Fallujah was straw the broke the back of my conformism, actually. If you can call it a straw without being a complete and utter asshole. Masskilling. And it sent me over the edge and I started looking into things. That was enough to send me over to the other side. I mean: it only takes half a twinge of curiosity to look beneath the coverage of Fallujah and see it as the eradication of an entire city. Despicable, disgusting. And if you’re not a monster that is enough to make you start asking some bigger questions. Anyway, Lenin has a post on the city, and its current use as a vindication of the occupation’s violence.
All social life is essentially practical. All mysteries which lead theory to mysticism find their rational solution in human practice and in the comprehension of this practice. — Marx and Engels, Theses on Feuerbach