There is no rational basis for claiming the right to destroy everything that impedes human progress; in fact in terms of our species’ survival, it is counter productive. That is not a statement; it’ s fact.
Meanwhile what is economic growth? Economic growth is asset stripping the planet and despoiling it with our waste and being competitive means doing it faster than someone else. It’s a flawed model that appeals to the childish short termism, avarice and hubris that characterise our species and even our children’s futures don’t make us stop and think about what we’re doing.
WE are the cancer on this planet: laying waste, destroying and abusing everything in our path. It won’t end well.
We can’t go on multiplying and consuming without giving anything back
You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East.
Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!' In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on. 9/11 was not only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.
Proposing The Terrorists have reasons is to propose that they are not soulless demons to be unequivocally wiped out, which is to propose they are rational actors, which implies the Global War on Terror is a calculated cover up, which is to speak treason!
"50 years" of unjust oppressive foreign policies in the Middle East? Nah man, you gotta reach further back. Britain had been fucking around in the Middle East at least since the 1700s and took control of Cyprus in the early 1800s as a beachhead from which to launch colonial conquest. France conquered Algeria in 1830 and Tunisia in 1878. Britain conquered Egypt in 1882. France then took Lebanon and Syria, and in 1912 Italy conquered Libya.
In 1908, something else happened — oil was discovered under the sands of Persia.
When the Ottoman empire fell for good in 1918, Britain and France secretly partitioned the Middle East between themselves under the Sykes-Picot Agreement. After that, there was really no turning back from an ongoing, direct conflict between the Arab world and the West. Think about that — the Middle East was secretly partitioned between European powers. This went beyond lack of consent; this was simply not telling colonial subjects anything. If you’re Arab, how are you supposed to respond to that?
Colonialism is terrorism. All war is terrorism. Dropping bombs on people is terrorism. Imperial powers only call it terrorism when their subjects strike back.
oneofthe1882 said: I could have asked 3 things anon but I figured as you want some interaction this would be better. Favourite artist/band you're listening to at the minute? If you could travel anywhere tomorrow where would you go? What's your most memorable game of football?
Music varies but the last music video I shared on Facebook was Bury Tomorrow - Of Glory. Travelwise I would go to Florida I wanna see Heat, Dolphins and Panthers play. Football is easy. Istanbul 2005 Champions League final Liverpool great comeback
Ok, lets try seeing if people interact more on these media applications
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