"We must perhaps reluctantly accept that we have to help this region become a normal region, the way we helped Europe and Asia in another era. Now it's this area from Pakistan to Morocco that we should focus on…"
-- Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. ambassador to Iraq
Bizarre when a Pashtun mouths a white man's ethnocentricity. It hackles my shorties more than hearing it spew forth from the real villians. But, I suppose the proposition of whether we 'normalized' Europe and Asia in another era should be examined first ... ah hell, i just don't have the energy.
How can you argue with that kind of cemented bias?
Normal ... christ.
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bring your death to me,
your greed to me,
gold and godly glory.
set your image upon,
those smudged faces upon,
whom you trample
with boots weighted steely and worn.
and carry forth your torch,
astride one of four pale horse,
bringing civilization's scalding flame,
to any and all found in the way,
of what we call