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Any dignity left? (December 13, 2008)


McCain, that failed specimen of vindictive spirit, thinks that he is in a position to offer valuable wisdom to the Indian people.  McCain is suggesting that the November terrorist attack on Mumbai should be treated in the same manner that Bush Junior performance; he says that the Indian government should attack Pakistan, as if Pakistan is Afghanistan!  There are specimens that never evolve because they cannot learn from failures, especially at an advanced age. 

The concepts of dignity and liberty come in one package deal.  The relative implant of these concepts in the organizational culture guides the trend in any one culture.  You are forced to believe that human dignity and liberty of choices are the main ingredients in an individual belief system.  The mainly unconscious belief system is mostly hard wired in the nervous network that tips the balance on the thousands of daily decisions and only our actions reveal our real values.

            If you tend to accept the above paragraph as making a lot of sense then most probably you have been strongly influenced by the Western colonial culture and tend not to dwell on any definition or discrimination of how dignity and liberty are assimilated and interpreted by other cultures.  In fact, colonialism is fundamentally the imposition of a specific supra-mythical culture on other communities.  Outside the natural sciences, the colonial powers have no interest or need to fine tune the general concepts related to human sciences and much less of dignity and liberty.  The ancient colonial powers are still exercising their influence on other communities and have generally substituted military force by technocracy in banking, monetary reforms, and “world-free” trade and finance, and technology standardization. 

The pragmatic western culture is resuming its well known strategy that says “the best route to transforming other cultures is to install the basic material standards and then, gradually and inevitably, the other cultures will adopt the philosophies of legal capitalism, democracy, modernism, progress and open borders for one world material culture”

Liberty is not just the freedom of selecting a religion or a community to adopt, which is necessary but never sufficient.  A community that values liberty should be ready to genuinely accepts the contributions and values of other religions, traditions and customs. Liberty has for pre-requisite constant dialogue and inter-communication among the various communities and religions. Thus, any belief system is fundamentally wrong because it means to exclude the other beliefs; any reshuffling or modification to a belief system remains wrong no matter what and liberty means accepting variations on sets of values.


              There are special individuals like Gandhi and Martin Luther King who are the ultimate political men striving for sainthood through fair non-violent and active struggles for the dignity of the disinherited, the humble, and the common folks. What dignity is there watching swarms of skeletal humans roaming arid and desert lands among calcified carcasses; amid land without a patch of green or a tiny tree on the horizon to taking shelter under, heading toward a camping ground hundreds of miles away for international relief succor?  What dignity is there to experiencing haggard humans fleeing civil war-torn villages to cramp up tent compounds? What dignity when these occurrences are frequent and happening all over the under-developed States?

Respecting human dignity means that we are ready to offer the individual with the tools and opportunities to resume fighting against imminent death, against famine, sickness, oppressions because life is a struggle against the chaos in death.  Respecting human dignity means alleviating the material struggle and thus shortening the necessary resting pauses when people feel the need to believe that destiny is traced at inception: they do at times feel exhausted surmounting artificial obstacles that are not in the nature of things; they do lose confidence in the organizations that constantly defy the processes of living organisms. 

Respecting human dignity is providing the resources to overcome the unnecessary frequent pauses when people are forced to believe in pre-destiny because they are not allowed to experience the little daily pleasures of loneliness, privacy, quality leisure time and self paced working habits.

There is dignity in erecting a school for children so that they might grow with dreams of better opportunities than their present lot.  There is dignity in building a dispensary so that children and the sick grow hope of having their pains alleviated.  There is dignity sharing in the digging of a well and the construction of an irrigation canal, a few necessary infrastructures so that a sense of control over destiny is palpable.  It does not take much investment to increase the level of dignity for changing the mind set to an alternative course for the future.

Man is yet to be formed; man jumped stages and started from considering himself God before he became man.  Man is a sickly creature but is nonetheless constantly inspired by dreams of what he can do and desire to transcend his inadequacies.  Man has proven to stand tall against injustices and fight a non-violent struggle at the expense of his own suffering, pains and even death for the dignity of his fellow man.

A Moratorium on State Terrorisms (December 12, 2008)


States activities of pre-emptive wars against much weaker States, perpetration of genocides within and outside borders, fomenting military coups against duly elected governments, encouraging and supporting dictators and oligarchies, destabilizing societies among ethnic and religious communities, exporting arms and ammunitions to under-developed States, destroying infrastructures in under-developed States, contaminating ecological equilibriums, and withholding economic, financial, and professional skills to much needed societies are typical forms of State terrorisms. The current war against “terrorism” means simply this “We, the superpower State terrorists, vehemently forbid any organization or under-developed State to disrupt our monopoly on terrorist activities.”  The rich and the powerful States are frustrated that they no longer have the monopoly over violence.

I am no historian and will not venture in defunct Empires terrorist activities like the Soviet Union, Britain, France, Italy, or Germany.  I will focus on the virulent and still much active Empires such as the USA and China.  Israel is another nasty and ugly State terrorist that extended its tentacles way outside its border, but Israel is a poor satellite to the USA.  Israel has assassinated over one thousand Iraqi scientists since the Bush Junior invasion of Iraq; it has invaded Lebanon six times without good excuses and destroyed all Lebanon infra-structures four times; it has incarcerated over 25, 000 Palestinians without due legal processes within three years period; it has systematically famished one million and a half inhabitants in Gaza and was the first State in the Middle East to initiate terrorist activities since 1920.  Israel has admitted to terrorist activities last year in Georgia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, India, Africa, and Latin America.

China is responsible for wide scale genocide against its people since 1950; hundreds are dying every day in mines, of famine in the provinces, in sweat shops and intimidating the whole population in Tibet, and Nepal.

The USA is the cum laude Empire in State terrorisms.  Since 1950, the successive US Administrations have perfected State terrorist techniques in all forms and around the world.  Not a single State that refused to side totally to its hegemony has been targeted; the policy was 100% “alliance” or destabilization.  Every State in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East did not escape US State terrorisms. If you guys want an exhaustive list of terrorist activities initiated by the US Administration then read “Dominate the World or saving the planet” by Noam Chomsky.

The successive US Administrations have recently committed genocides within the US territory in the last 50 years: thousands died of cancer from above ground nuclear explosions, 120,000 US soldiers engaged in the first Iraqi war in 1991 are dying of the vaccine against potential chemical weapons; thousands more are dying from pesticide bombs and orange cloud bombs used in Viet Nam. The US Administrations have proven vindictive in spirit (read racist attitudes) on smaller States; war has been the only alternative even when feasible diplomatic resolutions were ready.

No US Administration was pacifist; ask Bill Clinton why he ordered the bombing of the unique pharmaceutical factory in Sudan of Al Shifa; more than 10,000 civilian victims and workers died in broad day light.  Ask Clinton was he allowed Sharon of Israel to bulldoze the Palestinian camp in Jenine; hundreds of civilians were crushed under the tanks.  Ask Clinton was he permitted Shimon Peres to bomb a UN compound in Qana Lebanon; killing immediately 130 civilian refugees and many hundreds later on. Ask Clinton (who made over $100 millions on the circuit lecture) why he ordered the airborne of thousands of Moujahedeen Afghans to Bosnia.

We ask President elect Barak Obama to issue a moratorium on State terrorism; this would be the most effective and drastic measure to win victory over terrorism.  We ask the UN to stop covering up on State terrorism no mater how powerful is the State; we ask the news Medias to start taking their responsibilities as the fourth power to the benefit of the little people.  We ask that all the civic organizations to institute an organization to specifically monitor all State terrorisms.




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