DEMOCIDE : Death By GovernmentSubmitted by Cyril on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 20:00
DEMOCIDE : Death By Government
DEMOCIDE, noun :
"Democide [WP] is the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder. Democide is not necessarily the elimination of entire cultural groups but rather groups within the country that the government feels need to be eradicated for political reasons and due to claimed future threats. According to Rummel, genocide has three different meanings. The ordinary meaning is murder by government of people due to their national, ethnic, racial, or religious group membership. The legal meaning of genocide refers to the international treaty on genocide, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This also includes nonlethal acts that in the end eliminate or greatly hinder the group. Looking back on history, one can see the different variations of democides that have occurred, but it still consists of acts of killing or mass murder. A generalized meaning of genocide is similar to the ordinary meaning but also includes government killings of political opponents or otherwise intentional murder. In order to avoid confusion over which meaning is intended, Rummel created the term democide for the third meaning."
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
-- George Washington
THE GAUNTLET :
THE GAUNTLET HAS BEEN THROWN DOWN,
... IN FRONT OF US, AND BEFORE GOD.
God Bless You All Who Cherish Peace.