It is getting harder and harder to reason with neo-cons. While some people on the right are moving towards the Paul family ideology non-intervention thought process, the neo-cons are losing their shit. They seek to blame Obama while defending the Bush/Cheney decisions in order to rewrite history, they are becoming so polarized it’s scary. They cannot grasp the complexity of this war and say what all stupid people say, “Bomb Them”. As if “THEY” are not just a different form of “US”. As if “THEY” are on the side with the devil and “WE” are acting godly. At the end of the day, Russell Brand is right, the people in the media who use this type of misinformation that is based in hate and fear are the SAME tactics used as a recruiting tool for terrorist organizations.
The thin line between freedom fighters and terrorists is not something to tread lightly. We have to look at this as a humanitarian crisis. We must recognize that extremists and terrorists are created every time we drop a bomb. Only then will we be able to make better decisions when it comes to world affairs, otherwise our military involvement will most likely inflate the problem.
I’m scared of terrorism but not from halfway around the world, I’m afraid of the resurgence of the religious right in our own country. The anti-scientific, anti-choice, pro-gun, god fearing people who watch this crazy shit are the extremists that I’m worried about. The people who are able to put the second amendment on the same shelf as their bibles will be able to easily reconcile their cause as “Holy”, leaving anyone who thinks differently, marked as an enemy of the lord.