Giving thanks? Families of 30,000 poverty-murdered children today want an expanded response

The number of children poverty-murdered through intentional policy is so large, these lives are hard to imagine; between 20,000 and 30,000 today, and everyday.

We owe our young brothers and sisters a moment to do just that on this day of being thankful, and to take lawful action to end their slaughter.

Those of us who grew the citizen’s lobby to end domestic and global poverty, RESULTS, helped cause two UN Summits for heads of state. All we’ve ever received from both US parties’ “leaderships” since the 1990 World Summit for Children is empty rhetoric, every public and private promise reneged, and corporate media lies of omission and commission to “cover” these poverty-murders from public recognition (for a stunning example, see what the NY Times chose to “report”).

Our “leaders” lie with pretended piety, Christian values, and giving thanks on another day they slaughter children. As President Obama lied:

“But most importantly, I believe in the example that Jesus set by feeding the hungry and healing the sick and aways prioritizing the least of these over the powerful.”

These satires on the 1% declaring war on microcredit and declaring Jesus the world’s first financial terrorist are closer to the truth than Mr. Obama’s statement.

Helpless human beings are sacrificed by 1% “elite’s” worship of money and power. These war-mongers, looters, and media-liars lord over ~$30 trillion dollars in tax-free accounts while imposing gruesomely slow, agonizing deaths upon a million children every month. The total investment to save these lives is ~$1 trillion.

Since 9/11, US reneged promises to end poverty have killed over 100 million children, twice the number of children enrolled in pre-kindergarten to 12th grade in the US.

Since the 1%’s reneged promises from our second UN Summit, on microcredit in 1997, the total deaths from preventable poverty is conservatively greater than from all wars, revolutions, murders, accidents, and suicides in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Since the 1990 World Summit for Children where the promise to end poverty was again sincerely pledged, total deaths from poverty eclipse all the above categories of death in all known human history.*

Please read the preceding three paragraphs a second time, and feel the impact of the 1%’s murderous “leadership” and lies.

The leverage point to remove the 1% is for those among the 99% with arrest authority to exercise it for “emperor has no clothes” obvious ongoing crimes; perhaps the most obvious as War Crimes and murders of US soldiers who were lied-into unlawful wars, bankster looting of trillions, and media lying sacks of spin as required accomplices to hide these OBVIOUS crimes.

It’s either arrest the 1% psychopaths who smile as they lie and kill, or suffer all the consequences of allowing these poverty-murders to continue, month after month, million after million.

Of course, we welcome the 1%’s “Scrooge conversions” to reclaim their hearts and join us as heroes.

*Assuming 16 years of poverty deaths totaling 225 million and 23 years at 400 million (poverty deaths have decreased over the past 20 years) compared to the estimates of 160 million war deaths from Scaruffi, P., Wars and Casualties of the 20th and 21st Centuries, and 230 million from Leitenberg, M, Deaths in Wars and Conflicts in the 20th Century, (along with the relatively smaller numbers for murders, accidents, and suicides). Total global deaths in recorded history is probably a safe estimate given a global population of ~1.6 billion in 1900. My assignment for high school students on ending poverty with all of the documentation: The Economics of Ending PovertyDespite the investment to save a million children’s lives each month from preventable poverty being just 0.7% of our gross national income, despite that every historical case of ending poverty reduces population growth rates, and despite US promises to make that investment at global summits, the 1% “leadership” in government and corporate media renege and ignore all promises to end this crushing torture, these excruciating and prolonged deaths of children.

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  • colinjames71

    Hey Mr. Herman can you explain the logic and justification for using the term “poverty murdered” I sincerely want to know the mechanics, where those numbers come from, etc. Or point me to a link that does so. I’m with you I just don’t want to repeat that strong of rhetoric without REALLY understanding it, thanks.

    • Carl_Herman

      Sure: the first link in the article provides several leading organizations’ estimates of the number of children killed from preventable poverty. Given the policy option to save their lives with 0.7% GNI investment cost from the developed nations and with complete academic and professional agreement that this is doable, combined with actual policy choices of Wars of Aggression and economic debt-exploitation based on criminal fraud, we then have a conclusion of what’s happening as “poverty-murder.”

      Murder is intentional, with malice, and unlawful. Having economic debt exploitation and Wars of Aggression while reneging on promises to end poverty is intentional. It’s with malice. And while the unlawful wars argument is easier than the more complex economic burden of proof to show illegal acts of fraud, both areas reveal that our 1% engage in illegal acts that result in deaths by the millions.

      I cover the unlawful war argument:

      The econ fraud argument is best documented by best sellers John Perkins (Economic Hitman), and former Chief Economists of the World Bank and IMF Joseph Stiglitz (also a Nobel Prize winner) and Simon Johnson.

      Thank you for your commitment to command these facts to best fit your voice.

      • colinjames71

        Thanks I’ve read hit man, in fact I’m planning on reading it again as its sitting right in front of me on my bookshelf. I always got the fact that preventable deaths occur because of poverty, really it was the logical argument more than anything plus the sources for the numbers, I’ve read more than a few articles where you use that term it suddenly occurred to me today I was kinda taking it for granted. Thanks for the reply I really appreciate it.

        • Carl_Herman

          You’re welcome, colinjames71.

          We at the poverty-ending lobby group, RESULTS, endure constant lies from both parties’ “leaderships,” and constant lies of omission and commission from corporate media (the media link from the NY Times above is stunning to prove this). What the lies cover is exactly what John Perkins (among many now) documents: a neo-colonial policy to capture governments, resources, and transfer wealth from the 99% there to a few hundred families in the so-called “developed” world. And, yeah, this includes assassinating opponents who demand the wealth of a nation remain within a nation, as Perkins explains and documents.

          We’ll have nothing better until we demand and achieve the arrests of such “leaders” for Wars of Aggression and related economic crimes of plunder.

          Until then, we endure poverty and war-murders in the millions, harm to billions, and looting in the trillions every year.

          • colinjames71

            “Leaders”, in quotes… exactly. Thailand is the textbook example of the Perkins scenario, and the repercussions, happening right before our very eyes. *hint!