Paris II – The problem with facebook’s flag filter

There’s more than one problem with the flag.

The first and most obvious is there cannot be first, second and third rate victims. ALL innocent victims deserve the same support. How can we be supportive of the victims in France, but not of the over 40 victims in Beirut the day before? What about the 147 that died in Kenya in April in a similar attack? What about over 250,000 dead in Syria (currently 100+ per day)? what about more than 2,300 Palestinian deaths in 2014 alone? Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan… the list goes on and on. Where is their facebook flag filter? Who’s lighting up monuments, stadiums and bridges for them? Continue reading “Paris II – The problem with facebook’s flag filter”

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Paris II – The problem with facebook’s flag filter

Paris I – Thoughts on the attacks and terrorism in general

This may seem like an obvious statement to some of you, but based on what I’ve seen online today, I feel the need to say it.

I think it’s a huge mistake to look at terrorism as if the only ones responsible are fanatics with AK-47’s, or even the groups they are supposedly a part of. This is not an isolated problem in an otherwise perfect world, but a result of something so much worse: an extremely macabre war-game played out by elites at the helms of governments, religious organisations, multinational corporations, royalty and so on. Continue reading “Paris I – Thoughts on the attacks and terrorism in general”

Paris I – Thoughts on the attacks and terrorism in general