Motives and Manipulations
by Hilmar von Campe
On April 10 President Bush said in a speech regarding his decision on human cloning "We have always to do what is right. No ends can justify any means. Life is a creation not a commodity." That statement of course contains a universal truth applicable to all human activities and not just to the question of cloning.
But how does anybody know what is right? Normally there are many different opinions on the same subject and everybody involved maintains that he or she is right. Am I right or are they right?
In the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian regime of Yassir Arafat, the difficulty for many people and policy makers to give an honest answer to this question has become obvious. And there has been a regrettable absence of clear definitions of the character and the motives of the participants, a pre-condition for any workable peace plan. Is Arafat a terrorist or is he the honest leader of an oppressed people? Is Sharon a bloodthirsty warrior, worse than the suicide bombers, or a statesman defending the existence of his people against bloody terror and a world of hostility? Are Western politicians sincerely concerned about the well-being of the people in the region or do they just want to get rid of a disturbing problem or secure their oil supply?
Arafat is a leading terrorist in the world closely linked to the El Quaida organization and to the Islamic Jihad movement. He is no partner for peace because he lies about his objectives, irresponsibly fills the hearts of the Palestinians with hatred and does not know what is right. He is not interested in peace or in the well being of his people. His overriding purpose is to destroy Israel. He and his terrorist and corrupt administration have to be replaced.
Western policy makers also have to define the motives of the Arab leaders who surround Israel. If they do that honestly they will find that including the so-called moderate Arab leaders these government leaders share Arafatís views and even finance him. They explain the suicide bombing of civilians as defense by the oppressed Palestinians. I have not seen any report about any Arab leader including Saudi Arabian crown price Abdullah strongly condemning these assassinations of innocent people and acting on it. Arafat only exists in office because of them. Should Arafat be rewarded for terrorism? Sharon on the other hand represents a people who in the majority want peace, I believe, but donít see an alternative to defending themselves with the force of arms. They are no saints, of course, but they have the right motivation.
Are Mr. Daschle and those mostly Democratic senators who voted with him to defeat the oil-drilling plan of the president in Alaska sincerely concerned with the well-being of their country or do they just posture for the next election and play-up to interest groups whose votes they want? Donít they make the US vulnerable against blackmail by OPEC?
Is the plan to grant residency to hundreds of thousand of illegal aliens from Mexico in the best interest of America or an attempt by Republicans to get a better share of Latin voters?
Are the Federal Reserve and Central Bank systems around the world at the service of the people and the countries where they operate, or are they to the detriment of free market societies making the direction of the economy subject to the wisdom or lack thereof of some few people?
Are the United Nations and the Security Council democratically legitimate political bodies with morally responsible people capable of playing a decisive role in world affairs, or are they a bunch of over-paid godless bureaucrats out for themselves and eager to establish themselves as a world government?
The United Nations is not a legitimate organization. To pretend that China and Russia as members of the Security Council genuinely contribute to peace means bad faith or day-dream. China murdered a quarter of the population of Tibet and terrorizes its own population. China and the Soviet Union murdered close to 100 million of their own people and have not apologized or made restitution to any nation or people on whose rights they trampled. With what moral authority can they investigate others who are said to have violated human rights and how can they contribute to peace? And what moral authority does Kofi Annan have, "who and the United Nations are stained with the blood of millions of dead people," as the honorable Cynthia McKinney put it to the House of Representatives of Georgia on November 16, 2001? She referred to the fact that Kofi Annan in 1994, as Director of the Peacekeeping based in New York, was directly responsible for the military UN force in Rwanda, and who in spite of warnings about the forthcoming mass slaughter and requests for help, withheld reinforcements. This negligence led to the slaughter of an estimated 1,000,000 Rwandan men, women and children. In the same speech Cynthia McKinney pointed out a series of other UN failures. Kofi Annan should resign and the US should get out of the United Nations.
Is what I read and hear in the media an honest transmission of truth and facts or am I exposed to the arbitrary interpretation of events by biased reporters?
John Swinton, a former Chief of Staff at the New York Times said 1953 in a toast at the New York Press Club: "There is no such thing, at this date in history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?"
"Ratings" defines Bernard Goldberg, former veteran CBS reporter, in his book "Bias" what motivates television people. "Ratings are the god that network executives and their acolytes worship", he writes. "Donít let the facts stand in the way of a good story", expresses that mentality, he defines. The motive in reporting is not truth but money.
What the rating is for the reporter, so are votes and power for the politicians. The Democrats need the votes of the environmentalists and the Republicans want the votes of the Latins, truth and "what is right" is being disregarded and the country is adversely affected. But of course they donít say so and give other well sounding reasons.
What the votes are to politicians so is money and power for the central bankers. The system allows the governments and the bankers to create money out of thin air as they please to finance their schemes and sink their nations into debt of astronomical dimensions. It was Alan Greenspan who started in the year 2000 the downturn of the economy and the stock market by raising interest rates pretending to fight a non-existing inflation and ever since tries to manipulate us out of what they manipulated us into. Alone in 2001 he pumped US$1 trillion into the US economy, which, added to the $2 trillion of the three years before, could produce quite a financial and economic disaster. It is the excess of money supply in relation to the generation of goods and services, which creates inflation and not the arbitrary raising of prices by business. We need to get back to a gold standard, which would put an end to the abuse of power by the global establishment.
We are living in a world of godless manipulation. Many people may not have noticed it before if things went well for them but now the consequences of this global praxis gets close to the skin of everybody. Those who lie about their own motives will not be able to bring justice and peace to people and nations. In the face of problems they can only try to manipulate events in their favor by distorting the truth. That will make things worse and increase the mess we are in. It means to apply power without God. The world needs power under God, and for that we must have leaders, whose motives are pure and visible to everyone. The monumental task for humanity today is to link the innermost motives in every human heart to the purpose of God. He has put that individual purpose into all our hearts at our creation. Each one of us has to begin with himself and then fight so that the manipulators get infected and a new world begins to take shape where nations live by the commandments of their creator. There is no other way for humanity.
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