Saturday, February 27, 2010

A People's History

I've been reading the People's History of the United States. It is quite the eye-opener.
An exert that resonates with me, from Robert Bowman, in an article from the National Catholic Reporter regarding the roots of terrorism:
'We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us is the form of terrorism....Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children.....
In short, we should do good instead of evil. Who should try to stop us? Who would hate us? Who would want to bomb us then?'

And I ask why can we not?!

More on this to come......

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