Terrorism is defined in the dictionary as: "The systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion".
But what if your government and media are systematically using terror as means of coercion?
What if: every day you wake up to state-sanctioned propaganda telling you to be aware and on the look out for terrorist attacks in your city? And what if the media organisations spreading this message are the real terrorists? What if they are systematically using terror as a means of coercion by turning every public act of violence by every mentally ill person into a global narrative of fear and hate?
What if your government has no idea what they are doing? What if they know this, and they're scared you know it too?
What if your government is run by traumatized children, grown up into adults, desperate for money and power to fill the deep void in their psyches? What if they are fighting other grown-up traumatized children 'leading' other countries?
What if the newspapers and TV stations are run by other traumatized children, all acting out their inner fears by re-creating their childhoods in a narrative that keeps everyone scared, so that nobody questions their symbolic 'parents'.
What if government is the external manifestation of a society's subconscious relationship with its parents?
What if you're scared that when you tell your government they have no idea what they are doing, they will hit you? Or kill you.
What if this fear is so deep, and subconscious, and well-concealed, that you think government is the natural order of things? What if you think that power, control and violence are the natural way of human relationships?
What if terrorists raised you?
What if you became a bit like them too? What if you're scared to face this?
What if you live in a community of terrorists, and that community has a flag, and a country and a song and a president?
Would you even realise you were a terrorist?
And if you did: What then?
Would you say stop? Would you know how to say stop?
Would they let you say stop?