The State apparatus and its servant the media are continually telling as to be aware of terrorists and the evils of terrorism. However what they are referring to is a rat bag of fundamentalists who can wreak havoc and considerable damage to a city and its civilian population, Mere amateurs compared to the State. Compare the damage to the infra structure and carnage inflicted on the civilian population of Afghanistan and Iraq. These are only two of the most recent cases of State terrorism, the list is endless, Russia in Chehnya, China in Tibet, America in Chile, Nicaragua, Granada, and Venezuela, Britain’s list obviously goes back to the “days of Empire” and continues today in Iraq.
At the present time the various states involved in Afghanistan are creating an ever increasing death toll among the civilian population of that country following on from at least 600,000 civilian deaths in Iraq since the start of the State terrorist attack on that country, totally destroying the myth that we are doing it for the good of the people. Add to that the total destruction of both of these country’s infra structure, the increase in malnutrition and disease and the increase in infant mortality and you can see what State terrorism is capable of doing. It will not stop at Iraq and Afghanistan, it will only be stopped when the people rise up and call a halt the this barbaric system. The people of Iraq and Afghanistan are ordinary people, from shop assistants to doctors from office workers to builders why do we allow them to be treated in this fashion. We must put an end to State power doing the bidding of the corporate world, this corrupt marriage is destroying the planet before our eyes. There never was a more pressing issue than the destruction of the State/corporate power machine.
As people we can create a federation of communities and co-operate to build a better world based on free association, voluntary co-operation and mutual aid. A world we would want our children to grow up in.
Writing in 1968, Will Durant, in his The Lessons of History, says that “in the last 3,421 years of recorded history only 268 have seen no war.” And on states, “When the states of Europe freed themselves from papal overlordship and protection, each state encouraged nationalism as a supplement to its army and navy. If it foresaw conflict with any particular country it fomented, in its people, hatred of that country, and formulated catchwords to bring that hatred to a lethal point; meanwhile it stressed its love of peace.”
Incinerating Iraqis; the napalm cover up : UK Independent (06-17-05) ran an article which confirmed that the US had “lied to Britain over the use of napalm in Iraq”. Since then, not one American newspaper or TV station has picked up the story even though the Pentagon has verified the claims.
Symbols of the state.