Terrorists Defined as ‘All Who Oppose Us’

Terrorists Defined as ‘All Who Oppose Us’:

“But in no real sense of the word is Assange a terrorist, except in the sense that ‘terrorists’ are people who we have come to see as belonging outside of our justice system, miscreants somewhere in the range of child molesters. Dubbing Assange a terrorist is, as Dave indicates, mostly about saying to your base, ‘I am willing to have those who oppose us hunted down and killed on the spot.’ It’s not about actual governing. It’s about rallying cries for the GOP’s white populist base.”

(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates :: The Atlantic.)

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