“The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
How ironic it is then that as the events in Paris unfold it appears that the gift back from the USA threatens liberty itself with the knee jerk reaction to the terrorist attacks to close borders and impose curfews.
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin
As I write this, reminiscent of the 911 events in New York, a passport of one of the assailants has been found at the scene and a call to the terrorist hotline has already been received from the press officer for ISIS, case closed.
It should be noted though that like Al Qaeda, ISIS is widely and evidentially considered to the latest mercenary creation of America’s CIA.
Now whether you subscribe to that or not, the American Governments relentless invading and bombing in the Middle East and elsewhere has singularly been the biggest cause of destabilisation and danger in the world in the last few decades.
Even if you don’t agree with that summary, somebody funds ISIS and somebody supplies ISIS. It doesn’t take a genius of investigatory prowess to work out who the principal players in this theatre of war are.
But nobody cares really do they ? Who cares that someone lost their entire family to a drone attack, who cares that millions are displaced by our Governments bombing…until of course the chaos arrives on your own doorstep, then you care, then you change your Facebook image in solidarity, easy, conscience clear.
Divide and conquer is the name of this game and they are playing most of us like a fiddle to their favourite tune of ‘Order out of Chaos’ Blame, mistrust, hatred, fear…something must be done!
And it will, as sure as night follows day, people will be convinced to give up their freedom and liberty for perceived ‘safety’ maybe, I surmise, this is the reason for the location of these latest attacks being at the heart of Freedom and Liberty itself.
I hope that enough people are awake to see that this is just another act of Democide, either directly or by proxy.
I grieve for the innocent lives taken in Paris, but so do I grieve for those countless others who are denied a trial and are anonymously murdered by drone or other means directly in breach of International Law, in fact, fuck law, what about basic morality?
I don’t fear ISIS
I do fear though that my brothers and sisters around the world will blindly hand over their liberty, because you can be sure that whilst it will be easy to give up piece by piece, it will be much harder to ever get it back.