Genocide is as old as history. It has been a part of the human condition from the very beginning.
We do not know the exact number of people killed in the Americas. There was no one back in the time of Columbus compiling a census or doing a mass survey. However, we conclude that a figure of 50 to 75 million is reasonable.
“I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.”
― Sylvia Plath
On Monday, the Supreme Court reinstated a ban on residents of eight countries — six of them with a Muslim majority.
Trump ignores human rights and common sense while spreading racism, misogyny and hate. This must not stand.
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. …All things are bound together. All things connect.”
– Chief Seattle
If we look at American foreign policy under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald John Trump… what strikes the non-partisan observer is a sense of continuity – and an escalating aggressiveness.
When pro-war candidates like Trump or Clinton win… we end up spending trillions killing millions for the people who benefit: the richest 5% in the nation, bankers, insurance cartels, munitions firms, war-profiteers and the corporate elite.
No sane person can call this surrender to unprovoked, unnecessary and expanding wars… “good leadership.”