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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

Moishe Postone on 9/11

- Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:34:32 EST Ne/RgC0w No.209771
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The common attitude towards 9/11 is as follows: the terrorist attack was a result of US foreign policy. Implicit in this position, is that the United States is the only force that possesses agency—it is the only force that acts. Other forces merely react. This is a racist position that denies people in the periphery possess agency. It is also a myopic position, because it fails to see the reactionary Islamist mission of groups like al-Qaeda, who very much have their own vision of what the good society would look like.

Hannah Pecklebitch - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:39:10 EST Ne/RgC0w No.209772 Reply
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"There is one thing we have to confront before we go any further – the political nature of what is known as religious fundamentalism. The stunning attacks of 911 are being assigned to religious fanaticism, an “islamic fundamentalism” that represents all that is backward to the West. Ironically, both sides, both the u.s. empire and the insurgent pan-islamic rightists, prefer to call their movement a religious one. To the contrary, nothing about capitalism’s “first World War of the 21st century” can be understood that way. Think it over. A supranational political underground of educated men, organized into cells with sophisticated illegal documents and funding, who are multilingual and travel across the world to learn how to fly passenger jet airliners and then use them as guided missiles, is nothing but political. And modern. Pan-islamic fascism pressing home their war on a global battlefield.

The small but growing white fascist bands here in the u.s. picked up on this immediately. They had political brethren in the Muslim world. Politics is thicker than blood. “Anyone who’s willing to drive a plane into a building to kill Jews is alright by me”, said Billy Roper of the National Alliance, the largest white fascist group here. David Michael of the neo-fascist British National Party (which received several hundred thousand votes in the last local elections), was jubilant: “Today was a glorious day. May there be many others like it.” ((These quotes were posted on fascist internet sites. Full texts in: M. Edwards. “Reports From the Homeland Front”. In ARA Research Bulletin #2. Fall 2001. Chicago. p.6 )) As one New Afrikan revolutionary always reminds people: “Like is drawn to like.” ((Atiba Shanna. SWEEPING THE NOTEBOOKS 2: “Grains”. Informal document: n.p., n.d. )) Not race and not religion but class politics."
Betsy Dreckleman - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:15:14 EST ljNLqsHS No.209773 Reply

> Implicit in this position, is that the United States is the only force that possesses agency—it is the only force that acts.

Isn't this a strawman?

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