Writers and newscasters necessitate to mind of trying too difficult to be politically correct. The first and last Michigan on the politically-correct diamonds' railroad train line are stations called "Censorship" and "Manipulation."
Have you ever wondered if the monies from non-conflict diamonds ever purchase arms to kill guiltless people? Are the people who buy, sell, traffic, and wear blood-less diamonds immune to force or the funding of violent upheavals?
We are treated to well-financed and hopefully well-intentioned campaigns, cautioning us to guarantee that lone diamonds with a specific sealing wax are guilt-free. I am not trying to minimize the well-intentioned process, but something is missing here. Let us look at the regulators and how they issue their certification.
The Kimberly Procedure Certification Scheme, or KPCS for short, originated from a meeting of Southern African diamond producing states in Kimberley, Northern Cape in May 2000. Three old age later an functionary enfranchisement procedure took place. From its functionary beginning day of the month in 2003, in order for a state to be a participant, it must guarantee that any diamond originating from the state makes not finance an physical thing seeking to subvert a UN-recognized government, or a Rebel group. KPCS also mandates that every diamond exportation be accompanied by a Kimberley Procedure certification proving that no diamond is imported from, or exported to, a non-member of the scheme. In the corporate world, that is called "restraint of trade." When Uncle Bill Gates tried something similar, other computing machine programme Sellers filed lawsuit and won.
So if a mediocre husbandman happens a diamond and seeks to exert his legal rights under just trade laws, in the diamond industry, unless he sells it to the government organisation or member, the human race is warned that he will perpetrate diamond treason.
When Iodine checked the information at the U.N, I saw booklets with the continent of Africa with messages and drawings implying that people other than their authorised Sellers who tried to sell unsmooth diamonds, could and most likely would utilize the monies to finance revolutions.
As a newsman news-hound, when I computed the cost of printing the booklets and the cost of the advertizement campaign, I decided to make some fact-finding digging. It is my duty to dig. First of all, mediocre husbandmen work an norm of 16 hours per day, risking their lives in some cases, trying to happen one piece of stone large adequate to feed their families. They make so in an environment where such as entrepreneurial Acts are prohibited or controlled mostly. Secondly, the likelihood are not in their favour; thirdly, the last clip I checked the terms of an automatic onslaught rifle, it would take a small town of approximately10,000 people working approximately 20 hours per twenty-four hours for at least 10 old age to happen adequate diamonds to buy 100 semi-automatic rifles.
A very distressing and recurring unreciprocated inquiry caused me to prosecute the truth. I establish fantastic research by chap journalists, documenting their consequences that germs, as opposing to people, were responsible for, and will go on to do the colza of Africa. Others postulate that the find of steel caused the state to slit downwards, and others still, believe and learn that guns (by themselves)did the damage.
I have got got no manner of ambitious their hypotheses, nor would I. However, I have establish over 50 prognostications in the Hebrew Pentateuch about a subdivision of Abraham's seed predestined to be shipped by sea and enslaved for 400 year-periods. The people and resources would be plundered repeatedly. However the textual matters did not state how that would happen. The Pentateuch only gave the continuance of the colza and plunder. It would go on to go on "Unless they returned to the commissariat of The Covenant of Abraham."
Finding the scriptural prognostications were not sufficient for me, I needed to understand the type of human spirit that would enslave a people and brazenly take their resources, devalue their currencies, and then warn people not to purchase their commodity unless the seed of the people who did the aforesaid sanctioned the sale. What is more than alarming is that the human race organic structure politic accepts that without challenge. Something very deep and baleful have to be operation beneath the surface of such as warnings. Had I not done my ain research and establish the fulfilment of prognostications concerning such, I would have got got believed any author who posited that foreigners kidnapped some people and took over their minds.
According to published and accepted theories, guns, sources and steel decided on their ain agreement to aim Africans; since then, the violent death and milking of their resources have go habitual. As a chap writer, even though I had a difficult clip swallowing that, I esteem my colleagues' theses. However, none of those plant answered my basic question: What could possess specific states and their seed to prosecute Africans, their lands, peoples, and their resources relentlessly for 400-year periods?
