In response to my latest article, a respondent named Paul provided still more context. He says:
It is hard for Rainbowlandians (what I call Americans) to understand that to those countries that we have invaded we are the terrorists. On the day of the Sandy Hook massacre the US killed 69 Pakistani children in a drone strike. Our kids get killed it’s a terrorist attack; we kill their kids and it’s democracy in action.
That middle sentence is powerful enough to require being repeated. “On the day of the Sandy Hook massacre the US killed 69 Pakistani children in a drone strike.” People, they don’t hate us for our freedoms. Also, I love the moniker, “Rainbowlandians” as an indicator of a society who not only believes all that “exceptionalism” propaganda but also blissfully ignore the terror bestowed upon others ostensibly in their names.
CORRECTION: There was NOT a drone strike on the same day as Sandy Hook, fortunately. Unfortunately, there was a Pakistan drone strike October 30, 2006, which killed 69 children at a madrassa, i.e., a school connected to a mosque. Just as bad, just not as coincidental. (Thanks, Bill!)3:20 pm on April 25, 2013 Email Wilton Alston