Thursday, May 23, 2013

Transnational elites

Quality Woolwich-related trolling from Glenn Greenwald in the Guardian --

On Twitter last night, Michael Moore sardonically summarized western reaction to the London killing this way: I am outraged that we can't kill people in other counties without them trying to kill us!" Basic human nature simply does not allow you to cheer on your government as it carries out massive violence in multiple countries around the world and then have you be completely immune from having that violence returned.

What US military violence in Chechnya or British military violence in Nigeria was being "returned" by US permanent resident Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Boston or the two (apparently) British machete-wielders in London?