No “Geneva Convention” in Politics…

    Geneva Convention
    BobLee
    March06/ 2019

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    No Geneva Convention in Politics

    You’ve heard of The Geneva Convention haven’t you?

    Some meeting held in Switzerland at which all the citizens of Earth agreed to fight Wars “like ladies and gentlemen”… sort of Marquis of Queensbury Rules for genocide and global annihilation.  Sort of…

    NOTE: I am going to provide some more historical background on this; but, your question How can War be Humanitarian? has to be set aside… suspend that question for the next 5-6 paragraphs.

    Alas, everyone but “us” and maybe Australia, New Zealand, England and possibly the host country Switzerland had their fingers crossed when they signed it and were giggling in a stage whisper.

    It was a Swiss fellow named Henry Dunant who was responsible for what became a series of “conventions” i.e. “rules” for war. Henry DunantHenry was concerned about how the wounded and non-combatants were treated after The Battle of Solferino in 1859… ???

    Henry composed the first treatise on “How to fight Wars humanitarianly” in 1862. It should be noted that Henry Dunant was not a soldier nor had any military involvement whatsoever.

    Henry Dunant was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize.  An honor he shares with Barack Obama, Yasser Arafat, … and probably Colin Kaepernick any day now.

    In today’s mixed-up-shook-up world Henry Dunant would be an Asst Professor in Flubber Studies at Oberlein College… and a frequent contributor on Morning Joe.   He would be a vegan.  Before he was “Henry” he was “Henrietta”… Henry’s next book will be “How to abort babies so it doesn’t hurt them too much.” …

    Between 1862 and 1949 there were addendums and subdendums to Henry Dunant’s Rules for War as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) including “poison gas” became readily available thru eBay.

    “We” (US of A) and our little group of “Play By The Rules” buddies always initialed all the updates… and patted ourselves on the back for being “good guys”. Meanwhile the rest of Earth said “whatever” and went back to planning their respective hostile take-overs of one another.

    The word “Convention” in Geneva Convention mean “Rule” and not like a political “convention” at all. You didn’t know that did you.

    “Conventions” should always be plural as there have been all those addendums over 100 years.

    STOP:
    Q: Did Dunant’s Rules For War include that rule about…

    Apaches and Comanches Never Attack at Night? … because if they are killed in the dark they won’t go to The Happy Hunting Grounds?

    A: No. That “rule” was created in 1954 by a fellow named Myron Finkel. Myron was a scriptwriter on John Ford’s classic western movie The Searchers with John Wayne and Natalie Wood. Modern day Apaches and Comanches still get a kick out of that one.

    The phrase …abiding by The Geneva Conventions has become a catch-phrase for any conflict situation where one-side is playing by a set of “stuff we won’t do” rules and, naively believes the other side is too.

    The other side is aware that its adversary naively thinks that and exploits that advantage at every opportunity.

    Recall that classic scene in the first Indiana Jones movie where the big scary guy in the turban swinging a large scimitar confronts Indiana. “Big scary guy with the scimitar” thought it was a sword fight. Indy pulls out his pistol and shoots scimitar guy. Indy never agreed to it being “a sword fight”.

    In 2019’s Battleground America… one side (a.k.a. many of us 64,000,000 beleaguered Trump Supporters) has some foolish mistaken notions that The War For America is being “fought” under “never attack at night”… “use a sword not a gun”… “don’t bite off ears”… “don’t say bad things about his mamma”… “break for lunch and on Sundays” … “don’t lie, cheat or steal”… blah blah yadda yadda “conventions”.

    Their opponents (a.k.a. 64,000,000 terminally constipated Trump-Haters ) are laughing their low down no-count butts off because they never agreed to ANY of those “conventions” … and even if they did they had their fingers crossed… so there.

    At least seven times a day seven days a week, people who refer to themselves as Republicans, Conservatives, etc  go on social media all in a tizzy… SHOCKED that…

    The Constipated Trump-Haters are Not Playing Fair !!!

