US unlawful wars is ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ tragic-comedy: defining ‘clothes,’ ‘wear,’ ‘self-defense’

The Emperor’s New Clothes is the same story as current US wars: both are “official” stories easily and completely refuted by the evidence. Both are tragic-comedies because even children can see the truth with a few moments of attention.

The Emperor’s New Clothes has government officials, messengers (corporate media), and many in the public claim that political leadership is “covered” by the noblest of appearances, and that those who fail to perceive this are either “unfit for his position” or “hopelessly stupid.”

The game-changing fact is that the emperor is naked, and not even close to wearing clothes.

This fact is easily explained, objectively observed, and proved. Indeed, a child points it out with easy confidence, irrefutable accuracy, and proves the official story has zero credibility for any objective observer.

In the story, upon public initial conversations of the facts, the emperor continues the pretense, along with two “officials.” However, the illusion is shattered within moments as the “whole town” began speaking about what was clear for anyone who cared to look.

If we had to document the facts that refute the official story, we would probably define a few key terms:

  • clothes: material for the human body to be worn for adornment and coverage.
  • wear: in context of clothing, to have clothes intentionally placed on one’s body. This is opposed to having clothes in one’s closet or dresser not on one’s body.

The story isn’t explicit whether the emperor was naked or with underwear, and the child’s recorded testimony is, “he hasn’t got anything on.” If he wasn’t naked, with a little more work we could prove that people clearly distinguish between underwear and clothing, no matter how new the underwear arguably may be.

Therefore, with just a little work, we refute the “official story,” and use the facts to make ridiculous any argument in support of this official story.

And importantly, if we did have to document our evidence even though clear to a child’s examination within moments, it would take some work to write and read, just as our next argument will take with current US unlawful wars.

US unlawful wars: The US “official story” is that current US wars are lawful because they are “self-defense.”

The game-changer here is that “self-defense” means something quite narrow and specific in war law, and the facts of US armed attacks on so many nations in current and past wars are not even close to the meaning of this term.

Among dozens in independent media, I’ve explained and documented (here and here recently) that “self-defense” has a universally agreed meaning in use of a nation’s military for armed attack: you can only used armed attack on another nation if that nation’s government has attacked your nation, or there is provable imminent threat of attack. 

Importantly, a nation can use military, police, and civilians in self-defense from any attack upon the nation. This is similar to the legal definition of “self-defense” for you or I walking down the street: we cannot attack anyone unless either under attack or imminent threat of attack. And, if under attack, we can use any reasonable force in self-defense, including lethal.

As the above two links document, and you may recall, no nation’s government attacked the US on 9/11, and US officials agreed they had no evidence of any imminent threat. Despite this crystal-clear legal limit, and legal recourse through the UN Security Council for any security concern, the US has used armed attacks on many nations despite not meeting the legal requirement to do so.

In addition, US official reports now confirm all “reasons” the US told for these armed attacks were known to be false as they were told.

The categories of crime for armed attacks outside US treaty limits of law are:

  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit),
  2. likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.

A child can discern this if paying attention: if he/she saw someone physically attack you as you were simply walking along, the child could safely conclude that you did not attack the person, and did nothing to cause concern for any danger.

The child could also tell that if the person responded to you after you hit him, or that you picked up a bottle and shouted with anger causing the person to respond to that threat, that these cases would justify the person’s self-defense.

Moral of the stories: Certainly, as an adult, you can tell the difference in both categories of personal and national self-defense when you pay attention to the facts. And if you wish to have civil and political freedom, certainly you recognize the game to cause a critical mass of the public to also discern the game-changing facts from whatever bullsh*t our lying sacks of spin “leaders” attempt.

US wars and rhetoric for more wars continue a long history of lie-began US Wars of Aggression since the US invaded Mexico; despite Abraham Lincoln’s powerfully accurate rhetoric of President Polk’s lies to steal half of Mexico. The most decorated US Marine general in his day also warned all Americans of this fact of lie-started wars for 1% plunder.

Such lie-began and unlawful US wars have killed ~30 million since WW2, arguably more than Hitler’s Nazis. Of 248 armed conflicts since WW2 the US started 201, with 90% of these ~30 million deaths being civilian; innocent children, the elderly, and ordinary working men and women.

The 2014 Worldwide Wave of Action (and here) began on the April 4 anniversary of Martin King’s assassination by the US government (civil court trial verdict), with this operation completing ~July 4 (Martin’ 2-minute plea to you).

Purpose of this operation:

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  • ClubToTheHead

    The key to the Emperors New Clothes is that only an unadapted child can see what is before his eyes.

    Adults have already learned that there is safety in numbers and one must run with the stampeding herd, for if you stop running the herd will run over you, crushing you to death.

    The only hope for this child’s survival is that he wise up and learn to follow the herd, anticipating its changes of direction. Like: Bush war good, Obama war bad or vice versa.

    Poor naive sot, there’s nothing to see here, so move along or you’ll be tased.

    • Carl_Herman

      Good luck with that soul-crushing philosophy, Clubber. Do you choose such survival freely, or would you like an upgrade?

      If you’d like an upgrade to the world you see, what will you do, who will you be, what allies will you align with?

      Choose carefully. Choices determine futures.

      • ClubToTheHead

        This is purely an elucidation of the Emperors New Clothes fable, not my philosophy in the least.

        Alas, the fable has relevance only because so many can recognize its relation to reality.

        Sad that we don’t live in a world where more people don’t scratch their heads, wondering What was that all about?

        Again, restated, Bush bad war, Obama good war. See how the herd moves in the darkness of fear toward the proverbial lemming’s fate?, talking about the next election as if their votes actually controlled anything?

 

 

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