Why Justice Katju said most Americans are good and decent

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Most Americans are good and decent

Most Americans are good and decent: Justice Katju
Most Americans are good and decent: Justice Katju

By Justice Markandey Katju

I found all Americans I met in USA good and decent people, though I cannot say the same about US Governments. There is a difference between the people and the government.

It was a fundamental belief of the French political philosopher Rousseau (1712-1778), whom I regard as my mentor, that men are basically good by nature (unlike the British philosopher Thomas Hobbes who believed that men were basically evil by nature)

Rousseau's belief is being proved true in America, where despite massive US Government support of Israel, and Goebbelsian propaganda, American people are realising the truth and are increasingly supporting the Palestinian Arabs who have suffered terrible atrocities at the hands of Israelis, as I have explained in these articles and video.

 The videos of protestors in the US Senate hearing (given below) have convinced me that there are many good and decent Americans in USA , and not just those who believe in bombing weak countries and poor people into the stone age, dropping napalm & agent orange on them, invading countries on the pretext there are WMD there, or supporting fascist states like Israel, etc

31 Harvard University student organisations have condemned Israel for the present hostilities

In a letter they said the hostilities did not happen in a vacuum. For decades Palestinians in Gaza have been made to live in an open air prison, like animals.

Students of Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and other Universities have supported the Harvard students.

The same thing happened during the Vietnam war, which many Americans bravely opposed ( one, Norman Morrison, even setting himself on fire as a symbol of protest )

Even the American veterans protested against the barbaric Vietnam war

Americans have also protested against the unjust invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Though they have made many mistakes, like all people, Americans have always corrected their mistakes, when they realised them.

Long live the American people!

(Justice Katju is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. These are his personal views.)

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