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Crisis in America

A Tale of Three Terrors.

The Boston massacre has rendered visible the big black hole at the heart of the United States of America.

Who did this and why?

Was it al Qaeda delivering blowback for American drone attacks and Guantanamo torture? Or was it a Timothy McVeigh type homegrown terrorist making a grand gesture about gun control on Tax Day? Or was it a random school shooter type attack by a lone wolf suffering from psychosis?

The fact that no one has taken responsibility only increases our collective uncertainty and anxiety. We've seen this before. When will it end? Is a call for retribution President Obama's only response?

There is a crisis in America. A crisis of ethics and a crisis of imagination and, above all, a crisis of leadership.

When will an American leader step forward with a vision that can end the senseless, escalating violence? A violence that is spiraling into the undoing of our once great nation.

Sign the petition asking President Obama to dig deeper and come up with new domestic and geopolitical visions for our future at whitehouse.gov.

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Anonymous

"However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.

Likewise, in the context of terrorist attacks, such privilege means white non-Islamic terrorists are typically portrayed not as representative of whole groups or ideologies, but as “lone wolf” threats to be dealt with as isolated law enforcement matters. Meanwhile, non-white or developing-world terrorism suspects are often reflexively portrayed as representative of larger conspiracies, ideologies and religions that must be dealt with as systemic threats"

evilmulletman

"Was it al Qaeda delivering blowback for American drone attacks and Guantanamo torture?"

Is this masochism being offered to me by a sadist? I'd say yes.

Zakii

What i see in America is just like how the effect of bad capitalism and consumerism made people to tend indivudualism. Maybe there's something losed in America and it could be living sosially

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