Posted 5 years ago on July 15, 2012, 6:59 p.m. EST by humanist1789
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In my opinion, we must connect All the issues, under the banner of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN). Those who live in the U.S. understandably focus on banks, debts, no jobs, etc. But: in a sense, there is no U.S.! Trade agreements (or, war) move capital and resources here and there, causing economic hardships here and there. As much as we "Americans" have many legitimate concerns, we must not lose sight of the ultimate problem: a Global 1%--thru banks, debt, War, etc.--are impoverishing and immiserating Humanity. If we truly identify and empathize with Humanity, then we build Global Solidarity. Let us not forget the "fraternity" part of the French Revolution (nor for that matter, Marx and Engels: "Workers of the World, unite!") Moreover, the "supreme crime" against Humanity is making War--which is an inseparable part of the larger War Against Humanity being waged by the global 1%. Put aside the issues of bank bail-outs for a moment: the Worst crime, which Americans only ignore with moral blinders, is the U.S. invasions. Iraq is in ruins, one million dead, 4 million refugees: incalculable suffering! Why be concerned with one's student debt, etc., when this larger Moral Cancer is rotting the body politic? Bush--21st Century Humanity's worst malefactor, a lying mass-murderer--blithely continues his lecture tours, etc. Afghans suffer terribly. And the current, severe sanctions against Iran--in effect, an Act-of-War--are already causing terrible suffering. Do Not Forget the victims: view vicious war criminal Madeleine Albright on youtube, back in the 1990s, saying that killing 500,000 children with Iraq sanctions "was worth it." View photos of countless innocent children dismembered by cluster bombs, burned by napalm, dying of leukemia from uranium-depleted exposure (google images). Let us, with searing clarity, recognize the relative magnitude of injustice--Globally. "We are---Humanity!"