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A Short Distance

Published: June 26, 2008, Author: JayTaber

In his novel The Lazarus Project, Aleksandar Hemon observes it is a short distance from the editorial to the massacre. Referring to America’s anti-immigrant fervor of a century ago, Hemon remarked, “I do not need to tell you what a crowd of excited Christians is capable of doing”.

In the reality of the present, with the benefit of hindsight into the 9/11 hysteria that left a dozen brown-skinned American citizens dead for being different, the ongoing xenophobic behavior by corporate media makes it difficult to think of the human rights abuses at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and Fallujah as accidents. Indeed, the overt White Nationalism promoted on FOX News is yet another red flag that things have gotten seriously out of hand.

I’m not sure what the National Council of Churches is waiting for, but a boycott of FOX and their sponsors is long overdue. If our moral authorities won’t act, who will?

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

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