Human Rights Are Universal

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Being Antiwar,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“One either believes that human rights extend to all humans, or one doesn’t beliee in human rights at all.”

My Commentary: Inconvenient Truth…

Eight Years, Zero Scandals, You Say?

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Being Antiwar,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“Believe in something.
Even if it means droning civilians.
✈ Just drone it”

My Commentary: “Eight years, zero scandals”… Hmmm… So, mass murdering innocent civilians, including children, isn’t a ” scandal”?

Obama-Led Drone Strikes Kill Innocents 90% of the Time in Afghanistan, in Just a Single Five-Month Campaign:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/civilian-deaths-drone-strikes_us_561fafe2e4b028dd7ea6c4ff

When combining the officially-acknowledged, yet incomplete, government-reported numbers of casualties from drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, the most modest possible totals show that between 616 – 1,258 civilians were killed, which includes between 186 – 241 children.

Get the Data: Drone Wars:
https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-01-01/drone-wars-the-full-data

During Obama’s presidency, between 449 – 926 of the above-mentioned civilians casualties occurred (about 72.9% – 73.6% of the totals), which includes between 80 – 112 children (about 43 % – 46.5% of the totals). This is just more bipartisan criminality taking place in the ludicrous, endless “War on Terror.”

Oh, and this doesn’t even include US drone operations occurring in Iraq, Libya and Syria…

US Drone Strikes Could be Classed as War Crimes, Says Amnesty International:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/amnesty-us-officials-war-crimes-drones

Debating Israel’s Latest Bombing of Gazan Civilians

The following debate took place on my Facebook wall, after I shared a post from here

Rayn

Diana D.: Over a hundred rockets fired from Gaza at Israel yesterday, the day of the sabbath….

Rayn: Hmmm… You seem to agree that bombing civilians is wrong… But, it’s also important to recognize the fact that the right to life is actually natural-borne, and not a mere privilege of citizenship…

Diana D.: Those civilians been hijacked by terrorists. #freegazafromhamas

Paul K.: Dual Citizenship I bet, Today is my Sabbath are you throwing BOMB`s today

Rayn: The only thing that Israeli bombs free Gazan civilians from is corporeality… Terrorism is terrorism… Being targeted by it in any way should provide adequate knowledge of its utter illegitimacy, and total immorality. It is always a criminal act, no matter the motivation, and no matter the author. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Got Priorities?

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by Voluntaryist, Robert Higgs, and originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Robert Higgs: On any given day, the U.S. government murders innocent men, women, and children in various parts of the world or gives direct aid and comfort to those who do. From the American public comes barely a timid chirp of protest.

But let some nincompoop actress make a racist tweet, and all hell breaks loose. I hope no one is so dense as to imagine that I am defending the tweet, but I cannot help but notice how telling this event is in regard to the misplaced ideological priorities of the American public and the media who cater to it. Really, amigos, is a stupid comment on Twitter more important than your blessed state’s endless mass murder?

My Commentary: Got priorities?

The Pathology of Political Progressivism

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, after I posted a quote shared by an acquaintance…

Rayn:

“Political Progressivism in the USA is an ideology that currently holds it to be an egregious wrong to refer disparagingly to women but considers it hunky-dory to kill them and their children with drone rockets. The evidence in this regard seems to me to be a matter of record and beyond dispute.”

~Robert Higgs

“But, Obama dropped *humanitarian* bombs on the innocent civilians of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Somalia! Plus, democrats actually welcome any survivors of our ‘aid’ to come and live in America! Unlike those racist Republicans, the left cares about refugees!”

Obama-Led Drone Strikes Kill Innocents 90% of the Time in Afghanistan, in Just a Single Five-Month Campaign:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/civilian-deaths-drone-strikes_us_561fafe2e4b028dd7ea6c4ff

Jeb Bush Recommends Obama Give ‘Tip of the Hat’ to Brother on Foreign Policy:
https://www.politico.com/story/2012/06/jeb-obama-owes-george-a-hat-tip-077155

US Drone Strikes Could be Classed as War Crimes, Says Amnesty International:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/amnesty-us-officials-war-crimes-drones

Ryan H.: I enjoyed what you added to the post. Nice work Rayn.