HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba said on Thursday the United States was moving special forces closer to Venezuela as part of a covert plan to intervene in the chaotic South American country using the pretext of a humanitarian crisis.
A “Declaration of the Revolutionary Government” alleged that recent events in Venezuela amounted to an attempted coup that had so far failed.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has been trying to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down and hand over power to Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly.
Guaido invoked a constitutional provision to assume the presidency three weeks ago, arguing that Maduro’s re-election last year was a sham.
These events, the declaration said, had led the United States to impose drastic sanctions causing damage “1,000 times greater” than the aid it is trying to force on the country.
“Between February 6 and 10 military transport aircraft have flown to the Rafael Miranda Airport of Puerto Rico, the San Isidro Air Base, in the Dominican Republic and to other strategically located Caribbean islands, probably without knowledge of the governments of those nations,” the declaration said.
“These flights originated in American military installations from which units of Special Operations and Marine Corps operate, which are used for covert actions,” it said.
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We are in here again! I and WD salute you all our earthling friends! As you can guess today, our traditional new year song is from Iron Maiden again; Up to Irons! 😉
I think this one will be more suitable for the soul of year of 2019. Like in its lyrics:
“Have you ever felt the future is the past, but you dont know how…?
A reflected dream of a captured time, is it really now, is it really happening?”
I think when we live in 2019, we will feel that “all these happened before, and it is happenning again.” Maybe we have read similar things in history. Even if the names change, the events are not too much different. I think humans are not getting smarter years by years. They do make same mistakes. I hope everyone can find own way in the oncoming cloudy future. And while doing this, I am sure that friends and the loved ones will give the strength to you when you need it! Because if there is a hope, this hope will come with accompanying of theirs! Whatever it will come, you still don’t lose our hopes in the dream mirrors. 😉
Like WD. 🙂 I have read his yearly horoscope for 2019 to WD. His sign is Taurus. This was written on his horoscope:
“This year, the dinner events which are open buffet in foreign languages, are not expecting to you. People are in crisis now. Even one olive piece is being calculated. We recommend you diet. It is in your hand to change the food pyramid completely.”
His reaction has been like that: “I do not like open buffets already. My choice is always elegant dinners with my lady dog lover privately. If I would go to open buffet, how I can close to my lover in that crowd!”
As you can see he never loses his hope.:))
By the way between us my earthling friends, that horoscope comment that I have read to WD was from Zaytung. Haha! If he realizes…
-Damn you Migo! So, you did read my horoscope from Zaytung! I knew that something was wrong on it! And you are telling these to my beloved followers, my dear friends! How dare you!
-Calm down WD. It was just a joke. 😎
-I cannot be calm down Migo! Do you know how much I was ruined when I thought that I have lost all invites for open buffets, all good foods! My sorrow is not a joke!
-Okay. Do you want to listen what your real horoscope sign tells?
-NO! I do not want! You can foolish me again!
-I will not do in this time.
-No Migo, you broke my heart!
-Are you sure you don’t want to listen. It is really good things are written. Even it says that a new love could be seen in 2019 for you, a special one.
-All right, just in this time, you can read. But only this time. I am still angry, but I can forgive you just in this time. It’s not because of that I’m curious about my new love; it is because of I am a dog with very big heart!
-Okay I am reading…
And, WD and I wish to all you healty (as mind and body:)), peaceful and happy new year with your loved ones!
See you next year 😉
Mutlu Yeni Yıllar! — С новым годом! — Happy New Year!
Ladies and gentlemen, this match is scheduled for one fall and for the Holy Churches Championship! Introducing first from Russian Orthodox Church on the red corner, in heavyweight. And, introducing the challenger from Ukranian Orthodox Church on blue corner, in middleweight! Please welcome both! Are you ready for Holy Glory!
The incident occurred in 06.12.2018 in the village of Vinyantintsi in the Ternopil Province of Ukraine. The fight broke out when “Archbishop” Tikhon Petranyuk of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church entered the church during a service to read out a decree banning the “priest” John Boikoof the Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate from serving. The clergymen who cannot share the church have fought and punched with each other in the front of the citizens who came for worship to the church.
The Archbishop who began to read the decision about the Priest Boikoof by entering the church even though the people closed the door on him, faced the reaction of the people. When the Archbishop’s wand was broken, the trouble was stired up in church. The priest who had concussion of the brain and fractured his rib was taken to hospital.
The incident took place before the unifying council meeting in Ukraine on December 15th, with representatives of all Orthodox churches.
