But to a president who believes the teaching of Jesus impractical because "there is evil in the world" that a Commander-In-Chief is compelled to destroy even by murdering the children nearby, Noam Chomsky gives secular military advice:
"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."
The children's bodies pile up in five Muslim nations where lives are taken by U.S. military personnel, hailed as heroes every day during the Christmas season by patriotic TV news anchors. Conglomerate owned media personalities are perhaps the most basic war criminals of all, deviously presenting themselves as sensitive, caring and humane in character. They facilitate the acceptance of war during Christmas more than all year long.
To the families, friends, country folk, and relating Muslims all over the world who poignantly mourn the children massacred by U.S. forces in five Islamic countries (as well as by a U.S. ally in a sixth), the ubiquitous figure of America's Santa Claus on TV must seem to be repulsive if not the devil himself.
There are, however, millions of devout Americans, including many dressed as Santa Claus who feel crushed by the photos of collaterally murdered children they consider as their own. They, in their hearts, will not be celebrating a Merry Christmas regardless of outside appearances.
President Obama has dismissed the efficacy of Jesus' teaching along with that of Martin Luther King and Gandhi. Will there be rage for the apostasy of Obama and eventually for those who enthusiastically carry out immoral homicidal commands with impunity and in pathetic ignorance of the law - any law, whether of God or Nature.
Even before being installed into office, Obama started off with a withering silence of complicity and support for the massacre of children in Gaza. Then came the Predator Drone Hellfire bombing massacres in Pakistan as his first contribution to the long history of U.S. presidential criminality. Simultaneously, a merciless ever increasing toll of poor dead children in Afghanistan, and continuing intermittent bombing for the children in Somalia. This week, as a Christmas present to Mars, the God of War, the massacre of children in Yemen.
How many, who have already experienced American Christmas while Americans were killing Koreans in Korea, or Laotians in Laos, Vietnamese in Vietnam, Cambodians in Cambodia, Iraqis in Iraq, or Afghanis in Afghanistan, don't want to, yet once again, turn their heads away from the blood on America's hands and hypocritically celebrate merrily the birth of Jesus?
No! Damn the macabre commercial shopping encouragement and partying on the graves of millions beloved by Jesus' "Who so loved the world."
Damn the insanity of all this inhuman mega extermination in formerly colonized nations in undeclared and unwinnable wars.
Damn these ongoing wars now during the 2009 birth observance of Jesus, who Obama had the temerity and pretended sincerity of calling "my Lord and Saviour" as he laid out his plans to bomb Pakistan and increase war in Afghanistan.
Historically U.S. Presidents, going against Jesus at Christmastime, taking the lives of their planetary brother's and sister's children, have been able to escape legal justice and paying for their crimes in this lifetime. But should Obama come to be indicted in court, under the laws of the Nuremberg Crimes Against Humanity Tribunal, condemnation and punishment might be swift.
"According to the standards of the Nuremberg Trials, every American president since World War II could be convicted as a war criminal and hung." Noam Chomsky
Jesus' birthday is an appropriate time to damn the bombing of innocents for lies and oil. Damn another Christmas style of turning our heads away from the daily body counts and new graves of our brothers and sisters and children and fathers and mothers in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in Somalia and Yemen where Obama heartlessly bombs those that had nothing to do with 9/11, as the president knows full well.
Men, women and children are cut down, blown up by the thousands. Americans exchange presents and gaze at their Christmas trees carefully avoiding talk of both the baby Jesus and the babies Americans go on killing in their very own countries, usually in their very own villages, often in their own homes while sleeping.
The most galling and bitterest travesty to swallow, during the traditional cruel pretense of forgetting U.S. victims at Christmastime under the presidency of another phony American warrior president, is the self-professed impotence of the clergy which by profession is charged with making Christmas spiritually meaningful and actively charitable.
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