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Re: [casi] Re: Urgent Request that you Prevent Rwanda Redux

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Tom writes:

   I'm for  experimenting. Some say we should
> continue to  speak politely with these killers in stripped suits. I've

I have heard the same advice, and as you, have received the same response,
which is to say no response.  As I feel slightly better when I "uncork" on their
email, snail mail, faxes, and answering machines, like you I have also chosen
the latter tack.

With the realities of the planet; diminishing oil supplies amidst increased
consumption, I have almost lost faith that "we" will be able to do anything to
stop the coming global campaign of Emperor George the Lesser and those who
will sit in his seat in the years to come.  'They' have the money, 'They' have
the power, "we" have neither in sufficient quantity to be noticeable by "They."

The consequences of acting with human dignity by those mentioned above, will
in fact cost them those things which are also mentioned above.  Clearly they
will not turn over the keys to the city to those of us which are no more than
the "unwashed masses" hence the ensuing decades will likely be unlike any which
have gone before both in scope and consequence, we are a global community now
after all.

Before Elga or Felicity think that I will be giving up, I assure you that I
will not.  Although it may in fact be pointless to strive against what can only
be characterized as insurmountable odds, of course we will continue to trudge
up the hill.  Perhaps, whilst I sit at my computer with only the sound of a
fan lobbying against the heat here in the southern USA, just perhaps the people
will arise again, someday, and put the leaders back into their
places--service to, not imposing servitude upon.  They are said to represent us, laughable
as this has become, our lack of voice cannot persist forever.


Roger Stroope
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff USA

During the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, psychologist Gustave Gilbert
visited Nazi Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering in his prison cell. "We got around to
the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did not
think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them war
and destruction," Gilbert wrote in his journal, Nuremberg Diary.

"Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would
some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can
get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? ... That is
understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy
and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a
democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship
... That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and
denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to
danger. It works the same way in any country."

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