Monday, November 5, 2012

World Citizen Garry Davis Declares Obama/Romney "Foreign Policy" Debate "Double-barreled Deception:National and Global"

Washington, DC Sunday, October 28, 2012

"The cause of American is in great measure the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances have, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all lovers of mankind are affected, and in the event of which, their affections are interested. The laying a country desolate with fire and sword, declaring war against the natural rights of all mankind, and extirpating the defenders thereof from the face of the earth, is the concern of every man in whom nature hath given the power of feeling; of which class, regardless of party censure, is the author."                                                                                                                                     --Tom Paine

Listening to President Obama and Governor Romney last Sunday in their 3rd debate deceptively dubbed "Foreign Policy," this activist world citizen, wondered how these two humans competing only for an 18th century national presidency, could be so oblivious of we, the world's people's needs and wants, even though one of them would be immediately obliged to address these politically from that now age-encrusted, largely irrelevant "branch" office when elected.

Recalling Norman Cousins' pertinent question, "Who speaks for Man? ", in the name of his fellow world citizens, we charge the two debaters with unconscionable and deadly deception. To start with "national deception, " moderator Bob Schieffer's final question:  "What is the original purpose and mission of the United States of America? " received from neither debater a direct response why the US was formed in the first place.

Answer in brief: "E pluribus unum" "From many, one." The primal civic code of all just human communities. Three million new state citizens along the eastern seaboard of the American continent in 1776 who had booted King George off their collective backs became a single, frontierless human community and with already-affirmed human rights in their various state constitutions. This perennial geo-dialectical formula, however, originated not from the actual construction of the United States of America in 1789, but from the first paragraph of the 1776 Declaration of Independence, 13 years BEFORE the Founders put together the united political body. Paine and a few others— Madison, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton — considered the new fictional nation a mere stopgap political instrument to deal with a "local" situation when England's, France's and Spain's man-a-war's were anchored several miles away in the neutral Atlantic ready to knock off the new states one-by one, while Patrick Henry noted from the start that the U.S. Constitution itself "squints toward monarchy" by delegating dictatorial powers to the president when acting as the "Commander-in-Chief. " More to the point of "America's mission on the planet, " neither Obama nor Romney referred to these "inalienable rights" spelled out in the Declaration of Independence which defined not only America's mission but the entire human races': "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, " i.e.— and protected by government "with the consent of the governed" representing humanity itself! This fundamental civic formula is, was and always will be the "mission" of the United States of America: a community ruled by law . . . not disrupted and brutalized by anarchy as in these latter-days.

Later on in this history, confirming this initial global mission such notables as the Hon. Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States, added that "No more important common interest exists than our shared interest in a world ruled by law. " Thousands of other US citizens including Emerson, Thoreau, Walt Whitman, H.G. Wells, Judge Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Carl Sagan, R. Buckminster Fuller, E. B. White, Philip Toynbee, Emery Reves, Judge Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy throughout the USA's turbulent 233 years, have echoed passionately the same essential requirement for global peace: the rule of world law. But neither candidate vying for this now 18th century and largely irrelevant office of US president in humanity's 21st century with instant communication, genocidal nuclear war, rapidly growing environmental disasters, global religions fighting to worship the same deity, considered "Foreign" as actually pertaining to extra-terrestrial species. As if to make the point, the Space Station above all our heads made one earthly rotation during the entire time of the debate. Indeed the 96% of humanity residing "outside" the 2½ centuries-year-old, now politically fossilized USA, having originated in a largely agricultural world now bypassed by 4 global revolutions: technical, electronic, nuclear and space, were totally neglected in the debaters programs. Who indeed does Obama and Romney think we really are if not members of the same species? Didn't they know that former prez John F, Kennedy had urged "We must create world-wide law and law enforcement as we outlaw worldwide war and weapons. "? Or that Einstein insisted that "Only world law can assure progress towards a civilized peaceful community."? And that "Henceforth, every nation's foreign policy must be judged at every point by one consideration: does it lead us to a world of law and order or does it lead us back to anarchy and death"?

