posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 12:02 PM
National Economic Sanctions, to put it in simpler terms, work in similar principles to your boycotting of the neighbourhood grocer who had either
cheated you or mistreated you the consumer, and are no only excercising your consumer rights.
First you tell off that grocer over his misdeeds. If he fails to acknowledge them and continues to misbehave wilfully, then you let your neighbours
know your situation and find out if they had the same experiences and sentiment. If so , then you all boycott him by:-
a. A warning of the consequences of no one buying his product, which will cause his revenue and profits to drop and he will be unable to feed his
b. If he ignores it, as he will, for he believes that he has savings to tide over these emotional times and that they will still need his goods,will
c. Having shown no fear or concern for his family, you and your neighbours decide to equally stake it out, by not patronising his store but buying
goods from further afield, as you all believe he should not be allowed to get off so easily with mistreating his neighbours as well as his family.
And as a deeper measure, you all warn his suppliers of his soon to grow cash flow problems, and will result in his creditors immediately asking for
repayment for credit over those goods, thus eating up his savings.
d. He does not budge, even with his savings gone. He grows a deep sense of hatred against the neighbours, as well as towards his family as they cry in
hunger now, but he refuses to acknowledge his bad commercial behaviour to correct them, is prideful and decides on hurtful actions to th neighbours in
retailiation, such as throwing rotten goods and faeces into his neighbours fence.
e. His mistake. The cops are called in, charged him in court for criminal offenses such as defacement to private property, etc and gets put away for a
time in jail, to be rehabilitated and return back to society a better man.
Extrapoliate that into the geopolitical scene, and you will see the similarities of how the principle of sanctions work. The purpose is never for
wars, but only that the leader comes to its senses on why the international community is acting seriously but peacefully against him or his policies.
It will be progessive, to hurt the leader and at the same time, to let its citizens SEE where the concerns of their leader lays in - the citizens, or
his own foolish pride and refusal to correct his errors. That way, the citizens can make a choice - to suport the selfish leader who cares nothing for
them, or not to support him but boot the irresponsible leader out.
Although every nation on Earth is soevereign, but each nation do SHARE the same planet, and thus there must be some form of international Rule of Law
and behaviour, so that we may all co-exist in peace. In the past, wars was the first option. But today, we are an evolved civilisation, with hopes
that peaceful sanctions and dialogues would be enough to wake up the irresponsible leader instead of resorting to bellicosities and wars.