When you have read the first lines of this post, you have thought probably “Our extraterrestrial friend Migo is making humor again.” 😃 But I did not make my earthling friends; when everything was so clear, it was not need to, haha! While there is a fight, a broken rib and brain concussion in the middle, the scenes are not different from boxing ring. Even we can say that boxing ring is more fair than these. Already we all know that after the last moment in the boxing ring, there is a winner of the match. But in this events, so in the churches’ events there are many politic conflicts and unknown things in background. We can only filter some of them in our views. However, we can still use the similarities to evaluate the fighting of churches in terms of boxing.
Is Russian Orthodox Church on the ropes?
The quotes from Turkish journalist Deniz Berktay’s article dated in August 8, 2018:
“This year, perhaps the largest crisis of the Orthodox world, the Patriarchate of Constantinople (also known as Fener Greek Patriarchate in Istanbul) and the Moscow Patriarchate, is expected to break out. The Patriarchate of Constantinople is preparing to officially recognize the Kiev Patriarchate, which was founded by nationalist monks who left the Russian Church in Ukraine, which has great importance by both the Russian administration and the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) by declaring in its own spiritual sphere. In this regard, News were reported suggesting that the United States has actively supported the Patriarchate of Constantinople and nationalist monks in Ukraine. Initially, the Patriarchate of Constantinople was expected to take this decision at the end of July (before the celebration of the 1030th anniversary of the acceptance of the Christianity of the Russians and Ukrainians)…
In orthodox societies, if it is remembered how the church has an important place in the construction of national identity, the people who want to gain independence and the majority of the population of the Orthodox countries are trying to have independent national church before the independent state (like the Bulgarians), it would be understood more clear that the struggle is not an ordinary religious conflict. In a way, this struggle is a matter of tearing Ukraine’s ties with Russia in every sense. On the other hand, there have been severe tensions between the Patriarchate of Constantinople (the Fener Greek Patriarchate) and the Moscow Patriarchate since the Cold War. Recalling that the Moscow Patriarchate implemented policies in parallel to the Kremlin administration, it is understood that this struggle also formed the religious pillar of the US-Russian conflict…”
Who tries to throw his hat into the ring?
September 24, 2018. Istanbul Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Dimitri Bartholomew said on Sept. 23 that he hoped for an independent Ukrainian Church soon “despite the current opposition.”
“I hope that despite the current opposition, the Ukrainian Church gets its independence status, which is their right, soon,” Bartholomew said in a speech he made following the Sunday church service held at the Saint Fokas Orthodox Church in Istanbul’s Ortakoy neighborhood.
Bartholomew said that the Istanbul-based Patriarchate granted independence status initially to the Russian Church in the 16th century and then lastly to the Orthodox churches of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1998, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
He said the Istanbul-based Patriarchate provides spiritual protection and love for these churches, adding they would not be “scared of threats.”
The Ukrainian Church wants to have “ecclesiastic independence” from the Church of Moscow and all of Russia but needs the approval of Bartholomew, since he is recognized as ecumenical by all other Orthodox churches.
The Ukrainian Church is split between a branch whose clerics pledge loyalty to Moscow and one that is overseen by the unrecognized Kiev-based Patriarch Filaret.
The fracture has deepened following a four-year conflict between Kiev and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Earlier this month, Bartholomew sent two representatives to Ukraine, leading an incensed Russian Orthodox Church to cut ties with the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians at an emergency meeting on Sept. 14.
The Patriarchate of Constantinople, also known as Fener Greek Patriarchate in Istanbul, is Ecumenical Patriarchate. It is an honorary priority among the headman and equal Orthodox churches. It tries to achieve the unity of the Orthodox churches. It was equated with the Roman Patriarchate in 451 AD by the decisions of the 4th Ecumenical Council gathered in Kadikoy, Istanbul. The Orthodox Church was separated from the Catholic Church in the 5th century. After the conquest of Istanbul, Fatih Sultan Mehmet, for Gennadios, who was elected as the Patriarch of Constantinople, issued a decree in Turkish and Islamic law, which showed the duties and powers of the patriarch, giving him some privileges. )
As it is understood, whereas it needs to be the Patriarch of Constantinople should be unifying all the orthodox churches, on the other side he is making statements to Ukranian church such as “seperate from Russia, I support you”. I think he wants this merger “under its own roof”. 😎 He could envy the Pope, the spiritual leader of the Catholics? Of course, Pope is almost a movie star! Even he has a profession where he earns a lot of money more than the Hollywood stars in every his steps on the planet. And all the shimmering gigantic outfits! Yeah, that could be jealousy, haha!
Can Russia roll with the punches?
