Thank you for this article, Mr. Margolis. I would add two earlier items to the list: the several-centuries sustained pogrom against women of wisdom, branded witches because those independent-minded women challenged the divine right and oppressive rule of church-state patriarchy.
Second, millions were slaughtered all across the Americas by the Dutch, Spanish, French and English.
Today, it’s not just the militias that slaughter, the vast majority of trade treaties and corporately devised rules are causing thousands of farmers to commit suicide in India, turning former agrarian families into refugees all across Mexico and Central America, and leaving villages exposed to toxic wastes in rural hamlets of Africa.
Slaughter takes place on a massive scale both with the pistol and with the pen (as enforced brutal policies).
Of course this dastardly record does place into context the favorite enemy-target for several posters: Israel. its aggressive acts, purchased falsely narrowed narratives, and land acquisition are unjust horrors; yet to too many posters Israel is held up as the SOLE entity responsible for such things. In reality, it’s the STORY of Patriarchal history… written in blood, sorrow, and tears.
Until Patriarchy and its Mars-ruled armed legions are replaced by a more egalitarian, life-affirming, and balanced societal model, nation after nation will demonstrate its weaknesses. Foremost among them are conquests and imperial acquisitions.