Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Comparative Terrorism

The bombings in Brussels are wall-to-wall in the corporate media and blogs. And yeah, it's a terrible occurrence. Funny thing though, there were two bombings in Turkey that killed as many people just last week, and you could be forgiven for not even knowing it happened. There were also numerous bombings -- terror bombings of civilians, not collateral damage of combat -- in Iraq, but that's pretty much routine so who cares, right?

There is a good deal that can be said about the many wrong and counterproductive responses to such events. But I'll just say that the tribalism shown here -- Christian, European victims matter, southwest Asian Muslims don't --  is a good place to start thinking about the problem in a different, and better, way.

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