24 April 2020
War & Coronavirus
Memorials confirm that some of us believe that those before us live through our bodies. It is part of our culture to remember and value the dead from whom we inherited our cultural values and therefore Commonness. Commonness confirms the realisation of soul-values. Once realised they lead us forever.
Tomorrow is ANZAC we remember the soldiers who fought to protect Sovereignty. Wikipedia presents Anzac Day as follows:
[Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served"]
I join the Coogee group and feel for all those who died to protect Sovereignty. In terms of war I recall Sri Lankan Tamils – including civilians who died fighting for their own Sovereignty which is then shared by all those who include them a part of ourselves. I recall with deepest feeling my maternal uncle who was tortured to death :
[My Mum’s family got displaced out of Burma - first to Sri Lanka and then to India due to world-war II. During the war my mother’s brother – Uncle Ratnum Durai worked for the Allied Forces and I learnt about this from my mother and her elder brother Uncle Lionel Durai of 27, 130th Street (Ground Floor), Kandawglay – Yangon 1121, Myanmar. My uncle updated me as follows from the records he had:
To me our uncle died for Sovereignty of his family which then naturally becomes common at national and global levels. I believe I inherited that fighting spirit from my uncle also.
As per ABC news headed ‘South China Sea tensions rise as Australian frigate exercises with US warships’ there are concerns about more Australians getting ready to fight for Sovereignty, at a time we are going through the Coronavirus pandemic. In 1918, our ancestors suffered not only from World War I but also from the Spanish flu which is reported to have infected 500 million and resulted in the deaths of 17 to 50 million people. Relatively speaking the Coronavirus cases are reported to be 2.7 million infections and .19 million deaths. But both have been reported to have blood related problems also.
One wonders whether these pandemics are associated with wars? – including secret wars? As per my experience with war victims in Sri Lanka – their feelings of Sovereignty were seriously affected after the 2009 battle. In 2009 we had the Swine flu. As per Wikipedia:
[It is estimated that in the 2009 flu pandemic 11–21% of the then global population (of about 6.8 billion), or around 700 million to 1.4 billion people, contracted the illness—more in absolute terms than the Spanish flu pandemic. Actual fatalities ranged between 12,000 and 18,000. However, in a 2012 study, the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) estimated more than 284,000 possible fatalities worldwide, with range from 150,000 to 575,000.]
In 2009 when we did not have lockdowns in Australia. In Sri Lanka we were all almost totally fighting for Sovereignty (as we thought it was) on the basis of ethnicity and were not conscious of the Swine flu.
People are recruited for wars by Governments. These Governments may or may not be Independent of other influences when deciding to fight. But every death in war is taken to be for protection of our Sovereignty. A community / society that respects this confirms its own Sovereignty.
Our parents live through World wars. Wikipedia reports: ‘The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were about 40 million: estimates range from 15 to 19 million deaths and about 23 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history. The total number of deaths includes from 9 to 11 million military personnel.
Yet we participated in World War II also:
[World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).]
Those of us who feel war pain in the belief that we protected our Sovereignty – will not fear Coronavirus but know that everything has a deeper purpose.