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I wait for the day when people make heartfelt comments and change their Facebook profile pics for the many brown people being slaughtered in the middle east and Palestine. People talk about how sad that is one minute then complain about Syrian refugees piling into their country. But as someone I know says, in war there is always collateral damage and apparently we have to accept the shoddy military might in all its glory. Pointed attacks on wealthier countries by militants is abhorrent but drone strikes and accidental bombings is just newspaper fluff for the semi-attached. It’s like that fake program the Yes Men used to show how much American lives are more important than third world ones. The best way to get away with violence is to do it as background noise. Extreme death makes sympathy bloom.

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