One of the reasons that I voted for Barack Obama in 2008 was that I was sick and fucking tired of being embarrassed to be an American. Americans’ assholism was a condition that long preceded the theft of the White House by George W. Bush & Co. in 2000, to be sure, but the eight, long, nightmarish years of rule by the unelected Bush regime exacerbated the condition immensely.
“That’s not who we are. We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies. We don’t need to spike the football,” Obama reportedly said of his recent decision not to release any supposed photographs of the freshly snuffed Osama bin Laden.
“We don’t need to spike the football.”
This just might be the fastest that Obama, the Promise-Breaker in Chief, has gone against his word: After just having promised not to “spike the football,” The Associated Press reports that today Obama “has arrived in New York for a solemn [wink wink] visit to Ground Zero, where he will try to bury the memory of Osama bin Laden by honoring those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.”
The fucktarded Obama apologists — and they are legion — claim that of course Obama isn’t milking the bin Laden assassination for all of the political gain that it’s worth.
I’m sure that it’s just a fucking coinky-dink that today also is the first Repugnican Tea Party presidential candidate debate for the 2012 presidential campaign season.
So we went from George W. Bush shamelessly exploiting 9/11 for crass political gain to Barack Obama exploiting 9/11 for crass political gain.
So much for that “change” that Obama incessantly promised us, unless he’d meant that everything would be the same but that the individual who holds the title of president of the United States would change.
It’s bad enough that videos of drunken white frat boys (who most likely will always lead comfortable, overprivileged lives and never will sacrifice themselves significantly for any cause greater than themselves or ever come in harm’s way) chanting “U-S-A!” in celebration of bin Laden’s assassination are all over the Internet.
Now, we have to have an official, national drunken frat boy celebration.
The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in just about four months and one week. We couldn’t have just waited for a “solemn” (that is, a non-gloating, not unseemly — because that’s not who we are!) observance then?
The problem with Osama bin Laden is that he had no respect for human life; he killed casually. However, while bin Laden killed just under 3,000 American civilians on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States slaughtered tens of thousands of civilians in Iraq in revenge for 9/11 when Iraq had had nothing whatsofuckingever to do with 9/11. Not one of the 19 9/11 hijackers was an Iraqi (15 of them, however, were Saudi), and no link between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein ever was discovered.
The majority of Americans were wholly complicit in this mass murder, this crime against humanity, this war crime. Without their support, the illegal, immoral, unjust and unprovoked Vietraq War never could have been launched in March 2003.
Yet Americans denounce bin Laden, the textbook scapegoat, as the murderous monster when American mass murder far surpasses anything that bin Laden ever accomplished (well, in terms of body counts of innocents, anyway).
The American slaughter of civilians continues in Pakistan and Afghanistan with Americans’ complicity — even, perhaps even especially, with the support (or at least the acquiescence) of the self-identified left. After all, if the nation’s first black president is ordering the slaughter, it must be just! (And surely, using “Terminator”-like unmanned flying killing machines makes the slaughter clean and, dare I say, humane!)
I keep seeing all of these simple-minded, black-and-white, hypocritical, jingoistic, smug editorial cartoons of bin Laden meeting Satan in hell.
If we accept that hell is for those who hold human life to be cheap, easily disposed of, then Americans will overpopulate hell. Only in the hypocritical (but typical), assholy American mind could it be envisioned that mass murderer bin Laden and his followers are fit for hell, but American mass murderers like George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, et. al., and their followers are fit for heaven.
It’s not like hell can hold either “Islamofascists” or those who call themselves “Christians” but who have no problem with mass murder (supporting it or actually committing it) while pronouncing themselves God’s chosen and the world’s morally supreme people. There is, I am sure, plenty of room in hell for mass murderers of all religions.
The blood of bin Laden does not wash away the blood that already was on American hands. It only adds to it.
More killing, even the revenge killing of the unarmed Osama bin Laden (who should have been captured and put on trial, and would have been if the United States of America were a civilized nation), is nothing to celebrate, especially if you call yourself a Christian.