14.12.2018. The Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew, evaluated the decision of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill’s decision to send a Russian priest to serve in the church of the Consulate General of Russia in Istanbul with the following words:
“This concern into the Russian community in Istanbul and Turkey in general and this dilemma, Russian saints church, brother of the Moscow Patriarchate Ecumenical Patriarchate, ie in the direction of cutting ties with it’s mother church, which stems from the extreme decision. We may have different perspectives on the various problems that the Orthodox church deals with. It’s completely human and democratic. However, it is unacceptable to use the interruption of relations as a means of oppression and imposition to make others agree with their views. “I’m sure the Russian sister church will regret this extreme decision.”
According to Sputnik news, Bartholomew, who accused the Russian Orthodox Church of interfering with the works of the Fener Greek Patriarchate, said, “The priest from Moscow was sent to serve in the church at the Consulate General of Russia in Istanbul. It is illegal, because this church is spiritual and belongs to legal Fener Greek Patriarchate”.
He also said the Russians in Turkey not to listen to Moscow Patriarchate, and added, “I am your pastor and your spiritual father in here.”
“-I am your father, not him!” “-No, I am the father of all of you, not him! “-No, no, I am”, “-Nooo, I am,” and goes on like that. 🙂 I think someone needs to make paternity test, and all world can be relief, haha!
Which one will lead with its chin?
December 15, 2018. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have agreed on the creation of a new national Orthodox church and elected a leader to head that church, a move that Ukraine’s leaders say is vital to the country’s security and independence but could raise tensions further with Moscow.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said 39-year-old Metropolitan Epifaniy of the Kyiv Patriarchate church had been chosen as head of the church by a council, comparing the move to Ukraine’s referendum for independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
“This day will go into history as a sacred day…the day of the final independence from Russia,” Poroshenko told thousands of supporters in central Kyiv on December 15.
“And Ukraine will no longer drink, in the words of Taras Shevchenko, ‘Moscow’s poison from Moscow’s cup,'” he said, quoting the country’s national poet.
Poroshenko said Ukrainians finally had their own Orthodox church.
“What is this church? This is a church without [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. What is this church? This church is without [Russian Orthodox Patriarch] Kirill. What is this church? This is a church without prayers for the Russian authorities and Russian troops, because they kill Ukrainians. But this is a church with God and Ukraine!”
16.12.2018, MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP), the only canonical Orthodox church in Ukraine, refuses to recognize the structure created on Saturday in Kiev at the “unification council”, Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych said.
“The schismatics remained schismatics, and the Church remained the Church. It was joyful and gratifying that the bishops, clergy and believers remained loyal to the Church. The Church has manifested its unity. It is regrettable that there were few ones that went into schism, and also that this schism was supported by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. But no matter how hard they tried to proclaim the schism as the Church, and non-canonical as canonical, the Body of the Church of Christ will not accept this, because the structure that was created yesterday was and is an extraneous body that is rejected and not accepted by the Body of the Church,” Archpriest Mykolay Danylevych, the deputy chairman of the UOC-MP Department for External Church Relations (DECR), wrote on Facebook Sunday.
Following the unification council, the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (EOC-MP) also did not recognize its results. Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Onufriy was and remains the legitimate head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, despite the creation of the “new church” in Kiev, spokesman for the EOC-MP Archpriest Daniel Lepisk said.
“Metropolitan Onufriy as he was and remained for us the legitimate head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and in this respect, nothing has changed for us. These ‘churches’ [organizers of the ‘council’] were considered schismatic even before that. From the fact that instead of two old churches they created one new, the essence has not changed,” Lepisk noted.
Is there a way of one of them would throw in the towel?
I do not think so, my earthling friends. These are big issues. Even if the audience of the match is waiting for the result with excitement, this match will take longer. I do not expect any physical conflict on the field until the weather gets warmer and the season terms are better in the region. 🙂 Of course, I don’t think either the parties are going to idle around in the meantime. There will be bargains in the background. They will do what they can corner the opponent. We can assume until that time what will happen in politic future between west and Russia by following churches’ movements. Like “follow the money”, haha!
As an atheist extraterrestrial, religious issues have always been unnecessary to me. But such conflicts like in here are exciting even enough to attract the attention of aliens. And I, like everyone else, wonder when the outcome of the match will be. On the other hand, I suppose this match will continue as long as humanity has left its footprint on this planet. 😎
After George Herbert Walker Bush died on Nov. 30 at age 94, the mainstream press favorably contrasted him to Donald Trump, portraying the former Republican president as “kinder” and “gentler,” two watchwords from his inaugural speech.
But, Trump’s signature aggressivity towards immigrants is epitomized through extra-territorial interception and imprisonment and separation of families, brutal policies which were, in fact, pioneered by Bush I during the Haitian refugee exodus following the Sep. 30, 1991 coup d’état in Haiti.
