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Things We've Forgotten

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I thought it might be helpful for us all to remember a few basics. Any political election or appointment is we, the people, hiring a person to work for us. Anyone we hire to do a job for us, and pay, is our employee. That makes US the boss. That makes US the 'leader, official, authority, AND lawmaker' who make the rules for our employees to follow. It's quite simple to work out that I would never pay anyone to work for me and allow them to remain in my employ, in that job, if they were committing crimes in that job. Now let's review the things that we were taught were wrong and bad as children, but society seems to have made us forget. We were all taught that it is wrong to lie, cheat, steal, and kill. All of these are crimes, since I'm going to call lying, if it leads to stealing and killing, rape, pillaging, plundering, or slaughtering to pave the way for a corporation to do business in some nation we've illegally invaded and occupied, a crime as well.

How has society made us believe our employees, whose actions we bear responsibility for as their bosses -- are OUR 'leaders,' 'officials,' 'authority,' 'lawmakers' who issue orders to US, and that our role is to follow? When it is the EXACT OPPOSITE. How have we permitted our employees to yell at us, to threaten us, to lie to us, and to take our money to commit crimes with? First, you would have to know what a crime is, and second, to remember that a crime is a crime no matter who commits it. And third, break through the brainwashing that our employees somehow become our messiahs to follow, once we hire them to work for us.

We are signatory, as a nation, to a document called the Geneva Conventions. This set of international laws govern the conduct of war. When we signed it, it became part of our Constitution, and to violate it is to violate our Constitution.

The Geneva Conventions prohibit the invasion of a sovereign nation absent an act of aggression on their part, or an 'imminent threat.' What act of aggression or 'imminent threat' did Afghanistan pose to us? Any why are we still there? George Bush, Dick Cheney and their entire cabal should have been removed from office by we the people for lying, theft, and slaughter. By us, their bosses. And prosecuted.

We know we were lied to about Iraq and its 'imminent threat.' We appear to yawn and say whoopsiedoodle, even with Colin Powell's admission regarding 'stretching the intelligence,' over our war crimes there that we are allowing to continue to this day. It's our 'leader' and he knows best. Instead of, you are my employee and you are committing crimes. You're FIRED. And prosecuted.

Libya. What act of aggression or 'imminent threat' did Libya pose, to warrant its invasion and filmed torture and slaughter of its leader, over which Mrs. Clinton cackled, 'we came, we saw, he DIED' and then burst into laughter? This was a war crime. And not sane.

Mr. Obama drones 16 year old boys in Yemen. One was an American. He drones weddings, funerals, schools, hospitals, and rescue workers. It is a WAR CRIME to bomb civilian facilities. Mr. Obama has conducted these war crimes in countries we're not 'at war' with -- Pakistan, Syria, Yemen. And the lies of Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton should have been removed from office by we the people for lying, theft, and slaughter. And prosecuted.

How do we, as a people, not know that it is a crime to rain bombs from the sky onto civilian facilities, and slaughter innocents and children? How have we lost our way on 'right' and 'wrong' -- and legal and illegal - to the point of tolerating war criminals in the White House? How did we almost put another one in there, with half the population still crying over the fact that she's not there? And what have we got there now? A man with narcissistic personality disorder, which may be -- MAY be - one nanoparticle better than a war criminal. But only because it presents us with an opportunity to learn about personality disorders and how to manage them, since one in ten of our population suffer from them, a high proportion of them are in 'leadership' positions, and it's high time we learn exactly how to manage them.

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Former VP at Citigroup, BBA, MBA. Currently a whole diet farmer in VA, watching with incredulity the country giving Bush and Obama passes on their war crimes for the past 16 years. We all share responsibility for where we are and need to heal (more...)

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