Insouciance or Respect for Human Life?

What is the level of respect for the sanctity of human life?

A respect for the sanctity of all human life has seemingly not evolved among European and European-diasporic states. Consider the answer to the question: “How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?” The answer proffered was “possibly 10,000” 9-11s. This is approximately 30,000,000 people. Over 10 years have passed since that question was addressed, and the killings have not abated. The warring in Afghanistan continues, where in April the US military dropped the GBU-43/B, known as the mother-of-all-bombs, in the province of Nangarhar with catastrophic consequences. Thousands were sacrificed to orchestrate “regime change” in Libya. Hundreds-of-thousands have met an untimely fate in the war against Syria. Recently, more than 40,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the US alliance’s retaking of Mosul from ISIS. Meanwhile Yemen is under a US-backed siege and Yemenese children are dropping dead of cholera.

When will the killing cease? Currently the US is engaged in saber rattling with North Korea.

I was born in a nation-state named Canada which was carved out from the genocide wreaked in the western hemisphere. Historian David Stannard estimated that post-Columbus, 95 percent of the Indigenous people were wiped out; maybe 100 million. The insouciance of colonialists to the humanity and rights of the Original Peoples could be justified by…

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