We are burdened with a ruling class in a state of moral and cognitive decline. They purport to represent us and serve our interests. They don't come close to reflecting the values of the vast majority of citizens. They serve only the interests of their patrons and their own egos fed by talking, looking, and acting tough. They're not even bright enough to realize that in addition to the profound moral lapse, their acts reinforce the strength of the rulers they so despise.
Once again, mission accomplished. Unfortunately, it is the mission of ongoing ineptitude and ignorance that is applied at home as well as abroad. It is a disgrace.
Article 33. No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Geneva Convention, 1949, Article 33
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