Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Since 9/11, many Americans have conflated terrorism with Muslims; and having done so, they’ve tolerated or supported counterterrorism policies safe in the presumption that people unlike them would bear their brunt. (If Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD sent officers beyond the boundaries of New York City to secretly spy on evangelical Christian students or Israeli students or students who own handguns the national backlash would be swift, brutal, and decisive. The revelation of secret spying on Muslim American students was mostly defended or ignored.)

Why the Reaction Is Different When the Terrorist Is White - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atlantic (via robot-heart-politics)

Hypocrisy: it doesn’t feel so good when we are guilty of it, does it?

May God have mercy on us all… and may we never stop working at loving-kindness, even though we’re often terrible at it.

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