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  •  Best. Diary. Ever. (5+ / 0-)

    We are in so much trouble, we have divorced ourselves from the ability to perceive objective reality to such an extent that I don't know that we can recover.

    Can it be?  Is the phony paper money that great that there is no more country, just 270 million mass-media-engineered automatons that happen to live on or around the same continent, all chasing the paper so obsessively that they can't acknowledge that their house -- the house built from the sweat and blood and tears of our ancestors as the grandest, most noble social experiment in human history -- has fallen down around their ears?

    The Twin Towers massacre fucked us up so bad that we can't even bring ourselves to ask simple, vital questions about what really happened?  We are debating what kinds of torture are OK?  We have thousands of people imprisoned without formal charges all over the world and no one knows exactly where or what's become of them?  Our voting apparatus has been subsumed by faulty, partisan-controlled machinery that offers no paper trail, no accountability?

    We are so confused, what has happened to us?  It's as if we have lost it all but don't care as long as it doesn't show to anyone not looking closely, like heroin addicts that still hold day jobs.  Have the maniacs, the sociopaths-disguised-as-leaders, the racists won?  Is it so painful for us to admit that the social revolution 40 years back that we thought had won equality for all people -- black, white, gay, straight, male, female -- has really failed completely, so painful that we just sit numbly and refuse to acknowledge that nothing that matters has really ever changed?

    Have we gone mad, off the deep end?  Nuts?  Certifiably insane?  Is it all a bad dream, an illusion?  We are in so much trouble, if there was twelve-step rehab for nations and cultures we'd have to have our friends do an intervention on us so we could see how sick we are, and how much we need professional help and care.

    Is all lost?  Have we pissed it all away on Paris Hilton and Richard Perle?  Is the stupefaction permanent?  Are we just vegetables now, waiting for some compassionate soul to pull the plug and put us  out of everyone's misery forever?

    Please help us, we have lost sight of everything real and meaningful.

    "Some of you are going to die... martyrs, of course, to the Freedom that I will provide!"

    by emperor nobody on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 02:50:58 PM PDT

    •  All the right questions (0+ / 0-)

      Well, its after 1 am here in the Midwest, so I'm getting a tad tired, and extremely depressed.  I know I'm going to have another nightmare when I go to sleep of the Bush Nazis coming to get me and take me off to some foreign prison to torture me.

      You asked all the right questions.  Too bad we don't know the answers.  One thing I was thinking about some time ago, was that in Nazi Germany the nightmare did not end because the citizens of Germany rose up and revolted.  No, once the Nazis got absolute power, the German people, like the American people now, were too afraid to do anything.  One person cannot stand up to an SS unit then, just as all those exhorting us to "stay and fight" will not be able to stand up to the Black Hawk helicopters and riot police with tazers and vicious dogs and advance automatic weapons if they try to fight.

      The only way the nightmare was ended there was when a superior military power finally got involved and forcibly evicted the tyrants.  But, sadly this was not done until millions of Jews were gassed, and millions of innocents were killed in the combat.  And hundreds of thousands of American boys died.

      How sad it is that the nation which ridded the world of Hitler and Hirohito just a couple generations ago- (my parents generation), is now itself descending into a fascist nightmare.

      Hitler had his Jewish boogeymen.  Bush has his Arab terrorist boogeyman.  Hitler had absolutely no logical reason to target the Jews, while America does face a genuine threat from radical Islamic terrorism.  Its just that Bush has hijacked 9-11 and what should have been an intelligent anti-terror campaign and used it to promote his fascist neo-con agenda, with plot lines further influenced by the religious right and the "Rapturites."

      What country will rescue America now?

      "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself."-FDR

      by Michigan Paul on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 10:45:28 PM PDT

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