Now, as president, Bush would soon announce the start of the Persian Gulf War. Indeed, many well-meaning people thought the shirt was funny when I first showed it to them. Humvees and war scenes at Ferguson and the Dakota Access Pipeline represent precisely this internal colonialism. You get Exxon to come in there and in two months—you ever see these guys, how good they are, the great oil companies? I do not doubt that this was the case for some, but it has proven to be far from the truth for all. There is nothing related. Soon, the north and south were attacked from the sky, driving hundreds of thousands of Iraqis into the mountains of the north and the deserts of the south.
Before the promise of big data was the promise of smart wars.
What We Are Fighting For
For my part, I prefer to remain prudent and examine the matter more closely. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Attempts at organization feel fanciful and absurd: A few months ago, I was sitting outside a coffee shop on a beautiful California morning with my mother and one of her best friends, also Iraqi and in her early sixties. All of this resulted in one of the largest and most deadly mass migrations in history, a precursor of what was to come. In it, a Palestinian terrorist takes over a Goodyear blimp at the Super Bowl, planning to strafe the crowd.