Lol "radical extremist"? Really? I'm nothing of the sort. Let me rephrase. I hate america, and this is why I hate america. Does that help YOU sleep at night?
I stand in solidarity with a score of nations who hate america - are these countries, these people all "radical extremists"? Last time I checked, the United Kingdom hated america and didn't get that arbitrary and idiotic label.
America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave - neither of which are true. Are you free? No... you submit to the state... are you brave? No, unless it takes bravery to be hopelessly compliant to the state.
And by the way, if I'm a radical extremist, are not the revolutionaries who founded the country? I believe the Boston Tea Party was the single most destructive radical act of property damage in much of american history... and yet these people are regarded as saints of the revolution? When the South seceded from the tyranny of the federal north, were these people radical extremists, or were they trying to defend their homeland from great adversity placed upon them by proxy idiots across the mason-dixon line? The north invaded the south, don't you forget that. And do we still call all those who state "the south will rise again" as extremists, or do we regard them fondly as the die-hard southerners? Are the Free Syrian Army freedom fighters extremists, or is it an "appropriate" response to the treachery of the Syrian state? Was the Irish Republican Army extremist radicals while fighting for the freedom and sovereignty of their homeland from British imperialism? Was Ghandi a extremist for leading a non-violent army against the imperialist England, taking a stand for freedom? Were the Black Panthers a extremist gang, or were they fighting against american suppression of ethnic society? Are the Zapatistas radical extremists for resisting the Mexican government, asking only for simple amendment to recognize the free indigenous people of South America and abroad, against the sweeping neolibralism - and exerting a right to nationality as demanded in the United Nations declaration of human rights? Are the mineros of Spain now a sect of radical extremists fighting their government for horrible working conditions and deep cuts to their livelihood? Perhaps the Soviets under Lenin were radical extremists for struggling to find the balance between communism and the state while holding fast for the continuance of revolution through the joining of other socialist countries? Perhaps Che was a radical extremist, when he led a guerrilla army against the trespasses of his government? Certainly Al Quida are radical extremists, having had their country swept as ashes after the Soviets and the CIA turned the warlords to bloody civil war, decimating all traces of civilization and landing the country as the single most impoverished nation in the world - and then demanding retribution? I suppose all the anarchists of america, spain, russia, and all abroad are radical extremists for believing in a free world where all are equal and all are unrestrained by masters and statehood? Perhaps the women fighting for suffrage in america were all extremists for demanding equal humanity and rights as all others? Was John Brown an extremist, or was he taking the first of many stands against southern suppression of black liberty at all costs?
No... you use the words "terrorist" and "radical extremist" to marginalize and rationalize a unjust response to what you don't like. Certainly, all opinions which differ from yours border the terms, and of course, any who act out against your american norm are now suddenly either of these labels. These labels have no set definition - there is no criteria to determine whether someone is a freedom fighter, a saint, a demon, or a "extremist". That's why these words need to die - not because there is no such thing as difference, but because these labels are used to overlook difference and humanity and declare something as less than civilized, barbaric, or some creature that must be slain. To this I say, without those willing to stand up in difference, as diversity manifest through actions as well as words - the complicity of the sheep-people of the world would be complete. For if you suceed in eliminating resistance from the world, then who will stand up and fight when freedom and life are pulled to the guillotine? The war-crimes of statehood are justified by nationalism - although america has done terrible things to the world, somehow it is justified by the complicity and nature of mainstream america, that states that their nation couldn't possibly be evil - because simply, everyone else is evil that says "nay" to the goodness of america... and with nothing to stand for, you will fall for anything.
To all those who cry "terrorist", "criminal", and "radical extremist", I ask: what do you stand for? The more you use those words, the more inhuman you are, the more a machine, with machine mind. A machine run by your nation. The people of america are not damned, it is the state of america which is damned. They exert such a control over you that you believe I am a "radical extremist". I ask... when you hear those words, do you consider my humanity, my reasons, beliefs, or my life? Of course not - your care stops short thanks to that ugly label you put on me - much like others. If you could lead a thousand people to call me an extremist, surely, I would suffer the abasement of humanity to the point where I am a mythical demon, a dark angel, fallen, from the american dream. This is why I hate america... because anyone who thinks critically and wills to stand against treachery is made out as a non-human entity, vermin, that must be killed. Will you fire the first shot? Care to see how many bullets can be lodged in me before the mythology ends and I lay before you a bloodied mass of flesh? Or perhaps, just perhaps, will you engage me as a human now, as I you, and we transcend propaganda and lies, privilege and race, and make a connection, if only so shallow as to concede a point on newsvine, of all places? Would you do me that honor? Of treating me like a brother and not a rat?
That I believe, is not a demand... but a request... from one human to another... from one individual to another. It's in that individuality, which I dare to say you hold dear, that I treasure above the paradigm placed over us, and the single thing which connects us as people worldwide... and should I fight, it's for freedom and individualism... not "terror" or "extremism"... and if we can find such a point that we both find a reason to stand for freedom, than we will share a great bond between us, one that I suppose makes us freedom fighters... revolutionaries... lovers of freedom. I will never ask anything more of you but to be who you are, not who you are "supposed" to be by yours, our, masters.
Am I still "just some radical extremist"?