Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Masochism Mantras: Your Patriotic Duty

Remember that day in kindergarten when Big Kids beat you up and stole your lunch money and you felt so miserable and scared and helpless? You MUST remember it. You must NEVER forget it. That low point was and forevermore shall be the defining moment of your existence, and no matter how happy and successful an adult you grow up to be, you must always feel, deep down, that you're nothing more than a bleeding snot-nosed kid with no lunch money.

That fantastically unhealthy attitude is exactly the one we Americans are supposed to take toward the 9/11 attacks eleven years ago. A child born that morning would be more than halfway to full-fledged adulthood by now, yet still 9/11 is cited as the excuse for any unconstitutional garbage the government chooses to inflict. Why can't I fly on an airplane without first assuming surrender-criminal poses while TSA thugs molest me? Because nine-eleven. Why are we drone-bombing Pakistani wedding parties and then retroactively insisting that everyone who died in our attacks was a terrorist? Nine eleven. Why has the fourth amendment been completely gutted to allow the NSA to listen in on Americans' phone calls and read our electronic communications without a warrant? Nine eleven. Nine eleven nyna leaven nynaleaven nynaleaven ... like any mantra, you're supposed to repeat it over and over and over again until its repetition replaces all rational thought.

2 Comments:

Blogger Master Doh-San said...

And the scared little sheeple just keep repeating it. As the old saying goes: "Those who give up a little essential liberty to gain security deserve neither."

10:04 AM  
Blogger -mb said...

Jennifer, I look at the bigger, better-known bloggers on the national media circuit, and then I read yours... you blow them all out of the water. What you're describing is PRECISELY what's going on, with the bullies reinforcing fear (do it my way, or ELSE...).

For the life of me, I can't figure out why more people aren't screaming in the streets against what's been going on in the name of "freedom," "liberty," and "patriotism." It's none of the above.

Keep up the good work. You keep writing, I'll keep reading and recommending.

3:02 PM  

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