Killing for profit. Killing for Religion. Crimes against humanity.
The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.
History is full of examples of genocide:
The holocaust, and Christians slaughtering non-Christians (the great crusades). These are two major examples.
And in recent news, the call to slaughter all homosexuals in this country (USA) and advocated by GOP candidates by virtue of their silence in rebuking this idea.
- Several GOP Candidates Join Anti-LGBT Rally; Supports ‘Death to Gays’ Pastor | Human Rights Campaign
Over the weekend, several Republican candidates spoke at the National Religious Liberties Conference, a meeting led by anti-LGBT Pastor Kevin Swanson.
- Abortion Bills - GovTrack.us
Abortion-related bills in the U.S. Congress.
- Cruz, Huckabee And Jindal Will Join Pastor Who Wants Gays Put To Death | Right Wing Watch
The organizer of the “National Religious Liberties Conference” in Des Moines, Iowa, announced today that Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal have committed to speaking at the summit, which will take place next month.
Crimes against humanity defined:
Atrocity (as extermination or enslavement) that is directed against an entire population, or part of a population, on specious grounds (false look of truth or genuineness). And without regard to individual guilt or responsibility even on such grounds.
ex: the unfounded societal rebuke of, and attacks on, the homosexual population. And the current attacks on women's health under the guise of religious piety.
Can any attack on another person, or group of people, prove to be just, right, or reasonable by any standard? Not in a civilized world.
Trying to justify these attacks based on religious beliefs does not make them valid except in the eyes of the narrow minded, ignorant, and superstitious.
ex: U.S. history of hunting down and killing "witches" is a prime example of non justifiable killing of a group of people. Condoning the killing of homosexuals - still in practice today by the extreme radical right is appalling in all its ignorance.
This is no different than the extreme radical ''ISIS'' murdering people in the name of their own "god" of wrath. It is difficult to understand the psychotic minds who join this movement, just as the psychotic minds who condone killing homosexuals, taking away a woman's right of choice regarding her personal health care, killing women for accusations of witchcraft, killing of Jews in the 1940's, etc...
- Proof of the GOP War on Women
Conservatives like to pretend there is no war on women, so PoliticusUSA developed a running list of legislation to prove that there is indeed a war on women. The proof is in the policy.
Throw away pets by callous people - From my series of abandoned pets
Intent or degree
The righteousness of genocide and/or crimes against humanity is never validated by its intensity, or underlying intent. ex: killing in the name of religion for any reason, or discrimination and hate in the name of religion based on flawed concepts without any basis in reality.
Whether vicious attacks on other people are on a global scale, or on an individual basis, the intent is still the same. The degree of viciousness may vary but the intent remains the same.
In today's world, Syria is being ravaged by a dictatorship intent on exterminating its opposition - the majority of people who want democracy and an end to dictatorship, are systematically being eradicated by their oppressors.
As an offshoot of that atrocity, innocent people are being killed and fleeing the country for safety. While this mass exodus can be a prelude to (theoretically possible) terror attacks on those countries they are fleeing to, the opposition to that migration is unjustly being challenged by some of the U.S. Congress.
That opposition is due to fear mongering and political posturing against U.S. policies to "score polling points" in the campaign for presidency in 2016 without any regard for the tragedy of those victims being displaced by a vicious dictator.
More than half of all the states in the U.S.A. are declaring their intent to bar refugees from entering their state. They are going as far as introducing laws in congress that would give them the legal right to do so. (under current law they cannot bar ANYONE from entering any state).
To further the insult on these people, there are laws being introduced to allow only "Christians" into this country for fear that any non christian might be an Islamic "terrorist"....?
The ignorance of this concept is that there is absolutely no way of telling the religion of anyone entering or leaving this country. When asked by the media how they would tell who is Christian or not, one politician went as far as to say: "We can tell who they are because we know our own kind". This is the warped mentality of some of the congressmen who run this country.
Oblivious to the world
- The D.A.R.K. ACT - the ultimate congressional betrayal
Government working against the "real" people and protecting the "corporate" people
Ignorance and Indifference
is never an excuse for stupidity.
It is purported that as Jesus was dying on the cross he stated: "Forgive them father, for they know not what they do". This applies to the current approval of the GOP denial of sanctuary for fleeing refugees as well. Their Christian 'god' may forgive them for their bad choices, but the people will not. No one in their right minds would say that the atrocities of the past (and the present) were in any way justified for any reason, especially on religious grounds.
There is more to this tale of genocide and/or crimes against humanity that people are trying to ignore in the hopes that it will just 'go away'.
When it comes to genocide and/or crimes against humanity; in whatever degree it might be, there is no rational excuse for people (especially politicians) to exercise their self serving at the expense of the "real" people of this country.
Indifference may not be viewed as vicious, or judgmental, and can even deceptively show no overt mal intent. But when that indifference is simply for self serving and harms an entire nation it can easily fall within the spectre of genocide and/or crime against humanity without much stretch of the imagination.
Politicians signing away citizens' right-to-know for greed is inexcusable. They are trying desperately to get the "DARK Act" passed to protect Monsanto, et al, from blame or responsibility, in the event that their tainted foods actually do kill or maim people en mass.
The ignorance of indifference is justified by the concept that they (politicians) will be exonerated by the claim that "if you can't see it, it can't hurt you". This failed attempt at self protection falls short when we realize that we cannot see bacteria, viruses, or polluted air and water. But, although invisible to the naked eye they do kill people without a doubt.
Scientific studies are proving that GMO products are harmful and deadly to humans - and yet the U.S. congress blindly continues to advocate for food manufacturers to hide what they are doing by denying people the righ-to-know what is in the foods they buy.
GMO link to cancer
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Linking GMO foods to the most obvious of crimes against humanity is not without reasonable feasibility. It is to show that these types of crimes are common place in today's world and are potentially as deadly as the insane "killing" we see on our televisions and read about in our history books.
The American people themselves are accomplices to these crimes against the people (including their individual selves and their children), through ignorant indifference (ignore it and it will go away), (god will save us from all evil), (god helps those who help themselves) - but this is mostly proven to be true of self servitude.
While we, as a nation, are engrossed in the world crisis of ISIS, mass killings in the U.S. because of inadequate gun control, and the fight for equality and women's rights, we tend to ignore what might be the greatest tragedy of all.
This mass "experiment" (the introduction of GMO foods to our food supply) on the American people just might prove to be one of the worst cases of genocide and/or crimes against humanity unfolding right before our eyes. But as with all other catastrophic events as they are happening, we tend to view them with our 'eyes wide shut'. And when we realize that this mass experiment is being condoned by the majority of U.S. politicians for personal monetary gains it will be too late to stop the deadly and devastating aftermath.
At which time, will we still be chanting the mantra that "Greed is Good" and Capitalism in its present form is still the best thing for the country as a whole? I doubt that.
The lust for profits, at any cost, is being seen by the fight to take the last traces of oil, coal, and gas from this planet in spite of the fact that by doing so, we are allowing the planet itself to be compromised to a point of no return.
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