The two most misguided notions held in America:
- Our government wouldn’t really do that to us.
- If they did, they would tell us about it on TV.
The need to educate yourself has never been greater!
I’m a polyamorous hitchhiker who does drugs and advocates initiation (which can legally be classified as assisted suicide). I get this illustration in a way that most people will never understand.
Mostly, ultimately, they are wars waged on innocent/peaceful people.
Though the third point may be too gracious: I’m not sure I’d call those consequences “accidental” when the risks to innocents are calculated beforehand and deemed acceptable collateral damage. Truly: most who suffer are innocent. A full 25% of people in jail - not just among drug-related offenses, but overall - are there for non-violent drug possession - which is a higher percentage than those who committed violent drug-related crimes. And for every terrorist killed by drones, 50 civilians are killed. Fifty-to-one. How can it be an “accident” when it’s the most typical outcome?
How news really works:
CNN: Obama appeals to Pepsi fans.
Fox: Obama declares war on Coke.
MSNBC: In about an hour, we will have live coverage of Obama drinking the best cola. All who disagree are racist.
BBC: 18 killed in US drone strike in Pakistan.
“What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I fuck or what I take into my body — as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?” ~Bill Hicks
From Wikipedia: “In contradistinction to normal police, the Gestapo were authorized to take gay men into preventive detention (Schutzhaft) of arbitrary duration without an accusation (or even after an acquittal). This was often the fate of so-called “repeat offenders”: at the end of their sentences, they were not freed but sent for additional “reeducation” (Umerziehung) in a concentration camp. Only about 40 percent of these pink triangle prisoners – whose numbers amounted to an estimated 10,000 – survived the camps. Some of them, after their release by the Allied Forces, were placed back in prison, because they had not yet finished court-mandated terms of imprisonment for homosexual acts.”