians and other arabs, and also of violating the national sovereignty of other nations, from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq to Egypt, Libya and Algeria.

You forbid Palestinians from having their state. You continue funding Islamic extremists and supporting terrorists in the region in order to portray all muslims as terrorists and ultimately maintain control over the region.

All attempts at building and securing secular, liberal states in the Middle East have been corrupted by a “loose coalition” of Israeli and Western forces along with whatever other pawns they have in the world. This is fact, as seen in Iran in 1952. At the time, then Prime Minister Mossaedgh wanted to nationalize oil and place it in the hands of the Iranian people — the West intervened under the pretense that if they didn’t, communism would prevail, leading to the end of the western ideal of individual freedom and happiness.

It is pretty simple to understand what the problem is in the Middle East, Mr. Netanyahu. Clearly your hypocrisy evades you.

How is it that your nation holds ties with Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest exporters of religious terrorism in the world? I guess the commodity of oil here outweighs the importance of western values of social responsibility, individual freedom, and secularism.

How is it that the world’s largest concentration of oil lies in the hands of a man who wears royal garbs and orders the execution of people who violate sharia law?

Nonetheless, the Israelis will do whatever they can to justify their continued aggression against the Arab people as well as their expansion.

Just recently, I tweeted that the existence of Israel is unwarranted. As expected, I immediately received a response from an individual insinuating that I don’t love Jews (because I don’t approve of their ‘right to have a homeland called Israel’). A close friend of mine is Jewish, I said.

Judaism and Israel are two different things.  I don’t have to love one to love the other.