"Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
- Warren Buffett
Think of it this way: the US system, as originally installed, was murderous towards the native population and oppressive towards the slave and female population. Does that mean that they were not fighting for their own freedom?
I thjink the answer must be "No, of course not. They sought freedom from tyranny and a right to self-determination."
The fact that they indeed created an oppressive system that took almost 200 years to fully correct is irrelevant to the fact that they sought freedom from tyranny.
The issue with regards to "freedom fighting" has nothing to do with the system being promoted, and everything to do with the oppression inherent in the current system.
If the people who are fighting are actually given voice in the current government and their freedoms are not curtailed, i.e. they have the same degree of freedom as those they would seek to oppress in the current system, then they are not freedom fighters.
But if the current system is oppresive towards them, then they are clearly freedom fighters.
Fighting for freedom =/= fighting for universal freedom. It's subjective. It's fighting for one's own freedom.
Otherwise, we MUST label the founding fathers as "terrorists" because they did not fight for freedom, otherwise we could not possibly have had slavery for another 80+ years in this country.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
"Insurgent" and "terrorist" and "murderer" do not have a noble ring to them, and so, to paint a better picture of people you like, you choose the term "freedom fighter".
(Note that I use the term 'you' in the generic sense)
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK