Monday, February 22, 2010

Recommended Reading

Glenn Greenwald from last Friday, on Joseph Stack's suicide attack against a Texas IRS office last week, and the hesitancy in the media to refer to Stack as the "T" word.  Greenwald's takeaway:
...Terrorism is simultaneously the single most meaningless and most manipulated word in the American political lexicon.  The term now has virtually nothing to do with the act itself and everything to do with the identity of the actor, especially his or her religious identity.  It has really come to mean:  "a Muslim who fights against or even expresses hostility towards the United States, Israel and their allies."
More at the link.

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