Since it’s approaching 20 years since the 911 tragedy, I got to wondering what will be the next ISIS or Al-Kaida type threat.
To answer this question, I considered the level of hate and frustration that built up in the mid-east (and beyond) against America. We have come to realize after years of mucking around with internal affairs of those countries, propping up puppet regimes and supporting dictators all in support of our economic interests that the seeds of terrorism were planted. So from what source will we be blindsided next?
My hypothesis is that the threats will come from the following areas:
Why?…..Vast swaths of this continent suffer tremendous suffering, the basic breeding ground for radicalism, terrorism and resentment. Years of mucking around with their internal affairs all to the disadvantage of their rank and file populations. Sounds like the Middle East scenario all over again.
Similar symptoms as described above concerning Africa. Plus, stinging resentment resulting from USA immigration policies that separated kids from parents at the border. Also, mistreatment of agricultural workers. We love them for their cheap labor but scorn them if they get sick or if we have to educate their kids. We like them to keep our food costs low while we vilify them as criminals and rapists. How long can we keep vilifying and abusing them before they rebel and seek retribution. We buy their drugs and we blame them for supplying us. We declare a war on drugs but look the other way concerning the horrific gang/cartel society from which their women and children flee. We enjoy the cheap products they produce in their sweatshops and can not understand why they risk their lives trying to escape to the USA for a better life.
They have nothing to loose in their countries. We turn our backs on them. We send back the Dreamers to countries and cultures they are unfamiliar with even after they have proven themselves worthy of becoming valuable U.S. citizens
There is a saying that “revenge is a dish best served cold”. My fear is that this dish is about to be served.
Home grown terrorists
If the current rate of polarization continues and expands, I fear that homegrown USA terrorist will breed. There is only so long we can vilify eachother and poke at eachother before there is retribution. The ingredients for the powder keg are present. Income inequality, animosity to eachother and complete distrust of both the govenment and the media. Throw in global warming, xenophobia’s, racism and sexism and we have ourselves quite the toxic soup.
I’m sorry I’m publishing such a negative blog so close to the holidays and new years but it is what it is. I see this locally on the weekends as a mall cop, observe it as I drive around neighborhoods during my weekday job, hear it from family, friends and co-workers and watch it on all the news channels.
Oh well, Ho…Ho…Ho…maybe we all could re-examine how we keep talking about settling scores and kicking eachother’s asses. Maybe someday our specie will look back on these days and wonder why we waisted so much hostility on ourselves and our environment. Now that’s a mega Christmas wish and New Year’s Resolution.