by Morley Evans
Everyone is out to get Gaddafi of Libya.
"Gaddafi is a brigand who took over a country." "Gaddafi kills his own people to remain in power." How shocking! "The United States and NATO cannot allow these outrages to continue. They must step in to protect civilians."
The world was just treated to a magnificent wedding at Westminster Abbey in London. They watched the wedded couple parade in coaches surrounded by splendid cavalry riding wonderful horses. The men all wore beautiful be-medaled uniforms, some with shiny breastplates and plumed helmets.
What everyone was watching were the descendants of William the Conqueror who invaded Britain at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. William and the Normans established a complete military occupation over the British Isles that has lasted a thousand years (with the exception of southern Ireland which was never completely subdued).
The wonderful uniforms seen in the wedding are worn by British soldiers. Wedding participants are on active service today. The uniforms are not costumes worn by actors. The job of the military (including the police) is to kill people who threaten the rulers. That is what they do. That is what they have always done. The military does not exist to protect the people.
You don't believe this? Why don't you announce you plan to overthrow the government, or secede from the country, and see what happens?
In a thousand years, the descendants of Gaddafi could be celebrating the wedding of a prince and princess. They will look just as beautiful as Kate and William looked when they were married.
The cheering crowds in a future Libya would be made up of people who survived and found a place in the regime. None of their ancestors would have been killed before they had children.
Gaddafi's protestations that he doesn't deserve to be targeted may seem comical to us, but what Gaddafi is doing is no different from things our ancestors did, and we are doing, that we think are completely respectable.
We Canadians — even Indians — can all proudly say that none of our ancestors were killed before they had children. God Save the Queen!
By the standards of most people, Muammar Gaddafi is extremely successful. He runs a country for fun and profit. He is worth billions (like the Queen). He supports freedom and human rights. He has survived all efforts to get rid of him (like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez). Gaddafi has built the world's largest public works project to bring fresh water to Libyans whose country is in the Sahara desert. He has made alliances with black African nations and thinks of himself as an African Castro. He is made to look like a clown by our media, but Gaddafi is no more crazy than our own leaders. How crazy are they? Read Killing Hope.
|Younger Gaddafi of Libya|