Sunday, June 8, 2008

'Empire Logic'

By Rideronthet ∙ Fear Is Tyranny ∙ June 2, 2008

The backward but true mantras of American empire (sans spin):
  • If we kill or imprison enough of a person’s family members, they will learn to love our way of life.
    • If they do not yet love our way of life, we will continue to kill them until they do.
    • The survivors should be told their dead friends were living a lie, and that we have come to show them the truth.
  • If a tyrannical militant dictator disagrees with our policies, he is evil, a sponsor of state terror, and should be replaced.
  • If a tyrannical militant dictator agrees with our policies, he is good and should be given weapons to use against his own innocent people, who will henceforth be called “terrorists.”
  • If you don’t want our troops in your country, be quiet about it.
    • If you speak up or act out, you are an enemy combatant, and should be detained (and perhaps tortured) in a secret prison.
  • Because our country has nuclear weapons, everyone in the world is safe.
  • If your country gets nuclear weapons, everyone in the world is in danger.
  • Aggressive war is wrong, unless we’re the ones initiating it.
  • Your country’s resources belong to our corporations. Let freedom ring.
  • We know what’s best for everyone. We are America.
[See also: 'Iraqis have a voice, “but nobody listened.” Will you?' by the same author. –dt]

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