Plagues

One indicator of human development is the number of people who die from preventable diseases and epidemics.

For example, the plague, as “Black Death” one of the horrors of the Middle Ages, is extinct in Europe, but still occasionally occurs worldwide – in “underdeveloped” regions, of course. Insufficient hygienic conditions are the first prerequisite for the occurrence and spread of this disease. After all, at least there are effective drugs to treat it.

Smallpox was a very dangerous disease. This epidemic also claimed millions of lives, especially in areas where there was no immunity in the population. The American Indians are to be mentioned here, who were particularly numerous victims of smallpox.

Smallpox is my favorite disease, firstly because it has been eradicated – “only an eradicated epidemic is a good epidemic” – and secondly because I myself have been engaged in eradicating it, working in the Smallpox Eradication Program, the only successful project worldwide carried out by the World Health Organization in the 1970s. With our well-designed approach we quickly could bring even major outbreaks of this epidemic under control.

Cholera is a particularly serious disease. Cholera can spread practically unhindered if there is no clean drinking water and water is contaminated by contaminated waste water. Cholera, dysentery and typhus indicate a lack of clean drinking water and are life-threatening for malnourished people, primarily for children and the elderly.

Perhaps you remember the 500,000 children in Iraq who were killed by the sanctions imposed on Iraq after the Gulf War – yes, those who according to US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright were “worth the price”?

I deliberately and intentionally write “were killed” and not “have died”, have “lost their lives” or as can be heard in the mendacious media in this country/in the West, if at all. A report by UNICEF has been slammed in the Security Council by the United States of America and the United Kingdom. In my opinion a mass murder has been carried out on a huge scale, with the greatest unscrupulousness and with the cooperation and agreement of the Western community, including the United Nations, this pathetic bureaucratic Moloch with its low life existence under the whip of the US State Department.

In Washington and London they certainly know that poor hygiene conditions promote the spread of epidemics. Well, what does this mean for the rulers and commanders of the most aggressive rogue states of our time?

They let destroy power stations, drinking water systems and sewage treatment plants by their own and by the war planes of their respective "coalitions".

And then?

Then they impose sanctions to block and prevent the necessary materials for repairs being brought into the country. Or prevent food or medicine from being brought into the country, or whatever evil the criminal brains in these command centers will devise to damage and harass people who do not obey. Sooner or later, the desired effect will appear, which can only be described as planned mass murder. This has happened in recent years in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and most recently in Yemen. Gaza can be counted as one of the places where this “policy” has also been practiced for years, interrupted only by further bombing of residential buildings and infrastructure. The fact that the Western media hardly ever report about these gigantic crimes against humanity makes these “free media” accomplices in the style of Nazi media.

The terrorist superpower, the United States of America, apparently is not mainly interested in conquering these countries – it is enough for them to have them rendered helpless and defenseless, at least not being able to stand in the way of the aggressive ambitions of those striving for world domination. It easily can be found out on any world map where they are heading to.

Many millions of people killed, crippled and displaced will have to continue to be worth the “prize” that the aspirations of the terrorist superpower and their criminal “community” will require, at least in case things are developing according to their intentions.

As already mentioned the management of preventable diseases is a benchmark for the development of mankind.

If certain states cause the death and unspeakable suffering of countless people with tremendous effort, this is directly directed against the development and the interests of humanity. The fight against such parasitic states and their criminal aspirations is justified in every respect.

The fact, that a terrorist superpower and its terrorist appendage are granted civilizing, cultural or even humanitarian competence in spite of their manifest crimes against peace and against humanity is obviously an outstanding feature – symptom – of a society whose spiritual state is situated deeply in the realm of pathology.

Obviously, we are dealing with an epidemic here, too. A plague that affects people’s brains. Just as cholera bacteria attack the organism by programming its functions to self-destruction.

Guess if there is an “immune system”, too? That can prevent mankind being led into self-destruction?

You may assume that there is one and that you too can be a potential/potent part of this immune system.