As we saw in this series’ first article, George H.W. Bush’s administration gave manifest and tacit support to dictator Prosper Avril (1988-1990) and to the first coup d’état against democratically-elected Pres. Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
As a result of that putsch, tens of thousands of Haitians took to the high seas in small boats, many fleeing for their lives. In the first year after the coup, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted some 38,000 Haitians in international waters.
U.S. interdiction of Haitian refugees had begun in September 1981 under Pres. Ronald Reagan, for whom George H.W. Bush was vice-president. Under the rules laid out by Reagan’s Executive Order 12324 titled “Interdiction of Illegal Aliens,” Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) agents on board U.S. Coast Guard cutters were supposed to interview and “identify candidates for asylum as political refugees under United States and international law,” explains University of Miami law professor Irwin Stotzky in his new book Send Them Back, about the efforts of crusading lawyers (including himself) on behalf of Haitian refugees during the 1980s.
The screening process was laughable, with interviews which were not private and as short as five minutes, while the snatched-up “boat-people” were often hungry, thirsty, scared, and confused.
“As a result of these defective procedures, only 28 of the approximately 23,000 Haitians on vessels interdicted by the Coast Guard from the inception of the interdiction program in 1981 until mid-1991 were identified by INS officials as potential asylees,” Stotzky writes.
During Aristide’s eight months in office in 1991 (Feb to Sep), there was a net human influx back to Haiti, as thousands of joyful expatriate Haitians returned to their homeland to take part in a new democratic experiment after three decades of dictatorship.
But the 1991 military coup cruelly cut short that hope-filled period and provoked a new refugee wave which overwhelmed the U.S. Coast Guard ships stationed off Haiti’s coast. As a result, the Coast Guard began transporting Haitians to the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, housing them in giant hangars and Camp McCalla, a makeshift city of hundreds of tents set up on Guantanamo’s paved runways and loading docks. At its peak, there were over 12,500 Haitians detained there.
After eight months, the Bush I administration finally dropped all pretense of giving Haitians any due process and discarded the Reagan-era screening protocols, as imperfect as they were. “On May 24, 1992, claiming there were too many Haitians coming, Bush ordered the Coast Guard to intercept all Haitians fleeing in boats and immediately return them to Haiti, without interviews to determine if they were at risk of persecution or death,” Stotzky explained to Haïti Liberté.
Beginning in 1991, “when the U.S. detained Haitian refugees indefinitely, it set a precedent,” concluded Prof. A. Naomi Paik in a comprehensive article last June about Haitians at Guantanamo on the website The Conversation.
This was the beginning of Guantanamo being used as a prison, for which it would become even more famous in the early 2000s after it was used to hold, in legal limbo, prisoners swept up in George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Guantanamo’s HIV Prison, Camp Bulkeley
Perhaps the least kind and gentle feature of the senior Bush’s internment of Haitian refugees was Camp Bulkeley, a God-forsaken collection of sun-baked buildings where close to 300 possibly HIV-positive Haitians were held until June 1993. U.S. Judge Sterling Johnson, who ruled in favor of allowing the refugees to finally come to the U.S., said that Camp Bulkeley was “nothing more than an HIV prison camp.”
These Haitians had been found to have plausible claims for political asylum, but they were barred from entering the U.S. because of their HIV status. Hundreds of children were interned in the larger Camp McCalla, and at least 25 children went through Camp Bulkeley.
George H.W. Bush’s Attorney General William Barr presided over what has been called “the world’s first HIV detention camp.” Today, not ironically, President Donald Trump has nominated Barr to be Attorney General once again.
On Dec. 10, CBS News ran an article on Barr’s role in overseeing the first use of Guantanamo as a prison camp. Although an immigrant rights leader called the way Haitian refugees were treated “a stain on United States history,” Barr defended his policies at Guantanamo as late as 2001…
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Almost everyone in the world has followed the news about the death of Jamal Khashoggi, and still does. I wanted that all of us to see these news with Zaytung’s difference. You know, I’had shared three times the news of Zaytung with you a long time ago. The motto of Zaytung, that has satire and humor news: “Honest, impartiality, immoral news.” Zaytung made a lot of satire news about Khashoggi murder. I’ve chosen some of them(because I do not have too much time), and I’ve translated them into English as much as I can.
Also, do you know, Saudi Arabia criminalized humor, 5 year prison term for posting satire to social media in September 4, 2018, my earthling friends? The administration of Saudi Arabia needs to understand that even if they think to prevent everything as much as they want in Saudi Arabia, they cannot prevent all over the world. Someone in another place on the planet will continue to criticize their management in the most beautiful way, so by satire and humor. However, if they think that there is no such thing as bad advertising, it is an another issue, haha!
And here some Zaytung news about Khashoggi murder.
