Revolution, Terrorism or Civil Disobedience gone Global?

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In these modern times, our world seems to be walking backwards, repeating history over and over again, now including peaceful Canada. Not only has it been tested, but it has forever altered how we see ourselves as “peacekeeping” Canadians. No longer can we say that terrorism is something that happens “over‎ there”: in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, the United Kingdom, the United States. We are now a part of that unfortunate list.

Is this a statement of truth or a reactionary opinion that is being expanded by the press and our ability for instant information? Has the term ‘terrorism’ become the new modern buzz word? Is this perhaps one of the steps to our planet’s globalization of government? Or are the individual rebel groups truly going global and are being given the power to achieve their individual goals by our country’s reaction lead by fear?

With Canada’s Prime Minister stating: “If Canada wants to keep its voice in the world – and we should, since so many of our challenges are global – being a free rider means you are not taken seriously.”, does one not believe that we have requested the challenge of revolt, and have sacrificed our lifelong reputation of being the global ‘peacekeepers’ by sending in those 600 men into the Middle East as described in the National Post just last month. Whether this will turn out to be Harper’s ‘Churchill Moment‘ or not is yet to be seen by all … Que Sera Sera.

OTTAWA – ‘The shooter in last week’s deadly attack in Ottawa was a criminal, but not a terrorist — according to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.

“I don’t think we have enough evidence to use that word,” Mulcair said at the end of an emotional party caucus meeting Wednesday, one week after Michael Zehaf Bibeau opened fire on a soldier and then on security guards just outside the government and Opposition caucus meeting rooms.’

“When you look at the history of the individual involved, you see a criminal act, of course,” he added.

Terrorism and Mental Illness

The National Post prints letters from the public: “Can we please raise the level of this “debate” on terrorism versus mental illness? One can be both a terrorist and mentally ill. That an action was premeditated or complex does not rule out mental illness. If someone believed Martians had populated the army or parliament, and that it was his or her duty to kill the Martians, then the acts might be complex, pre-mediated and insane. The head of our national police force should know better. It is also quite possible to be both mentally ill and engage in a terrorist act, as studies on failed Palestinian suicide bombers have shown.” Don Dutton, Vancouver.

Meanwhile, The Government of Canada Introduces Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act, with opening statement: ‘Terrorism remains a serious threat to Canada and Canadian interests. The nature of this threat continues to be apparent both abroad and at home. Abroad, the public and direct threat issued by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against Canada demonstrates that Canada is not far from the minds of those who would seek to do us harm. The Government is also aware of more than 130 individuals with Canadian connections who were abroad and were suspected of taking part in terrorism-related activities in Iraq, Syria and other countries. At home, just last year, our national security agencies also dealt with two separate conspiracies to conduct attacks here in Canada.’

Wiki says: “Terrorism is commonly defined to refer to those violent acts that are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political, or ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (e.g., neutral military personnel or civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. In the international community, terrorism has no legally binding, criminal law definition. The use of similar tactics by criminal organizations for protection rackets or to enforce a code of silence is usually not labeled terrorism, though these same actions may be labeled terrorism when done by a politically motivated group. Usage of the term has also been criticized for its frequent undue equating with Islamism or jihadism, while ignoring non-Islamic organizations or individuals.

The word “terrorism” is politically loaded and emotionally charged, and this greatly compounds the difficulty of providing a precise definition. A study on political terrorism examining over 100 definitions of “terrorism” found 22 separate definitional elements (e.g. Violence, force, fear, threat, victim-target differentiation). In some cases, the same group may be described as “freedom fighters” by its supporters and considered to be terrorists by its opponents.

nelson mandela quoteThe concept of terrorism may be controversial as it is often used by state authorities (and individuals with access to state support) to delegitimize political or other opponents, and potentially legitimize the state’s own use of armed force against opponents (such use of force may be described as “terror” by opponents of the state). At the same time, the reverse may also take place when states perpetrate or are accused of perpetrating state terrorism. The usage of the term has a controversial history, with individuals such as ANC leader Nelson Mandela at one point also branded a terrorist.

Terrorism has been practiced by a broad array of political organizations to further their objectives. It has been practiced by both right-wing and left-wing political parties, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governments. An abiding characteristic is the indiscriminate use of violence against non-combatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause, or individual. The symbolism of terrorism can exploit human fear to help achieve these goals.”

