What is Evil?

July 22, 2012

Obomber describes the Aurora, CO killings of 12 theater goers an “evil act.”

US President Barack Obama described the July shootings in a Colorado theater that claimed 12 lives as an “act of evil”.

At the same time, Obomber has assumed a moral high ground responsibility in ordering the murders of hundreds, if not thousands, of human beings who live in their homes and communities in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Libya (and who knows where else) using his arsenal of 7,000 drones, fighter bombers, and dozens of Special Forces Teams with no public oversight or involvement whatsoever. Policy is to take no prisoners alive. Policy assumes the US has legal and moral authority to choose unilaterally and secretly to bomb humans from the air, and shoot them with ground forces, anyplace in the world at any time it so chooses.

Is it possible to organize human occupations by US  citizens at many locations around the country making the lawless US unable to govern? Is it? Or do we just accept our complicity, with regrets? Is it possible to withdraw our support from the system by contracting into thousands of bioregionally sufficient communities? Or do we just continue consuming in our drunken orgy of comfort and convenience, even as we know it is destroying the Planet?

Are we really this stupid, this cowardly, this immoral?

 


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