Masochism Mantras: Your Patriotic Duty
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.