Citizencide: a new word for the english dictionary

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These are only three of the many dictators that are still around in our planet. Some are trying to bribe their people with their people’s resources, to placate their citizens from their anger of being abused for so long. They are the hopefuls who might still practice Citizencide if all avenues to remain in power fail. The mindsets in politics nowadays especially in dictatorial and authoritarian countries are, if you can’t suppress the people, just kill them. This is why the year 2011 is the year of Citizencide.

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Citizencide: a new word for the english dictionary

  1. 1. CITIZENCIDE: A NEW WORD FOR THE ENGLISH DICTIONARYWho Are Citizens? Citizens in principle are any persons who are legally recognized as the stakeholdersof a nation with equal responsibilities and privileges, who determine their choice ofgovernments who will govern with full accountability for the collective benefit of all citizens.This is an ideal description which in the real world is never practiced properly.What does “Cide” Means? The word “cide” comes from the Latin word which means, “to kill. “What is Citizencide? In combining the meanings of Citizen and Cide, we get the word “Citizencide” whichmeans “to kill citizens.”Is 2011 the Year of Citizencide? The killings of citizens by their own governments are not something new in humanhistory. Citizencide has been practiced from the dawn of human governance. It is especiallypracticed by authoritarian and dictatorships who decide to become political masters ratherthan remain as political managers/stewards of their people. To answer the questionwhether 2011 is the year of Citizencide, we only have to look at the world news. Citizencide in Syria News headlines scream the Syrian security forces are killing their citizens not justwith light weapons but with tanks in Deraa. Why? Their dictator, President Assad wants toremain in political power even if he has to kill Syrian citizens. Citizencide in Libya The Libyan dictator Col Gaddafi is even better at killing Libyan citizens. He has usedeverything: light weapons, heavy weapons, tanks, war planes and imported mercenaries.
  2. 2. Why? Same story, Gaddafi has enjoyed despotic power for so long that he can’t see himselfin any other status. So in his mind, it is better to kill his citizens to remain rather than moveon. Citizencide in Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemen dictator is now almost finished with killinghis citizens. He is supposed to be on the way out. Do you think he will try to remain? To beseen.Citizencide, a New Trend in Politics These are only three of the many dictators that are still around in our planet. Someare trying to bribe their people with their people’s resources, to placate their citizens fromtheir anger of being abused for so long. They are the hopefuls who might still practiceCitizencide if all avenues to remain in power fail. The mindsets in politics nowadaysespecially in dictatorial and authoritarian countries are, if you can’t suppress the people,just kill them. This is why the year 2011 is the year of Citizencide.

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