9/11 should've been a wake-up call for us to act more nobly in the world.
Instead, we've done the opposite. On 9/12, we were a bewildered nation, but economically we were strong with a surplus, and morally we were supreme because everyone felt sorry for us.
Today, we're the world's biggest debtor nation, and the whole world hates us, and we're bogged down in the Middle East — overseeing a budding civil war in Iraq, watching the comeback of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and with our surrogate in the Middle East, Israel, screwing up maybe worse than us, if that's possible.
Jeez, at a time when we needed the best leadership, we ended up with the worst — a bunch of impractical, ideologically-driven incompetents. Think how much better off we would've been if Clinton or Gore had been in charge instead of Bush and Cheney.
For me the worst thing is our loss of moral leadership, which we had in the palm of our hands like never before because right after 9/11 we had the moral authority of the #1 victim. Nothing like suffering to give you moral authority. Now, as a nation that tortures and lies and starts unnecessary wars, we've lost that. The terrorists exceeded beyond their wildest dreams – they turned us into a nation of terrorists ourselves, who've killed over a 100,000 Iraqis in a totally impractical exercise, to serve oil and military interests in the US under the cloak of bringing "democracy" to the world.
Question: were we just unlucky in our choice of leaders, or have we become such dumbfuck ideologues ourselves that we cannot hope for better leaders because we don't make 'em anymore?
Think of our black leaders today: We've got Al Sharpton instead of Dr. King. I don't know what's going on, but it seems to me our Ivy League universities turn out armies of ambitious idiots and MBA crooks.
Where are the leaders who speak the truth and stand for something besides greed? Why is Barack Obama so charismatic? I'll tell you why – because all the other politicians are such shits and idiots. He stands out simply because (a) he's honest, (b) he's smart enough to write his own speeches, (c) he's religious without being a pious hypocrite, and (d) he actually believes in an America that's on the side of the angels. He's also, of course, madly handsome and sexy with the best smile since Julia Roberts. The problem is there's only one of him: the rest aren't worth a bucket of warm poo.
I didn't want to get angry on 9/11, but I am. Know why?
Guess where Bush is this morning of 9/11? He's in my New York, talking to firefighters. I'm throwing up in my mouth. Get this bad stinky virus, this germ of warmongering out of my city! I don't want him crawling up the asses of firefighters to suck up to the nation. Who needs a President that makes one feel ashamed to be an American? That Dixie Chick was right when she said, even before the Iraq War, that she feels ashamed he comes from her state of Texas. That's how he makes me feel — ashamed that he is an American and represents America. Screw him and his entire ilk with the business end of a porcupine up their butts.
What a way to start my day, but there you are. It's been 9/11 every goddamn day for the last five years, and, with an election coming up, we haven't heard the last of it. Maybe when the GOP loses both the House and the Senate in November because of the stupid war in Iraq, the wailing and gnashing about 9/11 may start to die down, and we'll start dealing with the catastrophe that Bush/Cheney created out of it.