Yesterday morning, when I wanted to post this, the Weebly Blog Editor wasn't loading, so I opted for putting it on Facebook instead. Since then, I see that Caitlin Johnstone has posted something in the same numbered list format in response to the latest news from Israel/Palestine.
I didn't really do much research or fact-checking for this, so it emerged as a series of impressions based on the larger historical context than a point-by-point analysis of a situation that has me responding from emotion and moral repugnance rather than the dry facts. However, e morally repugnant fact is that the US continues to support governments that kill civilians and nonviolent protesters within and beyond their borders because the US—our purported beacon of democracy, liberty, and justice—HAS ALSO BEEN KILLING CIVILIANS AND NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS WITHIN AND BEYOND ITS BORDERS FOR-FUCKING-EVER. It's how we roll.
To paraphrase Mr. Orwell, Oceania is at war with humanity in the name of profit. Oceania has always been at war with humanity in the name of profit.
As they say on Marketplace, let's do the numbers.
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