Cosmic Justice

Some people have a difficult time accepting that there are inalienable human rights, and that as such, when Saddam was ordering the rape of Iraqi women, he could in no way be considered legitimate (if a dictator can ever be considered legitimate). Some will say that it's just nature, or culture that causes these things to happen, and we should just ignore it. After all, we couldn't directly hear the Iraqi women saying that they didn't want to be raped, and that this should not in any way be considered part of their culture.

If there was "cosmic justice" in the world, then what should happen is every few decades you should be required to exchange places with a random person in the world. The chances are good that you will end up in the 3rd world if this were to happen. As a hedge against that, you should be taking action now, to make sure that the 3rd world is not the horror it currently is. As I have said before, that involves things like recolonizing Africa.

But before we can even do things like that, we need to know what people around the world actually want. How can we have justice in the world when we don't even know whether Iraqi women like Saddam having total power over them or not? To that end, we need to be able to question the people around the world to find out what they want. And for that, they need to have an environment of freedom. So as a first step, we need to set up liberal democracies just so we can find out what people innately want. And when finding out what they want, they should have the full range of options to choose from. ie information should not be suppressed.

So the driver of cosmic justice is to me enough to both justify the Iraq war and provide urgency to it. And for other liberations. We need to hear people talking freely about what they want, so that we can then attempt to provide fair rules that will hopefully allow more people to get what they want. Unless you think a just world is not important, in which case my response is that you deserve to end up on the bottom rung when body swaps start happening (or reincarnation).




Hailing Frequency

When searching for extraterrestrial life, searchers need to ask themselves "what would an obvious frequency be?", ie what would the galactic "hailing frequency" be?

Throughout my life I have generally born in mind what the obvious thing a prophet would do is. I was disillusioned with Jesus's alleged philosophy of "turn the other cheek" which led to gross unchecked human rights abuses. A decent prophet would be preaching a different message - one that said that human rights needed to be defended.

Ideally the defense of human rights would be done by someone other than the victim. So e.g. the ideal response after 9/11 would have been for the rest of the world to say "America, sit tight - thanks for your help in past scrapes - we will take care of this problem for you - you don't need to exercise your right to self-defence". And then the neutral observer could have starting winding up the worldwide anti-Americanism that led to this attack. The world is obviously far from this ideal.

Anyway, when the Iraq war was on, there was a major change happening in the world, and there was a dispute as to whether that was right or wrong. 99.9% of the non-Iraqi world doesn't have access to Iraqis to ask for their opinion on whether it was right or wrong, and why. So if there was a prophet in the world, the most likely case was that he was in that 99.9% - outside the political/military/media circle, and would have been dependent on asking the Iraqi bloggers for their opinion. So there was an obvious "hailing frequency" - a place for prophets to congregate and exchange analysis. Also a place for hardcore atheists to go to prove that they were better than any damned prophet to have ever walked the face of the earth.

Another assumption - any prophet worth his salt would be doing his analysis according to scientific principles and would have accepted the data provided by the western governments - which are organizations in themselves, subject to leaks - and which come with vetting by the free media. ie accept a simple truth from those sources, rather than assuming that everything was a conspiracy and believing that Bush ordered 9/11 etc. Because the best data is required in order to come to the best conclusions. A human computer.




Endless Cash

It seems that many people believe the solution to the world's problems is endless amounts of money being transferred from someone to someone else. It's a dead-end equation. The money is not requested as a once-off payment to get people out of a hole so that they can make structural changes and possibly even repay the money (or transfer the favour onto someone else). And nor is there any analysis of the money already being paid to see if it is being squandered. Nor is root cause analysis done to find out if the problem is in fact people breeding out of control so that some sort of China-like "one child policy" can be implemented.

Speaking of China. As discussed, I wish for China or some other force to invade Australia as a once-off task to fix the political system in Australia where there is no real debate (such as the above) because the elites that control the media decide what the terms of the debate will be. I do NOT want sanctions on Australia. I want to be liberated - not punished for something that I have no ability to change. I note that China is building an aircraft carrier. That's fantastic news for those of us waiting for Liberation Day. And as I said - East Timor should be available as a launch pad. Just pay them off, China.




Justifying the Means

Regarding the Iraq war, sometimes people say that the ends don't justify the means. As if the means (war) were something bad. But I choose war entirely because it's the most scientifically valid method of resolving that injustice against millions of Iraqis, not because I like war. Depending on the injustice - sometimes you call SWAT and other times you call the US military. When you are already using the most appropriate tool for the job, the means don't require justification. It is allowing an injustice (institutionalized rape, mutilation, subjugation) to continue indefinitely that requires justification - not the freeing of millions of Iraqis (or Libyans or Syrians as the case may be).


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