Saturday, November 14, 2015

Uproot the Tree of Empire

The horrendous attacks in Paris are more fruits of the tree of empire and colonialism. Needless to say, this is not to absolve the immediate perpetrators but only to acknowledge that they did not act in a vacuum. They murdered, maimed, and terrorized innocents; however, they did not initiate the violence.

If you abhor the harvest, work to uproot the tree.


  1. If their victims were "innocent" as you say, then they most certainly did "initiate" violence. That's by definition.

  2. Not in the full context. They chose the wrong targets. That was their crime.

  3. Yes, wrong targets. Now the people ask their Governments to choose wrong targets too. Again. After all, it is easier to kill innocent people than the people in power.
    Only the State profits from all this. And the people seem to like it.