What has become of American values and idealism? All swept away in this thoroughly un-American war
There is something McCarthyite about the atmosphere which has spawned this war, making Democrats too fearful to be an opposition worthy of the name and closing down national debate. And things don't get much more un-American than that. via Doug's Dynamic Drivel
I have been seeing more animosity and outright violent behavior toward anti-war people lately. It is venomous. In my town, no-war and peace signs that line the streets and storefronts have been defaced, stolen, and vandalized. I'm sure you've read the details of a certain DJ advocting a bullet through these goofballs heads, or the Gulf War vet who was beaten in a bar after he called Bush and Blair 'idiots'. The America I knew and loved has been ripped away. The article above explores our founding principles and what being an American used to mean. . Mark, at estimated prophet
explores what patriotism is
, and a little further down on his page he explores some of the venomous antics being played with polling by the freepers
. I had no idea it was so organised, so much like a game, so utterly mindless.
I wonder how many have noticed the pat arguments put forth by the pro-war people? I'd like to collect a few. Leave some in the comments if you will. The biggie I hear is, 'this is fighting for your freedom'. Nope. My freedom is going to suffer more because of this. (take a look at the link below).
We have become seriously divided, to the point of pitting neighbor against neighbor. This will be a Bush legacy for years to come. I'm ashamed.
posted by Cyndy