||[Nov. 4th, 2004|02:01 am]
I am more than disappointed. Im disgusted. The "solid south" has really proved itself to be what I feared it to be. (although I recognize those of you who dont fit within that category). Choosing who to vote for, some for the unpopular, some choosing the lesser of two evils, has proven arduous, but marginally not enough. I hate to say this, but I felt it. I knew it from the beginning where Jesus was used to emphasize safety and to infiltrate the comfort of millions of American homes. Killing in the name of the Lord. Killing in the name of Jesus is exactly the same as killing in the name of Allah. Both are manipulative and both are used on an ignorant population, a desperate population, and a population that regects truth. |
Either way, either ticket, this country wouldnt have been set right. The activism should never cease, and with my activism, with my fist in the air, writing and speaking truths, some figment of my imagination furthered the idea of Kerry possibly stepping an inch or maybe half an inch in progress ahead of Bush. But four more years are among us. Approximately ten more years of blood shed. Four more years of terrorist capitalism against the world. Four more years of pain and suffering among the poor, working, lower middle class citizens of this nation. For more years of heightened minority profiling here and abroad, four more years of threats on women's rights. Four more years on threats for queer rights. We are now looking at a christian fundamentalist country that is growing as a response to a fundamentalist response to overt and ruthless american capitalism. But the masses run from the truth. The masses pit "bad guys," minorities with different faith's, "desert niggs," "sand buggies" against the true and pious american white man. The masses see Bush as a worker of the Lord, a lord which sanctions the murders of thousands of innocent. This is sickening. I think about my family in the middle east and Im filled with rage.
What the fuck are we going to do about it? In a country where people run from the truth. In a country where education (institutionalized or not)schools, libraries, newspapers, freedom of the press is available, in a country where one can have an individual thought (although generally stated), when the fuck will be open our privileged eyes and stop playing the victim? Not to denounce the pain or the sting of 9-11, but we as a nation, are privileged in even voicing our pain. How many times has terrorism graced the hearts of other nations, (ie. currently the Sudan, Palestine, etc.) and their cries remain unheard. What we are headed for is a nation full of apathy and selfishness.