Why are the Muslims embracing suicide bombing? Is there something Islamic about it? Is this part of ‘their’ DNA?
These are much less complicated questions than those encountered in a consideration of a region of people caught in waves of conquerings quieted under often ruthless dictators, and then stilled under strong Western Powers influences and then, seeming of a sudden, awakening to try and shake off the offensive structures imposed from above.
There is no Muslim Awakening. We are witnessing a disruption, which could be called an awakening, in an area largely populated by Muslims. #ThinkingAboutThinking
A headline @Breitbart's catches your eye. It can be related to many things.
#ThinkingAboutThinking as you try to make sense of it; link it to already existing meems. When you get a link you also get a little reward; a pleasant brain-chemical-cocktail.
SV represents a very real existential danger. He did kill someone. He was a repeat offender. He is an illegal immigrant. You might link SV to ‘Immigrants are a high risk’ because it ‘natural’ to assign the actions of one to the traits of the group. That links to its own set of meems. Some may steer you toward action.
Of course you might have linked SV to ‘the legal system failed’. That links to a whole other set of meems. Some may steer you toward action.
Or both at once. Perhaps in denial of one. Perhaps considering both with a mind free to consider.
5 days ago: near St. Louis, Mo. Today: Philadelphia, PA.
Jewish graves desecrated, and the level of fear rises.
Not just in Jewish families...immigrants, Muslims, ...the list of targets grows as #Trumpism normalizes hatred of 'the other'. Start planing to #Resist now.