“1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.” 2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners. 3. Doing a study on the danger of white terrorists at the Department of Homeland Security will get you sidelined by angry white Congressmen. Doing studies on other kinds of terrorists is a guaranteed promotion. 4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed. 5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe.” Other terrorists are apparently mainstream. 6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies. 7. White terrorists are never called “white.” But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations. 8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies. 9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane. 10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists.”—Juan Cole, 08/09/2012
“ It was that Afghani teenager, I would say 16 or 17 years old. [Censored] made him stand for about three days, sleepless. I felt so bad for him. Whenever he fell down, the guards came to him shouting, “No sleep for terrorists,” and made him stand again. I remember sleeping and waking up, and he stood like a tree.”—
NOW STOP. And now actually think about you, yourself, standing up for 3 fucking days straight, you can’t sleep for 3 fucking days, just stand there while strange men who’ve taken you prisoner yell abuse at you and you have no fucking idea what’s going to happen to you. At age 17.
“From 2003 when I walked through hospital wards and saw children dying of shrapnel wounds from the ‘precision’ missile strikes, to 2013 walking through different hospitals 10 years later seeing babies die of mysterious birth defects, it’s clear that [Iraqi] children have been the greatest victim of this war, ...the young ones are dying and suffering from wounds of a war they never saw. We’ve really let the children down, in dramatic ways that will have long-term implications.”—Donna Mulhearn, via Kelley B. Vlahos’ recent article, “Iraq’s Generation Hell.”
Obama is the ultimate manifestation of Western hypocrisy and media insanity and collective desensitization. He must be paying his PR team a fucking shit ton because goddamn. It doesn’t matter that he’s continued all of Bush’s policies or extended them re the ‘War on Terror’. It doesn’t matter that he’s kept Gitmo open and killed hundreds of innocent civilians with drones. It doesn’t matter that he re-affirmed the billions of aid to Israel as it continues to terrorize the Palestinians on every level.
And all Obama has to do, for all of this to not matter, is to throw in a crappy joke here, an all American family picture there, a 15 second clip of him singing and a goofy face in front of kids for good measure.
And then, like fucking magic, all the so-called Liberals (forget the Conservatives at least they’re openly pro-war) who claim to be anti-war, anti-targeted killings, anti-this, pro-that, suddenly lose their fucking heads because OH MY GAWDD COOLEST PRESIDENT EVERRRRRRRRR.
What the FUCK is wrong with you people.