We would like to think that a country’s government and military will side with just demands of the most vulnerable components of its society and those at risk, especially if the grievance is in the form of ‘Life or death’ to a certain group.
But what we would like to believe and the reality could be millions of miles apart, you and your grievances may mean nothing to your government, and what you will also find out is that the real numbers that are very critical to the nation aren’t their citizens but the ‘Dollar and Pound’.
Your country will take you overseas to fight wars of and for million names, brings you back the shadow and skeleton of a person, your destiny for the rest of your life might be in the form of (Homelessness, poverty, unemployment, addiction, illness and disability), when your life is ended your burial expenses also could become another burden that is too much to bear for the government you fought for and broke you into billion pieces.
The ‘Government and Military’ are not there to protect the people, but for the protection of the few privileged who hold the strings of the purse, the few privileged rich men and women who are working night and day to replace humans with machines in all working settings.
How is it okay for governments to spend billions on failed banks and businesses and bail them out while every penny and dime to be spent on the citizens takes years of debates that eventually lead to nowhere?!
How come the governments of the worlds are not debating and regulating those 10 richest individuals of the world who say jobs of the past will no longer be there, and the future jobs of the coming century will be in coding, data analysis and cyber security! What kind of madness is this?!
Will the citizens be left to those 10 richest individuals on the planet to play with their fate?! Won’t the government step in to protect the workers of the world?!
Something that happened in 18/19 century can provide you with all the answers that you might need, and give you a glimpse of what to expect when such times arrive; it will show you the real numbers that matter to both your government, military and the few privileged.
England wars with France and America has weakened it and made living and economic condition very dire, during 1811-1819 a series of events occurred one of it was the ‘ Luddite Movement’, the Luddite’s were a group of textile artists who took their names from a fictional character.
The term ‘ Luddite’ is often used to describe those who are ‘Anti Technology’, but that isn’t what the term symbolizes and it’s also not what the textile workers of 19 century England were fighting against.
Luddite’s did not hate machinery, they were fighting not to be replaced by the machines, they didn’t mind working beside the machine, they were opposing being ousted out of their jobs for the sake of the machines, it is just like nowadays debate with ‘Automation’.
A series of uprising erupted led by the Luddite’s at the same time when England was in war with France, the Luddite’s broke new machines that were taking their old jobs and set factories on fire, in response the army met the uprising with vigorous campaigns, sentences were handed down where perceived members were hanged, others were thrown in prison while some were sent into exile. But that didn’t stop the Luddite’s, they carried on.
On the other side the government had tailored especial laws that weren’t meant to protect the workers whom were protesting for the loss of their jobs, but made special laws that favoured those who were taking their jobs away from them!
So as we see a whole country’s army and government in the 19 century didn’t side with the just demands of a group of workers who saw their life’s work and talents being destroyed before their eyes and their only means to provide for their families being ripped and taken away.
Look at how USA Secretaries explain to president of the United States the benefits of the ‘USA Diplomacy and Military Might’; in ‘Dollar’ terms!
An Arab proverb says ‘Oh, You who have taken my bread away from me, indeed you did/do plan for my death.’