Saudi Arabia: “Friends! To keep the memory of Khashoggi in everywhere in consulate, by separating himself into pieces…”
It was announced that the wireless contact lost with some of the police officers who entered the Consulate of Saudi Arabia for making search. At the Istanbul Police Department anxious wait continues...
Panic in Saudi Arabia, that needs to get billions of dollars weapons to smooth Khashoggi murder over from the United States again: “There is no place left for putting airplane in the country!”
Saudi Arabia shared the images of the giant meat grinder, which the Jamal Khashoggi accidentally fallen into during the melee at the consulate….
Really, it is a great misfortune
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeyr, at a press conference, shared his sorrow due to Khashoggi’s death and said, “It is a great misfortune that a simple melee will end in such a terrible way. When he was pushed, his foot slips and accidentally falls into the giant meat grinder that is running at that moment; but the machine kept working. It’s really incredible, but once if human’s time comes to end… Anyway, again sorry for our loss.”
Machine was dismissed
While Jubeyr was emphasising that the machine was dismissed and brought to Saudi Arabia, he said that after then the trial, the machine will probably face the penalty of death. Also by adding, “This punishment will send a strong message to other meat grinders. We also made the necessary warnings to our staff. Henceforth, it is strictly forbidden to scuffle and joke around these machines. There will not be even a small concession on this issue,” he gave messages to ease to the world public.
Khashoggi’s stuntman, Al-Medeni: I’ve offered to enter the meat grinder instead of him, but Mr. Jamal didn’t want to use the stunt…
With Khashoggi murder, Turkey which reaches good ratings in world wide will release the rest of the investigation for a fee on the internet…
…The Presidential Spokesman stated that they are working on infrastructure works of a Netflix-like platform with the subscription system that about to be completed. In addition, he gave the good news that the channel will begin broadcasting also in British and Arabic very soon on InvestigationHD.Turkiye.Gov.tr, web page.
While spokesman was saying that those who want to follow Khashoggi investigation can get the latest information and shocking images before anyone for a small fee like $ 5 per month by subscribing to the channel, also added, “Believe me, you will not regret. Because we have more weird informations. I can tell you the images we watched so far is nothing. What they did with the body, what happened at the farm, the shock images from the trunk of the vehicle, all of them and more are coming in investigationHD!”…
If there would be another Zaytung news about Khashoggi murder in future, I will add them too in here, my earthling friends. 😎
I’ve always dreamed of a world and a universe in this way. A world that all people and all living creatures in the universe can live together in peace..
Is this possible? Yes, it is possible. But how long can it be done, it’s entirely in the hands of human beings. I’ve wanted to write this article for a long time ago. I think it has been better in these days especially just after the 100th anniversary of end of World War I; the days which the reasons of the start of the war are repeated, but still the days that the people paper over the realities. Because economic conditions are worsening, and Europeans are more likely to embrace racism, fascism and extreme nationalism. Three days ago, what happened in Poland on anniversary of independence day is the best example.
When the demonstration will be organized by fascist groups for the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence in 1918 was banned, it was turned into a “government program”. Fascists and racist groups participated in the demonstrations in Warsaw with the participation of President Andrzej Duda. Last year, 60 thousand people attended to Independence Day’s demonstrations, in this year the participation has been about 250 thousand people. At the action, which turned into a show of extreme right and fascists, was shouted against communists, Jews and Muslims.
In the action that the police builded wall against the people who protested against the fascist demonstrators, the fascist groups shouted slogans such as “Islam is the enemy of Europe”, “Delete Islam”, “Our way is nationalism”, “greedy Jewish”, “Communists will be hung in the trees instead of leaves”.
Poland’s right-wing president Andrzej Duda told a crowd at the start of the demonstration in Warsaw yesterday. “We are walking under a white-red flag with a welcome to commemorate those who fought for Poland and the independence and sovereignty of the country,” he said. Former Prime Minister of Poland and President of the European Union (EU) Council Donald Tusk also participated in the action.
The situation for the discreet and rational Poles seems really bad. In particular, there is a large community that has never taken any lessons from history in Poland. For example, didn’t the Polish fascists ever watch this movie?
Hatred, Wołyń/Volhynia is one of the most horrible films I have watched in my life on this planet. Even to watch any good horror movie isn’t that effective like this movie. It is the best example of what fascists done and what fascists can capable of. The massacres of Poles in Volhynia by faschist, which co-operated with Nazis, how the massacre was organized within the churches, even how the children were slaughtered, and how the fascists got pleasure(!) pervertedly, even how the Polish poet Zygmunt Jan Rumel was killed brutally, and many others are described in this film. And in 2018, the fascist groups in Poland argue that the solution is again fascism. This must be a tragicomic joke!
