feath (feath) wrote,
feath
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10 years difference

Lets take a look at what we call things, and what the results are of those changes. This has been bothering me for some time, and I need to vent a bit.

1996 -- 2006
the name of the crime then -- the name of the crime now
the charge/sentence then -- the charge/sentence now

1996 -- 2006
kidnapping - terrorism
10 to 20 years after trial -- no trial, held indefinitely without charge

hijacking - terrorism
20 to 40 years after trail (if alive after) -- no trial, held indefinitely without charge (if alive after)

blowing off steam - planning a terrorist act
none -- no trial, held indefinitely without charge (if alive after)

murder - terrorism
10 to life -- no trial, held indefinitely without charge

chauffeur - supporting terrorism
none -- no trial, held indefinitely without charge

giving to charity - supporting terrorism
none -- no trial, held indefinitely without charge

bomber - terrorism
20 to life after trial -- no trial, held indefinitely without charge

activism - terrorism
overnight in the slammer with a fine - Guantanamo bay

free speech - terrorism
none -- trial, 1 - 5 years

freedom fighter - insuragant
praise -- shot on sight

hobby photographing buildings/rail - planning a terrorist act
none -- get investigated up the ass

buying products from 3rd world countries - supporting terrorism
none -- get investigated up the ass

making nucular power - making nucular bombs
improving quality of life (US only) - terrorist act

terrorism - shock and awe
tribunals - judge and jury

going postal - going postal
20 to life (if alive after) -- 20 to life (if alive after)

jumper - suicide bomber
none (good bye cruel world) - none (fuck you)
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