January 5, 2008


How Many Kids Will Bush America Kill In 2008? (Dr Gideon Polya, 05 January, 2008, Countercurrents.org)

I seem to have been demonstrating against American racism, imperialism, wars and mass murder all my adult life from the Vietnam era of the 1960s and 1970s onwards. Back in the 1960s decent people chanted “Hay, hay LBJ, how many kids will you kill today?” (LBJ being US President Lyndon Baines Johnson who presided over the Indochina War - 13 million excess deaths in total - from the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) in 1963 to the accession of President Richard Nixon in 1969.

These days we have been chanting “Bush, Blair, CIA, how many kids did you kill today?” or the more general “Hay, hay USA, how many kids did you kill today?” This article by a senior biological scientist attempts to answer this question QUANTITATIVELY using the best available data from UNICEF (see: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/index.html ) and the UN Population Division (see: http://esa.un.org/unpp/ ).

We can get an UPPER LIMIT estimate from determining the number of children who die avoidably on Spaceship Earth with George Bush in charge of the flight deck. I have published a huge book recently called “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”. (G.M. Polya, Melbourne; copies in some major libraries; see: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/1375/247/ and http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ). Careful research over several years and involving every country in the world ultimately obtained the estimate that 16 million people die avoidably each year (2003 data) of whom 9.6 million are under-5 year old infants.

We can accordingly estimate that Bush US is COMPLICIT in about 9.6 million avoidable infant deaths on Spaceship Earth each year (26,000 daily).

So that's where all our tinfoil went.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 5, 2008 8:24 PM

Tragic, calling to mind King Lear or the Ajax of Sophocles.

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 5, 2008 8:46 PM

I like the way he feels he has to tell us who LBJ was. Oh, now I get it! I always thought LBJ was an early brand of instant coffee!
And "Spaceship Earth" is just too groovy for me to comment on, man.

Posted by: Bryan at January 5, 2008 11:57 PM

The real irony of it is that, in the real world, people who shared this idiots marxist ideology actually did murder tens of millions.

Posted by: lebeaux at January 6, 2008 1:02 AM

After looking at other writings by the same loon, it looks like the excess mortality is correlated with ignoring a Third-World country, trying to run it, trading with it, not trading with it, deposing kleptocrats, maintaining kleptocrats, lending money, not lending money, ... (Can you say "non-falsifiable"? I knew you could.)

The data amount to pointing out that some countries have higher death rates than others and assuming it is all Our Fault.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at January 6, 2008 4:52 AM

"I seem to have been demonstrating against American racism, imperialism...."

Stop! Next. Turn page. Nothing (of any possible substance) to see here.

Posted by: Andrew X at January 6, 2008 9:12 AM

"Hay, hay"?

Posted by: jgm at January 6, 2008 12:53 PM

"Hay, hay"?

Posted by: jgm at January 6, 2008 12:58 PM

hay yourself.

Posted by: erp at January 6, 2008 2:18 PM

The "accession" of Richard Nixon...??

Posted by: ratbert at January 6, 2008 11:44 PM