As always in such cases it starts at a small scale. The chances of a movement growing against the current madness, that ultimately will prevail, are intact. Mankind at first glance may not appear getting constantly smarter, but on closer inspection it becomes clear that this inevitably must be the case. I would be surprised if the organism of mankind will not, in the foreseeable future, discard the elements that cynically endanger and trample underfoot the fate of mankind as a whole out of selfish interests. So far we have made it anyway…

Klaus Madersbacher is editor of www.antikrieg.com, an antiwar website in German with mainly articles from antiwar.com which he translates into German.

77 thoughts on “Plagues”

  1. Excellent piece. Too bad it will fall on deaf ears and be ignored by the willfully blind.

    The U.S. will not change on its own via introspection. For the most part the citizens are too busy worshiping at the altar of the Almighty State and its Military. To object to any of it, except at the most trivial level, e.g. “the department of motor vehicles sucks”, is an act of blasphemy, e.g. Colin Kaepernick’s National Fight Song protest and the reaction to it.

    Instead, on September 11, now named Patriot Day (Pick A Scab Day might be more accurate), we’re shown pictures of “heroes” plunging to their deaths. Granted, the fire fighters that died as a result of running into burning buildings should be commended for their heroism. People who just showed up to work…not so much, but, they too are considered “heroes”. Their mere extermination as Americans makes it so. We also see and hear George W. Bush announcing that revenge is on the horizon. Revenge against those that “perpetrated this act”. Which, based on the numbers of people killed by the Exceptional Nation, is anyone that gets down range from a U.S. weapon. Is Bush condemned for being the nations leader when it got whacked by a ragtag bunch? No. Is anyone fired or disciplined in any way for allowing such a massive attack to go unchallenged? No. Instead they are worshiped. Such a psychosis will not go away on its own nor will it be recognized for what it is by those who are afflicted with it.

    That’s the truly sad part of this. It will only go away when those who engage in such are violently forced to face reality. And even then many won’t see it a la post WW2 Germany.

    So long as George W. Bush can get praise for having soldiers over to his ranch for a BBQ that have wounded in the Wars of Choice he himself started there will be not cure for this disease.

    1. No, no, it is inhuman of you to deride the martyr firefighters as ‘people who just showed up to work’. With this mentality you are the obverse of the coin of cruel terrorist (state terrorist) mindset depicted in this excellent article. If you see the videos of the firefighters and their statements and their attempts at rescue and the hero who rescued so many people that day (not firefighter but the employee who had keys to the lift rooms or so) you will find they worked heart and soul and some died in the process to rescue people trapped in the burning towers. They are and deserve the status of martyrs in any context.

    2. The American people as a whole are totally oblivious to the truth and always will be when they get their information from a compromised main stream media.

    3. Excellent comment – man in the bunker. The fact all those who failed to protect the US from the 9/11 attack were rewarded is proof of how far astray people’s thinking has gone. Can you imagine Fox news, Sean Hannity, the Republicans, would be if Al Gore had been president when this happened? OMG the crying, screaming, and whining would be endless by the right.

  2. I gives my heart a moment of peace to realize that a nation’s evils will come back on itself. There is a payday in store for those who work evil. God will insure that it happens.

    1. Why doesn’t God ensure that evil doesn’t happen? Why does your God wait for millions of deaths before acting? By the way, how does your God pay back? More violence? That sounds like an evil God to me.

      1. Well, Eric, you asked, so I will answer. God does not run a dictatorship. He runs a school. And in this school it is designed that we learn from our effects actually what we are about and what life is about. Those who finally enter heaven, will be those who humbled themselves, gave up their murders and sorcery and followed the principles of God’s law. God has given you the right to rebel and hate Him. But He has not given you the way to heaven if you will only bring hell there. Those who choose the way of death, will inherit death, and they love to have it that way.

      2. Faith & Belief

        Religion is a wonderful thing,

        a bloody, blessed event.

        As long as people keep coming,

        filling the evangelical tent.

        What do they believe in,

        these myths of ancestral clan?

        How do they come to cling to,

        these stories made by man?

        They need an explanation,

        as to why we are here.

        Perhaps some motivation,

        beyond survival and fear.

        They have to find a reason,

        to explain away life’s grief.

        Yet all they have to rely on,

        is their faith in their belief.

