Examine Global Politics of Blood
Filed Under: Opinion, World | Posted: 06/25/2008 at 4:02AM
Comments | Region: Nepal
Criminalization of politics is a serious threat to the overall human civilization. Yet this is one of the most overshadowed issues. Today’s politics is full of bloodbath. What happened before, during and even after the World Wars I and II is still going on despite the argument that humanity has upgraded itself.
Democracy has been misused because it has been misinterpreted. It has been misinterpreted because it has been the molded habit of human beings to focus on self-interests. Equally, it has been misinterpreted because it has been misperceived.
There are certain bio-psychological and socio-economic factors that cement misunderstanding into neuropsychological rigidity petrifying human minds and hearts.
Despite all this, human conscience is something from which we always expect better results. As human beings are the only beings on earth that are capable of converting imaginations into productive tools, we learn to think and act optimistically.
It is with optimism that we criticize human belligerence. Opposing belligerence is always necessary since it causes bloodbath. But remaining silent over belligerence produces extreme consequences.
So many such extreme consequences have recurred. Bloodbath has become a common phenomenon on earth. Especially, politics of blood has become in vogue among ‘civilized’ democracies. Such self-declared messiahs of democracy and human rights have specialized in politics of blood. Examples are numerous.
Before we are able to examine the global phenomena, we must be able to examine our own perspectives framed out of the realities that we have gone through. For example, do we remember who invaded, colonized, occupied, plundered, and dominated peoples in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Haiti, Somalia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama, Grenada, Afghanistan and Iraq? When we cannot think justly, we cannot act justly. A just thought for a just action. This is the essence of justice.
To understand better about the politics of blood, one cannot ignore how hundreds of Lokota Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890. One cannot equally forget how more than 200,000 people, Japanese and their foreigners were killed in 1945 when the atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. About one million Afghans died because somebody thought Terrorist Osama Bin Laden might be hiding there.
Almost 1.6 million Iraqis have lost their lives from 2003 to 2008 just because a few lunatic politicians guessed a few years ago that Suddam Hussein hid some weapons of mass destruction. Now Iran, North Korea and Cuba are waiting for attacks on them. There are numerous incidents that prove the existence of politics of blood as a multinational commercial enterprise.
This is the time for us not only to examine the politics of blood but also the politics of global media.
Do we want to profit from human blood?