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blank  ·  1900 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: LAX Shootings: Propaganda of the Deed?

I love C4SS, but we should wait for more information before commenting on his motives




SpaceIsOnlyNoise  ·  1900 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Assuming you're an anarchist - what other literature/websites do you read often? I browse reddit's anarchist subreddits but with the popularity of anarcho-capitalism there there ends up being way too much content that is either just attacking them or debating with them. The debates I have no problem with, I'm just looking for more diversified/relevant content. Any suggestions?

C4SS  ·  1900 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Understood, but we are not commenting on any individual's motives per se. We are reacting to the knee jerk framing of the shooting, by the mainstream media, that "anti-government = violence," "anti-government = bad," or "TSA = Hero."

AlderaanDuran  ·  1900 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    "TSA = Hero."

But going the complete polar opposite and calling them a "terrorist organization" as this article did is a-o-kay?

    He shot terrorists, and ONLY terrorists, with no “collateral damage.”

That makes it easier to pretend this guy is a hero to you? Labeling the people you see as bad "terrorists"? What makes you and the author any better than the government who labels anyone they disagree with a terrorist? Those TSA employees are stills sons, daughters, brother, sisters, fathers and mothers. They are still people working shit jobs they don't enjoy just to get by. Or is this anarchist author so deluded that he thinks everyone who works for the TSA takes some secret vow to be a terrorist and keep American citizens down everyday?

This article was disgusting for me to read. I'm not taking the media's side, or the side of this article. I think both sides are on extreme polar ends and neither are being intellectually honest about what happened. But at least the media isn't pretending some whack job who killed people just doing their jobs is some hero. Those TSA employees are just doing their job, what they have to do is determined by the policy makers.

Pointless death. Now we can just look forward to another security checkpoint even before we get to the TSA screening area!