Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We, the people of the US, have just been through the most over-the-top exercise in self pity imaginable. Perhaps we could be excused for the days after September 11, 2001, for indulging in grief and righteous indignation. The horror of watching people die in New York City upset even Americans who usually pour abuse onto New York. The blowing up of the buildings was a spectacular show, and very few people questioned just how that show was produced, at the time.

But now, after 10 years of the US bombing, maiming, ethnically cleansing, murdering, terrorizing, blowing up buildings, driving into exile, deforming the babies and killing the livestock of the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and others we don't yet know about (as Rumsfield would say, the known unknowns), now we have the nerve to indulge in an mass orgy ofbathos, complete with light shows and solemn speeches and monuments. To remember one day? Ten years of murder and destruction versus one day? 3 buildings versus thousands? 3,000 people versus over 1,000,000?

Jeez, can any people be more clueless or lacking in perspective or empathy?

And, to explain how the original show was produced, watch this video from Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth.


Anonymous said...

Zero Comments. Really? Do you feel like you are "crying in the wilderness?"

I do. Not knowing what else to do, I bought several copies of "Taxi to the Dark Side," and gave them to the most intelligent and balanced of my family, friends, and co-workers.

Months have gone by, without a word from any of them: good or bad, watched it or not.

No one cares. So depressing.

Likewise (Even) with the non-controversial. Recently, I was at a party where everyone (all of them smart, and sweet, and nice)was talking about the new i-Phones & i-Pads. Endlessly they would talk about these toys. So, I broke in and said that some scientists had found a a particle that they thought might be able to travel faster than the speed of light.

No politics there; no money changing hands; no religion either - except in the most meta-physicsl sense. Still not a single word in response. Just a brief pause, then more tech talk.

You and I (and the others who think like us - maybe one or two million world-wide) are alone.

Expect more: Comments 0.

wagelaborer said...

Well, I feel better now that I know that you read it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for some kind of event that will strike the masses.

Like an American Idol winner at the end of the last show telling the band to hold the big number and then doing an a capella of "Give Peace a Chance."

Little things can have bid effects. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" helped start the Civil War more than John Brown's violent raids.

wagelaborer said...

It looks like the Wall Street occupation could be that trigger.

Everyone knows something is wrong, but no one knows what to do about it.

Perhaps when people get together and start talking about solutions, we will have some real change, not the hopey/changey thing that the advertising industry came up with in 2008.

Anonymous said...

People are totally irrational... it is like their minds have been captured...anyone not following a party line is rejected. Churchill called the Nazi's a cult and anyone who would test obedience by making the soldiers march in an uncomfortable manner is probably a cult leader. Crazy Perry is out because he thought children should be educated. Just finished reading Dana Priest's book Top Secret America, with it's different levels of authority, psychological operations, hundreds of private contractors and operations in every state (like dams used to be and military manufacturers still are). The Mormons ain't the only cult around.
Flimsy Sanity

wagelaborer said...

I need to read that book.

No, the Mormons aren't the only cult around. My ex-sister-in-law, who became a right wing Christian, believes that Catholics are a cult.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you read Mother Jones magazine but the article on transporting marijuana mentions the safety that comes with certain license plates. Just finished reading In the Garden of Beasts - almost a blueprint of the Conservative agenda - from collecting for widows and orphans and funneling the money for their own purposes to license plates designating rank. Surprised they aren't wearing bracelets that say WWHD.

Speaking of co-opting what used to be considered sin, whatever happened to the theory that the lottery would reform our education system?