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When in doubt, do your own!
Or, how to intelligently brainwash highly skilled, educated, yet ill-educated youth to do their own people
It’s unbelievable but true that the shrewdest war strategist in history had 16,008 wives! You say that’s hearsay? Wiki confirms it goddamit! And we also know that you’ll be more interested in knowing about how this killing machine got those wives, than about his superb war doctrine! Humans, we tell you... Still, giving you the benefit of gout [kill us!], we’ll come back to our epic. So, in Mahabharata, our classy war strategist, dear Krishna, has a world-class archer up his sleeve, Arjuna. All Arjuna has to do is point and destroy. The only issue is, Mr.Arjuna is a sissy [we’re sorry, had to say it!]. He can kill boar, he can kill bear, and even dear oh deer, but killing his own family [uncles and cousins, if you may]? Do it yourself dude!
All it takes Krishna is one Jeffrey ‘Archer’ novel to convince Arjuna to pack off his whole opposing family to the dry cleaners to ‘change their clothes’. That is the paradigm that started it all. What defines ‘family’ and who are ‘my own people’! Continuing the generic metaphors, ‘family’ can’t be killed! Ergo, if ‘your own people’ cannot be killed, and if you wish to get some member knocked off, the solution is simple. Change the rules of club membership and prove why that member doesn’t belong to ‘your own people’!
Humans have trained, indoctrinated and brainwashed millions of skilled ‘warriors’ into killing ‘their own people’ by using the same bloody intelligent 5000 BC philosophy. In the 20th century, when Americans dropped two atom bombs namely ‘Fatman’ and ‘Little Boy’, the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had been vaporised – or left painfully burnt and alive – even before they had realised what had hit them. 145,000 died in Hiroshima, 74,000 more in Nagasaki. We reproduce a BBC report verbatim as printed on August 6, 1945, the day the bomb was dropped.
>President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta... said the device was more than 2,000 times more powerful than the largest bomb used to date... The British Prime Minister Clement Attlee read out a statement... “By God’s mercy, Britain and American science outpaced all German efforts...”< Mark those words: “God’s mercy!” Merciful god is used appropriately to give justification to Americans and British to prove to humanity that our own humankind is not, well, ‘our own people’.
Similar justifications have continued through this millennium when stealth bombers like B-1 or B-2 [commonly known as Batwings] or the ubiquitous B-52s drop bombs from 40,000 feet on the dispensable souls of Serbia, Iraq or Afghanistan, vaporising humanity with impunity. ‘Not our kind!’ And with that justification, a human can kill a human, of course with honour and pride. The same philosophy has been used quite effectively even by terror institutions attempting to induct new ‘trainees’.
Why would a skilled and educated human [terrorists, over the years, have been mostly educated] agree to go beyond the emotion of patriotism – which, believe us, can be an extremely strong feeling – and bomb his own country or kill his own countrymen? The answer is obviously simply. Once it is proved to the trainee, through focused training material and workshops, that the country he/she considers his own is actually not so, and the countrymen he considers ‘family’ are similar pieces of rag, the clearly ill-educated trainee – who in reality doesn’t have any real grievances – is inspired by shameful religious dogmatism to plant bombs all around and take lives.
Having said that, the fact is that probably every doctrine of contemporary warfare can find its root in every word uttered by the cleverest and most manipulative God of all times, Krishna, in Bhagavad Geeta. And why do humans choose to follow God’s examples? Well, firstly, it allows easy justification to the ill-educated, who choose to kill under “God’s mercy”. Secondly, there’s this tiny little motivation that one day you might strike gold and end up with 16,008 wives!!! Actually, even a fraction of that should do, we guess...
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