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!)
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.
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.
This is where I come to vent and blather about what they don't seem to talk about in the mainstream news. I've written quite a few articles in the past (mostly on Portland Indymedia) and I'll try to include my favorites on here as well, when time allows. I also like to talk about ideas and solutions as to what we can do about the mess our planet is in. Check out my radio work, too.
I believe it's up to each and every one of us to contribute our own special talents to make this world a better place for all of us.
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Grandfather, look at our brokenness. We know that in all creation only the human family has strayed from the sacred way. We know that we are the ones who are divided and we are the ones who must come back together to walk in the sacred way. Grandfather, sacred one, teach us love, compassion, and honor that we may heal the earth and heal each other.