Archive for December 25th, 2012

25/12/2012

Perspective of the Most Violent Nation in the Civilized World, the U.S.

Human Wrongs Watch

By Charles Mercieca*, Ph.D., TRANSCEND – Over the past few decades, the United States has emerged to become the most violent nation in the civilized world. This did not happen overnight. In fact, we can trace this nation’s source of violence to the draft of its Constitution, which has now emerged to become the nation’s dangerous enemy. Jesus of Nazareth described the human being as homo hominis lupus, which may be translated as man is his own worst enemy.

**Image: The Statue of Liberty | Credit: Elcobbola | Wikimedia Commons

**The Statue of Liberty | Credit: Elcobbola | Wikimedia Commons

Enactment of US Constitution

Although the US Constitution was written in good faith, a couple of centuries later a small segment of it has become malignant and it needs now to be removed.

We know that when one develops a cancer, such a malady becomes a threat to one’s life and needs to be taken away.

The more we delay removing it the more it may spread beyond hope before we know it. The malignant tumor in the US Constitution is found in the phrase: the right to bear arms.

The Founders of the US Constitution decided to insert such a phrase because of their times. At that time there were no airplanes, no trains, no busses, no radars, no telephones, and no facilities for communication.

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25/12/2012

‘Humanity Could Not Survive a Nuclear War Using Even a Fraction of Existing Arsenals’

Human Wrongs Watch

By IPPNW* – Nuclear weapons are the most destructive, most indiscriminate, most inhumane instruments of mass murder ever created. Their use—and even their possession—goes against every principle of international humanitarian law. In fact, it is likely that humanity could not survive a nuclear war using even a fraction of the arsenals in existence today.

Source: ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Source: ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The term “catastrophic humanitarian consequences” defines the unique and horrifying effects of nuclear weapons.

The only natural events to which a nuclear explosion can be compared are massive earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, and similar disasters that result in thousands of casualties and cause catastrophic environmental damage.

Unlike natural disasters, however, the consequences of nuclear weapons use—including lethal harm from radiation and climate disruption to millions of people who are not party to the conflicts in which they are used—are the result of human decisions.

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