We were talking about terrorism and espionage and the like in criminal law class today.
So I asked the class, “are we (“we” being the U.S.) terrorists?” A few said yes, but most of the class said no.
So then I showed them a documentary on the assassination of Patrice Lumumba. When it was over, I said “now do you think we’re terrorists?”
The reaction to the film was mostly mouths hanging open.
People have no idea what we do and what we have done in other countries, and I don’t blame them for not knowing about this because they definitely didn’t teach it when I was in school, or even college, and I was a poli sci/history major.
The only reason I even know any of this shit is because I’ve read “The Poisonwood Bible” 100 times. I encouraged them to check out that book, because while it’s fictional, the history is not. Several of them wrote down the name of the book, which I consider to be a good sign.
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