Democracy and the rule of international law. Part II.

Blog No. 141.


I’ve had to be away from my desk for too long and have not been able to devote as much time as required to blogs in hand. My next blog will be posted on 6th January and will be looking at the NZ relationship with its ‘natural ally,’ the USA. It in turn will prepare the ground for a blog on my current preoccupation – the rule of international law in a world controlled by sham democracies..

In the meantime, as an introduction to the background context of the topic, I would strongly recommend a read of a recent interview with Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg is a worthy hero of our time. Those for whom he isn’t, are on the wrong side of the human future. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg

The revelations in this interview about the casual manner in which US presidents, past and present, have been and remain, prepared to gamble with life on Earth, should jog even the most complacent into activism. All, who read the article below, should be alerted to the desperate need to empty the toy-box in the dysfunctional nursery and send its genocidal contents to the tip.

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/12/6/doomsday_machine_daniel_ellsberg_reveals_he

“And that plan called, in our first strike, for hitting every city—actually, every town over 25,000—in the USSR and every city in China. A war with Russia would inevitably involve immediate attacks on every city in China. In the course of doing this—pardon me—there were no reserves. Everything was to be thrown as soon as it was available—it was a vast trucking operation of thermonuclear weapons—over to the USSR, but not only the USSR. The captive nations, the East Europe satellites in the Warsaw Pact, were to be hit in their air defenses, which were all near cities, their transport points, their communications of any kind. So they were to be annihilated, as well.”

And a merry Christmas to all the good folk that read this blog!

 

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