editor and contributors to this website would like to express our heartfelt
sorrow for the great loss of life suffered in the tragic terrorist
attacks on America. We denounce terrorism around the world and believe
that global security cannot exist without a broad consensus against
the sources of the broad hatred of America -- which we believe is
necessary for the elimination of terrorism -- we do not mean to imply
that the attack on America was, in any way, justifiable. Absolutely
this is not a memorial site for the victims, we appreciate the groundswell
of expressions of honoring the victims, and helping survivors -- all
of us -- to recover from this great tragedy. One good source of
patriotic memorial links is a similarly named website: www.InfiniteJustice.com.
are so many people in the world so angry at the United States?
The American government's use of the words "crusade" and "infinite
justice" in its campaign for an aggressive response to the September
11 terrorist attacks is not merely an embarrassing oversight. It represents
our country's distain for the views and values of others which don't support
the conclusion of American Supremacy.
President George W. Bush trivializes the widespread animosity towards America
by describing it as jealousy of our freedom. More likely, the great number
of impoverished people of the world are responding to the superior privilege
we forcefully demand. It is the active, aggressive defense of our privilege
(for example, we are about 5% of the world population, but "need to"
consume about 25% of the world's energy resources -- most of which we receive
from foreign sources) -- and not particularly
the desire to foster freedom and democratic government -- that defines the
way the U.S. shows up in the world, and especially, how we show up in the
Being that Americans are generally literate and well educated, comparatively
very privileged (on the whole), and highly value free inquiry and open discourse
(again, on the whole), it is our responsibility to better understand
the grievances and life-threatening hardships of the
great number of people who are hurt by American environmental, economic,
and political policies.