That was the first major "deception" -- that neither candidate either knew the United States' real mission from the get-go or indeed even replied to Schieffer's fundamental question in response. President Obama and Governor Romney, supposed inheritors of the Founders initial political sagesse, both blatantly and in full defiance of history, contradicted or worse, ignored their American progenitors.

The second and more immediate global deception to the world public was concerning their overt "mission" as president desirous of representing "the American people." In short, to single out this 4.7% of the human race as their "only" responsibility for protection. Thus "National security" was the be-all and end-all for both candidates despite the global war potential. The self-evident fact that WWIII would be totally destructive, including the US citizenry, was missing from both Obama's and Romney's responses. Obama was adamant: "My responsibility as president is to protect the American citizens' Period."

Given the total war capability now available as of August 5, 1945, the US citizenry obviously cannot be protected by war which has become global as of 1914. Secondly, with nuclear weaponry available to the 9 nations "on the table" -- not to mention so-called terrorist groups -- with international anarchy dominating the space between them, (though the USA outdoes them all with 8000 nuclear warheads), "protection from war" by threatening war is the most insidious and blatant deception a public official could inflict on a given public. (Obama's mention, for instance, when accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, both passionate advocates of world government, as being the two men he admired most, was a dramatic example of the duplicity of the office, not to mention being blatantly offensive to both their memories and to we who respected them in their total dedication to world peace and ultimate sacrifice as victims of violence. Moreover, in the President's address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 25th, Obama asserted blandly in that strictly diplomatic environment that, "I am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity, and individual opportunity that serve as a basis for peace in our world." And that "True democracy demands that citizens cannot be thrown in jail because of what they believe, and businesses can be opened without paying a bribe. It depends on the freedom of citizens to speak their minds and assemble without fear; on the rule of law and due process that guarantees the rights of all people." Hear, hear!  But then followed the National Defense Authorization Act, signed by the same President Obama on December 31st, 2011 while the slaughter of civilians by drones, the increasing cyberwars, the revolts of oppressed citizens throughout the Middle East, the gross inequality of economic status, between rich and poor, in short, the increasing obsolescence of the nation-state system is overwhelmingly apparent in this turbulent 21st century world. As Alvin Toffler points out in The Third Wave, "All the political parties of the industrial world, all our congresses, parliaments, and supreme soviets, our presidencies and prime ministerships, our courts, and our regulatory agencies, and our layer upon geographical layer of governmental bureaucracy -- in short, all the tools we use to make and enforce collective decisions -- are obsolete and about to be transformed. A third wave civilization cannot operate with a second wave political structure. "

Finally, nowhere in the debate did either Obama or Romney refer to the Nuremberg Principles and the ICC Statute proscribing "enemies of humanity" as an indictable crime; nor the International Conventions mandated by the United Nation; the UN's Charter Preamble "… to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law…"; Article 2, (3) "All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered, "; the myriad United Nations resolutions against the use of nuclear weapons; and above all, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by the US as all member-states of the UN, which, in article 28 provides that "Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized"; nor did either acknowledge the thousands of human rights and juridical organizations and even high schools -- such as the Montessori School of Lucknow, India, whose 44,000 students add world citizenship as well as claim to speak for the 2.4 billion students throughout the world community -- all advocating the rule of world law. The only true "mission" of the United States president -- indeed of every conscientious holder of political office worldwide -- is to guarantee the protection of humanity itself of which the US public is but 4.7 percent. The deception, national and global, therefore of both candidates revealed startling the deadly irrelevance of a national presidential election in a world become one in which we, its citizens are sovereign and of one kind: human.

Bottom line: Our human hearts beat in cosmic rhythm; blood courses in the veins of all creatures; sleep beckons each and all at night; and finally, love and consciousness permeate all our being.

Final notice to President Obama and Governor Romney as well as all national officials throughout the community: The World Government of World Citizens is, in principle and practice, since September 4, 1953, that legitimate protector of humanity, acknowledged willfully and actively by each and every registered world citizen.

No deception there.

Garry Davis
World Government Of World Citizens
Washington, DC

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