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 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.
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
Even if there were… what is going on across Battleground America right now is NOT Politics.
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.
PS: IF you want to pass this along to a bazillion others… you may.