But it is not. What happened at the 100th year demonstration in Poland is not a joke, unfortunately. People can be hostile to their neighbours they have been living together for years, or to those who come with the hope of life from outside to their land. Since the planet earth has been experiencing a new kind of migration of tribes (more last 15 years), it seems that extreme rightism and fascism will continue to increase, especially since the European continent was home to these new kind of migration of tribes. The hope that people will live in peace remains to another century again.
I had thought a long time ago, “what was the most important thing that would make people’s lives together in peace?” In fact, for this, to answer to this question was needed first: “What led human societies to fight and war? The ambition of wealth, greed or interests?” When we write these and similar reasons one by one, economic dynamics emerge. As a result of the community leaders and their relationship with the money-power centers which these leaders are somehow connected, when the economic situation in society worsens, these leaders can somehow drag the society into a war. In fact, the reason of why the economy is not reflected equally in people’s lives is these mismanagement and money-power centers, but despite this, societies can erase the reasons/facts and fight against the different groups in the same society or the people of the other countries.
There are, of course, many reasons of why they erased these facts. At first, there are a sense of belonging and self-identification. How? If a person does not endeavor to develop own level of personal learning (with or without school), when he/she finds him/herself in any economic dilemma, he finds himself among those whom he can act together with depending on the same religion or the same nationality (sometimes it can be the same race). Because he feels that he belongs in these groups. After all, when these groups gather, they don’t ask him what book he’s read yesterday. The only important point is that the same nationality and the same sense of religion are intense and unifying. The unification of the same nationality and the phenomenon of the same religion gives that person the power to relax him/herself.
Because in real, he is powerless and weak
Let’s say he has a job and he’s going to work everyday. The salary at work does not increase, but economic conditions are not good in the country. He sees that people who have not got the same religion with him and are not the same nationality, work with the same or less salary. He wants to create a resistance against them. As a result, he sees the land he lives on as the primary right of the people in his nationality and the same religion. With the time the people from different nationalities and religions become enemies for him. Who knows how many nights he became sleepless by thinking “where these guys came to my country, damn them!”. And again the next day after the sleepless night, how many times he thought, “These guys must get out of my country.”
The same example is more intense in one who is unemployed. Seeing that every door that has closed his face when he seeks a job, seeing every employer who is hiring a person from another nationality or religion with less salary, his sleepless nights are rising. The only trump in their hands in both examples is that they think that the real right of that land is the people of own nationality and religion.
This will feel true at first sight to every person. Because if the entire family of a person has lived in that land for centuries, if they have paid the taxes, if he has endured that distress with all the people on the land in any difficult time, then the genetic coding is activated and it would be created the right to think that he is the first owner of this land. People belonging to another religion and nationality who come to his country from outside reach the usurper condition. So they are chosen as enemies from first-hand.
To see the people of different nations or the people who depending on a different thought or religion as enemy
This is the easiest way. It is easiest to think that the outsiders, or the different elements among the people, they always encroach on the rights. He does not think why these people came to his country, and more importantly, he does not think about his own country’s rulers(probably the majority has always voted for them) have taken actions that would harm to those people, even his country bombarded their country.
If we speak on Poland,(from wiki page)
The Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF–I), often referred to as the coalition forces, was a military command during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and much of the ensuing Iraq War, led by the United States of America (Operation Iraqi Freedom), United Kingdom (Operation TELIC), Australia, Spain and Poland, responsible for conducting and handling military operations. (2003-2011)
After 2011, at 2014 in this time, Poland has been one of the 77 countries in the coalition led by the US.
And one of the most famous movements of this coalition army is to hit civilians constantly in Syria!
The coalition has publicly admitted to causing 892 civilian deaths since the began anti-ISIL operation in 2014.
Monitoring group Airwars says the number of civilian deaths acknowledged by the coalition is well below the true toll of the bombing campaign, estimating that at least 6,259 non-combatants have lost their lives.
The latest news on November 9, was the same again,
In short, because of the groups that extremist right-wing Poles felt belonging, in some countries people are dying, war is going on, people are becoming homeless. And when these people have to flee and become refugee, the far-right Poles and their leaders see them as enemies. It is really interesting!
An far-right-wing Pole who knows that his country is bombing these countries, does not think about it even if he knows this fact. Because that’s the hard part. And choosing that side will drive him away from the nationality and religion that he feels to belong. But he wants to belong. That’s what defines his identity; his religion and nationality. He cannot accept that the people of other countries have come to his own land because of the crimes committed by the rulers he has voted. His acceptance is not possible. Because he falls into emptiness when he accepts. This emptiness destroys his emotion and thought on retrieval.
The thing to be retrieved actually is the sense of justice
So in fact, the answer of first question I asked “What led human societies to fight and war?” is the lack of sense of justice.
