If you really want to put an end to terrorism, you have to begin by no longer participating in it. ~ Noam Chomsky. Or more sharply: Stop killing their babies, as put by Georgia State law professor Natsu Saito
|What the West is doing ans saying and telling others to do is beyond the all-too-quickly used term "double standards"|
Based on the book On the Justice of Roosting Chickens by Ward Churchill:
A civilized barbarian, that's what the West reminds me of. For some,
this piece may just be about double standards but it’s not. What the
West is doing and saying and telling others to do is beyond the
all-too-quickly used term "double standards". Well beyond. There is no
standard in Western criminal capitalist foreign policy. It's really what
G. Bush, the senior criminal, said once: "What we say goes."
I bought the paper today here in Tokyo to see what's going on in the
world according to the lackeys in the mass media. It seems that all the
evil, the barbarism, the backwardness, the terrorism in the world come
from and are located over there, you know… in the Arab world, Africa,
Southeast Asia, China, Iran... pretty much anything outside the greedy
G8. And it is all too conveniently situated around oil fields and
anything that is coveted by the ravenous West. It's everyday like this.
If one is not cautious, one might believe that the West is under siege
A couple of Western leaders, at Sarkozy's invitation, get together
and Libya is being bombed at will (to liberate its people… of their
oil). In the paper it says that NATO jets blasted Libya's capital.
Another article is about Switzerland ordering Assad's assets to be
frozen. The Syrian president is also banned from traveling to or through
Switzerland, according to government decree. Pathetic little
Netanyahu, the leader of the only democratic apartheid regime in the
Middle East that is holding the whole of the Palestinian population in a
prison camp, is treated to standing ovations from U.S. lawmakers for
saying that he is ready to make "painful compromises" to achieve
historical peace. Painful? I guess for that pathetic little Zionist just
pronouncing Palestinian is painful. Insult upon injury upon insult upon
Another piece says: "Watchdog reports Sudan 'war crimes'". But what about Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan?
Lars von Trier says that Israel is busting our balls and the West goes into uproar... he is kicked out of Cannes .
U.S. navy SEALS barge into a sovereign country, Pakistan, assassinate
a man and leave. In 1989, the USA attacks a sovereign country, Panama,
kidnaps its president, kills thousands in the process and leaves. US
drones bomb indiscriminately all over Afghanistan killing entire
innocent families and nobody is ever held responsible for these crimes,
charged, brought to court... Israel rampages through Palestine, sea,
land, sky... not even a slap on the wrist.
The West, silence...
Anyone and anything that resists the West's plunder of the rest of
our world is put on the terror list made by... the West. Don't you think
it'’s getting worse? The impunity is appalling. The West is shameless.
And it is all probably due to Western economic decline... the monster
has become desperate.
I have to say that the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden made me a
bit sad. Although I doubt that we could have sat down to chat over a
beer, he made more sense to me than any of the sleazebag Western
leaders. His grievances were legitimate. But then, who knows, maybe he
is not dead; maybe he is with Elvis...
For fun's sake, can anyone try to imagine the Arab League putting a
special force commando team together and sending it to Texas to
assassinate G.W. Bush on his ranch? The action would be legitimate at
least in this case since the U.S.-U.K.-led war on Iraq, in which more
than a million Iraqis have been killed for oil so far, was declared
illegal by the former UN chief Kofi Annan.
I'm writing from Japan, near Tokyo, and you all know what happened
here in March and is still going on. Personally, I am rejoicing. The
Japanese capitalist economy has been badly damaged. We on the Left all
want the demise of capitalism, right? Well? To me it doesn't matter how
it happens. Hell, I hope it gets worse! Because, to be honest, I am not
putting much faith anymore into the organizational skills of the Western
Left. I'd rather rely on natural disasters. They are much more radical
As for Japan, in case you didn't know, this is a fascist country. It
has always been on the wrong side of History. Always. It has supported
every single US military criminal adventure of plunder (not to mention
its History before and during WW2). In the midst of its own recent
tragedy -- monster earthquake, monster tsunami and nuclear reactor
explosions -- this pathetic little country actually found the time to
vote for the UN resolution to bomb Libya. At least this time it could
have abstained. That’s when I thought: "Japan…to the flames!"
And do not send any donations to Japan. They have the money. They
have stolen more than enough. Send them to Haiti or Hamas in Gaza
instead. That's what I did.
Now you might say I should be careful to separate the people from the
government. No, I don’t want to. I do not care. Does the West do that
when it goes bombing around the world in pursuit of happiness? Shall we
ask the Iraqis, the Afghans, the Palestinians? Shall we talk about the
daily "collateral damage"?
Earlier I mentioned indiscriminate Western military terrorism. Don't
even get me started on its daily economic and cultural terrorism against
anyone or anything daring to resist its greed.
Enough is enough!
So, here is my point loud and clear, from the bottom of my heart, in the words of the late Nazir Qabbani, the poet of love: I am with terrorism of the oppressed!
I am with terrorism
As long as the new world order
Wants to slaughter my offspring
And send them to dogs.
For all this
I raise my voice high:
I am with terrorism
I am with terrorism
I am with terrorism...
London, 15 Nisan (April) 1997
(Link to full poem)
I am with terrorism of the oppressed by the gluttonous West because,
as I.R. Sanchez said once, an attack is a test of truth and also a
message of hope for all the forgotten in the ghettos of capitalism and
the refugee camps.
Now, to the "peace-loving" Westerner and Japanese who might read this
piece and find it shocking, outrageous, offensive or just plain stupid
and might be tempted to send me a comment: don't bother, I am not
interested in arguing, debating with you or anything you have to say -
unless you agree with me and the hundreds of millions of the wretched
human beings whose sufferings are the pillars of Western comfort.
I am not open to discussion.
I do not agree to disagree.
Hey Westerner and you westernized Japanese, here is a poem that speaks directly to you, especially at the end:
Waiting for the Barbarians
What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum?
The barbarians are to arrive today.
Why such inaction in the Senate?
Why do the Senators sit and pass no laws?
Because the barbarians are to arrive today.
What laws can the Senators pass anymore?
When the barbarians come they will make the laws.
Why did our Emperor wake up so early,
and sit at the greatest gate of the city,
on the throne, solemn, wearing the crown?
Because the barbarians are to arrive today.
And the Emperor waits to receive
their chief. Indeed he has prepared
to give him a scroll. Therein he inscribed
many titles and names of honor.
Why have our two Consuls and the Praetors come out
today in their red, embroidered togas;
why do they wear amethyst-studded bracelets,
and rings with brilliant, glittering emeralds;
why are they carrying costly canes today,
wonderfully carved with silver and gold?
Because the barbarians are to arrive today,
and such things dazzle the barbarians.
Why don't the worthy orators come as always
to make their speeches, to have their say?
Because the barbarians are to arrive today;
and they get bored with eloquence and orations.
Why all of a sudden this unrest
Because night is here but the barbarians have not come.
and confusion. (How solemn the faces have become).
Why are the streets and squares clearing quickly,
and all return to their homes, so deep in thought?
And some people arrived from the borders,
and said that there are no longer any barbarians.
And now what shall become of us without any barbarians?
Those people were some kind of solution.
Constantine P. Cavafy (1904)