Friday, October 31, 2014

Blowback in Canada

-The Weekly Podcast
In the 60′s and 70′s Canada was a haven for young men who were resisting the calamitous Vietnam War. Now Canada’s leaders, having participated with the U.S. in 13 years of interventionist warfare in the Mideast, pronounce themselves shocked at being the victims of blowback. This week on the Podcast Ron Paul and Charles Goyette talk about blowback, and why discussing the motivation for terrorism is conflated with justifying terrorism. Sometimes it is simply intellectual confusion, but often it is a deliberate attempt to control and shut down debate. Dr. Paul wonders why criminal investigations are quite sensibly concerned with motivation, but inquiring into the motivations of those who react to our foreign wars and occupations should be considered the violation of a social taboo.