Murder By Government
Democide: The murder of unarmed, helpless men, women and children by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder. This does NOT include combatants killed during times of war.
In all of history, the most prolific mass murderers are not the Jeffrey Dahmers, Jack the Rippers, movie-theater crazies or insane campus shooters. By far, it is government, much more common than war.
Prior to the 20th century (30 B.C. – 1900AD), murder by government, or democide, accounts for, by the best hypothetical estimates, a conservative 133 million people dead. That figure includes: China, the Mongols, Iran (Persia), slavery of Africans (1451-1870), India, The Ottoman Empire, Japan, Russia, Aztecs, French Revolution, Spanish Inquisition, etc.
During the 20th century alone, according to hawaii.edu, government killed approximately 262 million people. Among the culprits: China, USSR, colonialism, Germany, Japan, Cambodia, Turkey, Vietnam, Uganda, Guatemala, Poland, Pakistan, Yugoslavia, North Korea and Mexico (1900-1920).
The preeminent miscreant nations are the USSR, 1917-1987 (62 million), China, before and after the communist revolution – 1928-1987 (87 million), Germany, 1933-1945 (21 million)…170 million people murdered! Most of the dead, by the way, as a result of forcing socialism on their respective countries and only AFTER strict gun control laws and massive gun confiscation was undertaken. Did you get that, Bernie?
Our founding fathers, knowing history, knew what big government was capable of doing. They purposely designed our system with checks and balances. As President Reagan often said, ”Trust, but verify.” As a by-product of their knowledge and experience, they wrote the 2nd Amendment into the Bill of Rights as a safety net; a last resort, citizen-life-insurance plan, so to speak.
Once and for all, let us understand what the 2nd Amendment is and is not. It is NOT about hunting. It is NOT about shooting sports. The 2nd Amendment is about one thing as a result of two things….self defense from common criminal activity and self-defense from GOVERNMENT as a consequence of being too large, too powerful and/or out of control.
A president that decides to govern by Executive Order while a Legislative Branch lays dormant should be cause for great concern to every American. When President Obama engages in self-righteous indignation over our right to self-defense, our right to own guns, I cringe. He is either ignorant or purposely deceitful.
What has been cultivated in the United States these last fifty years is a dangerously uneducated, ignorant, history-deficient nation, ready to believe any politician’s ramblings
Democide can’t happen here in America? Understand this and burn it into your memories…Germany in the early twentieth century was an educated, industrial, Western nation. The masses were mesmerized by a relatively small group called Nazis. The rest is history.
What has been cultivated in the United States these last fifty years is a dangerously uneducated, ignorant, history-deficient nation, ready to believe any politician’s ramblings. When the common man or woman on the street cannot name the Secretary of State, the three branches of the federal government or even their rights as expressed in the Bill of Rights, we are indeed ripe for losing our freedoms while most of us are not looking.
How many check websites such as conservativereview.com to verify that our politician’s promises translate into action? Only 12% of our senators scored a ‘C’ or better on liberty issues, while only 16% of the House of Representatives scored a ‘C’ or better, and this is AFTER the Republicans promised massive change with a takeover of the Legislative Branch.
When people lose interest in their government, will government lose interest in its people? When citizens can no longer articulate their rights, will they be willing to defend them?
Power is a zero-sum game. If one gains, another loses. The lesson here is not to be rid of authority, but to have the last word over it…to have limited government as the Constitution intended. Yes, war is hell, but government without restraint, murder by government, can be more hellish than any combat. At least in combat you have a chance. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.
Found at Canada Press. I would urge everyone to read this blog daily!
Frankenstein is a 1910 film made by Edison Studios that was written and directed by J. Searle Dawley. It was the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The unbilled cast included Augustus Phillips as Dr. Frankenstein, Charles Ogle as the Monster, and Mary Fuller as the doctor’s fiancée.
How Buying Guns for Oppressed Jews Built the American Jewish Establishment
Ben Carson’s comments that armed Jews might have saved lives in the Holocaust by resisting Nazi terror have been met with condescending mockery from the left. The Jewish establishment, a network of wealthy non-profit organizations that claim to represent Jews without ever being chosen by them and while working against their interests, has reacted in the same way as their liberal brethren.
But this establishment has forgotten that it was built on providing guns to Jews.
Historical revisionism is what the left does best. American Jewish history in the last century is a revisionist history in which the heroes are the “establishment”. The truth lies buried in old papers and lost documents. And it’s a deeply compelling truth of how the left suppressed Jewish self-defense.
