The genocide game is a term I coined when i started this blog. it summarizes my few on current affairs and history, basically it seems that the most powerful and homicidal nations seem to hold the worlds safety and well-being in their hands. Ocassaionally two countries will try to expose the darkness of another country which is like a pack of murders trying to find out who is the most refined of the bunch.
Statement 1: The European colonial period was the era from the 1500s to the mid-1900s when several European powers (particularly, but not exclusively, Portugal, Spain, Britain, the Netherlands and France) established colonies in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. At first the countries followed mercantilist policies designed to strengthen the home economy at the expense of rivals, so the colonies were usually allowed to trade only with the mother country. By the mid-19th century, however, the powerful British Empire gave up mercantilism and trade restrictions and introduced the principle of free trade, with few restrictions or tariffs. – from Wikipedia
Statement 2: Foremost among the neo-colonialists is the United States, which has long exercised its power in Latin America. Fumblingly at first she turned towards Europe, and then with more certainty after world war two when most countries of that continent were indebted to her. Since then, with methodical thoroughness and touching attention to detail, the Pentagon set about consolidating its ascendancy, evidence of which can be seen all around the world. – from Kwame Nkrumeh, Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of imperialism
Here is the question I have been wondering: How distinct is America really from Europe ? America didn’t just form out of a vacuum, America started out as a Dutch Colonial, then became and English Colony, then the rest as you know is history. We may sound different than our European counterparts when we speak. We may have a different approach to fashion. But how distinct is America from Europe ?
The French Massacre of the Algerians and others, The Dutch massacre of the Indonesian, The British massacre – well who didn’t the British massacre at this point ? The Americans in Vietnam. Every time I look for distinct differences between Europe and America I see only tentative differences. Just below the surface it seems all the same.
For me and maybe because I am not Caucasian, or I don’t have a centuries old family history, trying to pick the best countries out of these countries to live in is like trying to pick the best hardened convicted rapist to arm with lubricant and latex implements and take out for drinks. But how distinct are we American and Europeans. Currently here are some of the problems in Europe as well as America
21 March marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, yet discrimination continues to affect the lives of many ethnic and religious minorities throughout Europe. From access to education, employment, housing, goods and services to the way in which minorities are treated by the police and criminal justice system, racism in Europe is still a problem. This is evident in the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)’s latest Shadow Report on racism in Europe, launched on the occasion of 21 March and based on data collected by anti-racism groups across Europe. A common trend exposed in ENAR’s 2011-2012 Shadow Report is the de-prioritisation of equality and integration issues across Europe and even a regression in some countries, largely as a result of the economic crisis.
Green MEP Franziska Brantner, in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll Foundation, reacted to the recent high profile sexism report in Germany by organising a public debate at the European Parliament, ‘Is It A Man’s World? The Sexism Debate in Germany and Beyond’, to discuss the instance itself and the wider issue of sexism in Europe.
I wont even go into that. “The European sovereign debt crisis (often referred to as the Eurozone crisis) is an ongoing financial crisis that has made it difficult or impossible for some countries in the euro area to repay or re-finance their government debt without the assistance of third parties.”
Human Right Violations
You can read this article: Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis Move beyond the fine words and human rights in Europe are in trouble. A new (or rather a resurgent old) idea is on the march: that the rights of “problematic” minorities must be set aside for the greater good, and elected politicians who pursue such policies are acting with democratic legitimacy. At first glance, the idea of a human rights crisis in Europe might seem far-fetched. But scratch beneath the surface and the trends are truly worrying. Four developments stand out: the rollback of civil liberties in state responses to terrorist attacks; the debate around the place of minorities and migrants in Europe, a debate too often laced with xenophobia; the rise of populist extremist parties and their baleful influence on public policy; and the diminishing effectiveness of traditional human rights institutions and tools. Unless governments wake up to the scale of the threat, the next generation of Europeans may see human rights as an optional extra instead of a core value.
The Top 5 nation members of the UN Security Council China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States have all committed atrocities against humanity and I can live with that. I don’t remember asking to be born, and I have no control under the condition was I was born under. I just want to state what I feel are educated opinions. Historically speaking there is no moral compass in the world especially since staying silent is the same as duplicity. maybe I am wrong to lump all of Europe together Luxembourg has not offended anyone, probably because they are trying to see if they still exist or not.
Side Note: Please do not think I am turning a blind eye towards atrocities in Africa and Latin America and other places in the world. Im saying that for the next Genocide Games Post 😀
Check out my other Post:
- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Dissecting Finnish racism and bigotry (migranttales.net)
- Recognizing Racism in the Era of Neoliberalism by Angela Davis (zcommunications.org)
- Anti-Semitism & Anti-Arabism for Dummies (theexileescapade.wordpress.com)
- ENAR press statement: British soldier’s murder is unacceptable but should not result in a racist backlash (migranttales.net)
- Pass it on share worldwide stop the elite genocide now or forever hold your peace (usazorropress.wordpress.com)
- African immigrants face severe racism and other problems in United States (rainbowethiopia1.wordpress.com)
- Susan Rice ‘to be named to top post’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Power Brings Passion to Stop Genocide as Obama’s UN Pick (bloomberg.com)