Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A simple one...

It's Fat Tuesday. I don't have to work anymore today or tonight. I will be going out and having fun. It will be beadtastic. If I was still in California, it would likely be breastastic too, but this is Wisconsin and we're into good, clean fun - like drinking a lot of beer.

While I'm out there having my fun, there are people being held in abhorrent conditions. Some have been, or are being, tortured. Some might be terrorists. Others are not guilty of anything but having a Muslim name. My country is responsible for this bullshit. And, make no mistake, it is bullshit.

This is a different kind of war... What kind of crap is that? I'm tired of hearing it. Yes, there are terrorists. Yes, they have attacked the United States. Yes, it was horrific. But guess what? It's nothing new. It's been a fact of life in many places for quite a long time. It's also not an excuse to abandon the values we so haughtily tout. If we give away the moral high ground, we're nothing more than the animals we claim to be fighting.

That's it. I've got nothing else. Click here if you feel like squeezing in a bit of human decency in before settling down for a night by the telly, or a blowout at the bars.

2 comments:

K said...

Beer and Amnesty International? Whoa. Social and socially conscious??? I think my head just exploded... I didn't know such a creature existed...

tshsmom said...

The problem is that it's not "officially" a war; therefore, we don't HAVE to follow the Geneva Convention. What a load of horseshit!