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Terrorism: The word that now only means violence which isn’t ours.
By E.F Nicholson
The word “terrorism” has now lost all its meaning and value. Maybe it never had much in the first place but over the last 14 years it has become more and more of a blanket term that our governments carefully select as to who it gets used for and how best to use it to evoke fear in the public. The dictionary definition of terrorism is
“The unofficial or unauthorized use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims”
That said, I am still not sure what is the term for
The official or authorized use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims
I guess it’s called protecting our interests. The word “our” of course means “theirs” being the political class.
Who decides what is official or unofficial and how do…
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