(or How We Learned to Stop Worrying About People and Love the Bombing)
Nothing recruits terrorists like corrupt security forces committing human rights abuses with impunity. Western support of these outrages is seldom lost on the local victims.
Today I join with Veterans For Peace in a call to Reclaim November 11th as Armistice Day—a day to think about peace and thank those who served by working to end war.
As a society, we’re armed and dangerous – and always at war, both collectively and individually. We’re endlessly declaring bad guys (officially and unofficially) and endlessly protecting ourselves from them, in the process guaranteeing that the violence continues.