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...ather than accept any responsibility at all for the tragedy, or even to acknowledge that American foreign policy was at least partly to blame, the ruling elites resorted to the mantra: "They hate us because of our freedom."
Incredibly, America's cherished freedom was branded as the cause of this atrocity, not our military adventurism or our interventionist foreign policy. “They hate us because of our freedom,” politicians asserted, ignoring the reality that the United Stares is the world's preeminent “nosy neighbor,” supporting tyrants who oppress their own people, advancing American corporate and economic interests over those of other nations, and imposing our will and values on other peoples without regard for their culture and history.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did, and it never will.
Find out just what people will submit to,
and you have found out the exact amount of
injustice and wrong which will be imposed
and these will continue until they are resisted
with either words or blows, or with both.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the
endurance of those whom they oppress.”
- Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857
Originally posted by Demoncreeper
and now this...
That said, what is the true definition of freedom? What is it exactly, that people want, that they don't have...