Monday, May 2, 2011

Big freakin' deal

So we went into another country and killed the man who we claim was behind the attacks of 9/11. People are cheering his death and the jabbering talking heads on the cable 'news' shows are screaming that this is a historic day.

Really? Historic?

Not so much. After all we've been chasing him for almost ten years and we started two wars over him, and those were in addition to the war corporate America and big oil had been waging on the middle east for decades. So, really, Bin Laden's death isn't the coup they say it is. If we'd captured him alive and tried him in a court of law, not a military tribunal, now that would have been coup.

Actually, what this all is is the empire patting itself on the back for keeping itself afloat a little while longer. It's people who should know better cheering the murder of yet another Muslim. It's a chance for the Democrats to look strong and tough going into the 2012 election season. Frankly, it's bullshit. And it's ghoulish. Were the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, Afghans, Canadians, US troops, the displacement of millions, the never ending occupation of two countries, the thousands of traumatic brain injuries, and the drain on our economy worth the murder of one man? If you think so then may your god bless you and forgive you and hell yeah, America right or wrong!

Me, I'm disgusted by this spectacle, by the never ending war, by the lies, the propaganda, all of it. Fuck it.


gmb said...

The cheering at the White House and NYC sickened me. We criticize other people (read: brown people) for cheering this kind of shit. That said: no American casualties, mission carried off without a hitch, Osama killed and immediately buried at sea? Something doesn't smell right.

Lsamsa said...

Oh yes...the big old boogie-man is dead, so America can feel all safe & warm again. Time for a huge reality check people...your biggest problems are festering in your own country.