Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Homeland

Yeah, but it's the wrong story.  The real story isn't "Oh my God one of them might sneak over here and harm some of us". The real story is "Lots of us are over there and harming them on a daily basis for no particularly good reason". The real story is about Afghan shepherd boys being killed on the hillsides by US drones and Afghan families murdered in their beds by US soldiers. The real story cannot be told without shame. And there is something shameful too about turning away from the real story and telling an entirely confected one in which we, not they, are the ones under threat. 
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