|The War Against Humanity; Targeting the Real Axis of Evil|
|originally published by OpEdNews.com April 12, 2003|
| The War Against Humans. For over 100 years, science fiction writers have described inventions that have turned against humanity. These inventions have killed and enslaved humans, and literally attempted to modify the earth to fit their own interests, even if it meant creating toxic, poisonous ecologies humans could not survive in. For example, T1 and T2, the Terminator movie series, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, portrayed a robot that represented a whole world of computers and robots that wanted to wipe out or enslave humanity and re-shape the earth to the machine's needs. But this was fiction. |
The reality is that the invention turned mad, turned anti-human killer, enslaver,and earth destroyer is real. It exists. It has been killing, enslaving, poisoning humans and destroying the earth for well over 100 years, and it is now, more than ever in man's short history, at a point where it most seriously threatens humanity's future existence. But its no robot. It's the megacorporation. It is time the remaining humans on the planet who have not been seduced and blinded by these enemies of humanity declare war on them, their proxy organizations and the people who get rich and fat by parasitizing the rest of humanity. We progressives on the left should learn from the Bush White House and the Iraq war. Soldiers are now carrying around a deck of 55 cards with pictures of "most wanted" leaders of the Saddam regime who are to be pursued, captured or killed. (U.S. Issues Most Wanted Iraqi List). First things first. We need to declare that there is indeed an "evil empire." it consists of Bush, his cronies, the neocons, corrupt megacorporations, the WTO, WB, IMF. These are the individuals and entities who have a concrete international record of lawbreaking, terrorism, murder, enslavement, contribution to riot, destabilization of nations, disruption of healthy trade and business, exploitation of resources and untold incidents of inhumane treatment of citizens and workers. That's just for starters. We can also add some US congressmen, senators, governors and other legislators and state employees to that list. Capos, or helpers to these traitors to democracy who will join the ranks of Stalin, Hitler and Saddam include centrist Democrats like Zell Miller and John Breaux. And we should also identify the voting districts that send the evil ones and their assistants, and we should boycott their products and services.
We need to create a deck of cards like our troops are carrying-- a list of the most evil, world ruining people, companies and organizations. And they should be the targets of the peace demonstrators. They should be the targets of protests and boycotts. If you belong to an organization that holds annual meetings, make sure it does not go to a state that has corrupt computerized voting machines, or that sends traitors to democracy to the congress (DeLay, Hagel, Lott, Katherine Harris.)
We have to recognize that this was a war that corrupt corporations brought about (not all corporations are bad.) Just watch them beat the drums of war at Fox News, or listen to the right wing-nut radio hosts. Clear Channel even funds pro-war rallies led by their right wing fanatic talk, no, make that rant-hate show hosts.
We need to let people who work for these companies know they are working for the most evil entities on the planet. We need to inform people shopping at stores that support the "evil empire" that they are supporting child and slave labor. We need to awaken Americans to the fact that the WTO and it's cohorts are anti-democratic tools the megacorporations use to circumvent and over-rule laws that we the people vote into effect democratically. These organizations and their advocates are the enemy. They should be the targets of our protests, our boycotts, and the war it is time we the people declare.
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Does the word "war" bother you? It bothers me. Characterizing what the WTO and megacorporations do as a "war" against humanity and democracy seems just fine. I don't have a problem with that. But I don't want to start a war or declare a war. But it's hard to deny that we are already under attack, have been for a century, and that the weapons the enemy has used have become so much more powerful, onerous and threatening in the last decade that we are in mortal danger. So it's not like we are "Declaring" a war, more like we are finally recognizing the real enemy.Want to understand the enemy better? Read Greg Palast's Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Thom Hartmann's Unequal Protection.