Friday, December 06, 2013

Violence Is Only A Legitimate Tool Of The Powerful Or Sometimes The Syrian Rebels

In glancing at various Mandela discussions, I'm fascinated by how un-selfaware the country is with respect to our relationship with political violence. Even leaving aside that fact that it's always awesome when we do it, it's "amusing" that Mandela must be either a Gandhi-like pacifist or be an evildoer terrorist. And in the next sentence we'll discuss just how many arms we'll send to various groups involved in various civil wars that we basically don't understand.