"All problems that exist in our world today emanate from the fact that rulers have distanced themselves from human values, morality, and the teachings of divine messengers. Regrettably, in the current state of international relations, selfishness and insatiable greed have taken the place of such humanitarian concepts as love, sacrifice, dignity, and justice."
Who said this? Mahatma Gandhi? Nelson Mandela? Alexander Solzhenitsyn? Bobby Kennedy? Martin Luther King?
If the President of the United States made a speech with these words, the mainstream media would cover it by every means available, and the President would be hailed for months afterwards as a hero! The American people would proudly bask in their self-righteousness, secure in the knowledge that they were the moral leaders of the world.
Unfortunately, the President of the United States did not make this speech. Regardless, he will be hailed for months afterwards as a hero by the mainstream media on every available channel. The American people will proudly bask in their self-righteousness, secure in the knowledge that they are the moral leaders of the world.
The truth is something quite different, however. The President that did make this speech will be vilified by the mainstream media. Plans to invade his country and undermine his leadership have been prepared by the United States government. His words and the basic truth of his message will be withheld from the American people. Only through the Internet, the renegade communications medium that governments are still struggling to control, where individuals still have a voice that has yet to be silenced, will the words of this President find any real outlet. Hear these words that your leaders would deny you. Ask yourself why this President's message is censored. Is this man your enemy, as the United States government would have you believe, or is he your brother in the fight against those that would oppress you?
The countries of Argentina, Australia, Britain, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand and the United States walked out on the speaker during his address. Israel called for a boycott of the speech and is backed by Canada. Could it be that all these countries support the oppression and evil that this man rightfully condemns?