Friday, September 14, 2012

Collateral Damage

Dissecting the euphemisms: 'collateral damage,' 'accidental death'.
When we choose to take actions that make these 'unfortunate incidents' inevitable, we are CHOOSING the whole package--the intended and 'unintended' casualties. The reality is--decisions to drop bombs from drones--make the distinction between 'intended'' and 'unintended' a semantic rationalization. This is the reality of ALL forms of violent force, and those pretty distinctions merely serve as excuses to continue the carnage. When we decide to kill, every death is intended, every body confirms the success of our goal.

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