        RJ O’Guillory

      3. Eric, if God ensured that evil did not happen, YOU would have never been born.
        Good and evil actions occur, because man is fallen, and God could have prevented that by making Adam and Eve drop dead the second they sinned.
        That work for you?
        You never existing.
        God had that right. His mercy allows humans , fallen though they are, to live, so those who seek him, can exist to do so.

        The Bible talks about this in the tares and wheat parable of Jesus. Good seed and evil come up in a field. If you tear out the tares, the wheat dies too. If you leave the tares, then the wheat lives and reproduces.
        God’s Mercy was needed, although that allows evil to occur in the world, because a world with absolute justice, has no humans.

          1. Believe what you want. There is a Great White Throne Judgement coming, and YOU will be there, so ask God if I am right. Be polite, because Jesus will be in the chair, and he will be the conquering ruler, and not the suffering servant.

      4. As for your slander of God being evil, in punishing men, who told you he did, in this life. You ever hear of cause and effect? Actions and consequences? Men who do evil, risk getting sent to jail, shot by people taking revenge, or victims fighting back and killing or injuring them.

        If you throw a punch, do not blame God if someone blocks that punch and hits you in the soft and tenders.

        Any violence occurs, in that when you die and become a spirit being, you get resurrected. In the afterlife, if you reject Jesus, and serve evil, then you are a slave of evil forever, like insane people are kept in an asylum as long as they are nuts. The punishment is selected by you, and the justice comes from your actions, not God. Separation from God is just a cause and effect event. You put yourself in eternal separation from God, and YOU were warned.

  3. This is the first time I’ve seen the medical aspects of the aggressive actions of America and the “team’ members on the target nations. The political, financial and moral factors are well known both here in the US as well as throughout the world. None of the aggression and oppression will ever stop as long as the ruling faction continues to direct America, the UK and most of the NATO nations to do their biding.

  4. Some people have a queer idea that mankind needs massive evil so to make sure if there’s really goodness.
    Just like Hitler’s appearance was making the other side highlighted.
    My conclusion is that mankind is a feature nothing to do with conscience.
    So the chances of a movement “ultimately will not prevail”.

  5. For Washington wars are a BIG MONEY MACHINE, so they’re NOT interested in PEACE. US spent $650 billion or 12 times more on their military than Russia. USA is the largest supplier of military equipment incl. fighter jets. On top of that they force other NATO countries to buy American junk like JSF, Tanks at outragious prices which on top of that are inferior to Russian products. It’s good that Turkey broke with these NATO rules & bought Russian MB 400 missiles. And finally hoe do you expect this NATO army with their language barriers to operate. NATO is a total joke if it weren’t for the taxpayers forced to pay for this WASTE!

  6. I was born and then taught, at least the system adherents attempted, the false doctrine(s) of Americanism; notice the attempted, but it was through a very few contacts with true educators and access to writing of not just US writers but those of old and new European and Asian philosophers, historians, military and by the grace of fate a grandfather who told me. Ask the questions, find the answers, and always question a speakers and writers words. And then question their answers.
    As an example at age 5 or 6, his first gift to me was “Plutrach Lives”which today I find very few USA populace have read.
    I believe in education. But to become educated you need educators, and not institutionalized teachers.
    As an aged man today Thanks to all my ancestors who kept letters and records of past living in US, and the writers close to events for putting into correct context of true American history.
    As I once refused to digest the lies within US lack of cultural identity as put forth by political and economic powers so too do I today.
    As I see it the voices of reason and searchers and speakers of truth are not in great numbers in US. And become fewer and fewer it seems monthly; While from the oldest centers of learning Europe, Pershian. India and China are last bastions of human enlightment.

    THERE WILL NOT BE ANY ADVANCEMENTS IN HUMAN ENLIGHTMENT COMING UNLESS THIS US NATION IS LIMITED BY BENIGN FOREIGN INTERVENTION.

      1. It won’t, but this is because the US, enabled by its own population, brought a lot of suffering and destruction to defenseless countries. Do you think the millions of dead and maimed are not claiming to God for some measure of justice? Karma is already at work. I am frightened at the way it will strike the US because I also have relatives there. However, everybody has to face his fate.

