Power Politics, as explained in Wikipedia (with links): Power politics, or Machtpolitik (borrowed from German), is a state of international relations in which sovereigns protect their own interests by threatening one another with military, economic, or political aggression. Power politics is essentially a way of understanding the world of international relations: nations compete for the world’s resources and it is to a nation’s advantage to be manifestly able to harm others. It prioritizes national self-interest over the interest of other nations or the international community.
Techniques of power politics include, but are not limited to, conspicuous nuclear development, pre-emptive strike, blackmail, the massing of military units on a border, the imposition of tariffs or economic sanctions, bait and bleed and bloodletting, hard and soft balancing, buck passing, covert operations, and asymmetric warfare.”
Joseph Stalin murdered his own people in horrifying numbers: estimates are (depending on what you count) as high as 60 million of his own CITIZENS. Hanging onto power, for those in power, is an end unto itself.
Chairman Mao, another power addict, is understood to have murdered up to 72 million of his own CITIZENS.
A very knowledgable friend of mine, in a good position to ‘remember’ said that as Stalin lay dying he had a ‘vision.’ He grabbed his doctor and demanded ‘Keep me ALIVE’ and fell over dead. It has been said that hell is an eternal experience of everything we’ve done to others throughout our life. It can be assumed that for him, hell is KNOWING himself.
But the eternal is no concern to power-mongers and never will be.
I have no need to tell you of the important people that we have lost to the ‘powers-that-be’ who have also, through threats, bribery and political games kept their crimes against the people and their beloved leaders hidden until long after they have left the scene.
Today, in the nick of time, we have Dr. Ron Paul. His movement is in opposition to EVERYTHING these power brokers have worked for, invested in, and manipulated every opportunity for, for decades.
Ron Paul has been like a spark that has lit the forest tinder- creating a wildfire that nothing but nature herself can extinguish. The movement is growing, spreading, lighting new fires, increasing in size, influence, visibility.
The people, to whom government belongs, are aflame.
An assassination attempt, or an actual murder, could create a horrendous backfire, on us or on the powers-that-be, in ways that even the Kennedy assassinations did not.
Beware the corrupt, the blindly ambitious, the compromising politicos and media celebrities.
It is those who will bring the fire down on our heads, and America will either burn with new commitments to freedom, justice and truth, or it will burn in a crematory, buried in the annals of forgotten and ‘progressively’ despised history.
Evolution, remember, is the only measure of humanity. Isn’t it?