“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”  George Orwell

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to know that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers.”  John Adams

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D.

The people’s revolution in America, Europe and across the globe has articulated inspiration from the struggle of the Egyptian people against tyranny at Tahrir Square to emerge a force of courage and imagination for new thinking and change uniting the humanity against the tyranny of the few bankers, billionaires, politicians and blood sucking draculas of the so called democracy who have never known what is homelessness, poverty, unemployment and being outcastes in an overwhelming man-made class system of the few.

The unfolding global political events under the egomaniac and sadistic Western leadership  moving the world to sadistic and unpredictably frightening warmongering acts of cruelty- killing of the fellow human beings by the same as if reason and rationality had no place in human thinking and behaviors.  The UN claims world population staggering to 7 billions – a challenge to economic sustainability (if the humanity is viewed just in economic terms – economic man, economic woman and economic child) and the NASA shows pictures of the planet earth being on fire, fast becoming nonproductive because of man’s perpetuated ignorance and overt intransigence against the Nature of things. The Europeans must have learned that wars no longer provide any solutions except more wars and more killings of the self. So they preferred to organize the EU and systematic place for arguments, agreeable differences, hot discussion and peeling off the emotional outbursts to wedge asylum in the domain of rationalism, adaptability and mutual survival.

For long, American mindset is obsessed with naïve egoism and terrible sense of anxiety and helplessness – superpower to be replaced by the changing fortune of time, under known embittered leadership from George Bush onward to Barrack Obama – enlarging the self beyond the scope of the Audacity of Hope and “Yes we Can” to sheer political madness and continuing the “war on terrorism”- the terrorism of wars against the mankind they claim to relate to and to serve its interest and sustainability- a pathological mindset of lies and deceptions – the men who are globally disliked, hated and feared. In an overwhelmingly opinionated world and distorted mechanism of media-run  and hourly paid  intellectualism,  few realist thinkers and intellectuals exercise courage and imagination to speak out against the prevalent inequality, gross negligence of and exploitation of the basic human rights to life, dignity freedom and justice.

The people’s movements across the globe in some 82 or more countries called “Occupy the Wall Street” and the sitting-in protests of the left over 99% mankind – the voices of reason against the systematic economic, social and political cruelty of the 1% – a revulsion against the greedy norms of billionaires and economically generated nobles of the 21st century. The corporate sponsored media has carved up myths against the 99% living mankind, not knowing and understanding the pains and anguish of the deprived citizens of the same republic while asking for defined agendas and listing of demands as if it was a court drama of argumentation. Long time ago, Shakespeare must have sensed the play of human deceits and paradoxes to put into a proper context.  While the rich indulged in conspiracy and corruption, “the destiny of people coincided with the destiny of their monarch and nobles.”

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The 99% people of the human kind occupying the civic centers across the globe, question the criterion of insane satisfaction implied in the so called zones of economic prosperity and maintaining higher standards of living – an economic fantasy of the human illumination. All man-made systematic notions of life, be it the former Communism or the current work in progress under the Capitalism aim at exclusion of the fullest human values:  moral, social, economic, political, intellectual and spiritual, the planners see what they want to implement as suitable to the genius of the few controlling agents of influence- bankers, military-industrial complexes and owners of free market stuff. They cite religion as primitive and irrelevant to the modern age but throughout history man’s fullest skills, aspiration and success has flourished through the nature and scope of the system of belief- Divine Religions.  Unlike economic forecasts and speculative reasoning, Divine revelations have helped the mankind to rediscover their sense of moral, social and spiritual originality and values and to frame a dynamic outlook of life harmonizing material and spiritual dimensions leading to peace, moral and intellectual freedom, new ideas and ideals for the future and a universal context to the besieged humanity. Thus facilitating the scattered mankind a focused forum to organize a universal character of unity – “WE THE PEOPLE” the beginning of the American Declaration of Independence, The UNO Charter, and so many global declarations and statements – all have one way or other violated the very essence of the written covenants and victimized the large segment of mankind of which they were intended to be defending the cause. The 99% occupying protesters and victims of police brutalities – we the people could not gain what was promised to them by the solid covenants via the democratic system of governance – a clear travesty of moral, social and economic justice. Imagine what rational foundation is there for the democracy to be operational as a system of people’s governance. Paranoid, vengeful, the 1% economic war lords behave like maniac. They bribe public institutions, donate to security and police establishments and claim to be the trustworthy guardian of democracy. Not so, the 99% people have come out with courage and imagination all over the living humanity to challenge the secluded and few corporate names and titles that are universally hated and feared – the bankers, the stock market draculas organized in appearance and reality to control the lifelines of the rest of the world population. The UNO does not tell the truth as to why the 7 billions population is a problematic figure but conscientious observers know it that the US leaders are waging wars, killing human beings, destroying their moral and spiritual values of the mankind so that a divided humanity would not forge a unity of purpose to survive against the ruthless authoritarian vices and imposed ruins. If you were to question the economic lords of the world, they would deny doing anything illegal or wrong to the humanity. This is nothing new to history, explains Colin Wilson (The Criminal History of Mankind):

