I enjoy reading the news, but ISIS has ruined that for a week now. All the stuff I read is 70% ISIS and contains 0% new information. At this point it’s honestly just advertising. Which is how this whole terrorism thing works. Terrorism is a media phenomenon more than anything.
The West, also, has not been inoculated by its experiences in the past. In 2001 9/11 worked brilliantly, getting the US to react quite badly, killing millions in Iraq, wasting literally trillions of dollars and creating more extremism. With the Paris attacks the West is over-reacting again.
In this case, the best thing the west could do would be to take in as many refugees as possible, thus depriving ISIS of the people that give its nascent state legitimacy. If you read ISIS communications at all (I read their Tumblrs and Dabiq magazine for lols) you would see that ISIS wants people to come to their land. They do not want people to leave.
Instead the honestly depraved Republican party is saying they should only accept Christians, or that they shouldn’t accept refugees at all. Nevermind that US insanity in Iraq gave birth to this problem, it’s not even in their self-interest. Western countries should be accepting as many refugees as possible.
The scary thing about terrorism is that it works. These big countries get terrified and shit the bed policy wise. And the media doesn’t help. The media give tons of publicity to whoever carries out these attacks and puts them on an equal threat level with big nations or, like, climate change. They feed the troll.
It’s a real global danger, this over-reaction. It’s also messing up my newsfeed.