Taimur Rahman Political Archive

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DIfference of Perspective

Posted by Taimur Rahman on July 19, 2006

What do you call it when very rich people exploit poor people?
– Greed and selfishness.

What do you call it when very rich countries exploit poor countries?
– Globalization.

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What do you call the form of government where a small elite exploits
and intimidates the citizens?
– A dictatorship.

What do you call the form of government where a small elite exploits
and intimidates the citizens, and the citizens can choose every few
years which part of the elite should occupy the government buildings?
– A democracy.

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What do you call it when a group of people take the law into their
own hands and kill people without a fair trial?
– A lynching.

What do you call it when the US takes the law into its own hands and
kills people without a fair trial?
– Operation Enduring Freedom.

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What do you call someone who steals from the rich and gives to the
poor?
– Robin Hood.

What do you call someone who steals from the poor and gives to the
rich?
– The US government.

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What do you call a weapon that can kill thousands of people?
– A weapon of mass destruction.

What do you call a weapon that has killed 1.5 million Iraqis,
including more than 500,000 children?
– Sanctions.

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What do you call it when just over 3 thousand people were killed in
the September 11 attack on the US?
– An atrocity.

What do you call it when nearly 5 million people were killed in the
Vietnam war?
– A mistake.

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What do you call a foreign oppressor in the last century that
controlled the economical and social life of a country?
– A colonialist power.

What do you call a foreign oppressor in this century that controls
the economical and social life of a country?
– The International Monetary Fund.

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What do you call it when people are slaughtered?
– A massacre.

What do you call it when 100.000 to 200.000 Iraqi’s are slaughtered
by the US at a loss to American forces of 148 (46 of which were
killed by friendly fire)?
– The Gulf War.

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What do you call the extermination of a people?
– Genocide.

What do you call the extermination of native Americans in the US?
– A glorious episode in American history.

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What do you call a television station that broadcasts only the
government’s views?
– A propaganda station.

What do you call the BBC when the World News consists solely of half
an hour of a Pentagon briefing?
– Fair and impartial.

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What do you call the 2002 presidential election in Zimbabwe where
there are a few irregularities?
– A flawed election.

What do you call the presidential election in the US where there are
serious irregularities?
– A victory for democracy.

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What do you call someone who explodes a bomb and kills innocent
people?
– A terrorist.

What do you call someone who drops a bomb from a plane and kills
innocent people?
– A brave American pilot.

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What do you call it when a Palestinian uses violence against the
Jews who have illegally occupied his land?
– A terrorist attack.

What do you call it when an Israeli helicopter fires rockets at
Palestinian youths armed with stones?
– Self-defense.

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What do you call it when someone gives money to a government
official in return for favors?
– Bribery.

What do you call it when a large corporation gives money to a
government official in return for favors?
– A campaign contribution.

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