A number of reactions to the Boston bombings have struck me as either naively ignorant, or blatantly narrow minded and bigoted. As a result I felt it important to post links to a number of well thought out articles making the following relevant points –
- The US Government is by its own admission one of the world’s largest and most deadly terrorist organizations.
- The US funds Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Libya, Syria and Iran.
- Based off similar bombings in the past, the CIA, FBI, and white males should be the prime suspects if people (a) really want to know who did this, and (b) want to racially stereotype your typical terrorist bomber.
- In spite of Ireland’s connection to Boston, and the fact that conflicts and events outside the US do get some coverage – the criticism of the huge media coverage for this event versus similar events outside the US (caused by the US) and the naive surprise at why something like this might happen are completely legitimate
I feel like I’m living in ‘The Truman Show’ but instead of one person being unaware his life is a lie – nearly the whole lot of us are! But why bother thinking for ourselves when there’s so many people clamoring to do it for us – for the paltry price of our souls at that!