Wars We Should Be Fighting
Since war criminal Tony
Blair used imaginary weapons of mass destruction to drag us into an entirely
unnecessary and immoral war on Iraq the British people have been constantly at
war. We are currently bombing and killing people in three different countries.
(In all of which there is, by coincidence, a strong American oil
Now the Cameron-Clegg Fiasco (it seems grandiose to call it a
coalition) has started yet another bloody war. And they don't seem to me to be
desperately keen to stick to the ground rules laid down by the United Nations.
Cameron, Clegg and Hague have ensured that Britons will continue to be
the world's prime targets for terrorists. Even the Americans shied away from
attacking Gaddafi too strenuously. But heavily guarded Cameron and Hague have
recklessly risked the lives of British nationals everywhere by making Britain
the prime target for militant Muslims.
And just why? Bad things happen
in China, Zimbabwe and several dozen other countries around the globe. In what
way is Gaddafi worse than Mugabe?
Why must we piss off Muslims every
time? (Don't mention the fact that they seem to have all the oil.)
Hague's disastrous weeks have drawn attention to his shortcomings. Is
he, perhaps, still distracted by those `gay' allegations? Is he desperate to
prove himself Mr Macho?
Like Blair and the Labour party idiots the
Fiasco bozos are missing the real issues.
Every day of every week of
every month of every year more than 21,000 people die unnecessarily. They die in
terror and in pain. Every day - every single day - six times as many people are
callously killed by the world's large corporations as were killed by whichever
band of terrorists attacked America on September 11th. Today, tomorrow and every
The truth is that there is a bigger war our leaders should be
fighting. And that's a war against the greed of global capitalism (led by
corporate America). That's the war which would truly save millions of lives,
make the world a better place and enable more people to enjoy physical, mental
and spiritual good health.
But that's a war our leaders will never
fight. Because they are part of the problem.
Look at the big issues -
and what our so-called leaders are doing to deal with them.
year several million people in America and Europe die from cancer. The vast
majority of cancers are preventable. We know what causes eight out of ten
cancers. The simplest and most obvious truth is that meat causes cancer. Simply
persuading people to stop eating meat would save millions of lives. To that
truth we must add the fact that current methods of cancer treatment are
destructive and ineffective - the cancer `industry' has consistently suppressed
new therapies which might work and promoted therapies (surgery, chemotherapy and
radiotherapy) which kill people. If politicians cared a damn they could reduce
cancer deaths by 80% without any effort.
2. Heart disease is a major
killer. Every day far more Britons die from heart disease than have ever died in
terrorism attacks. Most cases of heart disease could be prevented. Most people
with heart disease can be cured with a simple regime which costs almost nothing
to follow and which is more effective than drugs and surgery.
benefits? Food and tobacco companies. And drug companies.
You, your family and your friends.
3. The so-called drinking water you
get out of your tap is full of chemicals. What do these chemicals do to your
body? Who knows?
What are our leaders doing about this? Nothing.
Who benefits? Big water companies.
Who loses? You, your family
and your friends.
4. Infectious diseases are coming back in a big way.
Antibiotics are no longer effective. One reason is that farmers are
allowed to put antibiotics into animal feed to boost farm profits.
is the Government doing about this? Nothing.
Who benefits? Drug
companies and farmers.
Who loses? You, your family and your friends.
5. The food available in our shops is so bereft of essential ingredients
that in order to stay healthy we all need to swallow vitamin and mineral
What are the politicians doing bout this? Nothing.
Who benefits? Farmers and food companies.
Who loses? You, your
family and your friends.
Of course terrorism is bad. But allowing people
to die unnecessarily of cancer, heart disease and infectious diseases is also
wrong. It is just as wrong. The people who die of cancer and heart disease will
suffer more than the people who die suddenly in a terrorist explosion. The
mourning of relatives and friends will be just as real.
deaths are awful - both for those who die and for those who are left behind. We
should be doing everything we can to prevent them.
Our governments have
chosen to put all their current (and, probably, future) effort into one target -
terrorism - which suits them and which will not cost them corporate friends.
The politicians aren't fighting the unending wars to preserve our
freedom. They are fighting for money and for oil. And they are fighting to
distract us from the real wars we should be fighting.
Deaths from cancer
and heart disease are not usually dramatic. People who die from these diseases
don't die on television. They don't become heroes. But cancer and heart disease
are a much bigger threat to most families than terrorism will ever be.
The loathsome duo Cameron and Clegg et al are fighting the wrong war. If
they really cared about people they would be fighting the global corporations
which are destroying the world - and creating injustice, frustration, poverty,
pain and illness on a massive scale - both among Christians and Muslims. They
should be fighting the global corporations which are knowingly killing millions
through their ruthlessly wicked profit-making policies.
But the Fiasco
won't fight that war. For them the price (in perks and campaign contributions)
would be far too high.
The ultimate irony is surely the fact that if
this world really needs a war then multi-national corporations should be on one
side and the rest of us - Muslims and Christians - should be fighting shoulder
to shoulder against them.
Our leaders have for years turned a blind eye
to the world's real problems. They have forsaken the sick, the dying, the hungry
and the bereaved so as not to distress their corporate masters.
want to us to cheer them on in wars very few people understand, that will
probably never end and that aren't even just. Meanwhile they do nothing to
protect us from the very real threats which affect us every day of our lives.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2011