I wrote the following article in response to this one:
|Over 4,000 Migrants Have Drowned In The Mediterranean This Year|
Although my article is a response, it isn’t addressing the migrant article per se, but the nature of people in today’s world. (Re-copied from “Tales from the Conspiratorium”)
What’s Wrong with Today’s Earthians?
The following can be considered a harsh response to the refugee plight touched upon in the original article but I’m not apologizing for it. The following point desperately needs to be made.
Of course my heart goes out to these refugees, and I feel my own frustration, and anger. But deep down, as a student of history I’m reminded of those incredibly brave Russians who stuck it out in Stalingrad against the German onslaught and heroically held on against all odds, suffering unimaginable horrors throughout an unusually harsh winter. They didn’t run. So many didn’t run, they stood up to their would be conquerors and fought back by every means the human mind can conjure up. They died in horrible conditions, of famine, of typhus, or frost bite, of untreated wounds. They died by the thousands defending their homes and their honor as human beings. How many people remember these people were offered a chance to escape, to withdraw deep into the wilds of Siberia? They chose to stand and fight, men, women and children… mostly women and children!
It happened wherever the war raged. It happened in Greece, in Italy, basically throughout Europe as it happened throughout the spread of Japanese terror troups, as it had happened in Spain during the Spanish civil war which the Fascists and Nazis won only because of overwhelming force garnered from arms and support received (as in the case of IS and other terror groups now in the Middle East) from the American military industrial complex. (And let’s not forget it was the same American MIC that had armed the Japanese also.)
My own parents in the French Resistance during WWII didn’t attempt to flee to England though they lived on the coast with a very narrow channel between them and freedom, and they were fisher folk with access to boats, they could have easily done it. No, they held their ground and they fought back. For every German that was killed, the Germans retaliated by killing anywhere from ten to a hundred hostages. Still, they persevered. That’s how people were “made” in those pre-boomer, pre-entitlement years.
Isn’t that what you would do if groups of nut jobs invaded your country and began to systematically spread terror among your own people, perhaps even taking your daughters, lovers, wives as sex slaves, burning your homes, forcing your sons into their madness as suicide bombers, torturing and killing your neighbours? Tell me that you wouldn’t fight back, even if it meant using broken shards of glass, throwing rocks or ripping their faces off with your bare hands! I certainly know I would, tooth and nail, as there always comes that time when a certain kind of vile violence can only be countered with same because THERE IS NO LONGER A CHOICE. Either you oppose them, you become like them or you are sheep for the shearing and slaughter, political footballs and hostages to self-serving psychopaths.
Excuse me, but is the word, “freedom” just another politically correct term now?
What’s wrong with these people that they can’t stand and fight for themselves but can only think of running to hopefully save their own skins? I don’t get this. Has the human race so quickly become dis-empowered, turned into cattle, as were the Jews in Nazi Germany, meekly and silently walking to their slavery and death in concentration camps without making any attempt to help themselves? When you know you are going to die regardless, why whimper into it? That’s just not normal, nor natural! What’s wrong with these people that they can only rely on power groups for their survival? Don’t they have a life, that innate rage to live free? Are they drugged?
It isn’t just Syrians. Look how few people are standing boldly against the DAPL predators and their government armed and legitimized supporters when the entire nation of free individuals should be standing with them, either at Standing Rock or in front of every capitol, every corporate HQ’s and every bank that funds the “Damn All Pipe Lines” monstrosity.
There is a connection throughout these current events clearly showing that people in general have become mindless cowards, thralls on their way to abysmal slavery to State and Banksterism. There is no more stand and fight, only run for your life or hunker down and wait for the storms to pass in the hope that they won’t affect you. Is that THE sign that humanity knows it’s doomed already and has no heart left, sees no point in fighting back against oppression and oppressors everywhere?
Perhaps T.S. Eliot said it best in his poem, The Hollow Men, “This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.”