Israel bombs Lebanon


Updated: 21 May 2008, 23:27

Originally written: 18 July 2006


Another 200 human beings have been slaughtered, and many more terrorized, in the Israel/Palestine/Lebanon war, since late June. They are victims of the senseless violence of a senseless social system. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, at the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, said, “The blunt reality is that this violence is not going to stop unless we create the conditions for the cessation of violence.”

Blair believes that sending in more soldiers will create those conditions. He may be right, temporarily, if you do not consider armed soldiers in the streets, violence. He is most definitely correct to say that we must “create the conditions for the cessation of violence.”

The conditions for the cessation of violence do not include a socio-economic structure which pits worker against worker, and capitalist against capitalist, and capitalists against workers. The conditions for the cessation of violence do not include a socio-economic structure in which people can be easily tricked into believing that their worldly problems can be resolved by slaughtering the worldly disciples of people who believe in a marginally different fantasy of god.

The conditions for the cessation of violence do not include a socio-economic structure which creates, by its failure to satisfy our needs, the need for religion. The conditions for the cessation of violence do not include a socio-economic structure which includes politicians. The politicians have led society to today: senseless slaughter following senseless slaughter, to be followed by more politicians and more senseless slaughter.

The conditions for the cessation of violence do not include a socio-economic structure which includes the inherent violence of poverty. We must eradicate capitalism and its politicians and religions, and replace them with socialism, to eliminate poverty and war, finally.

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