The Jewish Defense Association was the first time that uptown establishment German Jews and downtown Eastern Jewish immigrants came together. The JDA’s goal had little in common with the empty rubber chicken dinner agendas of what the establishment that grew out of it would become.
Instead the Jewish Defense Association’s mission was simple. Buy guns for Jews.
Its agenda, as reported by the New York Times was, “New massacres are preparing. Our people must be possessed of arms to defend themselves and their honor.”
The year was 1905. The slow bloody beginning of the Russian Revolution was underway. Much like the Syrian Civil War, brutal militias aligned with different factions from the left to the right would arise out of the violence. Like the Christians in Syria, the Jews were an isolated minority. Xenophobia allowed both Communists and Czarists to score populist points by massacring the Jews in violent pogroms.
The Jewish Defense Association responded with a call to arms. Its motto took a part of Hillel’s credo, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me.” Its membership encompassed the left and the right, Zionists and anti-Zionists, religious and secular Jews.
A march of 200,000 Jews to Union Square included 5,000 former Russian soldiers, the volunteer Zion Guards in blue uniforms carrying rifles and the young men of the Manhattan Rifles, begun in the Lower East Side’s Educational Alliance as the Alliance Cadets, which had been formed in imitation of the Jewish Lads Brigade, a group that had put thousands of Jewish boys in the UK through military training.
The final resolutions declared that, “Eternal vigilance is the price of the Jew’s life, and that we urge our people to take up arms against their assailants, and if need be to sell their lives most dearly.”
It concluded with the ringing challenge, “We call Jews everywhere toward the defense of the Jewish people.”
Finish reading this HERE.
As a guitarist, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man.
He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country.
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost.
I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.
The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”
Apparently, I’m still lost…
With no one buying V8 cars during the recession, Jeremy Clarkson looks at other uses for the engine. If it isn’t going to be used to power cars, how about using the V8 engine to power a food blender! Richard and James are left to taste Jeremy’s creation of a beef, bovril and brick smoothie, which goes down a treat!
Here’s Why The Privatization Of War Must Stop NOW
We recently published a video in which Russia’s Vladimir Putin claimed the USA directly funded and armed mercenaries (hired killers) to fight against President Assad in Syria. He made the alarming accusation that many of these soldiers, who are loyal to nobody and motivated only by money, are defecting to the Islamic State in huge numbers – along with all the weapons given to them by the Pentagon.
While many readers found this entirely plausible given all the aggressive U.S-led invasions of oil-rich countries that we’ve seen in the past 14 years, we did receive one email from a patriotic American who was angry that True Activist would give Putin’s claims any attention at all. This short campaign video from War on Want might clear up any confusion as to why we believe the Russian President’s accusations deserve to be publicized. After all, sparking debate is more important than blind nationalism, which seems to be a contributing factor to the global mess we now find ourselves in.
Much more to read found HERE.
Meet The Latest CEO Price Gouging On Life-Saving Medications
Editor’s Note: Again, it’s debatable whether or not these medications are truly “life-saving” vs. alternative solutions, but this story is another illustration of just how corrupt and lacking in compassion the Big Pharma system really is. So, even if one buys into the need for their products, it is good to know the true face of your soulless supplier.
The Internet may have experienced its biggest outrage ever last month, when pharma bro Martin Shkreli acquired exclusive rights to sell the drug Daraprim and proceeded to raise the price 5,000 percent. This is a life-saving medication for AIDS patients and cancer survivors undergoing chemotherapy, as it prevents infections in people with weakened immune systems.
Being absent of decency and suffused with greed is a way of life in the government-backed Wall St. industry. Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO Michael Pearson is the latest to demonstrate this.
Rather than focusing on one drug as Shkreli did, the Wall St. darling is jacking up prices for a number of critical brand-name drugs. So far in 2015, Valeant raised prices an average of 66 percent, which is five times as much as its closest industry peers.
Valeant quadrupled the price of Cuprimine overnight, a decades-old drug that treats an inherited disorder called Wilson disease. For one retired carpenter, whose life depends on the drug, it means that he will have to pay $1,800 out of pocket per month, instead of the $366 he used to pay.
Valeant raised the price of Glumetza, a diabetes drug, 800 percent after acquiring the rights this year. Isuprel, which treats heart conditions, now costs eight times what it did last year. Mephyton, which helps blood clotting, went from $9.37 a tablet to $58.75. Edecrin, which treats kidney and liver disease, went from $470 a vial to $4,600.
Much more to read on this found HERE.