Guest post by Ben Carmack
Thanks to Rachel Held Evans, I was able to read this article by Glenn Greenwald on why "terrorism" is a meaningless term that essentially means: violence committed by Muslims whom the West dislikes.
It is a variable term that can instantly create an easy enemy against whom we must invade countries that also happen to have abundant oil reserves. Or perhaps countries that that may one day have key natural gas or oil pipelines built across them.
What Mr. Greenwald, being a mainstream journalist, fails to conclude in his piece, is that terrorism is a meaningless term for a very specific, predetermined purpose. It is designed to make us afraid in order to invade countries that have the aforementioned resources. It is designed to set up an Orwellian enemy that the population will hate. It is designed to persuade citizens to give up what little freedom we have left for elusive "security" against the made-up "terrorist" enemy.
Mr. Greenwald, who, I presume, wishes to keep his job and perhaps has various bosses he owes favors to, will not say this because it is unthinkable and unmentionable in polite society.
Polite society, however, is raving mad and complicit by its silence for the deaths of thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Afghans.
The ugly truth: 9/11 was a show, a well conceived ploy to get us into wars for scarce resources, morality, the will of God, the Constitution and right living be damned. 9/11 represents the worst kind of pragmatism: a willingness to shed blood in order to gain political and economic objectives. 9/11 represents the descent of our country into police state tyranny.
Why do I make such imflammatory statements about 9/11, "the day that changed everything"? Because steel-framed buildings don't collapse because of fire. That's all I need to know.
Forgive me if I sound cynical, but this fellow in Norway who killed all of those kids at summer camp: what are the odds that he was set up by the Usual Suspects? I hear that he was "a lone nut" ideologue with something to prove. But aren't they all? Haven't we seen this a million times before? I don't believe this shit anymore.
I choose to remain unafraid. I choose the way of peace. I refuse to pledge allegiance to any political party or country. I refuse to shed blood for any political party or country. I refuse to fall for the lies of malicious men who kill people for money and have been deceiving the peoples of the earth with violence and counterfeit money for a very long time.
I'm choosing to "come out of her, my people." Enough!
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As always, comments are welcome, pro or con.