EXCLUSIVE TO THE AUSTRO-ATHENIAN EMPIRE:
In the wake of Sarah Palin’s taking Barack Obama to task for his ties to 1960s Weather Underground member and unrepentant bomber William Ayers, our investigators have uncovered evidence linking Palin herself to controversial political figure John McCain. McCain is a former member of a shadowy organisation called the “Navy of the United State” which during the 1960s planned and conducted bombing campaigns in Southeast Asia on what early reports indicate may have been an even larger scale than the Weather Underground’s; according to some of our sources, McCain himself appears to have carried out some of these bombings personally prior to his arrest in 1967. Far from expressing repentance, McCain has indicated his willingness to engage in further terrorist acts if given the opportunity, ghoulishly chanting “bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.” In light of these emerging revelations, observers are speculating as to whether Palin will now distance herself from McCain.
It’s the defining feature of states that their own violence is legitimate but wrong if a private actor does the same type of thing. I think you once referred to the WU and animal rights activists as “children of the state”. That is a very apt description, since instead of being opposed to state violence they want to be the ones doing it instead.
I’d forgotten about that post, but here it is.
The classic quip, which I’m sure everyone here has heard:
Terrorists are people who have bombs, but don’t have an air force.
Haha, now that is good.
Oh and another quote that comes to mind: “War is terrorism on a bigger budget.”
Pirates and emperors.
Shocking, simply shocking!
“I was guilty of war crimes against the Vietnamese people. I intentionally bombed women and children.”
— John McCain, October 1997, interview with Mike Wallace on CBS 60 Minutes.
But McCain did what he was commanded to by the greatest government that has ever blessed the planet with its benevolence! Doesn’t that make all the difference?
If I get crosswise with my neighbor and get my gun and shoot him the goverment will put me in jail.
If the government gives me a gun and uniform I can murder by the hundreds and the goverment will give medals and send me to college.