Zero Government Blog http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ Rational Refreshing Reflections on What's Happening Now en-en Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/recent.gif http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/ http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/index.html 19A012.htm   19A012 Terrorism by Jim Davies, 3/19/2019       Languages change, over long periods; often through common usage, sometimes with help from what the ruling class keeps repeating. One of the changes I've noticed since the long-ago days of my youth is the word usually employed to describe the adversaries of that clique. It used to be "the enemy." Whatever rival the government wanted to smear, it described by that word so as to help convey the notion that a foreign power (Japan, Germany, Italy, North Korea, North Vietnam, Russia, Red China, etc) was some kind of a threat to all the people, and so that the aforesaid ruling clique was needed for our protection. It was always the people who protected the government, not the other way around, but that was never admitted; my point here is just that the word "enemy" was used and specific régimes were identified as such. Today, though, that's quite rare. In its place, every day, has come the word "terrorist." We are said to be surrounded by them, and so (as before) urgently need a wise and powerful government to protect us. And as before, the reality is that the people protect the government; not many government people died on 9/11, and the thousands killed in the futile wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not included those who ordered those troops to their deaths. "Terrorists" are the big, bad bogeymen of nowadays. They wear no uniform, they blend in, yet at a moment's notice they may flick a switch and destroy scores of lives, including their own. They can operate nearly anywhere, despite gargantuan efforts to catch them at the border. The ideas and ideals that motivate them are invisible, not subject to being caught at borders. The scope of terrorism is well described in a useful page by Our World in Data, and its informative charts show that in the US the number of attacks and deaths has been negligible (not to the families of those killed, of course, but relatively.) In 2017 there were 95, out of a world total of 26,445; that is, 0.36%. Every death is a tragedy, but 95 out of all US deaths per year is just not a problem. Yet government people pretend that it's such as huge problem as to "justify" restrictions on travel and intrusion into private communications that would have horrified our parents and grandparents. Every air journey is delayed an hour by the government's TSA, which conducts detailed searches in absolute violation of Amendment 4. Everyone entering the US from abroad is subjected to CBP searches, again in total violation of that supreme law. The appalling waste of time that causes, and the cost of it when priced out at some hourly rate such as even $10, is caused by government on the excuse of a terrorist threat but is borne by real people. This large-scale intimidation and surveillance is based, as above, on the complete fiction that we face a serious threat from terrorists. We do not. The name "terrorism" is deeply deceptive. Look again at those charts; this form of murder was hardly known before 1968, when an Israeli airplane was hijacked by Palestinians (and in that case, the hostages all survived.) 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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 18A051: Wanted: Seven Dwarves, 12/18/2018 Then seventy times seven, and seventy times that http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A051.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A051.htm Read more about '18A051: Wanted: Seven Dwarves, 12/18/2018 Then seventy times seven, and seventy times that ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 18A050: Oceans Apart, 12/11/2018 How History is sanitized http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A050.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A050.htm Read more about '18A050: Oceans Apart, 12/11/2018 How History is sanitized ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 18A049: Censorship, Modern Style, 12/4/2018 Nasty, but not fatal http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A049.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A049.htm Read more about '18A049: Censorship, Modern Style, 12/4/2018 Nasty, but not fatal ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 18A048: After 11/11, 11/27/2018 Government - incompetent as well as lethal http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A048.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A048.htm Read more about '18A048: After 11/11, 11/27/2018 Government - incompetent as well as lethal ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 18A047: Not Even Democracy Works, 11/20/2018 Government ignores the people http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A047.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A047.htm Read more about '18A047: Not Even Democracy Works, 11/20/2018 Government ignores the people ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 18A046: Civilization, 11/13/2018 or government. But not both http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A046.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A046.htm Read more about '18A046: Civilization, 11/13/2018 or government. But not both ' on the Zero Government blog... 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Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 18A040: Jamal, 10/2/2018 Some migrants don't need carrots http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A040.htm http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/18A040.htm Read more about '18A040: Jamal, 10/2/2018 Some migrants don't need carrots ' on the Zero Government blog... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:24:20 -0500 ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/"http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/arch4q18.htm" Read more about 'ZGBlogs for October - December 2018 ' on the Zero Government blog... 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