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I am Angry

Six years ago, this country came together, united against a vile brand of fanaticism. The world was with us as well.

In the six years since:
  1. the Bush administration has fumbled and failed in Afghanistan (half-assed is a charitable description) and lied us into an unwinnable, unconstitutional war in Iraq.

  2. the neocons and religious reich has stepped up their language of hatred toward everyone who dares disagree, or dares to be different - language that has let to violence by wing nuts, but they won't call their own kooks "domestic terrorists" - they reserve that for those who respect the rule of law and human rights.

  3. the Bush administration, with collusion from their tame or terrorized lap dogs in Congress, has used the Constitution as toilet paper, and sneered at the rule of law, while appointing judges whose interpretation of the Bill of Rights is driven solely by their religious and political ideology.

  4. the US has gone from a proud nation struggling to survive after the Republican Contract on America, to a torn apart and cynical nation bled white and torn apart by corporations, evangelical megachurches and a government led by those who would "drown (a government of the people) in the bathtub".

  5. the Bush administration has presided over one of the worst disasters and humanitarian failures toward our own citizens when it left New Orleans and other southern cities to rot without aid after Katrina.

  6. the Bush adminstration has wantonly squandered the goodwill of most of the planet, and in doing so assured that we are less secure, more at risk, from both external and internal threats than we were the Sept 10, 2001.

  7. the Bush adminstration, and it's bootlicker syncophants in Congress, have turned us from a nation which respected treaties and significant human rights like the Geneva Convention, to a pile of scumbag who do things like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay.

This is only a partial list. I am so angry, not just at bin Laden and his fanatical ilk, but at the callous neocons and terrorist wannabes of the religious right, that I can't see straight.

The more I see what has followed on, the more I find out about what was planned before all of this occurred, the more fearmongering and bogus "alerts", the more conveniently timed "broadcasts" by bin Laden (with a dyed beard?? - Bzzzt! not an Islamic tradition - grey is revered!), the more I wonder who exactly bin Laden is working for, and I start to pay more attention to the conspiracy theorists.

I am counting the days until BushCo leaves office. If they try to engineer an "extension", this country *will* have a civil war. I halfway expect them to be that cynical, manipulative, and spiteful toward the people of this country.

Me? I want my country back - not this propagandized proto-theocracy they're trying to turn it into.

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fizzyland
Sep. 11th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Me too.

And sadly, the Democrats are complicit in all these things because of their silence and refusal to grow a spine.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 11th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
And, I think, the citizenry at large is also complicit to some degree.

I've long said that I'd sleep a whole lot better if there was more outrage, opposition and protests about what has been going on. I know there have been some, and the news does not publicize them (or even much of what has been happening). But, clearly, not enough to have any sort of impact.

Where is the avalanche of phone calls and letters to Congress and the White House? The sit ins? The pickets and signs? Even Nixon couldnt escape from it all back in the 60s and 70s.

Why arent the churches speaking out against the hate being spread in the name of religion?

And why are so many still buying into the fear?

It saddens me that so few seem to see the damage that is being done in their name...
weofodthignen
Sep. 15th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
I tend to agree. Sadly, it's so late that it's getting dangerous to say such things.

This year, I didn't post on 9/11, and didn't read much LJ. I mainly wrote, and attended the usual discussion. Sorry, couldn't take it.

M
heethen_crone
Sep. 11th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Well ya' know Shrub Sr. was in thick as thieves with Bin Ladin's family while he was Prez. Scarry, nej? Wouldn't be the first time our "leadership" has plotted against us.
ravan
Sep. 11th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
My first thoughts that day, besides "Oh, shit!" were "Reichstag Fire".
gentlemanj
Sep. 12th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
My first thought was that the last time I had heard of a military operation going off with such precision was the Raid on Entebbe.
Frankly, the Democrats were climbing all over themselves to support the War in Iraq, and only started bitching when iyt turned sour. Hypocrites.
siliconshaman
Sep. 11th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'd be happy to have my country back too, rather than living in what amounts to a vassal 51st state.

Failing that, I'd like the whole bloody mess comes crashing down, while I sit someplace safe and watch it all go up in flames...

You can have your civil war if you want, because frankly, I think it's your best, and probably only, bet for purging the system of corruption... but if you don't mind terribly, I'll be over here, in NZ, with a few of my friends.
gabrielchristou
Nov. 2nd, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO THE FBI.


please visit
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you will see PHOTOS of WHO and WHERE Bin Laden and his NETWORKS ARE….

URGENT…PLEASE HELP…. I CANNOT FROM HERE….. I AM BLOCKED ALL AROUND
FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO THE FBI.

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