    Invariably it involves the same sort of under-handed back-stabbing bald-faced lying tactic that the Lib/Dems employed the day before… the week before… the month before… … and fully intend to employ tomorrow… next week… next month…

    Until they achieve their Objective… 

    Absolute Control of America.

    Their Enemy is Not Donald Trump. Their Enemy is anyone / everyone who supports Donald Trump.

    There is no Geneva Convention for Politics…

    There Never Has Been a Geneva Convention for Politics…

    There Never Will Be a Geneva Convention for Politics

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    Even if there were… what is going on across Battleground America right now is NOT Politics.

    Home AloneWhat is going on today in Battleground America is a no-hold-barred… bare-knuckle… bite, scratch, and claw… back alley… take no prisoners… winner-take-all WAR for The Cultural Soul of This Country.

    Are you standing flat-footed with “a Home Alone face” waiting for some referee to “throw a flag” on the terminally constipated Trump-Haters and their feckless toadies in “the media”?

    Or Worse… Are you saying…

    If THAT is what we have to do to win… it’s not worth it.  Let them have America.?

    Then you got as much chance as that scary guy in the turban with the scimitar… laying in the street with the bullet hole between his eyes.

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    • Former96Heel Reply
      3 weeks ago

      All of this is why those 64million can vote with pride for DJT. Enough of nominating the nicest boy scout, we want a winner. And if that party doesn’t come to grips with the fact that those same folks vote all the way down to local elections, they will resign our nation to an awful fate. Cast aside those made-up mental Conventions. The media hates us. They censor our views, talk down to us, make fun of our values. Wouldn’t it be a different world if there were say, 100 Walter Jones in the House right now? How about a handful for the Senate. Good grief, just one at the state level would be nice. Especially if they weren’t the crooked, leading to get ahead kind. But unfortunately, our country is bereft of very rich people willing to take an 8 year lightning strike to try to pull our nation out of the ditch.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 weeks ago

        I can’t add much / anything to your points. Democs are all that keep Repubs from being the lowest / sorriest form of “politicians” in America. And the difference in “sorry” is razor-thin.
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        That is why I speculate on 2024 and Beyond assuming we can Dodge Another Deadly Bullet in 2020.

    • RAZ Reply
      1 year ago

      After reading these posts….I think I ought to study Revelations, it might be more clearer now

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        1 year ago

        I had a dear friend who was a lifelong theologian with a very effective lay ministry. He passed away several years ago, but he used to ask ME “whats going to happen to America if we don’t stop the madness…?”
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        I would always refer him to Revelation by John reminding him that “it doesn’t end well… at least for this particular phase of the human race”. I think he wanted a less dire prediction. Don’t we all. There is a Thelma & Louise ending we just don’t know how far away the Grand Canyon is…

    • JP Reply
      1 year ago

      I make no judgement of your argument. I will neither be the first, nor the last to take up arms. I am simply putting this to you now because I am not much for “I told you so”, and I don’t want to hear the question “How did it come to this?” when the metal hits the meat and we are looking out over a wasteland called Peace.

      This missive is a step towards civil war. Remember that you took it.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        1 year ago

        I’m not one for grabbing my ankles and saying “thank you, sir, may I have another”. “This” did not start a year ago on Nov 8, 2016; nor did “it” start with BHO in 2008. Maybe somewhere between Eve eating that apple and the invention of Twitter and Facebook… ??

        • JP Reply
          1 year ago

          This has certainly been a long time coming, but the left has reached the point of the absurd. If behooves us not to make an absurd response. It takes about forty years from the end of a civil war to becoming a world power again, unless one takes the Napoleonic route. I, for one, do not relish the though of learning Cantonese, or spending any time in a reeducation center. We had our last civil war in splendid isolation. That won’t happen this time around.

          • Agent Pierce Reply
            1 year ago

            JD: You have expressed this concern before… as the radical left continues to figuratively “move its panzer divisions into Czechoslovakia and Poland”. Where is your personal “line in the sand”… I assume you do have one? Are both China and “the Muslims” just watching and waiting? Sure they are…. as the radical left advances.

