[-empyre-] Notes and a comment -
sondheim at panix.com
Wed Nov 26 07:05:41 EST 2014
I'm just repeating myself; to me these are all very different with
different causes; the underlying terror, anguish, genocides may be
similar, but I can't lump the countries together, as you do. This
is a real difference between us; you say
My point is why sort out Isis as villain/culprit/ when the US and Kina and
Iran and Israel and so many other countries do exactly what Isis does?
Public executions? Saudi Arabia and Iran. Collective punishment? Israel.
Death row for 39 years being innocent? The US. Military violence exerted
by the police? The whole world. Children in jail without trials. Israel.
My point is Isis is only one of these groups using rebellions and violence
as a tool for "liberation". The M?s Mas movement killed white settlers in
atrocious ways to decolonize Kongo and Tanzania.
- and for me "sorting out" is absolutely necessary, and "The whole world"
does not behave the same. Yes, the police can be horrific in the U.S. but
there are no groups here committing genocide, wiping out towns and
beheading everyone. If it were all the same, everywhere, there would be no
reason for different testimonials, no reason for analysis, no reason for
local action, no reason for looking at local histories or cultural
difference. We just see the world differently and the reason I didn't want
to discuss this further, I don't think we have common ground on this issue
- at least for me, I'm just repeating myself.
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