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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

More on tribalism

From Mike Rogers, writing at Lew Rockwell:
Why do Americans care when two of their soldiers are killed in a foreign country? But when tens of thousands of innocents – in their own homes – in their own country – are bombed and murdered by us, it is not even reported in American news? Why do the brainwashed cry when one or two soldiers are killed fighting in a country – a country that they had no business being in the first place – but don’t care for the innocent children murdered by those soldiers at the same time? Why do people care about someone whose only relationship to them actually is a government issued passport? Why don’t people shed a tear for 10,000 dead in an earthquake in that foreign land? Could it really be because of a passport? Is it really just because of brainwashing and indoctrination we have all received since the day we were born?

2 Comments:

  • Do you think you have been indoctrinated?

    By Anonymous suze, at 3:39 PM  

  • Everyone's been indoctrinated to one extent or another. Those who just passively accept what they are taught or told more so than those who actively seek out information which may contradict the beliefs they currently hold.

    By Blogger David, at 8:53 AM  

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