            • JP
              1 year ago

              What I want is a clear objective. I have no doubt that this will degenerate into the use of lethal force before everything is said and done, so my question is; what is the utility of force in this conflict? Is blockading and starving out elements of resistance acceptable, as in Paris in 1870-71? What constitutes victory? Is the elimination of anyone successfully indoctrinated into the post-structuralist mindset an acceptable outcome? And, if so, what means are acceptable to accomplishing that end? If not, is that an acceptable side-effect in pursuit of some other goal? Are prisoners to be taken? If so, what is to be done with them? I fear the Geneva Convention of politics is our own Constitution. Is that to be suspended until the impending conflict is resolved? Replaced? Is the rule of law to be abandoned until such time as our nation is purged of these radical elements?

              As to a line in the sand, no, I don’t have one. I’m a professional war-fighter. I know how far I will allow myself to be pushed before I go weapons free. I do not advocate anyone following me down that road. If I get to that point, I will have a clearly defined set of objectives and a plan for accomplishing those objectives before I am met with overwhelming force.

              If you want to accomplish this purge of the left in a largely bloodless fashion to our side then advocate for the destruction of the credit economy. Wreck the banks by forcing default, bring the welfare state to an end by forcing the government to default on its debt obligations, and let the establishment and the leftist masses of the urban centers descend into chaos. Force the investment community into collapse so that neither the government nor the insurance companies can mend the damage. The survivors will be pretty much uniformly conservative.

            • Agent Pierce
              1 year ago

              Of course what you or I recommend is meaningless other than the meager satisfaction of “I told you so”. The left controls public education and so-called “higher education” so the cradle to post-adolescence indoctrination continues unabated producing “sheeple” who know absolutely nothing of the repetitive history that you warn of. … which has been the foundation of most of the major societal collapses thru history. Control education… control the media… you control the minds of the masses. Nothing new about any of this except the speed of the technology to get out and spread the propaganda to the masses.

            • JP
              1 year ago

              Oh, I think the statist propaganda machine is shaking itself to pieces and that the education system has failed to produce the good socialists it was designed for. Our numbers are growing and it does make a difference in what you and I, and Bannon and others say. Trump being in office proves that Nixon’s Silent Majority has found its voice. My question is, since we are in a confrontation that is headed for a conflict, what are we trying to achieve? The lines are being drawn, but what does victory look like when what we are fighting about is the thoughts people have and how they formulate them? I have no doubt that the left will become more violent and more irrational as time goes on, but do we use the rule of law to suppress them, or do we do so by feat of arms. In either event, what constitutes winning for us? Without a vision of what constitutes a just peace then we are left with perpetual war.

            • Agent Pierce
              1 year ago

              I don’t have that answer. I’m just doing all I can to tread water… not sure where the nearest island might be.

    • bobby poon Reply
      1 year ago

      Ryan,McConnell and the establishment weasels are not about to pass ANY tax plan that would help Trump or America. There are currently over 300 Bills that the House has passed, most conservative stocking stuffers, that have been bottled up by McConnell and the swamp creatures in the GOP establishment senate by the “Byrd Rule” ,and the 60 vote threshold that was never intended by the Constitution, and could be easily eliminated by a simple majority vote.
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      To do this would expose the senate establishment weasels for who they really are,corrupt two faced hacks who are in office only to enrich themselves and their masters. Open borders and so called “Free Trade”, that has destroyed the middle class and culture of America.
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      It is as simple as that….The rest is smoke and mirrors.

    • DM Carpenter Reply
      1 year ago

      The Geneva (and prior to that, the Hague) Conventions have one facet often overlooked. They are only binding when one’s opponent is also a signatory.

      Politically, the Liberals cleave to no “civilized standard”. Cry Havoc.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        1 year ago

        Which put Liberal Democrats in the same category with ISIS… The Viet Cong… and The Manson Family. Seems about right, huh?

        • DM Carpenter Reply
          1 year ago

          Affirmative

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