Sequential cryptography of letters of male inheritors of Abraham revealed interesting prophetic pronouncements. Those from a specific point A to a mention point Gram matched known and documented history. Those from specific mention points Meter to point Omega matched recorded history. However, whereas many historical records were lost from library burnings, larceny and devastation of parchments, sequential decoding of male seed inheritors allowed missing pieces to be replaced. Those codifications are deciphered and revealed in "The Golden Fleece Found!."
Without the Pentateuch explanations, the one-sidedness practiced by states trading or working with Africa cannot or makes not do sense. Where is the clause from the authorities that are signers to the same procedure promising not to perpetrate genocide? Where are the clauses from the participating members pledging that if they utilize finances received from the honourable diamond trade to strip medical stores to their mediocre folks, or medicinal stores to those in need, that Interpol have the right to impound the place and the funds?
I searched and searched in vain. One day, I accidentally stumbled upon Psalm 44:12, and wondered what and who Supreme Being was speaking about: which people would be sold and not have a dime for the transaction.
I sat in a public lecture once where a pupil asked the invitee lecturer, "What were God-fearing people during the Holocaust?" When the professor responded with similar inquiries "Where were God-fearing people when we invaded Republic Of Iraq without evidence?" and "Where were God-fearing people when Indians were slaughtered for their lands; Incas slaughtered for their gold? While each inquiry produced louder silence, the last 1 emptied the room: "Why is it that you pupils only have got that passionateness when you are in college, but as soon as you fall in the corporate human race your ardor disappears?" The professor continued: "I can play back tapes of talks going back 10 old age and in every case there is person just like you asking the same questions. I will make with you the same thing I have got done to social classes before. I will inquire you to name me in two old age time, if we are both around to see what you have got done about the things you raise here. None have ever called."
I knew celebrity early. I make not have got to swap my psyche or my unity to accomplish anything. Thank Heaven my repute is more than of import than having a in demand perception. By creating a trans-continental radio audience, by adding my name to issues people are afraid to touch, all Iodine desire to make is to remind people that crime--gift wrapped or laid bare is the same. Stop believing that some are more than endurable than others. Corporations wages Rebel executive directors with immense bonuses while the staff that dwell the "pleb" bleachers acquire laid off. If, the purpose is to monopolise the diamond industry, to command the prices, and if that agency destroying the repute of some states in the process, how would anyone know? Isn't it better to believe the packaged and well merchandised theory that the monies from either the purchase or sale of certified diamonds will never cast blood or finance conflict? After all, we believed that guns--by themselves, germs--by themselves, and steel--by themselves might have got got killed millions.
I would have been so happy if the people who bring forth those movies pressing to convert us that hungry husbandmen are wicked people trying to finance revolutions, if they would include just a small footage screening us the statuses that diamond mineworkers work under and also to let on what the workers have for a day's wage in local currency. When that is finished, convert the local currency to U.S Oregon Euro. Sad to say, many mineworkers would be happy to have as much as U.S$1.00 per day. Microphone Bruno's articles suggest that greed and use sing in the diamond trade choir: www.blacktable.com/bruno031030.htm.
On July 28th 2007, a newspaper headline article trumpeted news mass media worldwide that 11000 mineworkers in South Africa voted to establish an limitless work stoppage the twenty-four hours before a powerful diamond company scheduled its bi-annual sales report. Members of the National Union of Mineworkers scheduled work stoppage action after they refused their wage demands. I retrieve the narrative well, because I produced the news that twenty-four hours and carried the narrative as newspaper headline news for Perceiver Radio. Fifteen proceedings ago, I tried to mention the article; only the newspaper headline section stays on the web.
Where is the conflict: with the diamonds, with the scruples of the diamond sellers, or with the buyers?
Janine Richard J. Roberts have followed the seedy side of the diamond concern and have exposed the oftentimes disgustful lengths it travels to keep control over the Diamond's trade. Many of her determinations are in her most recent book, Glitter & Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel.
Here is something for preacher men to ponder: the most ignored discourse is Saint Matthew 25:40 "Whatever you make to the least of these you make unto me." That Bible underpins Malachi 3:10. However Malachi 3:10 is the most quoted in Christian churches today. Here is some irony: if many Africans according to prognostications are Abraham's seed, and if Supreme Being have an ageless compact with them, then guiltless babes who decease because of famishment and greed must harvest certain post-earth rewards. Just wondering: what haps to people who go on to do their hunger, suffering, unfairness and premature death?