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I'm Not Terrified, Did I Miss Something?

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I'm Not Terrified, Did I Miss Something?

Author: Stephen DeVoy

Eleven activists have been arrested on terrorism charges.  Given the FBI's history of framing dissidents and activists, I don't believe a word of the indictment.  Nonetheless, I am confused about something.  You see, the media and the FBI are telling me that the list of events in the indictment constitute a reign of terror.  I don't know about you, but I was unaware of most of these events and after reading about them, I can tell you with no doubt that I do not feel terrorized in the least by them.

This leads me to an old observation with a new twist.  If an empty government building used to oppress horses burns in the forest and no one is there to see it, was anyone terrorized?  If terrorism is an act of violence against a civilian population with the aim of forcing or coercing political change, I cannot imagine how burning empty government buildings in remote forest areas could possibly be imagined to achieve such goals.  If the arson of a lumberyard is terrorism while blowing up civilian houses in Pakistan by CIA launched missiles is not terrorism, then is Bush a genius and Einstein a moron?

When our children go to bed at night, do you think they shutter in their beds afraid that some green anarchist boogieman will burn down a remote and empty forestry building in rural Oregon?  My guess is that the average American child is more anxious about not being left behind when the rest are sent to Iraq or Afghanistan or Iran to die in another senseless war.  I'm more terrified of Karl Rove's corrupt mind than I am of the Earth Liberation Front.  If the allegations against ELF are true, Donald Rumsfeld has killed more human beings than ELF has killed lumber splinters.  If ALF freed as many animals as Rumsfeld has murdered humans, there would be a monkey swinging from every tree.

I don't buy it.  Even if the absurd allegations were true, burning down empty buildings in the middle of forests is not terrorism.  I'm waiting for our president to get a grip and stop pissing in his panties every time a spark of fire bursts somewhere.  The rest of us have real lives to live and do not profit from hysteria the same way the dry-drunk ex-coke-addict spoiled brat frat-boy crook in the Whitehouse does.  Stop whining to us Mr. Fuck-Head-In-Chief and get a real job.

 

 
 


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Re: I'm Not Terrified, Did I Miss Something?

"Terrorism" is defined by the rulers. They create definitions of a word to suit their agenda. Since the evil Commies are no longer the bogeymen, (remember the Red Menace) "terrorists" fill the bill nicely.

Anyone can be called a terrorist under the Bush regime. Anyone THEY want. Why arent mining companies and forest clearcutters called "eco terrorists? Because the powers that be own the mass media and control the use of language and defiitions of words to brainwash and confuse us.

More examples of daffynitions:

"Murder": A guy shoots a guy dead. It's murder only if not done in a war (when murder is not really murder).

"Gangs" Their members wear similar colors and kill a bunch of other gang members who also wear similar colors.

This is illegal (murder) if the guys killing each other are in the same country. But if an even bigger Gang (a bunch of guys who dress alike to kill a huge bunch of other guys from another country who also dress alike (while also killing women and children) its no longer murder because
1. the bigger gangs are the military forces of all nations and 2."foreigners" are being murdered.

"Armed robbery" A guy robs a store using a gun. He can go to jail if caught. However, if the US robs Iraq of its oil at gunpoint (the military) its not really robbery, its "fighting terrorism"

Just like in Alice in Wonderland, things keep getting more insane while being called "national policy" Woo Hoo!
 

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