U.S. Mass Murder by Economic Warfare Mocks the UN and the Teachings of Jesus
ANGLO AMERICA, 12 Jul 2021
7 Jul 2021 – The United Nations has not been able to protect socialist countries in Latin America from economic warfare by the U.S. At its worst such aggression could be considered to be indirect mass murder — some say genocide. Cuba and Venezuela have been prime targets.
We learn from a report by Danny Glover (The Nation/TMS 29 Jun 2021) that the pandemic finds Cuba “facing a shortage of millions of syringes” which are blocked by the US as part of a 60 year US embargo.” How many Cubans will die as a result of not being able to get vaccinated for Covid-19?
US economic warfare is being used against over 20 nations in the form of sanctions, blockades, and embargoes, all illegal under international law. In other words, US foreign policy using economic warfare is a crime according to the UN — as Glover points out, it “indiscriminately targets and harms civilians.”
We learn from the Interfaith Task Force on the Americas (Summer, 2021) that the U.S. economic blockade against socialist countries could not be stopped by the UN despite overwhelming votes in the UN General Assembly demanding that the US lift its blockades: “All countries except the US and Israel have voted against the unilateral coercive measures the US imposes on Cuba.”
Venezuela, according to the Interfaith Task Force, “faces shortages of food and medicine.” “In the period of 2017-2018 alone, some 40,000 deaths were attributed to the sanctions. And that was pre-COVID and before the most devastating sanctions fully took effect.”
Mass murder? Genocide? Just imagine what it would be like if your drug store had no medicines, and if your grocery store shelves were empty. The sick and vulnerable are more likely to die.
A request from a Venezuela activist is for the Earth Constitution’s Provisional World Parliament (which convenes in India in December 2021) to pass a “Law to punish those responsible for unilateral measures against Venezuela.” The UN has not been able to stop the illegal and sadistic economic warfare by the U.S. against Venezuela and Cuba, hence this appeal to a peoples’ World Parliament.
The Earth Constitution could be the basis for a “new UN” if the UN General Assembly under Article 109(3) agreed to replace the obsolete and undemocratic UN Charter.
Jesus as a socialist
There are numerous passages in “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth” (The Jefferson Bible, 1820, 2011) which make it clear that US economic aggression against socialist nations is morally wrong and indeed, a sin.
Ironically, while the US likes to see itself as a “Christian” nation, it targets socialist governments in Latin America for regime change, despite the fact that it can be shown that Jesus Christ, although he accepted some aspects of capitalism, in his life style and morals was a socialist. He healed the sick for free. No insurance needed. While preaching and teaching he offered free food to the masses.
The teachings and life of Jesus were highlighted by Thomas Jefferson known for the Declaration of Independence — but not for slaves. Anyway, he is not so well known for his Thomas Jefferson Bible (1820) which focused specifically on the life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Sadly, it is obvious that U.S. Foreign Policy mocks the teachings of Jesus.
I have been reading about how economic warfare can be interpreted as death sentences imposed on innocent men, women and children in Latin American countries. I am struck by how the U.S. targets socialist governments like Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to be overthrown, and will use a wide variety of criminal actions and dirty tricks.
What I find ironical is that the U.S., which claims to be a Christian nation, attempts to shut down socialist nations despite the fact that Jesus Christ himself, although not opposed to capitalism, lived socialism and taught socialism as the way to gain entry to heaven.
The Jefferson Bible refers to Matthew 25: 31-46:
“And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:”
“Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.”
“Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethen, ye have done it unto me.”
It’s time for the U.S. to adopt a new foreign policy — one that is no longer an international crime and against God.
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. is a psychologist (ret.) with many years of clinical experience with the California Dept. of Corrections doing psychiatric diagnosis and treatment with inmates. President of Democratic World Federalists he is co-editor of DWF NEWS, and editor of Earth Federation News & Views. He supports a “new UN” under the Earth Constitution. www.earthfederation.info Email: email@example.com
Tags: Anglo America, Capitalism, Cuba, Disaster Capitalism, Embargo, Latin America Caribbean, Nicaragua, Sanctions, Savage Capitalism, Socialism, USA, Venezuela
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