Thursday, January 06, 2005
  War and Big White Cocks.
In one of my groups on this online community website, I came across really interesting article:


WAR AGAINST TERROR OR WAR TO GOVERN THE WORLD?

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

[Col. Writ. 2/6/02]

Copyright 2002

It is helpful sometimes, in times of great and confusing events, to consider simple things, which can shed light on things that are far more complex.

The events of 9/11, and in turn the resultant aerial bombardment of Afghanistan by American military, is now the opening act of what promises to be a global military campaign that threatens to be waged in Iraq, perhaps Iran, Somalia, and even the far Phillipines.

We are told that this war will be waged for years, perhaps for decades, in far-flung areas of the earth. It is, in Bush Administration terms, a 'war against terrorism,' a 'war against evil,' and a 'clash of civilizations'. (Of course, the royal "we" are the perfect good; "they" are the eternal evil).

One wonders, when is a 'terrorist,' not a terrorist?

The late Pakistani scholar, Eqbal Ahmad, points to how history and circumstance can change characterizations:

Until the 1930s and 1940s, the Jewish underground in Palestine was described as "terrorist." Then something happened: around 1942, as news of the Holocaust was spreading, a certain liberal sympathy with the Jewish people began to emerge in the Western world. By 1944, the terrorists of Palestine, who were Zionists, suddenly began being described as "freedom fighters." If you look in history books you can find at least two Israeli prime ministers, including Menachem Begin, appearing in "Wanted" posters saying, TERRORISTS, REWARD [this much]. The highest reward I have seen offered
was 100,000 British pounds for the head of Menachem Begin, the terrorist (Yitzhak Shamir is the other).
[Eqbal Ahmad, Terrorism: Theirs & Ours, Seven Stories, 2001), p. 11]

The terrorism of yesterday has become the nationalism of today.

The interests and objectives of the US, and its Western partners, have less to do with terrorism, than with making the world quiescent and calm in the face of a neo-colonialist, corporate capitalism.

What is at stake is not democracy, for if this was so why does the West support regimes, like the Saudis or the Emirates, that don't even have a pretense of a democratic form of government? What is at stake is western control over resources, like oil, or natural gas.

What is at stake is hegemony, or the continued dominance over the emerging world by the industrial, corporate West, under the flag of globalism.

What is globalized is the use of force to suppress local, national and regional movements seeking liberation or autonomy. What is globalized is the media machinery of the wealthy elites to justify an inequitable status quo. What is globalized is terror, on a world scale, to protect the system.

Text © copyright 2002 by Mumia Abu-Jamal.


It seems nowadays that if you're Muslim or your skin is not white, then you're a terrorist. So that makes me a terrorist? Bush & co. went to war without concrete justification for it but not even the United Nations could stop them - and they just got away with it? Even after so many deaths, bombings of villages and homes of children, women and old people, and without any proof of any weapons of mass destruction, why is it that Bush & co. still in power? If other countries had gone against the words of the UN, they would have been slapped with a heavy punishment, or am I wrong? Then how come America and Britain aren't? Is it because America is the 'superpower' of the world and hence controls every single person on this earth? Is America allowed to bomb other smaller countries all these years without being terrorists? After 9-11, muslims have suffered the brunt of all the hatred and accusations - muslims are terrorists, muslims did this, and muslims must all be exterminated. The dictionary defines terrorism as 'violence or the threat of violence, especially bombing, kidnapping, and assassination, carried out for political purposes'. Hmm isn't that what Bush was up to all this time? ... and Blair is just a little puppet or more like a pet dog that will do anything his owner tells him to do because without its master, it might not be fed anymore special high-class dog food. Once I was on this tourbus in London and went pass this landmark statue, and the tourguide said "They're thinking of making a statue of Blair next year.....(and I'm groaning in distaste, then he adds ->)...and they're gonna put it under the bush." That totally made me piss my pants laughing. How so right! I'd not only put it under the bush but I'd stick it up the bush to its rightful place.

I don't hate all Americans, heck, I don't hate all white people, I'm going out with one! But why oh why is Bush still in power? This is the man who had cut down on America's education and environmental budget just so he could increase that of the military's. Not only is he sending his people to die in a country that doesn't want them there, he also wants to make them stupid? I guess not signing the Kyoto Protocol to reduce the greenhouse gases America produces is just one sly way of slowly killing off not only his own country but others too. America produces the most greenhouse gas than any other country, and of course it's because it's the biggest country, but that should also mean that America should be more responsible and become more of a good example to other smaller countries. It's just silly!

But enough of all this (for now) for I have to go now. Just for some minor amusement, yesterday a big white cock hit me in the face. I was trying to grab it and it flew right into my head, can you believe it? Sometimes chickens are sooooo annoying!!

 
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