Define Terrorism

In today’s dysfunctional political environment, is the term “terrorism” conveniently used to negatively label individuals or groups who go against the agenda of the powerful?  Do you instantly cast an emotional judgement when a group or individual is labeled a terrorist by the media?  Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.”  If violence and intimidation is used by a group to instill fear and obedience in law abiding US citizens, would we consider the actions of individuals within this group to be terroristic, even if this group is your government?  If the goal is to stop global terrorism, let’s ensure our media and politicians label all individuals and groups, without bias, who use violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

Critical thinking is a form of power…

OWYA