Hear the voice of the deeply saddened!
We know there are a nation of people that are deeply distressed by the celebratory reactions of our sisters and brothers, and the media induced display of violent hatred.
Hear our voice. We are horrified by our country’s rejoicing of the taking of life: a country that prides itself on rule of law, and demands due process for all, where people are innocent until proven guilty; where we have an established system of determining guilt – and allegedly that system is not torture, murder, and overt deceptions.
Where is the proof that Osama Bin Laden is guilty of 9/11? If the CIA had that proof, Bin Laden would be in jail and taken into court, not supposedly murdered and allegedly thrown into the ocean, effectively destroying any evidence and silencing any truth that could come to light.
Auspicious timing, isn’t it? The tea party nation, fixated on the birther movement obsessed with proving Obama was born in Kenya, are the same people celebrating the murder of Bin Laden by a supposed democracy.
Simple-minded people swallow a conspiracy theory of Obama’s birth when 9/11 was the real conspiracy.
Images of young people dancing at the White House, jockeying gleefully for position in front of the cameras, is heartrending testimony to the failure of our educating and informing our youth, protecting them from the propaganda machine and unwittingly their images broadcasted around the world, are the ambassadors of violence and hatred.
These are the same young people, now lied to, deceived, exploited for their deep-felt desire to defend our nation, who were mere youth, before reaching their age of reasoning and cognitive development, when the tragedy of 9/11 occurred.
Their shameful rejoicing collectively demonstrates our ignorance and inhumanity, which when put on display to the world, is the reason people hate us.
The same young people who are growing up in a society where the jobs have been taken overseas, where there is inadequate health care at best, where education is out of reach, where their parents can’t retire, their grandparents can’t afford medicine, where they can’t even get in touch with the fear that they might become the homeless person who has no food, no dental care.
We live in a morally bankrupt society that lacks an understanding of history and appears incapable of anticipating the consequences of this continuing violence and hatred.
We should be in a state of anguish over the amount of human life that has been destroyed, and grieving over the amount of resources we have thrown at this fake, unreal, trumped up projection of our pathology.
We have allowed an illusionary symbol of all evil to galvanize our focus on him instead of the evil we have done to our own people and the people of the world.
It is against the law to murder people in other countries, especially those tried and convicted in the court of Karl Rove’s mind.
We are calling on people of compassion, the peace and justice loving people of our nation, to go to their state capitols Monday, May 9th, to weep for our people who are so amoral, so misguided, so lacking compassion.
If you’re in a country where this assassination is celebrated, you are not rich. You are not rich if you live in a country where schools do not have paper. You are not rich if you live in a country where the developmentally disabled are thrown into the streets. You are not rich if you live in a country that incarcerates more of it citizens than any other country in the world.
What are we really number one in? Number of guns, number of gun deaths, number of incarcerated, obesity, number of infant mortality among ‘developed’ nations, number of weapons sold around the world, number of money spent on wars.
Who amongst thinks that we are safer now? We have merely perpetuated violence and hatred.