Sunday, December 17, 2006

War and peace

It is very peaceful and harmonious where he is living. Far from the hassle of the big cities. In the gentle countryside near the sea in a wonderful climate.
No crime, never cold, never rain, everything is going by itself.

The first light of day he wakes up and goes fishing. To supply the Gonzales Family with proteins. While catching fish he sees the sun rise from the Sea of Cortez in a cloudless sky and each time he is overjoyed for the new day. Thankful for his existence, for his excellent health, for everything life is giving him.
The mornings he works on his computer and arranges his photography-matters and business on Internet.
In the afternoon he is involved in physical activities and in the evenings he writes his blogs and reads.

Meanwhile he realises that several wars are raging worldwide. One almost secretly in the Darfur region of Sudan. A second one very much in the limelight in Iraq. And one nobody bothers much about between Israel and the Palestinians.
He follows closely the developments of those conflicts listening to news programs and discussions on different radio stations and getting informed through Internet.
He believes we live in a crucial time we will always remember like the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

“The victor will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not. In starting and waging a war it is not right that matters, but victory”

This quote was a statement made by Adolf Hitler on August 24, 1939 just before he was going to attack Poland starting the Second World War.
It was a war he provoked by staging so called Polish attacks on German territory while in fact they were SS-soldiers dressed up in Polish military uniforms.
The people were fooled. Hitler lied about why he started that war. The Dictator was not provoked at all. Hitler organised those provocations himself. The real reason was to want “Lebensraum”. Expansion for the own prosperity.

He found this quote when reading the book “The rise and fall of the Third Reich” by William L. Shirer. (ISBN 0-449-21977-1)
This monumental and fascinating book was published in May 1962 and it is so amazing to read it in this epoch because there are so many stunning similarities.
The above quote is just one of many, many examples.

On the one hand it is extremely scaring to understand that there are strong similarities between our time and what we experience and the recent past when the Nazis were trying to dominate the world.
On the other hand we all know how it ended: millions of deaths, millions traumatized, vast destruction in Europe and Japan, but also the end of Nazism and the Nazi-heads that were found responsible at the Nuremberg tribunal hanged.
Now we witness the decline of a political power that has been operating in devastating ways nationally and internationally.
A majority of the American population has come now to see how they have been brainwashed and manipulated to believe in untruths and experience the degradation of the social and environmental qualities of their society.
A majority is now opposed to the politics of their Administration.
That is a positive and hope giving development.
In the end, the people have always the power.
That is why we are on the cover of TIME magazine tomorrow.

He only regrets that this process takes so much time because meanwhile Iraqi civilians and American soldiers are still dying every day for no good reason as for the effort of politicians to safeguard their prestige.

While the sounds of the waves are gently landing on the beach near his motor home this evening he wishes peace for all of us.


Anonymous said...

If you are comparing my president, George W. Bush, to Hitler you have just lost my respect completely. You come as a guest to this beautiful country of ours and enjoy the freedom to travel here and then think you have the right to insult us and say that our president is a dictator like Hitler? The majority do not think so here in the U.S., only the lunatic fringe leftists of this country who are a small minority, although they make a lot of horrendous noise. This past election was a result of the people of the US voting in individual States for representatives to Congress. It was NOT a vote about President Bush OR the war, much as the media claims wants you to think it is.

Why don't you take a trip to Iraq and ask the Iraqi people if they think that President Bush is like Hitler? Ask the American soldiers fighting there so that the Iraqi people have the same freedoms that YOU are enjoying as a guest here in our country if they think that our President Bush is like Hitler? I think you will be amazed at the response. You will be laughed to scorn.

I think it's way past time that you lay down the newspapers and turn off your TV and get your information from a different source, because you are obviously very ill-informed.

Roland Pesch said...

Idiots like the Dec 19 commentator on this post are so ignorant of the world that they do not even realize Baja California is not part of "this beautiful country of ours". As a citizen of that same country, I am deeply ashamed of this ersatz president, his hypocrisy, lies, corruption, and lack of true patriotism.