posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 04:24 PM
For starters, a little fun with definitions.
ter⋅ror⋅ist (from dictionary.com)
2. a person who terrorizes or frightens others.
: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
And then, a little fun with perceptions.
We have learned what the true definition of a terrorist is. We have all been taught to think it's an Arab. I won't mince words here. It's a foreign
guy, with an evil squint, probably wearing something wrapping up his hair. He might also be well shaven, to disguise himself as one of us, but he is
probably not 'from around here.'
But wait! For a limited time only, if you act NOW, you can have American Born and Raised terrorists. You KNOW who they are. They oppose abortion, they
oppose more government control and intrusion, they're Veterans of wars, they oppose healthcare reform, or at least the one offered up. Yup, you see
that neighbor of yours? He might be a terrorist.
Given our understanding of the word terrorist, I would like to take a brief second to show you the real face of terrorism.
So...nothing about any of these images does anything to evoke any fear in anyone right? No terror here. Here's how the terror works:
If you disagree, you will be punished. If you speak out, you will be punished. If you think you have rights, you will be punished. If you are a
different color, you will be punished. If you are a different religion, you will be punished. If you don't pay your taxes, you property will be
seized and you will be punished. If you make waves, ANY waves, you will be punished. You WILL obey.
You will tackled, a knee placed on your throat, beaten into submission and likely killed. "He had a gun. He had a Knife. He made a threatening
gesture. He was drunk and belligerent. He was drug addict. He was a homosexual.' If you are not outright beaten and killed, you will be locked up for
the rest of your life.
If you are a politician, or a cop....no worries mate, we got your back. 'His actions were justified given the threat. He acted within departmental
guidelines. The department spokesperson says that he acted appropriately.'
A nation, a Race, A people, an individual can only be beaten for so long. If you don't kill us, someday you will reap what you have sown.
Look around you, every day and ask yourself, 'who is using terror to get what they want?' 'Who will try to hurt me, or my family if I try to stand
up for what I believe in?'
Terrorism doesn't always wear a turban.