When will we stop celebrating death?
October 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yet another human life has been snuffed out unnaturally, and, worse yet, it has ended with the express support of the United States. Moammar Qaddafi, long-time ally-enemy-ally of the United States, has been killed by CIA and NATO-supported rebels in Libya. Just a few weeks ago, a US citizen was murdered, with no trial and no right to defense. Before that, Usama bin Laden was murdered by US troops, and before that, a US-led coalition killed Saddam Hussein, at least bothering to give him a mock trial first. And with every death, Americans cheer and celebrate. What have we become?
We should rightly celebrate when justice is done, or when a war is ended, or when a dictator is deposed. But Americans, indeed all Christian and moral people, should never celebrate the end of a life. When bin Laden was announced dead, there were parties in the streets. When a US citizen, alleged to be a terrorist, was killed in Afghanistan, with no public trial or evidence given other than the word of “somebody” in our government, Americans shrugged their shoulders at best, or happily celebrated at worst. One can only wonder if these people do not see the dangerous precedent set by these actions of our ever more corporate-controlled government. “When they came for the ‘terrorists’, I said nothing…” But what happens when they all you a terrorist? What happens when the Occupy Wall Street protestors are called terrorists because they threaten the profits of those who control the government? And don’t they see, are they so blind that they cannot see, the odd coincidence that all the terrorists happen to be in oil-rich nations who just happened to deny American and allied governments the right to build pipelines through their territory, or to buy their oil? Do they not realize that in an industrial nation, oil is more valuable than gold? Can’t they see the blatant fakery, stageing and propaganda on the news and television? Don’t they realize that behind every war in human history, were the interests, usually monetary, of a relatively few already wealthy and powerful people? But we are to believe that so many men, once called reliable leaders who were doing great things for their countrymen, were suddenly dictator terrorists who hate freedom- as soon as they refused to sell their oil to us or otherwise kowtow to the Company?
All that aside, can’t they see what amazing hypocrites they have become, when they claim to be pro-life, moral, responsible Christians- all while celebrating death on a daily basis?