The word “Terrorism” comes from the French word terrorisme, and originally referred specifically to state terrorism as practiced by the French government during the 1793–1794 Reign of terror. The French word terrorisme in turn derives from the Latin verb terreō meaning “I frighten”. The terror cimbricus was a panic and state of emergency in Rome in response to the approach of warriors of the Cimbri tribe in 105 BC. The Jacobins cited this precedent when imposing a Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.

cv2_card05After the Jacobins lost power, the word “terrorist” became a term of abuse. Although “terrorism” originally referred to acts committed by a government, currently it usually refers to the killing of innocent people for political purposes in such a way as to create a media spectacle. This meaning can be traced back to Sergey Nechayev, who described himself as a “terrorist”. Nechayev founded the Russian terrorist group “People’s Retribution” (Народная расправа) in 1869.

In November 2004, a United Nations Secretary General report described terrorism as any act “intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act”. PLAN OF ACTION – UN

The definition of terrorism has proved controversial. Various legal systems and government agencies use different definitions of terrorism in their national legislation. Moreover, the international community has been slow to formulate a universally agreed, legally binding definition of this crime. These difficulties arise from the fact that the term “terrorism” is politically and emotionally charged.

Civil Disobedience defined as the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes or refusal to obey laws as a way of forcing the government to do or ‘change something‘.

The question of the day is ‘How does one respond to random acts of shall we say, REVOLT? How does one define causal origin of act?

In these times of instant information, immediate gratification and the eradication of ignorance being bliss, this world is facing some serious new challenges. The concept of government and governing the people will see many changes in this millennium. Revolution in history has been an act that was local to a territory. In today’s world, biochemical agents created annually, civil unrest in more than half the planet, instant information via web, the time has come that we as the human race are all going to have to wake up. The concept of keeping the masses under control through ignorance is no longer an option in most countries, with only a few hold outs that choose to lock out the web.

Wiki offers this list of 21st century revolts by Category:

Category: 21st-century revolutions

Category: 20th-century revolutions

Category: 18th Century Revolutions

On the Edge of History

This is the transcript of a presentation given at the OVNI 2012 festival in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on May 11, 2012.

We are living through historic times.

Spanish-Revolution-IndignadosWhile the future may look bleak and uncertain, we are – in our own particular way – blessed to live through an era in which the very word ‘revolution’ is no longer just the abstract obsession of some fringe romantics inside the Old Left.

We are living through a time in which the word capitalism no longer invokes hard work and ample reward, but the lack of work and opportunity for a growing number of people around the world. This is a time in which the very existence of revolutionary theory and practice is no longer considered just an academic or activist privilege, but a pressing global necessity and – increasingly – a factual reality on the ground.

We are living through a time in which the illusory sense of growth and progress that underpinned the cultural hegemony of neoliberalism – and its belief that representative democracy and the self-regulating market will bring freedom and prosperity to all – is dying a slow and painful death. The deceptive ideological mirror of the End of History has been shattered, and in come tumbling a whole new range of alternative futures. With the uprisings that started in the Arab world last year, history appears to have started anew.

After a brief interlude that began with the end of the Cold War, the ongoing global financial crisis has radically shaken the foundations of the neoliberal world order. The endless struggle has recommenced, and in the process, the horizon of the possible is rapidly shifting. And the most incredible thing is that we’re watching all of it happen right in front of our very eyes.’

Are we living inside a global revolution happening right now; this time not planned by the masses, but set in play by a select few? Gates of Hell? Are we facing prophesy/spiritual warfare?

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In this episode, you will learn:

1] What ISIS in America may look like
2] What that may mean for you and your family
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4] How this crisis can be avoided
5] How to pray for our national leaders, as well as local government, specifically sheriffs
6] How to remain in peace during this troubling time

Are these random acts of terror around the globe of natural revolutionary causes based on truth, or are they orchestrated by a select few, in the quest of a ‘divide and conquer‘ plan, globally? For example, we all remember our recent news flashes that went viral on the web like the following report:

“According to a document recently released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, now the Islamic State, is an intelligence asset.”

The NSA document reveals the United States, Israel, and Britain are responsible for the creation of ISIS. The ‘hornet’s nest strategy‘ was designed to create the perception that Israel is threatened by an enemy near its borders. READ MORE

Has our world gone completely mad in the quest of safety or is the quest global control? Any and all of the above have potential for credence, yet the ‘whole truth and nothing but the truth‘ seems to elude the citizens of our world, with only fear, fear and more fear being marketed in every corner of the world, through every media outlet on and offline.

TIME MAGAZINE REPORTS: U.S. Weighs Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

Some believe that Global Supremacy, not the defeat of terrorism, is the goal; and say only the politically blind believe otherwise. The question still stands, as we lose our children to this GREED, in all areas of the planet, now including the western new world, “Are we creating a ‘lost generation‘ through acts of terror?”, for lack of better phrases.

“As a human race of intelligent beings, what are we going to do about all this?”

Thomas Paine summed it up best, “These are the times that try men’s souls … Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.”

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