Anti-American My Ass

October 22, 2008

I have to call the Republicans out on this new McCarthyism bullshit. I remember all too well being called anti-American in 2002 for protesting the fucking Patriot Act, a piece of fascist legislation if ever there was any. I remember being told I loved terrorists because I didn’t support the Iraq war, which had nothing to do with terror unless you mean the terror felt by the Iraqi people as our planes bombed their cities in our quest to steal their oil.

When I hear a US Rep calling for the media to start investigating anti-American activity in the other party, I can’t help but wonder when we the people will start doing the very same thing with both. The Patriot Act, voted in by Democrats and Republicans alike, goes against everything this country is supposed to stand for. The Iraq war is colonialism wrapped in “democracy building”, and a majority of both sides voted for it. This latest bailout bullshit is a money grab by the rich, a way to ensure a spoiled aristocrat class gets to keep living the good life while the rest of us suffer. What could be less American? No fuck that, what could be less humane?

Want to find un-American activity? Let’s start with the “free speech” zones at both major parties conventions. Or how about voting for the fucking FISA bill? How did that make America better?

Both candidates talk about war with Iran, continuing war in Afghanistan and most likely Pakistan. Both want to EXPAND our monster war machine! How is that helping America? These are the things that make the rest of humanity hate us more.

I hold both parties responsible for this fucking mess, but more importantly I hold us all responsible for letting them do it. We the people are supposed to hold our elected officials accountable. And as human beings we should never feel it’s OK to murder other humans for make believe ideologies, nationalistic rhetoric or profit margins.

But today my rage is aimed specifically at the Republicans. How dare you sons of bitches start calling anyone who doesn’t support your views anti-American when you know full well what that really means is less then human. It’s the first step towards opening the door for genocide. It’s stirring up desperate people, giving them a target for their rage. It gets people killed. It’s how you start civil wars.

And don’t even try to tell me I am making too much of this. We have been very lucky in this country in that we haven’t had anymore major internal wars. But this kind of shit, this turning us against each other at a time when things are at their worst is not just un-American, it’s down right evil. Humanity as a whole needs each other to survive, but down to a nation based level if the very notion of a republic is going to exist, we the people need to realize that unity is far more powerful in overcoming the hard times then division.

But hey, if we want to start looking for anti-American activity, let’s take a good long look at Congress and Executive branch. Like it says in the Declaration of Independance, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Maybe its time to throw the whole fucking lot of them out and start anew. After all, are any of them really making your life better?

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