by John Robles
When is it acceptable for a country to
engage in an act of aggressive war? Can it be justified to engage in an
act that has been recognized by the world community and laid down in
international law as a crime against humanity? Not just my humanity but
These are questions the world
community should have been asking itself everyday for approximately the
past two decades, but it has not. For it was approximately that long ago
that one of the world’s superpowers began engaging in acts of
aggression wherever it saw fit in order to show its strength, military
might and terrorize the world into bending to its will.
for a minute you and I are that power. We are righteous, rich and
powerful and control much of the planet through our economic
manipulations and massive media and political know how. We also have
bombs and weapons all over the planet ready to wipe out any adversary
and the adversaries of our friends. We are righteous, our God is the
proper god and our people are beautiful, fairly well educated and
created in our god’s image.
We have more of a right
to exist on earth and consume the world’s resources than any of the
other nations, because we are the chosen, the beautiful and the strong.
They are weak, poor, envious of our power, and worth almost nothing
compared to us. What is more their god is the wrong god and they are not
as beautiful and tall and proud as we are. The world is ours, we own it
and everyone else has to bow down before us. We take what we want, from
where we want, when we want.
Above all else is our
moral superiority, we have been victimized in the past and the world
must side with us and allow us to seek revenge on our enemies who want
to destroy us because we are powerful, beautiful, free and our god is
better and more righteous than their god. Our word must be good enough
for everyone. If we say someone wants to destroy us, that is the way it
is. We do not need to provide proof or receive permission from anyone to
destroy whoever we decide is our enemy.
We know that
one of us is worth thousands of them because we are the chosen and live
in God’s land, a land given to us by our God. A land we cleansed of the
savages and animals that had claimed it was theirs. We also know we are
worth more than them because we were persecuted for our God and our god
has chosen us over other false gods.
Since we are
the chosen, if we have the idea that you are not worthy of life and are a
useless eater, we can kill you, we can bomb you and we can take your
lands. After all you are less worthy than us, we are the beautiful and
strong and we were created in our god’s image.
we have “intelligence” that your country is arming my enemies we can, at
our discretion and when we please, enter any country’s territory,
including yours, and murder the people and destroy their facilities.
Sure we can. After all we are the righteous and you are a bad guy in the
eyes of me and my friends. And what is more we control the
international courts and all of the international bodies that you could
use to complain against us.
What is more if we decide
we don’t like your ruler we will replace him, assassinate him or
publically execute him before your eyes.
But you will
never complain or do anything against us because what is more we
control you, and if we decide you are a threat we will come to you, and
destroy you. Or cripple you, or torture you, or take you to a secret
prison and make you disappear forever. We can even kill you without
leaving our own bunker on the other side of the world.
you doubt our power? We have satellites, internet, cameras and even
tracking devices set up in your cell phone. We know where you are every
minute. We record your every move, we know what you watch and what you
buy at the shop and we know where your children are and we can kill them
if you get out of line. For you are nothing. You are the mud people and
we are your masters.
Did you imagine you and I were
that power? Did you feel the righteousness and superiority? Do you
understand who we are dealing with? If you feel a little uneasy, queasy
or even nauseous that is okay. It means you are still human and there is
still hope, if you feel rage and feel you are being mocked it is time
you took off your blinders and imagined you were the “lesser” people and
your lands were being taken and your women and children were being
murdered before your eyes and there was nothing you could do about it.