Why Sri Lanka attackers’ wealthy backgrounds shouldn’t surprise us
Lots of terrorists with lots of causes have come from educated/wealthy backgrounds. Therefore:
Taken together, this teaches us that neither education nor economics can help explain any one individual’s violent activism.
But back when we didn’t know that they came from educated and wealthy backgrounds it was said that economics explained it all. The righteous anger of the proletariat at the capitalist and bourgeois classes.
Is it that we iz learnin’? Or we’ve changed the story when it became inconvenient?