“The Boston Marathon and U.S. Drone Attacks: a Tale of Two Terrorisms”

My thoughts on:


From my observations, I’ve always understood why the people in the U.S. are the way they are, more often than not, ignorant about anything/one thats beyond their borders and geographically challenged in that sense, they weren’t born that way – and of course, there are exceptions, I don’t mean to be stereotypical here, but I hope you can see where I’m coming from – it is a result of decades of mental conditioning, manipulation & systematic brainwash through an education system, media and culture that are completely locally oriented, one that creates enemies out of anything thats foreign and unaffiliated to U.S. policies. Because I get that, I sympathize, with the people that is. The thing I cannot sympathize with or fathom however, is the level of double-standarded reactions, especially when you compare & contrast a situation like the one at hand today inside the U.S. with a reality that has been ongoing for a while outside of it, and the way many in the U.S. react to both situations separately, the more “natural” more human response should be “To murder several runners using bombs at a sporting event is terrorism. To murder 175 children using military drones is U.S. policy. We should accept neither. We should fight against both.” but that is not the case now is it?! Instead it feels as if an attitude of “if they’re not ours why give a f$%k?!” is adopted. Even though at the beginning I said I sympathize because I understand that the cause behind all this is ¬†one that is not in the hands of the people in the U.S., but I cannot accept such apathy here because simply, the ’cause’ does not apply anymore. You are no longer limited to what you are forced to learn in school or what is aired to you on local television now, everybody has access to worlds of information through internet & all you have to do is click some buttons and use your brain and it only takes a little common sense to see the facade and break away from it really; so there is no longer an excuse for this self-inflicted ignorance, like Donny Miller said, “In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.”