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  •  So...why are we supposed to be upset about 9-11? (3.00)
    I mean, I'm sad to say, but we pretty much deserved it.  If not at the time, then retroactively so.  

    It sucks, but if I were blown up by a terrorist tomorrow, I don't think I could honestly say that it was an injustice.  Everyone in this country is responsible for the atrocities we commit abroad, and the worst part is, most people just don't give a shit.  

    It makes me sick to be an American.  It makes me sick to be surrounded by so many stupid, selfish assholes who seem to make up the majority of this country.  I really think its silly when liberals claim that "it's our flag too", because I'd never fly the American flag for any reason.  If I had a flag I'd either hide it in the deepest reaches of my closet where it was never seen, or more likely just throw it in the trash.  

    What do we have to be proud of?  America was founded based on many grand ideals, but our current incarnation is nothing but pure shit.  People don't even know or appreciate their rights.  They don't even bother to vote.  They don't know anything about the world and just react based on their myopic, ignorant and entirely selfish world view.  

    We don't deserve to be a super power, and though we will all suffer for it, I long for the day when we are just one among many equally powerful nations.  

    In Britain they admit to having royalty. In the United States we pretend we don't have any, and then we elect them president.

    by Asak on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 04:34:23 AM PDT

    •  That makes you part of the problem... (none)
      I mean this part of your post makes you part of the problem....

      If I had a flag I'd either hide it in the deepest reaches of my closet where it was never seen, or more likely just throw it in the trash.  

      "Some people call you the elite....I call you my base." George W. Bush in Fahrenheit 9/11 trailer.

      by tomathawl on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 05:45:08 AM PDT

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    •  Sorry... slip of the mouse... (none)
      I had more to say.  When you want to hide from reality by throwing away or hiding your American flag, you're missing the point.  Face the fact that we ARE the world's only super power, and the fact that bad things are being done in our name is not a function of that status, but of the kind of people we have allowed to control our military and its weaponry.  What we need is leadership who will remember that we have a "Department of Defense", not a "Department of War".  

      Let's not be ashamed our our country.  Let's be ashamed that we didn't work hard enough to prevent this disastrous "election", and resolve not to let it happen again.  Let's be more aware of our own potential to cause chaos, not because we are cruel, but simply because we are stronger than any other people on earth.

      Let's get a new President in the White House, one who respects the American people, our history of being a friend and benefactor to the weak of the world, and the fallacy of preemptive war.  

      Let's elect John Kerry and wave our flags proudly.

      "Some people call you the elite....I call you my base." George W. Bush in Fahrenheit 9/11 trailer.

      by tomathawl on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 05:56:03 AM PDT

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    •  Because 9/11 happened before (none)
      not after this. UBL wanted our troops out of Saudi Arabia but nothing like this happened there.
      No question Bush has inflamed it though. The Iraqis suffered under the brutal dictator Saddam and now we are killing them.
      We couldn't find countries on a map, much less know what's being done in our name until the magnitude of this Iraq invasion. Bush is a gift to Usama. It's the war he wants.

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