The Guardian: Yemen reels under the weight of brutal cholera outbreak – in pictures. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw5ar4ujY
Again, we see a human catastrophe that didn’t have to be. This is yet another man made disaster quite preventable, if not totally avoidable.
Yemen is one of the most destitute countries on earth. It cannot manufacture the weapons it has, but worse is, that Yemen couldn’t have imagined the devastating ordnance rained upon them.
This war, poverty and pestilence that the human race tolerates, and will not shed a tear for, is unconscionable. It will end as all wars do. But meanwhile, we lose a little more of our ability to empathize. Eventually, we won’t be human. Some kind of despicable monsters that inhabit what’s left of a sick planet, be our future most probable. Thanks to The Guardian for publishing this heartbreaking article.
Scattered now in several countries. Why am I posting this on my blog? The answer is simple, I am doing what I could, to raise awareness and empathy for suffering people who happened to have the misfortune of being born on the wrong side of some river, are darker, poor, believe in the wrong God at wrong time in human history.
Whatever the contrivance that serves to explain the genocide that is happening this very day, just know this….-yes, it can happen to YOU.
Having discredited the United Nations, drawn the milk-teeth of the International Criminal Court and language manipulated e.g,migrant synonymous with rapists, I ask again, why do you think that this could not be YOU? Just in case you missed it, the genocide -the ethnic cleansing is being done by Myanmar’s military against its unarmed citizens. Rings any bells?!
No one has the moral authority to kill another human being.
Once we start from that premise and understand that capital punishment rests on a foundation of muck created by men, there’s nothing more that needs to be said. It is legal only because they say that it’s legal. It is legal because of citizens, who ought to be repulsed by shameless lawmakers, who use “tough on crime” to secure votes, permit that. It behooves our electorate to inform ourselves of the history surrounding the subject.
The fact of its immorality means that capital punishment cannot ever be justified and constitutionally acceptable. Running back and forth to the United States Supreme Court, to collectively ponder whether a particular case meets the test, the artificial standard, of “cruel and unusual punishment” is redundant and ridiculous. Being so because the actions of the State create circumstances of suffering that make it cruel and unusual.
But capital punishment extends further in its obscenity, corrupting each individual who facilitates the killing, from the judge who claims she’s only following the law, to the governor whose bloody hand approves the evil, all the way down to the brute that seeks the vein to administer the poison. Each participant, at every stage, makes a personal decision to kill the particular human being. There’s no excuse. Nothing decent can be found in what you chose to do. Stop the barbarity.