"On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed. Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation. In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last. The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.”— US Uncut
Okay normally I completely sympathize and welcome posts that bring to light the atrocities that the US has committed around the world and the effects of such acts to dispel the idea that we are blameless - but it’s 9/11 and I feel like posts like these are used to discredit the suffering that was caused by an act of terror thirteen years ago.
And a quote like this - “ Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation” makes it sound like the US got a taste of its own medicine. I mean, maybe we haven’t suffered as much and yes, we’re entitled, but don’t use other horrific events to downplay the loss of life that we endured. Don’t fucking make it sound like the people involved deserved any of it.It’s disrespectful and it doesn’t make what happened any less awful.