Not exactly. Killing a lot of people isn't the same as trying to eradicate a racial or ethnic population because of their race or ethnicity. do you think the US is trying to kill *all* the Arabs or Kurds or Persians or (muslims they're not an ethnic or racial group but I think trying to kill all the Muslims that live somewhere would be similar enough to genocide) or any other group like that? The point doesn't seem to be eradication so much as war--unjust war in my opinion, but war nonetheless.
It is still the eradication of thousands of people, and I consider it to be genocide. When you are killing thousands of people while simultaneously painting it to be a good thing that is beneficial to us all, I refuse to think of it as anything but genocide.
They don’t have to be trying to kill all of anybody. But they are succeeding in killing off groups of people in large ass fucking numbers. And then labelling them as ~Welp. Just a sacrifice that has to be made in order to kill off that one person.~ That one person whose location isn’t even definite, but they sure as hell send those drones anyway to kill off those who are there.
I know Muslims aren’t an ethnic group, and that was my mistake. I said that given the [viewed] primary religion in the regions where the drones are being dropped.
The point is definitely war. But let’s think about what our reasons for the war are. Let’s look at the reasons for hosting these attacks on their soil, rather than our own. Let’s think about the fact that the news will every day give us the white body count to play up sympathy for precious Americans (cos we’re all white, dontcha know), while never once mentioning the body counts of the brown people (and if they do, they severely downplay it). Let’s examine how the government, and in turn, the media expect us to care about white bodies but not blink an eye at the number of brown babies who are having drones dropped on their heads for no god damn reason.
Let’s look at the fact that, again, they are dropping these drones on women and children and killing them by the thousands when they have done nothing. Let’s look at the fact that there is barely any mention of it, and certainly no compensation to those who have been murdered, nor to their families.
Let us not forget the American soldiers who brutally murder families, and then desecrate their bodies, but are painted as people we should feel sorry for because “well maybe they had trauma” and “Well, they really do seem sorry for it!” and given minimal punishments under the law when they should be given life sentences for murder.
Let us not forget that for target practice, their targets are Muslim women in hijabs holding guns. Dehumanization.
I don’t give a fuck what their point is. I give a fuck about what they are actually doing. And what they are actually doing is killing off thousands of brown bodies for no god damn reason, and trying to sign off to do it again, with drone testing in the Caribbean. Can we notice how they never want to drop these drones in places where white people live? Can we notice how they drop these drones where the primary citizens are people of color? Particularly, brown skinned people of color? If this isn’t a systematic genocide of a people, then what is?
And you know, to be honest, I can’t argue this as well as I wish I could because unfortunately, I’m not as read up on it as others, such as my friends here on Tumblr who discuss this. But I’m going to take the knowledge that I do have, and fight with it. Because it doesn’t take much to figure out what they’re doing. I highly doubt their intent isn’t eradication, but if it isn’t, intent isn’t magical (because they sure are doing a good job at eradicating, aren’t they?). But don’t think that their intent and what they’re doing in the Middle East are far cries from each other.
I don't think I understand how drone attacks in the middle east. Isn't genocide about trying to eradicate a particular ethnic or racial group?
The drones are killing thousands of innocent brown bodies for no justifiable reason. Killing off thousands of brown bodies, and the US doesn’t care. Killing off thousands of brown bodies, most of which are those of women and children. Most of which are women and children, and men who have done absolutely nothing but try to live their daily lives in the midst of the havok our country has already wrought.
Sounds like eradication to me, does it not?