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Briar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-07 02:58 PM
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this is the really distressing thing:

"Keep in mind that most of the people I serve with are happy to be a part of the global war on terror."

This is rubbish too. People can't make war on an abstract noun. People can reject what Bush has done in its name, but if they are still pursuing the basic concept (and the Democrats are, so a change of administration will cure nothing: people in distant lands will still die in their hundreds of thousands at American hands) then we are all still on the road to global ruin. We are still perpetuating the deliberate self-ignorance behind the formula. We are still continuing the policies which give rise to it.

If we want to make war on terrorism (the only thing you can fight) then we need to ask a question: "Why motivates terrorists?" It isn't hard to find the answer - the cruelty and injustice and exploitation and hypocrisy is written all over our history. And if we want to stop terrorism, then we need to behave better with relation to the rest of the world. Global justice (not western vengeance) will end terrorism. It will be hard on us, but it will be the right thing to do.
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