Monday, September 18, 2006

Ashamed to be an American

I never thought I would reach the point where I was ashamed of my country.

I was wrong.


Anonymous J said...

Neither did I. The flag and the Fourth of July used to mean something to me. It does now too I guess, but just not the warm fuzzy things. Seeing a flag reminds me of the support for the Iraq war and how the President misled so many people such that most believed at the time that Hussein had WMD, was about to use them on us, and on top of that was in part resonsible for 9/11. The flag also evokes images of overzealous angry Americans shouting false things about Muslims. The fourth to me now is a day to think about how we are imposing our will on the world and have lost sight of the fact that we were probbaly considered terrorists before we created the US. We're not going to "crush" terrorism in the Middle East unless we address the source--the illegal occupation of Palestine. Outside (and inside) of Palestine, the source is US policy in the region.

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