Thursday, February 14, 2008

point of order

Note to our government and the media:

When tens of thousands of people spontaneously and peacefully demonstrate their support for a dead man as is happening in Beirut at this exact moment, you might want to find a better word than "terrorist" to describe the dead man. "Terror" seems to be the exact opposite of what he has inspired, and just because he may have goals that don't align with the goals of the highly placed few in this country who drive the discourse does not give the right to denigrate him without a thought for the real dynamics of what is occurring. This knee-jerk use of terms like "terrorist" has already bitten us on the ass for several years, and not even we have enough of a military to kill every person who dislikes George Bush.

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