Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Jon Elliot fails to remember

Okay, now Air America Radio’s Jon Elliot is saying that terrorists and/or resistance members are people what ain’t got no job, and that if they had a job to do they would put down their arms.

What makes this special compared to when Thom Hartmann spoke similarly, earlier today, is that a few months ago an actual researcher on terrorism, as a guest of Jon Elliot, debunked the myth, and Elliot expressed how astonished he was to learn it was a myth. Well, he couldn’t have been all that astonished if he forgot—if it were me, I’d have made a special effort to remember (as indeed I did, and a few years earlier when the topic was broached in Science and/or Nature).

There seems to be a myth among liberals (by no means all of them) that terrorism and resistance to occupation are advanced forms of mugging and house burglary.

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