No greater deception ever presented upon our people is the myth and fantasy of the terrorist. This beautifully protean and malleable chimerical image, nightmare and one-size-fits-all bogeyman. It’s the other guy. The foreign guy. The guy with the funny beard and funny name and funny religion. The guy who hates our freedom even though, to this day, we have no idea what that means. All terrorists are al Qaeda. All of them. It doesn’t mater what that means or who they are or how they were devised and constructed and devised and invented.
The bad guy theme also applies to another war. The fictive and counterfeit war on drugs. And if anyone were serious about it, they’d investigate the interstitial chemical and neurotransmitter reasons and bases for drug addiction. But there’s no money there. The money’s in prisons and incarceration, especially in the privatization areas. That’s where it is. And as long as profit’s there, no one will lift a finger to address the medical reasons for addiction.
There ain’t no money in common sense. There’s no profit in rational thought. Trust me, I’ve been in talk radio. Oh, sorry, excuse me . . . spoken word!