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4.13.2007

Exploitative U.S. "Family Values" will be its demise...

... and the demise of Darfur.

See: A Hunger For Justice : Darfur Becomes One Man's Cause for Deprivation
Washington Post, April 14th, 2007 by Delphine Schrank, C01 (Post)

Note: Darfur Hunger Strike at Sudan Embassy Day 44.

Protection of our "Family" is the reason, the shameful fig leaf we hide behind, for not risking our very lives to stop the Darfur Genocide. Just as Dr. King said, not the Priest or the Levite, but only the Good Samaritan had the courage, integrity, morals and humanity to ask the proper question, "If I do not stop, what will happen to HIM," [the injured stranger by the side of the road.] Presumably the priest and the Levite hid behind their "Family" to avoid giving aid, as has become our shameful U.S. custom.

How long will we ignore the admonitions of the world's great souls that we must live quite literally the truth that all men are brothers, or perish due to this fatal error alone? How long will we indulge our limitless selfishness at the certain extermination of the likes of Darfur to Genocide in the name of "Family Values?"

One of Gandhi's books was entitled, "All Men are Brothers" and surely this is the Truth by which Gandhi lived. Two books forged Gandhi when he studied in England as a youth. Tolstoy's "Kingdom of God is Within You" focuses on Jesus ethic of equal love for all humankind, and not just "family," as expressed in Matthew 5:45 "If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?." The other book forging Gandhi's humanity at that time was John Ruskin's "Unto This Last [Unto the least of these my family]" the point of which was that the demise of the West was sewn in the fact that the merchant or consumer segment of society with certainty would exploit, not sacrifice its lives for the larger good of mankind in stark contrast to Doctors, Soldiers, Lawyers, and Pastors in 1860's England when this was written.

Other great souls have weighed in on this issue. "The problem is not the absence of love, but the presence of tribal love," Ashley Montegue, 1950's intellectual, professor, scholar.

Did Jesus die for any other reason than to save us from "Family Values?" Mark 12:29-3129 "The most important [Commandment]," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God [one Father of all humankind; one family] with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' 31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself [we are one family, all brothers].' There is no commandment greater than these." NIV And Jesus again, Matt. 12:46,48,49 "Who is my mother and who are my brethren" when told that his biological family was outside a meeting he was holding? And finally, "Luke 14:26: Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple."

We shamelessly exploit the opposite of the above admonitions of these great men; we exploit U.S. "Family Values" purely for selfish gain, so we can enthusiastically abandon our responsibilities to our fellow man. This is obvious when we consider how quickly we withdraw this standard when it serves us! We joyfully have soldiers of violence leave [abandon?] their "families" to protect us; police to risk death for us [thereby abandoning their families]; we laud the Holocaust rescuers that universally placed their entire "families" including all their children at risk of certain, cruel execution by the Nazi's; and we universally esteem men who served us at the expense of their "families" like King, Jesus, and Gandhi.

No, the ploy of "Family Values," preferential treatment of my biologically affiliated unit, is a shameless ploy; crassly immoral licence in U.S. society to neglect, abandon or exploit all who are not part of that unit - inner cities, black Darfuries experiencing Genocide, Katrina victims, 18,000 children starving to death per day, etc. The likes of Jesus, Gandhi and Montegue saw through this ploy; that it was by nature "cancer" and would kill society unless it was rooted out. They all gave their lives to this end, thereby abandoning their families, for the good of all humankind.

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