To be fair, this happens in many different places other than the United States. Historically, the ability to turn a pacifist into a terrorist is nothing new; it should simply be noted when it occurs. And, you know, it’s occurring–again. So, if you haven’t already read this article by Fran Quigley (and I’m sure, many of you have), then check it out.
It could be important.
After all, I’m told it’s good to know our enemies (and, especially, who gets to name them as such).
[How cool would it have been had the good Sister Megan been humming these lyrics as she was cutting through the fences? “Action must be taken/We don’t need the key/We’ll break in.” Zack de le Rocha better be proud, because, you know, they just punked him in terms of punk-rockedness.]
About the Author
Tripp York teaches religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than half a dozen books including, Third Way Allegiance, The Purple Crown, and Living on Hope While Living in Babylon. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume collection called the Peaceable Kingdom Series. An actor and a lighting designer, Tripp also surfs and spends his weekends shoveling elephant and giraffe poop.