People understand the definition of ‘suspect’, right?
I enjoy human beings who care more about professional sport teams and athletes than they do the government that carries out terrorism in their name and with their tax dollars. This is why we can’t have nice things.
We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in the Third world countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism… Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children…
In short, we should do good instead of evil. Who would try to stop us? Who would hate us? Who would want to bomb us? That is the truth the American people need to hear.
|—||USAF Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bowman, Vietnam veteran and Catholic bishop, commenting on the terrorist bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in the National Catholic Reporter, 1998|
Equality for everyone, including the innocent men, women, and children that our government murders every day with our tax dollars.
“When I awoke this morning I felt really unsafe.
Then I read that Obama had incinerated five Afghan children and now my trembling has stopped and my fears have eased.
I’ll pour myself a bowl of genetically modified corn flakes (unlabeled), check my bank account (still paying .001 interest), turn on the liberal cable news channel (I’m sure they’ll start defending my lost liberties soon), send a few emails (I’ve got nothing to hide from the NSA) and check the weather report (another unusually mild February day what could be the cause?).
Good work on taking out those Muslim children Mr. Obama and keeping the country safe from the immense harm they posed to all of us.” - CygnusX1isahole
All day today.
Yeah, let’s worship the guy who drone bombs men, women, and children, all day errday. He’s so awesome!
The American establishment has a history of marginalizing and demonizing certain groups of people to allow for exploitation. If it’s not Native Americans it’s blacks, if it’s not blacks it’s European immigrants, if it’s not European immigrants it’s Mexicans, South Americans, Filipinos, Cubans, Hawaiians, Chinese… If it’s not them, it’s the Japanese, if it’s not the Japanese, it’s Communists. If it’s not Communists, it’s Muslims and terrorists. Who’s next? When does it end?
I’m not so sure I would call a suicide bombing “cowardly” - I think “cowardly” should be reserved for using remote-controlled drones to shoot missiles at men, women, and children all over the world and writing them off as either “suspected militants” or collateral damage.
|—||Thomas H. Naylor|