Re: Sellassie I Confounded European Nations At Gen
Posted By: ras marcus In Response To: Re: Sellassie I Confounded European Nations At Gen (ras marcus)
Date: Wednesday, 7 October 2009, at 11:06 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Sellassie I Confounded European Nations At Gen (ras marcus)
His Majesty speech continues:
Now, latterly, some great nations who have considerable influences in the League have announced in their parliaments that, since the Italian aggressor had managed to seize part of the Ethiopian territory, there was no need now to continue the preventive measures in the financial sphere that had been set up against Italy.
This is the position in which the General Assembly of the League finds itself as it meets to examine, the request of the Argentine Government, the situation brought about by the Italian aggressor.
The issue which is today before the League of Nations' General Assembly is not merely to settle what Italy has done by way of aggression. I would assert that it is something that touches upon all governments of the world. This is a problem of the duty of governments to assist each other to establish world security (what is called collective security);it is a question of the very life of the League of Nations; of the trust which the nations of the world can properly repose in treaties they have concluded; of the value attached to promises which the small nations have recieved as regards the inviolability of their territorial integrity and independence, so that these values be respected and properly esteemed; it is to assess whether the principle of the equality of nations is to be confirmed or whether the small states will have to accept subjection to the powerful ones. In brief, it is not only Ethiopia that is at stake but the decent way of life of the peoples of the world who have been thus affected and wronged.The signatures appended to a treaty, is it that they attain their value only in so far as they are of use to the signaturies in the pursuit of their personal, direct, and immediate interest?
Subtle comparisons cannot change the main problem or lead the discussion in another direction.It is with sincerity of heart that I submit these reflections to the General Assembly of the League of Nations.
Apart from the Kingdom of God, there is no human government that possess greater merit than any other. But on this earth, when a powerful government sets out in the belief that it is right to exterminate another nation against which no offence has been proved, then the hour has come for the injured party to bring the wrongs it has suffered before the League of Nations.
God and history will observe as witnesses the judgement you will give.
His majesty's speech to be continued:
The journey of life continues. Take the best care of yourselves and your people.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self determination to African people everywhere.
ONE BLACK HEART ONE BLACK LOVE.
Baba Ras Marcus.
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