4 Tamuz 5773
With the recent revelations made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden of the extent and power of government data theft (Uncle Sam is collecting it and sharing it with interested others), one instinctively knows that this program's aims go way beyond national security.
The world is becoming smaller and smaller as resources are being shared by a greater and greater number of people on the planet. National interests have become international and interdependent, and as a result, those in power see a continued drive toward 'unity' to be the only legitimate goal of mankind. But, in order to have unity, as they see it, all borders, both physical and cultural must be erased. Everything must become 'legal' except resistance to this new world order.
It's a well-known fact of human nature that a common enemy draws people together; therefore, this global paradigm requires a global, transnational, transcultural enemy. Enter THE TERRORIST and THE WAR ON TERROR.
But who or what defines a 'terrorist?' It should be self-evident you say? You might be interested to know that "terrorism has no legally binding, criminal law definition."
(Wikipedia) The word "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged, and this greatly compounds the difficulty of providing a precise definition. Studies have found over 100 definitions of “terrorism”. The concept of terrorism may be controversial as it is often used by state authorities (and individuals with access to state support) to delegitimize political or other opponents, and potentially legitimize the state's own use of armed force against opponents (such use of force may be described as "terror" by opponents of the state).
This is why we can arrive at a situation where "Price Tag" vandalism has now been ruled an act of terror by the Israeli Ministry of Justice (sic) and endorsed by the Israeli Knesset.
And who can forget President George W. Bush's inimical statement:
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