Calling Tsarnev an “enemy combatant”.

  • Seattle, Washington

There is nothing – nothing – the far Right will not use for political advantage. Lindsay Graham & other reactionaries are demanding to have Tsarnev, a U.S. citizen, declared an “enemy combatant”. It is a blatant move to stoke 9/11 xenophobia with the purpose of putting us even more into fear than we already are. It is also a tactic to further their claim that Obama and Liberals are not protecting the country by allowing another terrorist attack. From there, discourse becomes poisoned. Dissent is seen as weakness, etc.

The Right’s landscape is confusion, ignorance, and the threat of imminent violence from people of other color (including the President) and/or from foreign places.
It’s that simple.
And that unspeakable.

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