Monday, January 10, 2011

Who Cares--We sure don't

The papers are full of the madman who assassinated a federal judge, a 9 year old girl and four others, nearly assassinated a congresswoman and wounded a bunch of people in Arizona--the state Sara Palin distinguished with her campaign crosshairs…like that wouldn’t incite persons living on the edge of society. Now everyone is pointing fingers back and forth and Hillary Clinton says this is not the real us. "The extremists and their voices, the crazy voices that sometimes get on the TV, that's not who we are, that's not who you are, and what we have to do is get through that and make it clear that that doesn't represent either American or Arab ideas or opinions," she said.

I guess that means that we are a compassionate and peace-loving nation that despises such actions.

I’m sorry Hillary but we are not a peace-loving nation. We are extremists…a bunch of greedy, power-hungry, wife-beating, war-loving, cross-hair pointing people who would not know peace or moderation if it curled up inside our laps.

That is why the war in the Middle East has gone on for over a decade. That is why the war in Vietnam went on for twice that long. Why South Korea still hates the North and vise versa. Why Jews still kick the Palestinians out of their homes--their landmark hotels for Christ sake. Why Muslims massacre Christians. Why we massacre Muslims. This is the culture we have dripped into the Petri dish of the world. This is the disease we have nourished there. It has been so long since peace has ever even been given a nod that it might as well pack up its bags. We don’t want it, we don’t need it, shit we don’t even care to shelter it.

Peace. Hah! Hillary who did she think she was kidding? Certainly not the citizens of the United Arab Emirates where she was speaking.

Now our country will wring its hands like it did after the V-Tech shootings, the Oaklahoma bombing, the anthrax scare and everything else. But it won’t change anything because we don’t care, deep down, about the individual. We only care about the masses--about impressing them with bulked up sympathy. About giant banks and corporations and holding companies. When we get down to really caring about tortured people like Jared Loughner things might change. But that will never happen.

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