And so it's time for us to practice our response:
"I'm glad you want to talk about the issue of NATO/G8 and violence. Where's the real violence? Let's begin in Afghanistan . . . . "If we can succeed in focusing just a small percentage of the media queries about "NATO/G8 and violence" onto the specific acts of violence of NATO/G8, spring in Chicago will have been very successful indeed!
|Tomahawk missile from jpegwallpapers.com|
As we prepare for an upcoming drum circle at LaSalle and Jackson, the question occurred to me: "NATO has aircraft carriers and Tomahawk missiles ... we have buckets turned upside down to be used as drums ... which dangerous technology will the state rush to disable?"
Think about it:
Aircraft carriers and Tomahawk missiles.
|Celebrating a drummer from Occupy Chicago on Katalusis|
Where's the real violence?
(See #NATOvictims )
Eric Zorn has been pushing - BOIL DOWN YOUR MESSAGE! - and I think he's right. Can we come up with 5 words that sum up NATO?
(See NATO in 5 )
It's time that we stopped kidding ourselves and faced the TRUE nature of NATO.
It's way too easy to launch U.S. missiles. (Maybe if it were a little more costly, challenging, or painful to carry out these attacks, they would at least require someone to give an explanation that makes sense first.)
(See AMERICANS: Happy As Long As They're Blowing Something Up )