In the political climate which was catalyzed by the terror attacks of September 11, one would think that any crashing of planes into populated buildings is terrorism.
The scars carved by proxy wars throughout the decades-long battle between the growing influence of communism and Westernized democracy are still present, especially with regards to matters of economic control.
Deep within the throes of a wide-ranging conflict which threatens to spiral into what could very possibly become America’s third major Middle Eastern ground war in sixteen years, an honest introspection about the way the United States approaches these conflicts is long overdue. It’s a conversation quite reminiscent of one that took place forty years ago.
We’re better than hatred and fear and willful ignorance.