As Dahr Jamail writes: http://www.truthout.org/052709R
“..the mightier among the world’s nations have secured the mandate to invade, with impunity, any society and any state that can be exploited for resources. Unlike earlier times, modern-day invasions are invariably camouflaged by a façade of elaborate deceit that claims altruistic intent as the motive of assault. In this new scheme of things, resistance is deemed as insurgency and dissent is unpatriotic. Those that are invaded do not have the luxury to decide between being beggar and slave. Culture would be the last thing on their minds as they struggle to stay alive. Yet it is the loss of their culture that ultimately causes the disintegration of these societies to the absolute advantage of their victors.”
I live in rural Hawaii where the Third Act of Colonialism is evident every day. It is not only destructive to those who live it, it is debilitating to those who live around it.
An A-bomb is almost a mercy compared to an occupation which marks its victims for generations. That so-called civilized and developed nations can pursue this unconscionable policy is evidence of the extremes of human depravity.