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Friday, October 23, 2009

I Know What Un-American Is

Do you? Well, if you don’t, maybe you should consider the following:

1. Sending U.S. soldiers into Iraq to die under the spoken claim that a) Iraq was a direct threat to the United States (false) and b) Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (also false). What exactly are they defending in Iraq? You should also consider whether or not there is such a thing as freedom in the forceful overthrow of an oppressive government and the forced installation of a supposedly free democracy, but, hey,
no need to think back to the history of colonialism and imperialism.
2. Worse still is the fact that injured Iraq and Afghanistan vets return home to find themselves deprived of what should be excellent and necessary medical aid to get them back on their feet so they can at least become productive members of society, rather than dissolve into the den of homelessness and internalized terror. Heaven forbid that our soldiers might want a little gratitude from us for not dying in battle.
3. Disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters, over and over, who were either predominately black or Democrat by using illegal methods such as caging voters and the like, and then refusing to prosecute people caught doing such things, time and time again.
4. Stopping the recount of votes some 170,000 short and ceasing all investigation into serious issues of voter fraud and illegal activities in key states, despite realistic concerns from voters and representatives about the vote itself.
5. Stopping independent investigative committees from looking into the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
6. Illegally wire-tapping hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans.
7. Taking days to get significant quantities of support into New Orleans to evacuate thousands of people, some of which died of dehydration or other ailments as a result of being exposed to sewage, etc.
8. Imprisoning hundreds of people in Guantanamo Bay for years, without being charged for any crimes or given trials.
9. Torturing said people and then lying about doing it, and then, when the truth comes out, saying that it was for the best, despite being against the Geneva Convention, which we signed, and our own laws about the treatment of POWs, without any conscious thought about how such action might affect the treatment of our own soldiers in the future.
10. Denying someone the right to be with their dying loved ones based on a prejudiced (and illegal) belief.
11. Denying people of "opposite" races to marry because it might cause problems for their future children (also illegal, by the way).
12. Denying people the right to marry someone of the same sex based on an unconstitutional inclusion of Biblical law. (To those five states with marriage for homosexuals: may you forever prosper above those states that trade in hatred.)
13. Killing people based on a) sexual orientation, b) race, or c) political orientation.

And that's just a few of the un-american things that have happened in the last ten years. Imagine what this list would look like if I included the previous thirty...

That is all.

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