Posts Tagged ‘realpolitik’

Evacuate Christians and Other Minorities from Iraq and Syria Now to Avoid Complete Genocide

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Given that no world power is willing to step in to effectively defend the Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria facing genocide and slavery by ISIS, the only realistic alternative to genocide is to evacuate the minorities — NOW. The minorities must be sheltered by all countries of good will.

The lack of effective defense of these minorities will be seen by a future age as a great crime of neglect and cowardice. Personally, I am ashamed at the lack of action by our government.

As long as the Iran nuclear deal is the predominant Western concern with the Middle East, no Western power would arm or significantly aid any but Shiite factions in Iraq or Syria, lest the talks be disrupted. This geopolitical realpolitik has sadly made the Christian and other non-Shiite minorities in Iraq and Syria expendable and subject to the attacks of ISIS. The Western powers therefore have a moral obligation to evacuate the Christians if they are not going to defend them.

One charity that “supports the rescue, restoration, and return of Middle Eastern Christians and other ethno/religious people to a home where they can live and practice their faith free from fear” is the Cradle Fund. Please support the Cradle Fund.


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Corruption in the Public Interest

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Leave it to Tulane political science professor and MSNBC commentator Melissa Harris-Perry to inadvertently generate a phrase that describes Illinois and Cook County government for the ages: “Corruption in the public interest.”

Quoth Professor Harris-Perry recently at the University of Illinois at Chicago, according to veteran Chicago journalist Gary Wisby:

“I’m not completely against corruption,” as long as it’s in the public interest. Example: Mayor Richard M. Daley tearing up Meigs Field in the middle of the night.

I’ve heard similar quotes from Illinois legislators proclaiming their realpolitik adherence to the spoils system and how it benefited their constituents–just before they and a few of their constituents were handcuffed and carted off to jail.

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