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Americans Have Long Ignored Iraqis—Now Is the Perfect Time to Connect With Their Stories

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/01/americans-have-long-ignored-iraqis-now-perfect-time-connect-their-stories

American media have sowed the seeds of superiority for so many decades that the average citizen cannot understand those who live in other parts of the world. Having worked in academia I had protracted relationships with people from just about every country in the Middle East excepting two. They are nothing like the cartoonish portrayals in movies. They are very genuine and peacefully inclined. The hate is fomented by the media because it can be used to generate profits via the selling of weapons, the brokering of oil, and other nefarious means. We should remember that the People of the Planet are not well represented by those that possess the money power. Until money power is reformed, hate will be used to exploit the People.

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