Thursday, August 23, 2007

Evil From Over a Century Ago

"I went down on my knees and prayed to Almighty God for light and guidance ... and one night late it came to me this way. We could not leave (the Philippines) to themselves--they were unfit for self-government--and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain's was. .. There was nothing left for us to do but take them all and educate the Filipinos, and uplift and Christianize them." - President William McKinley

And so it goes. Since time began, men have decided that “GOD” wants them to brutalize another people while lining their own pockets. I cannot imagine what kind of “GOD” they are thinking of when they claim this – I suspect it is all a pack of lies. Pure, unaltered lies.

And what is it like to bring such “light and guidance” to people of another land? Well, here’s a clue:

“Our men have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners and captives, active insurgents and suspected people from lads of 10 up.. Our soldiers have pumped salt water into men to "make them talk," and have taken prisoners people who held up their hands and peacefully surrendered, and an hour later, stood them on a bridge and shot them down one by one, to drop into the water below and float down, as examples to those who found their bullet-loaded corpses." - Philadelphia Ledger newspaper in 1901, from its Manila [Philippines] correspondent during the US war with Spain for the control of the Philippines

Thanks to Information Clearing House for sending this information to my email box. The guy that runs that site does a wonderful job, and if you only read one website per day, I would recommend that site highly. He updates it daily.

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