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It’s not a war, you morons!

Get this through your stu­pid skulls, you right-wing morons. The “War on Ter­ror” is not a war, and it can’t be won. Do you actu­al­ly believe we can kill every sin­gle one of the ter­ror­ists? Do you think if we just kill enough of them and they will come out one day wav­ing white flags to sur­ren­der? Do you actu­al­ly believe we can cap­ture them all and stuff into a black hole in Cuba?

Get real. Ter­ror­ism is not some­thing that can be beat­en by force. Of course you have to keep it in check with force, of course you have to defend your self with force, but this idi­ot­ic rhetoric that we can “win” the war on ter­ror by killing all the teror­ists is just right-wing jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for greed and pros­e­ly­tiz­ing. Don’t get this con­fused with gueril­la wars, those are over ter­ri­to­ry, and can be end­ed one way or the oth­er. Ter­ror­ism is a fight over ideas, and there is no way to extin­guish ideas. All you can do is hope to make them scarce, and to pro­vide bet­ter ideas as alter­na­tives.

I have more young men to throw at this bloody fight than you do” is not a win­ning idea. “My walls are so high you will nev­er get in (and I won’t ever come out)” is not a win­ning idea. “We love the Iraqi/Afghani/brown peo­ple, but don’t touch my sis­ter” is not a win­ning idea.

Believe me, smart peo­ple know this. George Bush knows this, but he con­tin­ues to mis­lead and betray the Amer­i­can peo­ple, and the Amer­i­can spir­it.

Wake up, Amer­i­ca. This is your future. We can’t beat the ter­ror­ists by killing every­one.

By Danny

My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.