Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Enough!

Thief, commenting over at Dean's World, said:

Every time a genocide happens, the world cries, puts on sackcloth and ashes, and wails "Never again! Never Again! Never Again!" And it ALWAYS happens again. Why? Because the people crying "never again" are the same people who refuse to accept that the only way to stop a genocide is to march up to the people committing the genocide, stick the barrel of a gun in their face, and say "Enough!"

Don't believe me? Ask a Kosovar. Or a Bosnian. Or a Cambodian. Or a Kurd. Or a Rwandan. Or a Jew. Or an Armenian. They will tell you that if human beings are so far gone that they are slaughtering whole peoples, the only way to bring the enterprise to a halt, short of allowing it to be taken to its end, is to threaten the genocidaires with the only language their crazed minds can understand: Force. If the world but had the will to meet every bullet of genocide with ten of justice, if the genocidaires had to live in the same fear of imminent death that their victims endure every say there would never be another genocide again.

When scorn and mockery is replaced by will and resolve, there will not only be an end to genocide in Darfur, but an end to ALL genocides. But as long as we try to end genocide with meaningless words and vapid consciousness-raising, Darfur will continue. And history will hold our words, our cries, and our apologies cheap. We see, and our sin remains.

3 Comments:

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pull the trigger on the genocidal maniacs is the only way. Next to best is to arm the opposition, if they have the will to fight for their own survival, they will.

If the Darfurians are armed with light weapons, schooled in basic light infanrty skills, they should be good for the fight. Them so-called pacifists, who'll say guns ain't the answer, were never put in such position. Their "peace at all cost" never figure the death of a whole people into consideration. They don't want to arm the Darfurians because that might escalate the situation. They'd rather have the situation resolve by itself, that is, no more Darfurians, no more genocide. All the while wringing their hands and loudly demand that action be taken. The loud protestation is to quiet the little voice inside their hearts (if they have one, I already know that they have surrendered their souls) demanding them to do the right thing.

I want to call them bastards, but bastards don't stoop that low.

Give the Darfurians some plumbing pipes, drill press and ammo. Let P.A. Luty be their guide. Just google "P.A. Luty", you'll see.

If no one intervenes, at least give them the means to fight for their survival.

Icepick thee Mad!

 
At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Alex Arends said...

Bob Barker famously closed each episode of "The Price Is Right" with a pitch to spay and neuter pets. His successor is taking a stand on a more controversial subject: marijuana. Drew Carey won't tout toking up on "Price," but he defends the use of medical marijuana in a video posted online Thursday on Reason.tv.

"Smell that smell," the 49-year-old comedian says as he walks into a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary. "That's the smell of freedom."

The video is one of 20 Carey will host for the Reason Foundation, a nonprofit educational group whose ideas "some people call libertarian" and whose mission is to "advance freedom," said president David Nott. (AP)

After reading this story i did a Google search for "The Smell of Freedom" and only came up with a blog by that name, posted by a young man named Nicholas who is currently stationed in Australia. The "Smell of Freedom" website had one particular posting that intrigued me, titled: "Enough".

Read the posting and then take a deep breath from whereever you are to sense what freedom really smells like. I don't know how much damage Mr. Carey has done to his nostrils, but he certainly does not recognize the smell of freedom.

NICHOLAS DOES!

 
At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still curious about how ASTAMIDS detects mines in the earth?

 

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