A Roadblock to Genocide
We’ll wait and see.
This is going to be a successful month. Easy-peasey keeping under the genocidal tax bracket. And, thanks to the International Court of Justice, I have seen with my own eyes that not all westerners in high leadership positions are corruptible. Child death actually creates rage, anger and hurt in other highfalutin consciences too. Even those wearing posh embroidery! Hurray! The false consensus effect is not a fact in every situation. Other human beings also think bombing families is terror, and if done enough times, over and over and over again, actually amounts to a possible genocide-in-action. Here are the six biggies of the court’s ruling on Friday:
(17 were the number of total votes):
1. 15-2 The state of Israel shall take all measures to prevent the commission of genocide to Gaza
2. 15-2 The state of Israel shall ensure that the military not commit any acts of genocide.
3. 16-1 Israel shall take all measures to punish all public solicitations to genocide
4. 16-1 Israel shall take immediate and effective measures to address adverse conditions to life in the Gaza Strip
5. 15-2 Israel shall take effective measures to preserve evidence of actions impacting the Genocide convention
6. 15-2 Israel shall submit to the court a report all measures taken to follow the orders of this court within one month
Below are some video highlights for Americans who aren’t allowed to see this on public TV stations (the ones they pay for) and to any holdouts who prayed to the gods of party loyalty (like good Soviets of yesteryear) that Joe Biden wasn’t aiding and abetting an ongoing genocide:
• At 16:25 is where the good stuff starts. The MC judge actually declared Palestinians to be human beings! Whoot-whoot!
• At 18:30 she quotes the World Health Organization on December 21, 2023: “An unprecedented 93% of the population of Gaza is facing crisis levels of hunger with insufficient food and high levels of malnutrition.”
Speed it up there, judges. Time passes in cat years for the victims while you elites comfortably monitor an ongoing genocide.
• At 20:53 the judge starts quoting the Israeli leadership’s dehumanizing language about Palestinians. It’s gruesome. Really racist stuff (Think Hotel Rwanda but with real life government officials playing DJ on the radio).
• At 37:30 the judge begins reading what I highlighted above, with more specifics and demands. You might like to listen. I know I do. Rarely does authority of any stripe side with me.
So now our President is a possible future fugitive to genocide (the majority of Senators and Congresspeople too). It might take a year to obtain a final verdict. Both Biden and Palestine could be dead by then. And Netanyahu looks like a walking massive kielbasa heart attack ready to happen any second. He’s not gonna live much longer to see his comeuppance. Nor, for that matter, Chuck Schumer, Nancy pelosi and Mitch McConnell. What can we do now (and by “we” I mean people who are against genocide)? I know as well as you that whoever ends up in that pulpit of death (Biden, Trump or Kennedy), our rogue state will continue to aid and abet a genocide, green-lighting Israel to continue (by means of our tax theft) the effective elimination of Palestinians. Why? I just don’t get it. Is it all about oil and the weapons trade?
Well, for starters, if you were on the fence about the whole matter, this is a good week to adjust your perspective, else fall under that “good German” moniker of the last century’s big, big, big genocide. The preliminary verdict is “genocide to be investigated.” Unanimous among the 17 votes except for (obviously) Israel, and, not so strangely, the Ugandan judge. I knew nothing about politics in Uganda until Rose and I watched “Bobby Wine: The People’s President” streaming on Disney®. (Oh Disney® dammit! It was my one splurge for media, and I just found out it donated 2 million bucks to Israel 5 days after the terror inflicted upon its chosen citizens, yet zero to the ongoing recipients of genocide. My God these genocidalists are freakin’ everywhere!) Anyway, watch the movie for insight into U.S. manipulation of foreign governments if you, (unlike the highest credentialed international judges of earth), are still in need of convincing that ours is a violently aggressive empire. It’s about a popular musician coming close to defeating the U.S. puppet President in Uganda. The violence and corruption in Uganda cannot hold a candle to Israel, but it’s an effective primer on U.S. mucho arrogant hegemony in far away lands. A Ugandan judge was the only “no vote” on the ICJ genocide proceedings. In Uganda, she was appointed by a dictator. In the film you’ll see how a cheating Ugandan dictator cares for the people who cross him. Other ICJ judges come from shady governments too, I understand. I suspect they’re not feeling threatened with imminent death upon return to their homelands of France and Australia, so are better prepared to read and view evidence without fear for their lives.
