Throughout the many wars of aggression perpetrated after 9/11, one term has constantly stood out:
"Bring 'em to justice."What that's meant is death and destruction on the ground and from above, kidnapping, torture, gulags, and worse.
Justice? There's no hint of justice in these actions, in fact just the opposite. But then, these actions mirror so much of what is purported to be 'justice' in the civilian world, where millions are held in custody, tens of thousands in solitary confinement, where torture and brutality are routine, where the concept of a fair trial was long ago subverted, where everyone is subject to constant and often invasive surveillance and whole communities are routinely subject to terror campaigns by police. Where the High and the Mighty get away with just about anything, whereas the lowly Rabble is constantly -- and literally -- under the gun.
What a sad, sick joke.
Along with Dignity, Justice is the most frequently heard call of rebels and revolutionaries at home and abroad.
What would it mean if we were to build a better future?