Okay. Israel isn't gonna stop bombing civilians in Gaza any time soon -- unless it is pressured to do so by a morally-outraged world. But as Rep Dennis Kucinich just stated on the floor of Congress, "The attack on the United Nations headquarters in Gaza is further proof that a post-legal era in world affairs has taken shape; where law and moral principles are irrelevant, where might makes right, where retribution and vengeance, even against innocent children, fails to shake us from moral lethargy or political paralysis."
If law and moral principles are now irrelevant -- and they seem to be in this era of waterboarding, terrorist attacks and unchecked government lies -- then WHAT will stop the world from continuing its current fall into violence, warfare and chaos?
"Collective punishment, disproportionate use of force, using U.S. planes, helicopters and munitions to attack a wounded, starved and thirsty civilian population of mostly children trapped in a box called Gaza has become acceptable," stated Rep Kucinich, "perhaps because we have already accepted the deaths of over one million innocent civilians in Iraq in a war based on lies."
So. What WILL keep all this sickening violence -- that is now being perpetrated by "civilized" Western nations, African failed states and Christian, Jewish and Muslim fundamentalists who have run amok -- from turning the entire world into just one big Darfur, Gaza or Rwanda?
I haven't a clue.
But if no one in the high circles of power in Washington, the United Nations, Tel Aviv, the EU, Russia, China, etc. can locate their moral compasses long enough to put their weapons away and solve the world's problems non-violently, then I got an idea of who can. Women!
Ladies, look at it this way. At the rate things are going now, all the eligible men in the world are all gonna get killed off fairly soon and you are gonna be stuck with no one even left to date -- let alone marry. Already the ratio of American women to American men is tilted disproportionately toward there being more women -- even despite the fact that male illegal aliens are pouring across our borders from all over the planet, including China where there is a total surplus of men.
And if it is like that in America, imagine what it must be like in places like Iraq, Kabul or Gaza where thousands and thousands of men have been slaughtered by warfare. "The best place to find men of marriageable age these days," said one Afghan woman recently, "is to look in the cemetery."
As women get older and their chances of having babies get slimmer, many of these women tend to become, er, rather desperate. Well. Just how desperate ARE you, ladies? Are you desperate enough to stop wars?