      2. Am not a pacifist, only time I harmed my fellow man was by conscription in a foreign land, and I too fear the less than BENIGN future towards the individual US and world’s populace, But I also believe that one not only has a responsibility to speak truth but to accept the consequences of one’s actions in that endeavor.

  7. …beautiful…beautiful…and original in approach to subject matter – a huge Thank You to Klaus Madersbacher for authoring and publishing this…

  8. The World’s peoples are finally waking up to the disastrously negative influence the US has had on third world nations. Now such peoples must force their respective governments and leaders to cease supporting such evil doing. The sooner the better!

  9. Even Americans who call themselves ‘conservatives’ have totally abandoned the Constitution. Many know in their hearts that Muslims were made scapegoats for 9/11 but their hatred and thirst for blood trumps the truth. And Christians are lost souls. Washington DC is evil.

  10. THIS AUTHOR IS ACTUALLY AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST
    HE’S WRAPPED UP IN POLLUTION CONTROL AND HE EVEN IS FOR TAXING SEWAGE OUTFLOW FROM SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS
    HE ADVOCATES KEEPING MAINTENANCE LOGS FOR ALL APPLIANCES TO SHOW THE GERMAN GOV’T WHEN REQUESTED.
    HE’S A SUPER LEFTY FROM HELL.
    HE SOUNDS LIKE THE POPE TALKING SOCIAL ISSUES INSTEAD OF SPIRITUALITY.

    1. What’s wrong with spirituality and social issues? I get an impression you wouldn’t be happy with a humanist (socialist) approach to social issues either – a plague being a real social issue.

        1. EVER HEAR THAT ALL CAPS IN COMMENTS IS RUDE AND THE EQUIVALENT OF SHOUTING? THAT’S INTERNET 101.

          As far as sharia are concerned, it is implemented in different ways in different environments by different sects. In the US, it is implemented in exactly the same way as halakha — voluntarily among groups of believers.

          1. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SHARIA LAW IN THE USA IS INAPPROPRIATE.
            SHARIA IS A SYSTEM OF SORTS DESIGNED FOR MEN WITH LOW SELF ESTEEM AFRAID OF SEXUAL COMPETITION FROM OTHER COMPETING MALES AS WELL AS A SYSTEM DESIGNED TO BE FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE GROUND RULES IF THE DOMINATE PERSON NEEDS TO MAKE A RULE CHANGE IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN MALE SUPERIORITY.
            SHARIA IS AIMED AT SEVERAL RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL GOALS OF WHICH ONE IS TO ADDRESS MALE FEAR OF WOMEN WHICH IS SO RAMPANT IN THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY.
            YOU CANNOT HAVE LAWS OF CONVENIENCE AND SOCIAL ORDER AT THE SAME TIME.

            AS FAR AS YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT MY CHOICE LITERARY SYMBOLS IS CONCERNED, I
            WILL HAVE TO CHECK IN WITH MY LOCAL IMAM AND SEE IF CAPITAL LETTERS IS ALLOWED THIS WEEK.

          2. You don’t have to check with your local imam about capital letters. I’ve tried to be nice/ fun about it, but continued all-caps posting will result in you being banned.

            Your abject ignorance concerning sharia, on the other hand, is something you’re free to continue indulging in if you wish.

          3. HAVE AT IT..
            YOU MADE A THREAT, DIDN’T YOU.
            WHO MADE YOU THE HIGHER AUTHORITY?
            THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF SHARIA…FLEXIBLE AND INDETERMINATE RULES, AND CHAOS..
            THE RESULT IS WHAT ISLAM SEEMS TO MAKE;.
            NOT AN OPINION; JUST AN OBSERVATION.

  11. One wonders why the US clergy has not raised it voice in opposition over US hegemony actions. Advocating pedophilia and DACA apparently is enough to keep their “plate” full.

  12. “America the beautiful” a trillion dollars given to the defense industry to terrorize the world. If they spent a trillion dollars on the countrys infrastructure, in a year our cities and towns would look like the country of Dubai, instead they’re falling apart like slums. It should be called “America the war mongering shithole”

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