am not sure which is worse, turning human misery into chic pseudo-intellectual
fiction for profit or an imperialistic government that thinks that terrorism is
a disease, which can be wiped out. What is really the root cause of terrorism is
the completely inequitable distribution of wealth in the world and the
Our children maintain comfortable bourgeois fictions about loving the environment when the real cause of species extinction is loss of habitat. There are just too many people for the poor old earth to sustain with any quality of life at the present time, isn't it? The automobile has become almost non functional. Next time you are stuck in traffic for two hours on a 20-mile journey ask yourself if I am exaggerating!
The media is all owned by major corporations. Who started the myth that the press is liberal and that we have free press?
propaganda is so effective that the truth lies buried under so many layers as to
More women are in the work force now than during the time of the Shah.
80% of the teachers in Iran are now women while it was only 45% under the regime
of the Shah. Health care in
during his debates with Kerry kept repeating that the world was a better place
without Saddam, never mind he flaunted the rule of law and became a vigilante to
take out Saddam who was a CIA appointee. It was the
is it that the rich will only give to charity if they can come out for a
debutant's ball, are we all Marie Antoinette? Can we only take an interest in
The best way to fight terrorism is to actually do something with the vast financial and intellectual resources of this nation to help the poor here and abroad. If the war were on poverty instead of political dissidents then the terrorists would lose most of their constituents. The only people who strap bombs to themselves are the ones who have nothing left to lose. Meanwhile we can maintain intriguing and dark mysterious fictions about Islamic fundamentalism, which was another creation of the CIA to fight the spread of communism during the Cold War, while ignoring our own right wing religious fundamentalists. Let us not forget Oklahoma City, Columbine and Virginia Tech were not Middle Easterners but disenfranchised alienated lonesome desperate neglected mentally ill Americans...and by the way there are more Americans undergoing therapy per capita than any other nation on earth and one might ask, why is that so?
It is so convenient to never subject oneself to self-examination when a handy boogeyman can be created. Demonize someone else and you transfer all your venom away from yourself and then follow it with high altitude bombing and hold your head high and delude yourself into believing that you are doing God's work...after all "they" take hostages and behead people where as our armed forces only bomb them from high altitude if our current administration doesn't like their politics, which is much less barbaric because we don't get their blood spilled on us... unless of course you go on an occasional rampage and kill civilians in their houses in Baghdad as they sleep and put a hand grenade under an old man's bed...what about that? Or torture prisoners at Al Gharib prison. Who compensates the victims of the crimes committed by our soldiers even if they are court martialed? Did you ever think of that?
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