Friday, January 21, 2005

People need to visit other countries.

I've said this once and I'll say it a thousand times. In an Op-Ed column by Thomas Friedman there's a quote from a Palestinian:
... I wish I could vote in your election because your government affects my daily life more than my own.'

A Palestinian!!! Hear that folks? OUR GOVERNMENT AFFECTS THEIR DAILY LIVES. In fact, I would go so far as to say, Our federal government affects THEIR daily lives MUCH more than it affects MY daily life.

We are so insular here, that we have no idea how meddlesome our government truly is. Probably, because states rights have always been such a huge issue here and there's a clear distinction between what the Feds can or can't do, we expect that the same is true when it comes to borders between country.

But it's not. Because America is big, our government is basically a bully. And one little policy here could upset delicate balances in other countries. WHICH IS WHY THE TERRORISTS ARE AFTER US! Not because you believe in God or Jesus. Not cause you were jeans and listen to rock and roll. It's cause most of us don't care what the government does AS LONG AS THEY DON'T FUCK WITH US. So, the government says, fine, we'll go fuck with other people.

As long as our government fucks with others, (listen or read the inaugural speech. It basically repeats what Bush said earlier, if you're not with us, you're against us and if you're against us, we're going to fuck with you.) there will be people out there who resent our meddling.

Filed under Reveries & Paranoias.


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