.. the only real difference is ...
.. from 1939 the world stopped the 3rd Reich ...
.. in 2013 most of the world is cowed by the US/Zs' warring villainy
Thesis/Subtitle: the operative word is 'outlaws'
Concomitant: murdering lawbreakers at large
Corollary: active un-remedied crime-scenes
[update, 8Jan'12, 08:15]
Executive summary: *We* are in trouble. Starting with any 'self' (as a totally random sample of one), the *we* extends to the immediate family, then community, town or city, state then country and ending with the entire world.
We are plagued with wars, illegal wars (of aggression, murdering for spoil) - vast numbers of innocents are being slaughtered, infrastructure blasted into ruins - all effectively pointless - except for the wicked human vultures who 'harvest' profits from the whole ghastly process.
Our economies are crashing - *being* crashed, austerity being forced at every opportunity, meaning govt services cut to the bone when not outright killed off. Neoliberalism is 'working as designed,' transferring wealth 'up the tree.' Globalisation ditto, transferring jobs 'into the sticks.' To add insult to injury, the banks are ripping us off.
Mini-update to add: The 3rd horseman of the economic apocalypse is the wicked privatisation of public utilities (electricity, water etc.) and other objects (like parking meters[!]), all to be turned into a) 'investment vehicles' but worse, b) toll-booth rip-offs. (The 4th horseman but longest established being the bankster swindle.)
Of the burgeoning population, the poorest survivors of high and climbing infant-mortality scratch a living as best they can, while at the other extreme, the well/better/best-off consume luxuries at an increasing rate, almost all enabled by burning ever more fossil-carbon (coal, oil, gas), running atmospheric CO2 content 'up through the roof' = well past what our once jewel-like planet's comfortable-life supporting ecosphere can handle. (Proof: More, and more destructive 'storm events.' Worse, the polar/glacier ice is melting. CO2 content *must* be brought down.)
It seems that the best 'brains for hire' have traded in their integrity for fistfuls of $s - nothing else I can imagine can explain this rush to disaster, without effective resistance.
Gotta be stopped; we - the non-corrupt - must stop the vicious vultures and their hired handmaidens. Action required; all hands to the pump!
As my part, I do what I can = this blog; end executive summary.
Musing: I started blogging well before the Iraq imbroglio of 2003-/+. Back then, it was 'letters to the editor' of the local rag, and lead-topics were barkers, bikers & bull-bars. In the run-up to the illegal invasion of Iraq, I started to learn lots, like "All politicians lie!" - Thanks, but "No, thanks!" to JWHoward. The Nuremberg-class war crimes against Iraq were based on lies, there can't be too many left who don't acknowledge that, one proof = "... the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy" = the Downing St. memo. Yellow-cake, spinning the tubes, "that Saddam Hussein had the means of delivering biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction by UAV drones that could be launched from ships off the Atlantic coast to attack U.S. eastern seaboard cities," Saddam's rockets could reach London in 45 minutes ('About 148,000 results'); lie after filthy lie, each one worse than the other. Some mistakes were made on the way (rare for me), one of which was to beseech: "Leave it to Blix!" Well, I'm a bit wiser now.
Trigger article 1:
Pope calls for end to Syria slaughter
Posted January 07, 2013 22:39:16
«Pope Benedict XVI has urged the international community to end to the "endless slaughter" in Syria before the entire country becomes "a field of ruins."»
[AusBC/Pope Benedict XVI (represents all Catholics)]
Comment 1: Too late (see photo below).
Comment 2: Too little, should add "or else!" (Like, all war-participants will be condemned/excommunicated unless they immediately cease killing to steal, and make full, acceptable recompense.) There must be more to the churches than mealy-mouthed pieties.
Comment 3: Too corrupt, should mention actual *known* aggressors by name, specifically the US, UK, F, D, TR etc. regimes, arms suppliers Saudi Arabia & Qatar, and imported Al-Qaeda mercenaries from Libya, Iraq etc.. OR, the AusBC could list the same perpetrators, as part of their 'honest, full & fair' reporting? Haw.
Comment 4: The Pope represents the '†' in M/I/C/$4a†-plex; *none* of those effectively oppose war, often *exactly* the contrary; even those who do nothing to oppose assume some guilt, for crimes *must* be opposed/stopped, the victims rescued if possible, and always fully = acceptably recompensed.
Trigger article 2:
UK Chilcot Inquiry: “The Iraq War Was Unlawful”. Unanimous Legal Opinion of Foreign Office Lawyers
Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report
By Carl Herman
January 04, 2013
«Perhaps this delay is in part because the Blair government was advised before the war by all 27 attorneys in their Foreign Affairs Office that war on Iraq was unlawful. That would mean armed attack on Iraq would be an unlawful War of Aggression, with identical criminal implication on US armed attack on Iraq.
All the lawyers in the UK’s Foreign Affairs Department concluded the US/UK invasion of Iraq was an unlawful War of Aggression. Their expert advice is the most qualified to make that legal determination; all 27 of them were in agreement. This powerful judgment of unlawful war follows the Dutch government’s recent unanimous report and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s clear statements.»
Comment 1: Well, not actually news to those paying attention, but ...
Comment 2: Article (current) cited for any still with doubts (about 'back then'), and ...
Comment 3: Bravo for all still pursuing the B,B&H crooks; there can never be peace without justice.