People want justice essentially. If there is a life in fair conditions, if they live with equal sharing under equal social rights, then the sense of justice will be in safe. When this feeling is in safe, the people in their own society or other nationality or religion will not bother him. Because they will know that everyone lives on an equal conditions and each individual is taking his/her right; neither more nor less.
If the states and state administrators can provide justice, the people of that country can live in peace. The best sentence on this subject, I think, was told by Caliph Ali in history. He said that about this: “The religion of the state is the justice.” I know it’s interesting that I’ve put the words of a caliph in here as an atheist extraterrestrial, my dear earthling friends. But this sentence is really good, is not it?.;)
After all, if the elected rulers are not fair in the public, if the people cannot benefit from the rights equally, then the main responsible are the rulers. However, nationalism and religion are such a sharp sword in the hands of fascism that you cannot see even the reflection of the sword on the parts that it cut. Because it leaves nothing. It’s the same as it happened before, and it seems that it will happen again.
What are the limits and dimensions of rising fascism in Europe
In the case of France,
We see the development of Ms Le Pen and right-wing National Front like that. Le Pen is right-wing, but Macron is really opponent of her? It’s so funny to say that he is not right-wing for someone who says these words.
“President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday it was “legitimate” to pay tribute to Marshal Philippe Petain, who led the French army to victory in World War One’s Battle of Verdun but decades later collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War Two.” (6 Nov. 2018)
Is Macron ignorant? Although his words did not have a side to be defended, immediately defended his words by the government. He did not take steps backward either. As it turns out, the fact that he joined the socialist party at the age of 24 did not create any development for him.
The map in the news of BBC in September 10, 2018, under the title “Europe and nationalism: A country-by-country guide” draws the attention.
While the rise of nationalism in the countries in the middle and south of the map depends on the fact that more refugees are in these countries, economic conditions are predominant. Well, in the north, why the nationalism is rising by 17% -18% in Sweden and Finland? The economic conditions of those living in these countries are much better than in the southern European countries. I wonder, could it be some of the Swedish or Finns decided to try nationalism as a new taste because of they were so bored, haha! Kidding aside, I don’t think so.
About a year ago I came across a video on youtube.
It was an interview with actor Gustaf Skarsgård, the actor of Floki’s role in Vikings TV series. (Okay, okay I confess, I did not find this video by chance. I’m watching Vikings TV series, and I was wondering what would happen in the new season. We, the extraterrestrials like to get spoilers, haha!) At the beginning of video, the interviewer asks questions about Vikings. As understood from the interview, the interviewer is Norwegian origin person and I guess he lives in America. The part that attracts my attention starts at 2:48 seconds of the video. During the conversation, the interviewer says that a Norwegian singer said “Norwegians are prude and stupit”. And he asks to Gustaf Skarsgård:“You are standing up for Norwegians here?” And Skarsgard answer is very natural. Like that:
“No, I am just standing up for, for, for, for humans in general. I don’t care that much about nationality.”
Yes, he says “for” four times. I think he thinks in the same time and even Skarsgard sounds like stuttering. It’s like there’s nothing he can do. His brain cells were probably shocked by the question. He is a very good player, and as well as being a good player, he obviously has improved himself. He is capable of a being universal actor. (Not yet, because Galactic Council Universal Art Administration, Human-made Visual and Performing Arts Department, did not take Vikings usage right yet; when they take, he can be universal.;))
If you are a person like Gustaf Skarsgard, that is, language, religion, color and race are not important for you, you can confuse in front of such a question with a momentary pause. But the interviewer goes on and says:
“Scandinavians, we have to stick together too you know.”
Apparently the interviewer is insistent. Somehow he wants to establish a bond by referring to more general population, he points to all Scandinavians. I don’t know why he’s doing this. Have the Scandinavians ever been exposed to racism in anywhere on the planet? Are they an oppressed race? For them, “Scandinavians and dogs cannot enter” on the doors of restaurants was written? Did the other people search for Scandinavians door by door for burning or killing/hanging them in history? Was any banner hold such as “get the hell out of my country” by pointed to Scandinavians in any country? Is there something the world doesn’t know about, but only the Scandinavians have quietly endured and this interviewer knew? Why this interviewer was wanting to create a Scandinavian union like the power of Voltron? I’m confused. Gustaf Skarsgard seems to be confused too; this should be caught unawares. At first, Skarsgard says yeah, but he come to himself with a smile: “Yeah,… Europeans… and the members of the planet and all.”
