Saturday, October 1, 2011
Insult to Injury
They're just stacking outrage upon outrage on us, aren't they?
One thing I suggest all Americans think about is they just sent an unmanned drone to kill an American citizen overseas. This American never had a day in court. They just called him a terrorist and killed him.
Now, if you were to ask *me* what *really* happened, I'd hazard a guess the "American" was actually a dual citizen American-born Israeli, who was playing the part of American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, kinda like this guy: Adam Yahiye Gadahn (aka Adam Pearlman) and he's not really dead. He was just playing a part, just as Al Qaeda is playing a part keeping us all scared -- like Orwell's Emanuel Goldstein, it was the evil elite's invention to begin with. But this ushers in a precedent -- the kind of precedent that could have got Brandon Mayfield killed when he was falsely accused of being complicit in the Madrid bombings (based on a faulty fingerprint). (BTW, Mayfield went on to challenge the Patriot Act, and won!)
The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality
So now, my fellow American, don't think they can't do the same thing to you. All they have to do is call you a terrorist and *boom*! Watch out for those unmanned drones!
How about some insult to add to that injury? "New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the specter of shutting down a two-week long demonstration on Wall Street, telling protesters who are speaking out against greed and corruption that the banks deserve support.
“The protesters are protesting against people who make $40 or $50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet,” he said. “That’s the bottom line. Those are the people that work on Wall Street and in the finance sector.” -- Bloomberg Criticizes Occupy Wall Street Protest, Suggests Their Days May Be Numbered
Another thing that pissed me off this morning is that the Bank of America actually has the nerve to start charging people to use their debit card and get money from their own ATM's. That alone would make me want to pull out all my money from that evil bank. Honestly, there's better places to invest your cash.