Trigger article 3:
Noam Chomsky: The Gravest Threat to World Peace
Friday, 04 January 2013 09:05 By Noam Chomsky, Truthout | Op-Ed
«Last month, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling on Israel to join the NPT, 174-6. Voting no was the usual contingent: Israel, the United States, Canada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
A few days later, the United States carried out a nuclear weapons test, again banning international inspectors from the test site in Nevada. Iran protested, as did the mayor of Hiroshima and some Japanese peace groups.»
Comment 1: Chomsky is worried about nukular weapons, quite a 'worthwhile' worry - especially the Samson Option; what may very well be the absolute, ultimate, non plus ultra terrorist threat of *all* time. But not the whole story.
Comment 2: The whole story includes our so-called 'Western democracies;' IF our so-called 'representatives' were doing their jobs 'as defined,' THEN they'd be working *for* us, not *against* us - as the results we are seeing prove.
Comment 3: The whole story also includes the M/I/C/$4a†-plex which itself contains the corrupt&venal MSM + PFBCs and the I/J/Z-plex - and all those people who are either a) too dumb to realise what's really going on, OR b) all those people who realise what's really going on *and do nothing*, especially doing nothing *effective* - to counter the criminals.
Fazit: Dear reader, assuming you've read all of the above; then think about this: *nothing* will change without *effective* action, proof = "Newton’s first law of motion." Time to get organised; start building groups planning effective, countervailing actions.
This is a moral battle; the crooks have got all the biggest guns, but peace through truth and justice seekers have the high moral ground - time to use it, and get the world back on track.
^ Update, 8Jan'12, 08:15 PS Of course, we try to look on the bright side; here it means looking forward. But in order to improve, we must identify what went & continues to go wrong = looking back. Recalling it's not who says what, but what is said, nevertheless villains must be named; I thus name Fraser&Co for the putsch against Whitlam in 1975 = a convenient place to identify as where the Aus-rot started (although Fraser did not accomplish much more than the vandalism of reversing some of Whitlam's work. Think "Razor Gang.") Then Thatcher's TINA, Reagan's 'voodoo economics,' Hawke/Keating's and Howard/Costello's neoliberalism. They all did damage, Costello's ½CGT being particularly cynical (house prices quickly doubling as a result = handing so much more % to the banksters).
To look forward, we need to replace the dysfunctional erring-ideology of neoliberalism etc. with a properly functioning, equitable economics; to revive the Enlightenment with the help of some bright young geniuses (where are they all, doing what whilst Rome burns? Apart from this blog I can't help much more.) Inspiration could be found in the best bits of Gandhi, Keynes, Marx and perhaps JKGalbraith, who knows?
PPS Originally posted as:
jan'13 = sep'39
[4th Reich]: I justify the use of this because that's what the US/Zs look like. Too bad such 'mature words' seem to scare some readers off. But note this: The wicked wars and associated mass-murdering and rapine are *not* improving this world, in fact quite the opposite: Bombs and bullets destroy life and infrastructure, and the wars-to-steal process has the US/Zs' jackboot on the world's neck - preventing any possibility of progress towards saving our planet's delicate ecosphere. That's why.
Palestine = Czechoslovakia
Syria = Poland, and the US/Zs = 4th Reich
 deceive v. (-ving) 1 make (a person) believe what is false; purposely mislead. 2 be unfaithful to, esp. sexually. 3 use deceit. deceive oneself persist in a mistaken belief. deceiver n. [POD]
 lie2 -n. 1 intentionally false statement (tell a lie). 2 something that deceives. -v. (lies, lied, lying) 1 tell a lie or lies. 2 (of a thing) be deceptive. give the lie to show the falsity of (a supposition etc.). [Old English] [ibid.]
noun a person who has broken the law, especially one who remains at large or is a fugitive
[The NEW OXFORD Dictionary OF ENGLISH]
ELO/Os = hapless erstwhile legal owner/occupiers
I/J/Z-plex; illegitimate IL squats on genocidally ethnically-cleansed = improperly alienated, mainly Palestinian ELO/Os' land/property = IL is an un-remedied crime-scene and *all* I/J/Z-plex (except any actively opposing) are guilty; sole remedy = reparations = revest where possible, adequate = acceptable recompense where not + *sincere* apology
M/I/C/$4a†-plex = military, industrial, Congress (US-speak for parliament); $ = banksters, 4 = 4th estate = MSM+PFBCs, 'a' = academia incl. think-tanks, † = the churches.
MSM = mainstream media (print and broadcast), aka 'corrupt&venal'
neoliberalism = 'economic rationalism,' 'supply-side,' (wicked) privatisations, 'small govt.' = minimised to no égalité etc. + globalisation = wage arbitration etc. = <1% rips off 99%+
PFBCs = publicly-financed broadcasters, like the AusBC
ppp-dd'd = pushed propaganda paradigm dumbed-down
PRopaganda = PR + propaganda, usual qualifier: 'lying'
SQSHsO = snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on
the Enlightenment well summarised by liberté, égalité, fraternité
US-MMH = Media (aka press, radio + TV), Madison Ave., Hollywood
US&/Zs = the US of A and/or Zionists; sometimes indistinguishable
XS-CO2-CCC = excess CO2 climate-change catastrophe
Zionism (latest post-Jabotinsky, '23) = permanent war