in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 27 July 2015

Homegrown terrorists.

Since September 2001
fewer than a hundred Americans have been killed by terrorists
usually without guns.
Since September 2010
tens of thousands of Americans have been killed by Americans
with guns.

2 comments:

Zoidberg said...

This reminds me of a good post by Ian Welsh, especially this bit (emphasis mine):

‘Ordinary people, what we call “sane” in our society, are really shitty analysts. Really, really shitty analysts. Their bias to the upside is tiresome, predictable and makes them wrong, over and over and over again. They don’t know what real threats are, they constantly are confused about what is really dangerous. […] They think terrorism is dangerous, when almost no one dies from it, as opposed to crossing the street or eating too many Big Macs.

Marcus Billson said...

Auban and Zoidberg--as a result of this response, and thank you, Zoidberg, I was able to jump into the universe of internet beyond-the-box, contrarian, rogue thinking. I must say that I am human enough to want hope and consolation in the midst of wanting insight as well. I must say that rhetorically, stylistically, methodically, and artistically you, Auban, have these other websites sights and their blogs beat. You are brief and hard-hitting, Auban, like a fist between the eyes. I am too much an Epicurean and a lover of the full sensuality of life to spend time surfing through the resplendent brilliance of the rest. I do not like extended depression and diarrhea language, however cleansing.