The tragedy in Texas today has set the internet ablaze. A small plane was flown into an IRS building in Austin. Hopefully all those inside will survive. Joe Stack, the pilot, left a message on his website ebbededart.com (the site has been removed) but the manifesto is making it’s way around the net. Some are calling him "insane", "crazy", or a "domestic terrorist" while others have started groups on Facebook that sympathize and even applaud his actions. Such is the state of the American social and political divide.
Any act of violence perpetrated by individuals, groups, or governments is reprehensible.
Those "in the know" have realised for a long time that acts of terrorism around the world are carried out by those who believe, or are led to believe, that they are marginalised, disenfrachised, or desperate. After reading Stack’s manifesto it is apparent that he felt that way. The news hacks debating his sanity are not even scratching the surface of the deeper issue. As long as we in the West simply believe that suicide terrorists are all insane we will never win a war on terror.
The seeds of terrorism are sown in the fields of desperation.