Response to WHY NOT BE ANTI- AMERICAN?
What the United States needs is infiltration not boycott. U.S.
Citizens who do not actively seek out alternative media are
presented with one view point - and that view point is controlled
by an ever-shrinking media monopoly. Most Americans have no
idea that what they see on television or read in the paper is
censored, much the same way that reporting of the Troubles
was once illegal in the U.K. I am now a U.S. Citizen, but I was
born in London to parents from Belfast and Palestine. I am
always disappointed that there is not more concern for and
support of the people in the Occupied Territories among
Americans of Irish descent - particularly those like me, with roots
in the North. And though I actively seek out sources of
Palestinian support in the Irish media - I very rarely find any. That
is not to say that there isn't any - it just doesn't find its way to
Chicago. I assume the same is true of the flow of information
out of the U.S. To say that Americans support war because of
some stupid poll paid for (overtly or covertly) by some political
action group, or because there is no news of dissent coming out
of the U.S. - doesn't mean it isn't happening. The innocent
people in the U.S. are victims of their government just like the
innocent people in Palestine, Iraq and other places under seige.
I am less safe today than I was on September 10th 2001 - and
not because of foreign terrorists. I am less safe because the
reaction by our government has put me in danger.
Created By: Claire O'Connor