Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Department of Humanity

U.S. Marines and Japanese soldiers load boxes of humanitarian aid into an MV-22 Osprey aircraft at Japanese Camp Takayubaru, Japan, April 18, 2016, to support earthquake relief efforts near Kumamoto. (Marine Corps photo/Cpl. Nathan Wicks)
Using military resources for humanitarian purposes is not a new concept. Often during times of natural disasters, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc., political people mobilize military units to evacuate victims, provide medical care, transport emergency relief supplies as well as security.

The military, after all, has ships, planes, manpower, and the command structure at the ready. All that is required is the order to spring into action and get the job done.

So, here’s my observation.

The United States created the worldwide humanitarian crises, otherwise infamously labeled, “the refugee / illegal immigrant” problem, by displacing millions of people after illegally invading and destroying Iraq, Afghanistan and a multitude of other nations, plus fostering and supporting a slew of regime changes in South America and elsewhere throughout the world.

As a result, the nations of Europe have been forced to accommodate millions of refugees, while the U.S. for the most part, has chosen to ignore the problem. Instead of dealing with the “mess” we created, we have decided to build a wall to stem the tide of displaced people.

Obviously, that fix is not working. So, we need a new plan.

Let’s try this: create, the Department for Humanity, place it under command of the U.S. military, with the mission of providing humanitarian relief, education and training, in situ, to the millions of people displaced through our never-ending wars.

As a past service person, I have faith that our military command will get the job done forthwith, in an efficient and evenhanded manner, using the equipment, personnel and material, as approved by Congress.

Through the Department of Humanity, using a few of the trillions of dollars meant for killing, we may steer the course of mankind away from unending inhumanity to itself and toward a more humane, kinder world – for all of us – and stem the refugee, illegal immigrant tide along the way, too.

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