PEARLS OF WISDOM – SEPT 11, 2015
IF THERE IS GOD, WHY IS THERE ALL THIS SUFFERING AND EVIL?
“God if you’re there, why don’t you do something about it?”
That’s a question humanity has been wrestling with since time immemorial. The atheists used it to justify their belief that there is no God. The believers had their faith tested when pain and suffering reached them or their families.
Today, Sept 11, is the 42nd anniversary of another “day which will live in infamy.” On President Nixon’s orders, CIA engineered a military coup in Chile during which a democratically elected president died, supposedly by his own hand. What followed in Chile was decades of military dictatorship, torture and mass murder (see the story below – ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… SEPT 11, 1973).
At the end of that article, I pose this question:
Isn’t it interesting how most of the world’s biggest mass murderers – Stalin, Mao Zedong – Franco – Pol Pot – Ho Chi Minh – Idi Amin – Tito etc. – lived till a ripe old age and died of natural causes. One exception – Hitler.
So what does that tell us about criminals receiving justice in the physical realm?
Don’t count on it, that’s what. It’s up to the spirit realm to deal with their karma.
At this point, if you’re an atheist, you might conclude, “therefore, there is no God.”
But that’s a shallow and false logic. Because it only takes into account events in the physical world. Our souls, on the other hand, are multidimensional. Our Higher Self never leaves the spirit realm. A soul incarnates so we can experience pain and suffering as well as love and joy – and learn from both.
And if we don’t learn the right lessons in the physical realm, we will have to come back again in another remedial lifetime. Over and over again until we do “get it.”
That is why I finished the Chilean anniversary article with this comment:
Which means that in their (mass murderers’) future physical lives, they are likely to become torture victims themselves. Until they eventually learn the futility of violence. And then renounce it in all forms and shapes.
That’s how soul development works.
Penned at the Rainbow Shower, Maui, Hawaii on Sept 11, 2015.
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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… SEPT 11
CHILEAN PRESIDENT ALLENDE DIES IN MILITARY COUP
Decades of US-sponsored military dictatorship’s torture and mass murder follow, giving the world first glimpse into Washington’s duplicity and criminal nature of America’s leaders
Chile’s armed forces stage a coup d’état against the government of President Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected Marxist leader in Latin America. Allende retreated with his supporters to La Moneda, the fortress-like presidential palace in Santiago, which was surrounded by tanks and infantry and bombed by air force jets. Allende survived the aerial attack but then apparently shot himself to death as troops stormed the burning palace, reportedly using an automatic rifle given to him as a gift by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
The U.S. government and its Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had worked for three years to foment a coup against Allende, who was regarded by the Nixon administration as a threat to democracy in Chile and Latin America. Ironically, the democratically elected Allende was succeeded by the brutal dictator General Augusto Pinochet, who ruled over Chile with an iron fist for the next 17 years.
In the aftermath of the coup, General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, commander in chief of the armed forces, became dictator of Chile. He rounded up hundreds of Allende’s supporters, including two American citizens, and had them tortured and executed. The United States immediately offered military and economic aid to the new ruler of Chile–”the savior of democracy”–and the CIA may have helped him identify and capture dissidents.
In his 17 years of repressive authoritarian rule, more than 3,000 political opponents were assassinated or “disappeared.” His assassination squads were also active outside Chile, and in 1976 Orlando Letelier, Allende’s former defense minister, was killed by a car bomb in Washington, D.C.
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Just like Stalin’s purges of his opponents which reached as far as Mexico. On Aug 20, 1940, exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is killed by an ice-ax-wielding Stalin agent at his compound outside Mexico City.
In other words, American leaders used the same tactics as the communists who they were professing to be fighting. A pot calling the kettle black.
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In 1988, Pinochet agreed to a national referendum on the future of Chile, and a majority of Chileans rejected the continuation of his dictatorship. Democratic elections were held in 1989, and in 1990 Pinochet stepped down as President Patricio Aylwin Azócar was sworn in as Chile’s new leader. That year, Salvador Allende’s remains were exhumed and given an official burial.
in October 1998, during a trip to Britain, Pinochet was arrested after Spain sought his extradition for his execution of Spanish nationals.
After a long legal tug of war, Britain’s home secretary declared in January 2000 that the 84-year-old Pinochet was unfit to stand trial and ordered him sent back to Chile. Back in Chile he resigned his senatorial seat in 2002 after a Supreme Court ruling that he could not stand trial based on his failing health. Then, in May 2004, Chile’s supreme court finally ruled that he was capable of standing trial. In December 2004 he was charged with several crimes.
Pinochet died on Dec 10, 2006 (age 91) of natural causes – heart failure. He was never imprisoned beyond a house arrest.
Pinochet’s body was cremated in Parque del Mar Cemetery, Concón on 12 December 2006, on his request to “avoid vandalism of his tomb,” according to his son Marco Antonio. His ashes were delivered to his family later that day, and are deposited in one of his personal residences. The armed forces refused to allow his ashes to be deposited on military property.
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Isn’t it interesting how most of the world’s biggest mass murderers – Stalin, Mao Zedong – Franco – Pol Pot – Ho Chi Minh – Idi Amin etc. – lived till a ripe old age and died of natural causes. One exception – Hitler.
So what does that tell us about criminals receiving justice in the physical realm? Don’t count on it, that’s what. It’s up to the spirit realm to deal with their karma.
Which means that in their future physical lives, they are likely to become torture victims themselves. Until they eventually learn the futility of violence.
That’s how soul development works.