To carry the weight of unravelling where we went wrong

Today I’m going with the best of the worst of the last ten years.  Shit we could’ve just done without.

Of course I have a very specific view on this one.

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Probably because I took the picture, the last week of September, 2005.

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You’re doing a heck of a job there Brownie.

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And we sure didn’t need to see this either.  Because no taxes is so much better than a safe infrastructure.  And we saw way too much of this.

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And too much of this too.

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OK, way too much of her.

I could have skipped this bullshit

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Because it wasn’t.  I could also skip the new bullyism.  There is no honor is squeezing your opponents eyeballs until they turn to powder. Most good attorneys will tell you to negotiate a reasonable settlement.  But for most of the decade we bullied the rest of the world.  I don’t know the last time that this Nation was as unpopular worldwide as we were in the last decade.  And I don’t think we’ve been as polarized internally as we are right now since the incendiary ’60s.  And that’s the result of rhetoric this time.  The noise has gotten so bad that there’s a faction of this country that thinks that “winning” is the only answer even though personally they probably haven’t won a damn thing in their whole miserable life.  But some bullies on Clear Channel have them believing that it is the only way.  It’s not.

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And we should have never allowed that to happen in the first place.  It was and is a violation of the Geneva Convention.  We put our own service people in more danger by ignoring agreements we had made and behaving like barbarians.  And condoning it.  Shame on every single American who did not see the wrong in this.  Especially the turds who got face time on the 24hour news cycle.

We can not “win” the war on terrorism.  How long have we been fighting “the war on drugs”?  We will not “win” that.  We did not “win” in Viet Nam.  We did not “win” in Iraq and we will not “win” in Afghanistan.  The ’60s were not won.  The issues of the ’60s were resolved with understanding, negotiation and removing the criminal element from the movement.  That’s how issues are solved.  Violence begets violence.  But as a Nation we missed that lesson this decade.  And we have to deal with morons setting their balls on fire in hopes of taking down a plane on Christmas day.  He’s in a US prison awaiting trial.  That’s where he belongs.  That’s where bin Laden belongs.  That’s where every one involved in the planning of 9/11 belongs.  That’s the right way to do it.  But with the new American Bullyism there is only one religon in the world now, Bush’s Christianity.  Fanaticism in Islam is bad. Fanaticism in Christianity is good.  Good, Evil.  We’ll tolerate Jews because when they return to their homeland it will be the End of Times.  And we don’t even acknowledge the Hindus, Mormons, Hare Krishna, Buddhists, Atheists, Shintoists, Sikhs, Jainists, Agnostics, Taoists, Wiccans and Rastafarians.  And this Nation bought that horseshit hook, line and sinker.  Crush your rival’s eyeballs to powder because God told you to.   All Muslims are bad.  All Christians are good.  Nobody else exists.  Kill abortion Doctors because God told you to.  It’s ok to beat up a fag because God wants you to.  Criticizing those who murder and torture in the name of God shows that you’re weak.  As long as they murder and torture in the name of the right God.

In my perfect world, when those people get to the Pearly Gates, St. Peter is standing there looking puzzled.  When these disgusting excuses for human beings arrive and start spouting off all the things they think they did “for God” he just shakes his head and says “What the hell were you thinking?”

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