Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sept. 11

This is the 6th anniversary of the moments in time when we were wrenched from our beliefs about the power and security of the USA.

In the ensuing years, while we have not had another terrorist attack at home (Katrina was not a terrorist attack), we have adopted a bunker-like mentality, giving away our rights so that we may feel a bit more secure (taking off our shoes before we board a plane, yet cargo is not checked out); losing our rights to the Patriot Act which has been used against radical environmentalists, but not against the threat of Al Qaeda; our media has become a tool of government propaganda; we focus on Mexican immigrants more than those who might actually do us harm; we have a Congress that has allowed an imperial presidency; we have a President who disregards the Constitution, The Geneva Convention (which he called "pesky"), who masquerades as a cowboy strutting his ignorant arrogance (Australians become Austrians in his mind). . .
And, I ask you: in the memory of all who died on 9/11 have we made the world a better place?

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