“I have no desire whatever to reform myself. My only desire is to reform people who try to reform me. And I believe that the only way to reform people is to kill ’em.”
~ Carl Panzram, Panzram: A Journal of Murder
We have all heard of serial killers due to the massive amount of press, and the fact that the media tends to revel in its reporting of these monsters. Movies are made, and popularized, and in some cases, there is even a cult following of these evil people. This misplaced admiration, most likely due to some deep-seated sociopathic flaw, is not uncommon, which helps to explain the obvious indifference that is present in the human animal, and seemingly even more evident in the apathetic population of the United States as a whole.
This is a harsh reality, and one that should cause much discomfort to any that have a moral understanding and belief in life, and who do not ignore that belief in favor of a false sense of safety.
With a little research, one can learn about the American history of what is falsely believed to be the only true story of serial killing. We have all heard the names of the most famous serial killers, those like John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and David Berkowitz, but there have been many over our history. The proven murders by these infamous serial killers were about 84 people, and that number could certainly be higher. All told according to this list, the proven murders by serial killers in America totaled approximately 2,905 since the early 19th century.
This seems like a large number of murders, and it is given the context of what are considered “serial killings,” but the story does not end here. There is a saying that always comes to mind when discussing brutal murder. It is a quote that is likely falsely attributed to Stalin and reads: A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.” The original idea for this quote was probably from the classics scholar Beilby Porteus in 1759 from his essay, “Death, A Poetical Essay.” (Bold added)
To sate the lust of power; more horrid still,
The foulest stain and scandal of our nature
Became its boast –One Murder made a Villain,
Millions a Hero. – Princes were priviled’d
To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.
Ah! Why will Kings forget that they are men?
The common definition of a serial killer as defined by the lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries is “A person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive, and typically following a characteristic, predictable behaviour pattern. Obviously, this definition encompasses the killing of innocents, and is widely accepted, but why is this crime not formally recognized in any legal code in the United States? No one seems to know how many laws are on the books, but in 1980, there were more than 50 volumes of more than 23,000 pages of federal laws alone, and that has grown substantially since that time. So is the crime of “serial killing” purposely left off the books? If so, why?
Maybe this oversight is due to the fact that the most evil and prolific serial killer of all is the United States government and its military. But since those entities are made up of the princes and kings, the privileged among us, and they execute serial killing in the form of mass murder on a continuous basis, they openly expect the assumption of hero status instead of serial killer. To clarify this distinction in code could jeopardize their position of power, and shed light on the fact that aggressive war is not defensive, but politically motivated genocide and even democide. These are war crimes.
The most solid numbers recorded of innocents killed by or due to U.S. aggression just since WWII, is 20 million to 30 million people in at least 37 different countries. WWI and WWII had deaths of approximately 75 million people, and for each person killed, multiple others were injured or maimed. In addition, the infrastructures, including of course the homes and lands of common people, were totally destroyed, and these atrocities continue to this day.
Most of this carnage by the United States is done in the name of dishonest and non-existent defense of country, of “spreading democracy” or of forced regime change based on the lie of protecting by force the people of other lands. The truth of all these politically motivated lies is that the brutality of U.S. aggression is purposeful slaughter for political and geo-political gain, all at the expense of innocent populations around the globe.
I heard a prominent senator today state that the U.S. should leave Iraq because the Iraqi Parliament has shown disdain for the U.S., even though the U.S. has “liberated them” three times. This is a mindset of complete psychopathic insanity, and should be exposed for the lie that it is. Attacking an innocent country, destroying all that exists there, murdering more than a million of its people, and then claiming that this is liberation, borders on madness. This is the state of mind of those chosen by the confused and ignorant voters as their “leaders.” All government is immoral and illegitimate, and is void of all logic and compassion because the entirety of governance is force. Freedom and liberty stand in direct conflict with this system, and cannot ever peacefully coexist.
“In general, those who resort to mass murder on a collective scale always put forward the justification that they acted on behalf of the nation.” ~ Taner Akcam