The entire point of it was to claim that I do not trust 100% of what the American government says who the terrorists are since the CIA created and funded the Taliban to create the “everyone from the Middle East is a terrorist” bullshit, not to mention what really happened on 9/11.
I sincerely apologize if I have offended anyone by saying ISIS COULD BE something that America is funding to keep up the Middle Eastern terrorist parade.
mod jess this apology is a steaming pile of shit and you need to stop trying to rationalize your bullshit and just acknowledge that what you said was fucking awful
This is the most flippant dismissive “yeah get off my back” snake shit I’ve ever read lmao sit on a dick and ride it to hell
I fucking hate Americans. Take your god damned blinders off and realize that nations can have complex issues without the magical stirring spoon of the US and it’s money!! states and their terrorists can exist completely independently from the US! the US isnt the leader of the world! isnt that crazy and new information for you, Jess!
Gosh I really don’t want to reply to this but this is getting out of hand.
The original post was not a “get off my back” post. This was an apology to people who were offended about what I said about ISIS. HOWEVER, y’all have misinterpreted what I said, hence I had to repeat myself in this post.
I do certainly realize that other nations have complex issues that do not relate back to the US, but living here in the US and having the constant reminder that Middle Eastern terrorism is “OH SO BAD” while POC are being murdered for being who they are by white supremacists, it makes me doubt who the US claims are terrorists! That’s all I’m saying here. For centuries the US has distracted its people with fake terrorism and other things to have us look away while they push some corpses under the rug.
I do not want people to believe that ISIS is a fake group and to forget about the deaths they have caused because that is not what I said. What I said (for the third time) is that I am not the first to believe what America claims to be “terrorism” and “terrorists groups” while the white supremacists who terrorize POC in America are ignored. For years America has tried to make the Middle East and its people the terrorizers of the world and to see Obama and the White House speak about ISIS during the week of 9/11 didn’t set right with me. It was like a thing to rekindle the fire of hatred white Americans have with those who are Muslim and to make them seen as “savages” and us as “heroes” and “leaders of the world”. Trust me, I know the US leads in nothing but hypocrisy and lies.
That is all I am saying.
I feel the strong need to say that this is just about the most embarrassingly blinkered, US-centric post I’ve seen in a long time. For someone who supposedly hates America, you’re doing a pretty good job at thinking America is the centre of the universe. Thousands of people have left countries around the world to join the Islamic State. Here in Britain, people have openly given out flyers to recruit people to go, in broad daylight in the streets of London. There are hundreds of Twitter accounts of people in Britain which openly support the Islamic State because they feel it is how they think (Sunni) Muslims should be living and think it’s the ideal according to the Quran. Before Twitter went all censor-y with Islamic State Twitter accounts I used to read the stuff from English speaking accounts (including fighters who tweeted in English from places like Cambodia), and they were all pretty damn genuine about what they were doing.
Perhaps rather than reflexively thinking something can’t be a terrorist group just because you hate America, realise that other countries are incredibly concerned about all of this. In Brussels, a guy who’d been fighting for Islamic State in Syria, went into the Jewish Museum and shot a bunch of people. French police recently foiled attempts to commit terrorist attacks on the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant, and at the NATO summit it was mentioned that there have been several other foiled plots in Europe. But yeah, according to you this is alllll about the USA.
warning: rant ahead
Perfect example of trainwreck UScentrism. Even the apology just reveals the blinkered, USA is the centre of the universe view. And their original iSIS post didn’t contain all even those nuances- it said this:
Oh sure, we misinterpreted what the OP said. “Fake Muslim” and “hoax”? I don’t hear anything about how “Yes, ISIS is out there, but I’m concerned with how the media claims Islamic terrorism is the biggest threat to us when police brutality kills far more Americans, especially POC” in the original post. The OP should just admit they either phrased it very badly or they’re so UScentric. Classic “US privilege” going on here where some of these US social justice bloggers (SOME! Many of you guys do great stuff and keep doing what you do) make everything global about only themselves instead of being cognisant about how oppression manifests everywhere and how those of us outside the US live in countries with their own demons of racism and oppression.
Yeah what great logic- let’s oversimplify this thing as “US demonising Muslims”, which propagates a completely different narrative that very conveniently OBSCURES THE FACT that MANY of the people getting killed by ISIS are guess who? Other Muslims! Iraqi SHI’A Muslims- who are the majority in Iraq. Because ISIS hates them and sees them as heretics just because they follow a different sect of Islam. (ISIS claim to be Sunni Muslim). Also, 0 points for making this all about the US and failing to recognise the Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi Army themselves were fighting ISIS LONG before the US added its airstrikes. Who were crucial to doing all the heavy lifting on the ground to retake the Mosul Dam etc.
Sure, the US had a role in creating conflicts in the modern Middle-East by destabilising Iraq to begin with and using it as a proxy battleground during the Cold War, but it’s possible to explain all these nuances without TRIVIALISING and DELEGITIMISING the individual moral culpability ISIS have for their horrific actions or what their victims are undergoing. The US has NO SORT of functional control over ISIS right now- they are following their own agenda. And guess what, people you consider “POC” are capable of being horrific human beings in their own right, ok? (Besides, labelling us nonwhite people “POC” outside the US is already problematic because “whiteness” is fluid and our power relations don’t exist the same way it does in the US”.
"Trust me, I know the US leads in nothing but hypocrisy and lies." I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. You, an American, are telling us non-Americans how hypocritical US foreign policy is- to us who are actually at the mercy of it and have not a single way to influence it because we have no ballot, as flawed as US democracy is? Yes, US POCs have been abused by their own government but have you actually felt the brunt of US MILITARY violence over your entire country in the present? Some of the people criticising them have RELATIVES in Iraq! Do you guys understand how it is like to know we live in the shadow of a superpower, who can crush us like a bug anytime? Those of us who have US military bases in our country and are so utterly conscious of how the US can upend our lives more easily than our own leaders? Seriously.
When Iraqis who have known firsthand the violence of US foreign policy ask for airstrikes- (YES, Iraq ASKED for the airstrikes. As uneasy as I am about what further US militancy and intervention in the region bodes in the long run, I recognise it’s NOT exactly the same as the 2003 Iraq war). it’s not because they’re colonised or self-oppressed. Yeah, the US will portray itself as good and righteous and that’s what every powerful country does. But we, weaker countries like Iraq, don’t have the luxury you do to pick and choose allies with ideological and moral purity alright, when an extremist groups threatens genocide ok? They just hope SOMEONE, ANYONE comes and stop the people threatening to murder them. Just as my grandparents were glad the US forced Japan to surrender- something that I am very, very conflicted about because of how many Japanese civilians were killed in the atomic bombings. But that’s the ugly reality of the world, and ideological purity and moral purity of their “saviour” or “allies” is only something people in the most powerful country in human history have the luxury to choose. I honestly wish all of us could do that.
Seriously, speaking to all Americans, we KNOW your country has a crapload of problems and its government mistreats its own citizens. Oppression is not a contest- you can acknowledge what is happening in Ferguson and Iraq are wrong without trivialising the other. It’s equally tragic when an Iraqi Yazidi is murdered by ISIS and when Michael Brown was gunned down by someone who should have been protecting him and the larger community. Both didn’t deserve to die. But if you’re gonna twist and warp global events to perpetuate your own political agenda at the expense of others and minimise a horrible crisis in another place like the OP did- that’s fucking AWFUL.