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05-10-12, 12:56 AM

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http://www.salon.com/2012/05/08/us_attack_kills_5_afghan_kids/

To quote the author: 'The way in which the U.S. media ignores such events speaks volumes about how we perceive them.'

I decided to share this article because I think the author pretty much sums up the US media's attitude towards the Afghan conflict and Muslim nations.
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05-10-12, 1:59 AM

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pitilesscnsr said:
I decided to share this article because I think the author pretty much sums up the US media's attitude towards the Afghan conflict and Muslim nations.


It's not really just the Afghan conflict and Muslim nations, it's pretty much their attitude towards every country not on America's friends list.

Things like spreading this shit through the entire globe:

while keeping their own "problems" as low profile as they possibly could:
 
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05-10-12, 2:46 AM

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USA waging psychological war on other countries? No way.
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05-10-12, 3:11 AM

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The world can be a shitty place.

That video that Mouhappai posted was pretty disturbing, especially when that girl was beaten and the security guards just stood there and did nothing.

I just kept thinking of Edmund burkes quote;
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”


It seems they American people, in fact people around the world, will fight to keep thier right to download internet porn and films, but not to stop shit from happening, or help when it does.
 
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05-10-12, 3:37 AM

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Kenatsu said:
Sometimes I wonder if US citizens ask themselves why some persons (bah, actually like half of the world lol) dislikes and hates his country so much

Nope, most of us either don't care or know that these people are too ignorant to look at their own countries history.
 
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05-10-12, 3:40 AM

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Sometimes I wonder if US citizens ask themselves why some persons (bah, actually like half of the world lol) dislikes and hates his country so much
dont blame the governments actions on the civilians, were not the ones making theses decisions, the ones that are are those evil monsters in the office and those brainwashed idiots in the army
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05-10-12, 3:55 AM

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Kenatsu said:
Sometimes I wonder if US citizens ask themselves why some persons (bah, actually like half of the world lol) dislikes and hates his country so much


I've heard that this is just a misconception, I've heard from severeal different sources that not as many people hate the US as we think.

However, I hate the US just as much as I hate the military here. It's pointless and we're going to kill ourselves/everybody with our selfishness
 
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Thats sad


but seriously guys some people the middle east kills people a lot anyways so its not exactly a one sided thing. Its definitely more than 5 daily..
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05-10-12, 4:09 AM

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People get killed in war. What else is new.

 
05-10-12, 4:16 AM

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pitilesscnsr said:
'The way in which the U.S. media ignores such events speaks volumes about how we perceive them.'

US media in a nutshell, they throw you what they want. Props to all americans with a bit of self-conscience *hi5*
 
05-10-12, 5:12 AM

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Our mainstream news is mainly propaganda anyway. They don't show you that stuff because they want you to hate the Middle East, not sympathize with them.

Sure makes wartime easier for the politicians...
 
05-10-12, 5:13 AM

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The whole world is evil and human beings are certainly evil. That will never change even though I wish it would. I guess that means I'm evil to an extent. Well, the Dalai Lama seems like a good guy (he even admits that he likes looking at girls from time to time.) What was the point of this post? Oh, well...
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05-10-12, 5:23 AM

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Narmy said:
Our mainstream news is mainly propaganda anyway. They don't show you that stuff because they want you to hate the Middle East, not sympathize with them.

Sure makes wartime easier for the politicians...
Bit of an exaggeration. They still mention things time to time. I dont think that its them trying to make you hate them but they do half ass stories all the time and dont really make any effort to mention other stuff because they dont think people care and dont think it sells well. They are just trying to draw in an audience
 
05-10-12, 6:08 AM

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Narmy said:
Our mainstream news is mainly propaganda anyway. They don't show you that stuff because they want you to hate the Middle East, not sympathize with them.

Sure makes wartime easier for the politicians...


It's psychology 101, you degrade your enemy to appear less then what they really are, so you can feel more comfortable in doing things that are less moral. Americans aren't killing men, women, and children. We are killing insurgents and terrorists.


 
05-10-12, 6:14 AM

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Eh, this was just collateral damage though, pretty hard to prevent that (Except GTFO of A-stan of course). And it isn't made easier when you have no way of controlling the movement of civvies.
Good points in the article though, there's no doubt that the media plays a huge role in lulling the public into a feeling of false moral superiority.
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The whole world is evil and human beings are certainly evil.
Derp. Define "evil".

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05-10-12, 6:18 AM

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Baman said:
prismheart said:
The whole world is evil and human beings are certainly evil.
Derp. Define "evil".


Evil is the violation of, or intent to violate, some moral code. - from wiki


 
05-10-12, 6:24 AM

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Synrite said:
Baman said:
prismheart said:
The whole world is evil and human beings are certainly evil.
Derp. Define "evil".


Evil is the violation of, or intent to violate, some moral code. - from wiki


Then he asks you to define morality, and then moves on to further prove morality is a subjective thing, hence 'evil' does not exist except in the mind.

Derp


But, I always counter with ok, but if I cut you is that not a bad thing? Ok you may even enjoy it on a perverse level, but your body works to heal it and if it's bad you try to protect it from the elements etc.

I simple try to put forward the idea that evil is an act that is coherently an idea about purposefully causing someone else other than yourself pain, discomfort or ill health, and getting some satisfaction off that because of a perverted thought pattern in your head.
 
05-10-12, 7:32 AM

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pitilesscnsr said:

To quote the author: 'The way in which the U.S. media ignores such events speaks volumes about how we perceive them.'
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05-10-12, 7:39 AM

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AbaraUnfettered said:
People get killed in war. What else is new.



so war justifies mutilation of prisoner's genitals
pissing on and desecrating corpses
and rape?
idk what you are smoking
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05-10-12, 7:51 AM

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BloodRequiem said:
so war justifies mutilation of prisoner's genitals
pissing on and desecrating corpses
and rape?


War justifies nothing. Nothing justifies war.
All I'm saying is that people getting killed in war is nothing new. War is all about killing after all.
I'm not saying it's good. I'm not saying it's bad. I'm just saying that it happens. And it will continue to happen. Forever.
 
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