The Responsibility to Protect and the Sacred Covenant

The laws of war and the rules of conflict are a legal and moral code imbedded in social psychology.  They have been part of our social construct since prehistoric times, and are based off of moral compass points such as piety, honesty, integrity, etc.

Intertribal and interracial conflict was during other time periods, considered perfectly normal and acceptable; the Azteca people for example held ritual warfare for the capture and sacrifice of their sibling tribes for centuries.

As we as a planet became more aware of each other — for the better, I should think — obviously we realized that the practice of killing each other for invisible gods was illogical (insert sarcasm filter).   We developed organizations such as the League of Nations, the Hague, the International Centre for Crimes by Church and State, the International Criminal Court, and the United Nations.  Obviously, each power dynamic has its issues, one of them by and by large being that their rank and file are not filled with top talent, and the average citizen has come to believe that they are complely powerless before the state, which couldn’t be more true.

As a nation resolves NOT to enforce the Responsibility to Protect, it begins to lose its ability to declare itself a soveriegn nation under the traditions of the United Nations.  And the world is failing itself horribly in terms of is truly disturbing.  However, I resolve to be optimistic in the face of terror.

The UN has declared that the world is failing itself in terms of its ability to enforce the Responsibility to Protect, and that it is failing itself in its promise of “Never Again”.  Repeating Genocide: Failing at “Never Again” Lessons from Rwanda

One of the more obvious answers to the problems set before us is the fact that there are actually several organizations currently which allow for people to become involved on a grassroots level at policy making.  One would be the NATO Council of Canada, which charges a yearly due, In addition, several international organizations such as NATO are hiring for security and information professionals.

The Sacred Covenant – the idea that the sovereign owes its standing army and veterans the same obligations as they would under a feudal system – falls apart completely if a nation is not able to stand clear in its ability to declare itself sovereign over its own affairs.

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