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Parent Article: U.S. Postman Threatens to kill activist in Newton
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Re: U.S. Postman Threatens to kill activist in Newton
19 Apr 2005
you say he didn't seem like "the most educated" person-- perhaps his son joined the military because- like the children of alot of people with jack-shit jobs like post delivery- perhaps he couldnt' afford the tens of thousands of dollars a year in college tuition that many, many, MANY americans think is the only way to BECOME "educated".
in a huge mega-corporate war most people become COGS in the machinery befo

i have no idea at what point you became politicized, radicalized, but i would guess that you were given INFORMATION- either through compasionate folks giving it to you, a desire to seek it for yourself, or a horrifying experience that made you so mad you had to start questioning things. That's just not everybody, you know? it just isn't. . . most of the american public is BRAINWASHED. if your friend had been subjected to military brainwashing and you were tryign to help him/her get over it, woudl you attack them? They are sick and ill with misinformation. asking someone "is your son dead yet?" just isn't going to make a dent in that. such emotionally violent interactions are more likely to give that postman- or anyone else you address like that- a catalization in the OTHER direction, towards insane death mongering war making corporate fascism. . .. .just to spite you.

do you have anyone you care about in iraq, afghanisthan, former yugoslavia? do you have children? have you ever worked forty hours a week so someone ELSE could have a better life than you? its a sick system that makes people even have to do such things, turn themslves into human automatons so their kids can fucking get something to eat and wear. . . i sure as hell don't have teh name of any political system that coudl fix it. . .. . . .

i dunno, this is a public forum, i guess don't answer that if your'e uncomfortable, but really, whether you're a lefty- liberal or a revollutionary communist or an anarchist or a zoologist, wouldn't it behoove you to try and least UNDERSTAND why the people you disagree with and are causing so much horror around us- and even more around people in iraq and afghanisthan and central america and who klnws where all else- are behaving the way they are? WHY they think thats okay, and even teh right thing to do? or to try and COMPREHEND the vastly complicated nets of evil shit that ensnare people? to have some compassion? i mean, would it kill you? woldn't it help you to better understand what you're up against and how to change it? well, i suppose you know "is your son dead yet?" was a not-it question, at least i hope you know that. . . . . .god, man, i've seen so many people lose their tempers and fuck with people this year, its very very sad. . . . . .