Kilroy Was Here
May 17, 2002
Are You, or Have You Ever Been, a Terrorist
In July 2000, Andrew McCovey, CEO of Monster.com, founded American's for Gun Safety, a moderate group trying to link responsibility to the liberty guarenteed under the Second Amendment through the passage of sensible gun laws. Of course, the NRA can't stand any sort of dissension, and, in the wake of 9/11, compared Andrew McCovey to Osama Bin Laden.
Interestingly enough, executive vice-president of the NRA Wayne LaPierre's rant concluded "That's political terrorism. That's political terrorism, and it's a far greater threat to your freedom than any foreign force."
Thus, Bush's "War on A Vague, Poorly Defined, Emotionally Charged Word" begins to bear fruit. The radical right, both in the United States and in Israel, will cry "terrorism" whenever their political opposition disagrees with them. In America, we have seen this same word in different guise before. But at that time it was crazy Senator using the word "Communism" to justify his own unethical actions.
- Defining Terrorism by Micahel Kinsey
- What is Terrorism Continued by Michael Kinsley
- Origin of the Word Terrorism - Interestingly enough, terrorism first described actions of a government against its citizenry. Now, it seems to be defined more as non-governmental organizations actions against a government.
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