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“The Romans were slipping into violence by a process of self-justification, and once a nation or an individual has started down this particular slope, it is impossible to apply brakes……the Roman people wee too unimaginative and short sighted to realize that, once murder has been justified on grounds of expediency, it can become a habit, then a disease.”

The people’s revolution in America, Europe and across the globe has articulated inspiration from the struggle of the Egyptian people against tyranny at Tahrir Square to emerge a force of courage and imagination for new thinking and change uniting the humanity against the tyranny of the few bankers, billionaires, politicians and blood sucking draculas of the so called democracy who have never known what is homelessness, poverty, unemployment and being outcastes in an overwhelming man-made class system of the few.

The people’s movements for change and freedom from exploitation are gaining strength and credibility from wide sections of the modern societies. Their pains and anguish are shared by the rest of the besieged mankind. How strange that those who claim to be extraordinary super human beings and intelligent because of their wealth and political influence failed to grasp the emerging realities of the people’s concerns and frustration. The affluent 1% is bewildered not knowing how to respond to the masses organized on streets and camping grounds. Politicians are actors, pretending to be working for the public good. In reality, they are stooges of the system making self as an object of the system to be served. The people’s revolution for NEW THINKING and NEW STRATEGIES for the FUTURE is not happening in a haphazard world but within the domain of one conscious global humanity, well aware of the facts of life and organized and confident to pursue its aims for peaceful change and transformation of the obsolete and corrupt system of governance. The neglected mankind demands ANEW system of governance where there are no blood thirsty draculas, bankers and warmongers but educated and intelligent human beings serving the humanity with commitment, dedication and fullest responsibility. The foresights and power of the global conscientious mankind will develop new institutions, new system of governance rejecting greed, political corruption and inherit injustice to the sustainability of the humanity.

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The US and West European nations appear bankrupt, not just financially or intellectually but morally, socially, politically and spiritually too.  All can be traced back to their lust for wars and passion to kill the mankind looking different in color and taste and ethnicity. Nationalism made them fight against the rest of the humanity. But mankind is alive and progressive, whereas nobles, warlords and hegemonic leaders have died in disgrace and humiliating manners. Nobody would remember them as we do Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Should the intelligent ones not learn a lesson from the living history?  Strangely enough, Arnold Toynbee (A Study of History) warned about the stagnating spiritual and moral values of the mankind as major paradoxes of history are transforming warriors unto dreamers – the contemporary US leaders, the role models for this unfolding reality under the guise of “war on terrorism” going on in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. After three years of the US led illegal war in Iraq, John Hopkins University research indicated loss of approximate 1.5 million human beings in Iraq. Now six years later, it is estimated that almost 3 million civilians have been killed by the US- British forces in Iraq. Why? Nobody can answer this question except George Bush, Tony Blair, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfwoltz and so many others to be tried in an international court of justice for crimes against the humanity.  Millions have been uprooted and butchered in Afghanistan to standardize savagery and more than 3000 innocent civilians killed in a year by the American drone attacks in Pakhutoon Province – Waziristan of Pakistan. Few are killing others because of color and ethnicity. Do they have less human values and entitlement to rights? Nobody knows when this catastrophic and mindless cruelty by man against man will come to an end. When would the bankers, stock market brokers and financial pimps will return to their originality instead of warmongering and being the perpetrator  of the US military-industrial complex and to serve the financial well being of the mankind – the imaginative spirit  that states clearly – WE THE PEOPLE….”

Abraham Lincoln must have sensed a futuristic clash between the chartered human rights and the Declaration of Independence’s intents, purposes and values:

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country…….…corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong it’s reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”