Roaming Charges: When the Whip Comes Down

We reenact our history again and again without even realizing it, so absolutely has the darkest chapters of our nation’s past been erased from the collective memory. Our leaders react in mock horror when confronted with the outlandish scenes of torture and gratuitous violence that they themselves have set in motion. The liberal conscience, frail as it is, recoils momentarily at what it has done, then quickly reverts to its default setting of moral superiority by blaming the victims, people so poor and desperate they hold all of their earthly possessions in their hands, if, that is, their hands aren’t already holding a frightened and hungry child. More
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