November 24, 2006
ho is behind the most recent assassination in Lebanon? Who is behind the daily slaughter in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Palestine? The most likely suspect was revealed by Mr. Nesdoly, my history teacher in Grade TEN, long ago. He was a very smart man! We were studying the great colonial expansion of the 19th century. Colonial expansion almost always followed this simple 2-step pattern: 1). stir up trouble amongst the natives (rival factions can always be found) and 2). send in the troops to "restore order". This proceedure was required to choose a proxy who would rule for the colonial power after order was restored. And it was required to justify the invasion to the newspaper readers and voters at home. They wanted some explanation for the loss of life and the cost to the treasury. Taking over someone else's country and plundering its resources was always presented as "spreading civilization". The people being colonized were considered to be quarrelsome children who needed parental guidance. They sometimes needed the firm hand of a loving parent to steady them and bring them along into the community of civilized man. The sacrifice in men and treasure during the 19th century was never actually all that great because the colonial powers had steamships, railroads, repeating rifles, artillery, and best of all, they had Maxim guns. Heroic battles could be heroically won when a few dozen heroes could mow down thousands of natives armed with sticks and stones. Of course things got more complicated when the colonial powers fought each other in the Boer War, the Russo-Japanese War, WW I and WW II. The natives acquired their own modern weapons in the 1950s and afterward. Things did get more complicated:
But we still see the same pattern today, as it was established long ago: The trouble is that the natives have rival groups, don'tchuknow. They need a steady and loving hand to bring them into the community of civilized man (and woman, of course). Why don't they love us? They should love us, of course, and I'm sure in time they will learn to love us as they become civilized just like we have been civilized.
- Morley Evans
P.S.: Who started WW I? We know British agents and the Rothschild interests were stirring up trouble between rival groups in the Ottoman Empire and in the Balkans before WW I. Perhaps this led to the assassination of the Archduke and later to the Armenian genocide. If the British had something to do with creating the Great War, they started something that would be the undoing of the British Empire, along with everyone else's empire (except the U.S.A.). Here's Iran, 1953.
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