Phil said that he heard on the radio today that “remains” had been found today in scaffolding on the periphery of Ground Zero. I haven’t read it anywhere, and I’m sure it’s not true, but it is totally believable in one sense: it is the type of thing that would be fed to the news services in a pathetic attempt to play on people’s emotions, on the anniversary of 9/11, in order to build support for the massive cost of maintaining troops in Iraq. That type of thing seems standard procedure for our grasping, lying, immoral government.
There are accusations by fairly prominent people that the US government had substantial warnings about the attack, and let it happen. I feel that that is probably true…and the horror of it strikes me dumb. How can the American people not replace Bush, after everything, the lies, the doubledealing, the sins (to use a quasi-religious word) that this evil man and his evil regime (to use another) have committed? How can you accept him? How can you be proud, and patriotic?
People who have been keeping up with this blog know that, when the time comes, I will probably apply for British citizenship. Partially because I love this country, and want to live here permanently. Partially, though, it is a response to the current events in the States. Don’t get me wrong…I deeply, passionately love the country that I was born in. I love the people. I grew up in small towns in the West, and I am part of that hard-working, honest, moral backbone that country people provide. I have lived in New York, and I love the people there as well, from the Bronx to Manhattan, that drew together to do everything they could in the aftermath of 9/11. We are a good people. We used to be a good country. But we are presently under the control of a very dark regime. One way or another, Bush’s presidency will one day end. But the destructive effects will go on for a very, very long time.
This is NOT the country that I grew up in. And that hurts.