In a previous post I mentioned the crazy I am feeling not having most friends, family and neighbors articulate in any way their horror, nor appoint any blame, as if it’s sooo difficult to really know what’s going on. Many revert to the standards. “The U.S.-Israeli relationship is complicated.” Or, “Who am I to have an opinion on foreign policy?” And my favorite unspoken platitude, “If I lay low and don’t say a word, maybe my pick for President/King will win.” There was a quip made on social media this week that I feel to be true. I paraphrase: “Maybe if Trump was President, liberals would think genocide was bad.” Happily, a poll was released on Thursday citing 50% of registered Democrats think Israel is committing genocide. Although properly propagandized to be equally brainwashed as any Trump trucker (especially in matters of foreign policy), I believe even more liberals can be moved to obviousness, via the stubborn persistence of voices they choose to tolerate. Movie stars and village idiots like yours truly. That is one reason why I persist. As young romantics out playing life with enthusiasm, we were all for the underdog. Eventually we got saddled with careers, health insurance, babies to love, and 70 mile round trips to the “right” store for the correct cookies and perfect breakfast sausage. We managed lifelong repetition without the governmental interference of 2000 lb bombs dropped on our schools, hospitals and places of worship. I know that MAGA phonies will have no qualms about voting for Trump who, like Joe Biden, also thinks wasting brown babies for Zionist lunatics is good business. Those folks are hopelessly indoctrinated, at least until their old man dies. Unfortunately, “Independent” Robert Kennedy is also for genocide. I predict the latter pretend populist, who experiences posh homes and gardens more regularly than 99% of earthlings, to become the next President. There is just no voting away graft and corruption amid absolute power. And I’m too old and comfortable for physical revolution. However, I can still dream of a better world for my children and grandchildren, and act on those dreams in a manageable and sometimes even measurable way.
I’ve refrained from showing video evidence of atrocities that are plenty, thinking (here we go again, false consensus effect) that Americans are doing their own investigations beyond what state TV, radio and Internet provide, and don’t need to see and hear another scream from a legless child. I fear they are not doing their research. That is a lazy tragedy in a world with “everything all at once” at our fingertips. Our government is aiding and abetting (it might even be committing in the flesh) genocide of the Palestinian people. Like early 1940s Germany and its complicit partner Italy, Israel and the United States will cease to exist tomorrow as we experience these regimes today. History has shown that no modern country comes out as influential after perpetuating a genocide. It won’t be so bad in the U.S. Just think of Germany’s comeback. Today, Berlin is a hot spot travel destination, and even Italy (complicit in Nazi genocide) a good enough economy to sit back and pestle the basil and pine nuts without fear of fascist fistacuffs.
For those who won’t go broke like me, might I point you to the many joys and wonders of anarchism? It’s a tried and true political theory. Just having an imagination of a different, better world can be effective, breaking apart the lies that have accumulated with fear and old age. I have been reading David Graeber books. He was a celebrated anthropologist and anarchist dreamer. I sit down in my soft chair in the evenings to read his research and views. So very comforting. He’s inspired me to tread a healthier path post the consumer conservatism of insurance, making babies to love, and long distance shopping for cookies that I won’t ever bake myself. Dreaming can be revolutionary. Empathy too. But not without action, no matter how small and seemingly insignificant. One should burp rage out of the headspace from time to time. It’s good for the soul.
For those keeping track of my progress, and perhaps interested in taking up the poverty torch, here is the week’s reckoning:
Base (rent, utilities, phone, TV, etc.): $154.90
Car: $10.25 (groceries) + $18 (trip to visit daughter) = $28.25
Subtotal expenses: $230.55
Birthday gift from my mommy: $25
Painting sold minus shipping and handling: $101
Subtotal income: $126
As you know I began the project on January 1 with a $15,000 base income (from my wife’s salary). In a real world situation that would be the income from my local part time job. Any money I make from creativity (painting) or gifts (birthday money from Mom) gets subtracted from expenses. I would never claim this money because it would all be written off in an adjusted gross income situation, anyway. I just don’t make enough at art to fear an IRS S.W.A.T. team raid on my Jeffery Epstein sex island.
Total for week ending January 27, 2024: Expenses $230.55 - Income $126 = $104.55
$104.55! Thanks Mom! Thanks art buyer!
As a reminder, this is just an experiment, with hopes that it can become a reality for the Throop couple one day. But for now they are housed in Smalltown America, perpetuating a genocide. I hope the Hague is lenient with us, and also kind enough to look the other way when cyanide is sneaked into the jail cells of our convicted politicians. I am the good anarchist. Never a fan of excessive retribution. Give the killers their dignity. We were all human once.
This week’s paintings: