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Inspiration for peace and prosperity. A service to the cause of truth and of the oppressed. Because genocide is always cleverly carried out.
Friend and Foe, it is People killing innocent People! Bigotry and intolerance, exasperate, exterminate, expulsion, massacre, ravage, Death, destruction, slaughters and mass killings! Why is there a need for us to be enemies? Being so anxious to please the King and they would make fine servants. The problem with dehumanizing people in order to take their land is, that the next step is to take their lives.
Forced from their homes, people walking barefoot and weary, with their oppressor before and after, herding them like cattle. Scattered alone the roadside are the bodies of the dead, dying of hunger, thirst and abuse.
Whenever one of them lagged behind, an oppressor would beat them with the butt of a rifle, whip or stick, throwing them on their face, till the oppressed rose terrified and rejoined their companions. If one lagged from sickness, they are either abandoned alone in the wilderness, without help or comfort, to be prey to wild beasts, or life ended with a bullet... as Eye witnesses stand helplessly by.
To cleverly cover their wicked ways and to deceive the eyes of onlookers, the oppressor portray themselves as the oppressed. They also include photographers to photograph the bodies of weeping women, so that at a future time they might be able to convince the world otherwise through biased reporting of history. Hidden from men of intelligence, and after all this had been done, the truth became known and was spread world wide.
Here is the real problem. Arguments that the definition is too narrow and others that the term is devalued by misuse. How many murders or atrocities must be committed before? Too often genocide is tolerated as an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, and no action taken due to attempts to ascertain widely documented facts supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence.
The term genocide carries a ethical, moral and legal obligation to act.
In the beginning of American History a religious leader who claimed to speak for God. Welcome to the American Indian Genocide!
The term Genocide was coined by Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin in 1944, whose family was one of the victims of the Jewish Holocaust. By defining this term, Lemkin sought to describe Nazi politics of systematic murder, violence and atrocities committed against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Combing ‘geno,’ from the Greek word for race or tribe, with ‘cide,’ from the Latin word for killing, he created the word ‘Genocide’. The following year, the International Military Tribunal at Nurenberg charged top Nazi officials with crimes against humanity. Although, the word Genocide was included in the indictment, it was as a descriptive and not as a legal term.
On December 9, 1948, in the shadow of the Holocaust, the United Nations approved the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. See whole text
The Convention defines Genocide as an international crime, which signatory nations undertake to prevent and punish. According to the Convention, Genocide is one of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
a. Killing members of the group;
b. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
c. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
d. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
e. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
After the adoption of the convention some scholars have suggested other more inclusive definitions.
In 1959 Pieter Drost, a legal scholar defined Genocide as “The deliberate destruction of physical life of individual human beings by reason of their membership of any human collectivity as such”
Israel Charny, the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Genocide in two volumes, suggests that “Genocide in the generic sense is the mass killing of substantial numbers of human beings, when not in the course of military action against the military forces of an avowed enemy, under conditions of the essential defenselessness and helplessness of the victims”.
The UN convention does not include the killing of the members of political groups in the definition of Genocide, but many genocide scholars argued for the inclusion of that point in the definition. Read more
If you are not a victim of genocide, it is because you are a perpetrator?
The first genocide movie ever made: “Auction of Souls”, a silent film. More than 10,000 Armenian residents of Southern California, including 200 deported children, participated in the scenes.
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