Most likely, after Skarsgard’s first “yeah” response, during the milliseconds it has been transferring in his brain like that: “What I am saying! Why only Scandinavians? No, all Europeans. No no, why only the Europeans! All members of the planet, yes, we must all stand together.”; like every rightminded and humanist human being. This was reflected in his words. (PS: Even though WD has understood his words as unite against extraterrestrials, I do not agree with him.:))
After all, this very short moment and detail in this video had led me to think a year ago. I’ve always thought that northern Europeans are less nationalistic and more inclusive societies. Of course, I had information about the period when some Norwegian collaborated with the Nazis. Like some informations as described in this article: The Dark Sides of Norwegian History
I even don’t mention about what happened to Lebensborn children especially in Norway.
Or again, when we look at history, we know that a group in Sweden has united with the Nazis. Or what happened to the Indigenous people of Northern Europe, Saami / Sami people (In Turkish and Russian, they called as Lapon people and their land is Lapponia) who are lesser known among the indigenous communities in the world? If you look at what is told in this film, no good things have happened to Sami people in Sweden.
I knew these facts, but I still was thinking that Scandinavians could always be less nationalistic and even less racist in Europe. I think mine was a stereotyped idea about Scandinavians.
While the economic conditions in the Scandinavian countries are better than many European countries, where this mentality comes from? And according to bbc’s article, nationalist parties are almost effective in one-fifth of the population of these countries. I found an interview-article about it. The title and link is in here: “Why is the far-right on the rise in Scandinavia?”
When you read it, even though it was two years ago, you can observe some things. There are some comments under this article. And I think the most remarkable comment is following:
“Because the left has abandoned their own people and jeopardized the safety of citizens with reckless illegal immigration policies. The left deserves its fate and I truly hope their only way is OUT.”
In other words, when left-leaning people lose their sense of security in their own country, they question the decisions of a leftist administration. For example, the article says “Sweden by alone received more than 160,000 asylum seekers in 2015, more than any other EU state” This looks good from the outside. So, it means that among countries that bombed Syria, at least Sweden accepts own responsibility. But if the arriving refugees create a security threat, it is still up to the laws that the government will implement. However, in order to put pressure on government decisions, I do not understand the logic of moving from left-wing to right-wing. Does it mean they tried all the ways and decided to be the rightist when they could not find any solution? I do not think so. It’s the easy part, and it’s nothing but to take the easy way out.
When talking about rising fascism, it is not possible not to pass over Ukraine. After all, this beautiful country is now almost becoming synonymous with fascism. In Ukraine, fascism is even bigger. Even children are now trained in Ukrainian nationalist camps. Details and videos of AP news dated 12.11.2018: Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being.
So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill.
Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of Ukraine’s radical nationalist groups, hidden in a forest in the west of the country, that was visited by The Associated Press. The camp has two purposes: to train children to defend their country from Russians and their sympathizers — and to spread nationalist ideology.
“We never aim guns at people,” instructor Yuri “Chornota” Cherkashin tells them. “But we don’t count separatists, little green men, occupiers from Moscow, as people. So we can and should aim at them.”
I think we will write more and more articles about this and we will read the news. Of course, there is no cure for extreme nationalism, you can’t cure people by giving a medicine. But with justice, education and equal conditions, you can save people from extreme nationalism and fascism. Of course, in order to do this, the public needs to act in an organized manner.
In my case, the situation is worse. We already had a limited number of countries that we can visit on the planet. For example, we, the extraterrestrials can never go to US, because since Roswell, we are all considered as the experimental object at there. We can’t go to Japan either; even if Japanese people look polite and rational, they have interesting thought structures, and we have our suspicion and fear that they will make us test subject. As a communist and atheist alien, we cannot go to Ukraine, for example. Ukrainian man says clearly that you have read above, “we can and should aim .. little green men …” The fascists in Poland want to use communists instead of leaves in the trees; you have read also this upper lines. There are many other countries in the list, but these are the first. For us, the first ages of humanity were unique times to visit the planet earth. The human race was not so intensely spread into the continents. The ones, Homo Sapiens who started to be exist, were engaged in the slaughter to the Neanderthals and wiping them off the planet. Already in the rest of their times they were living in the caves by painting and they were trying to make human babies. So it was the best time for us. But not now. And unfortunately, much worse future is waiting for both us and common sense people.
Again an another year… Today NFR, we, WD and I went out very early hours. We visited three parks(yes, WD could not find his friends and we were searching for them:)) and went to shore. It has been very good for starting the sunday. Normally days pass with rush, and plenty of empty daily business. I will not talk about world politics and etc. These all sucks already, you know. In last week I had an excitement and little bit anger. I do not know why. I was feeling like in this song. 🙂
But today’s morning, all has gone. I am so much relax anymore. After the morning I realized that today was the day your body left this planet; I felt little bit sad, but much more happy due to I knew you. Like Sojourner and I am sure like many other friends of you. Anyway, my dear earthling friend. I hope you are fine wherever you are; and do not forget, you are always being remembered!