I sort of don't care what a bunch of strangers in fancy embroidery call me. They might be repeating what they have heard from other countries around
the planet. In kindergarten, if someone calls you a poopyhead, does it mean you are one? No, it means the name caller has a big problem.
This country is going through an auto-immune disease phase right now. It doesn't know who is supposed to have rights. The real idea is that citizens
get the rights, but there are so many immigrants wanting the same rights without going through the motions to become citizens, it's confused with the
political correctness lingo that it heard from a decade or two ago. It comes from the illusion that if there are hundreds of millions of people in
the USA, then they all must be citizens, because somewhere there is a miracle agency taking immigrants out of the country just as soon as they arrive,
sniffing through all the phony IDs.
So then they need a different way to segregate people, so they choose the word terrorist. It's supposed to define someone who may or may not be a
citizen who is not behaving as the DHS believes a citizen should behave. That is the broad scope of it. It went from a niche definition that would
cover mostly foreign groups that wanted to destroy something in USA, to anybody who has a hissyfit over the way the government runs things.
It's one of the best mind-twisting words that someone can throw these days, because it was invented by political authority figures and you can stick
in on virtually anybody that disagrees with you in the name of counter-terrorism. I realized it one day, that counter-terrorism is just more
terrorism thrown out there to counteract the terrorism coming in from another direction. It's not anti-terrorism that government is trying to apply.
It sort of reminds me of the way people in the USA would throw around the word communist in the latter half of the 20th century. It's a type of hate
speech, sanctioned for government use mostly. It's what they call someone instead of the word criminal. Maybe in NLP(neuro linguistic programming)
the T-sounds and the hissing at the end make it a more wicked-sounding word to hurl at someone than to say the word criminal.
Now you can get all legalese and find the true definition of the word, but that's not how it's being used these days. It has mutated to cover any
acts of individuals which might necessitate law enforcement to take more complicated measures against. There's blue collar crime, white collar crime,
then terrorism, for when normal crime-fighting under normal law systems is still not putting the government in control of the situation.
It's a political twilight zone word: act of civil war? Could be re-labled domestic terrorism, for example. It's a PR(public relations) word. It's
an -ism word, and with that -ism comes a big "things I might call bad if I can get away with in in a seat of politics" philosophy that gets put under
that word. Where they muddle it about and approach it from more invented political science ways. It's a behavioral approach involving mentalities
more than a you-break-it-you-bought-it approach that traditional laws and their courts with judges and attorneys provide. Amorphous.
I am a terrorist to cockroaches, spiders and other crawling insects. They fear me, scattering when the light switch flips on, because they know I
will destroy them. I wreck havoc on their colonies! Do you understand? You're not supposed to be afraid of being called a name, but that's what is
happening with the dreaded T-word going around powerful political circles, trying to sterilize the liberty from the population. Hate
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