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"The terrible tragedy that has befallen our
nation, and indeed the entire global community, is the
sad byproduct of fanaticism. It has its roots in the same fanaticism that enables people like Jerry
Falwell to preach hate against those who do not think, live, or love in the exact same way he does.
The tragedies that have occurred this week did not occur because someone made God mad,
as Mr.Falwell asserts. They occurred because of hate."
-- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director Lorri L. Jean
That's exactly on-point.
Religious insanity made those terrorists yearn to die and it's also responsibile
for Falwell selling $70 tapes that claim Clinton murdered people in Little Rock.
Subject: Re: The Larger Terrorism
I've heard several people in the last few days
"They attacked us because we are prosperous and free".
I'm sorry, but that's bullshit. They
attacked us because we meddle in their affairs, and we support
their enemies, and we play them against each other with funding, military aid, and training.
And yes, dammit, sometimes we kill innocent civilians.
We all (myself included) say "Well, that's different!"
Why? Why *is* it different? I'm having trouble answering that.
Maybe you can help me out:
What do *you* think is the difference between "us" and "them"?
No matter what I think, the difference is bigger than night and day.
This week, they targeted 50,000 innocent civilians without a war.
They didn't even state any demands.
They just wanted to play their religious fantasy games.
They were fed a crazy story about invisible ghosts before their brains had a chance
to fully form and when they grew up, they believed that wacky story was actually true.
The reason we survived all these decades with godless Russia and China
is because they know there's no hereafter and mutually-assured-destruction
was something they didn't want any part of.
Now, maybe you have a list of casualties in Iraq or Yugoslavia, but
targeted by us. And maybe you'd like to bring up Dresden or Hiroshima,
but that was 60 years ago, and this wasn't revenge for that.
Do you have a guru feeding you "funny" information?
"New Yorkers tend to be assertive and
...in a crisis, these qualities gleam like gold."
-- Mary McGrory
New York gets a dose of Clinton
Does the Pentagon read bartcop.com?
"One has to say it's not just simply
a matter of capturing people and holding
them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems,
...and ending states who sponsor terrorism..."
-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz
That's the kind of talk I want to hear.
Glass them, please.
Subject: Clinton beats Bush to New York?
Pretty amazing considering he was just in Australia
This man can do miracles...
Yeah, the Chimp was just 200 miles away, but he's busy with his new
so he didn't have a chance to make it to New York until today.
Meanwhile the acting president is at Camp David, coordinating the war.
The day America took the hit of its life
Mayor Giuliani changed overnight from Mussolini to Mother Teresa, appearing everywhere,
often putting himself in harm's way, to comfort the distraught, encourage the exhausted,
and perhaps most important of all, (especially at his press conferences) to tell the truth.
A more inspiring example of common decency and instinctively practical humanity
in public life, you could not possibly imagine.
In glaring contrast, George Bush has yet
to show his face on the island of Manhattan,
lest a sooty cinder or two land on the smoothly shaved presidential chin.
France calls for American 'reason'
We don't have Maginot lines here in America.
We have lines of F15s and F16s on aircraft carriers.
We have lines of crosses too, at Normandy and Omaha Beaches,
where thousands of brave Americans died freeing your pansy ass.
I don't want to hear any shit from France.
"God continues to lift the curtain and allow
of America to give us probably what we deserve,"
-- Jerry Falwell, Religio-whore Number One
"Jerry, that's my feeling. I think we've just
seen the antechamber to terror.
We haven't even begun to see what they can do to the major population."
-- Pat Robertson, religio-whore Number two
by Nick Seidenman
Ari Fleischer's claim that the president didn't come back to the White House
right away because there was a "very credible" threat that the White House was
one of the targets is completly specious, and his claim that Air Force One was
also a target is nothing short of laughable.
Subject: What about tomorrow
I know it is still early. That the tragedy hasn't
even begun to be comprehended.
That life in the US will never be the same. But, I'm thinking about tomorrow.
I see most people considering this attack as the one and only incident of its type.
Hardly anyone is seeing this as the opening barrage. That scares me.
Clearly from examples overseas, these will continue. They will be different next time.
No one seems aware of this fact.
Most people are assuming that we can win a war
That bombing Afghanistan will end it all.
Many believe the propaganda and rhetoric being spewed.
When it is inflammatory lies.
I'm also worried about the trends I am seeing,
prayers in public, nationalism, money being handed
over mindlessly to the administration, attacks on Arab looking people. These are the problems coming.
Any negative commentary against the current administration policy can be interpreted as attacks on the Us.
Attacks on an administration under stress. As Anti-american.
I'm worried that the right will be quicker to take advantage of this situation and squeeze out all opposing voices.
This fear is more than justified.
History shows us that governmental policy can
go much further than what I have stated.
I do not have faith that the present administration will not grab as much power as possible.
At the cost of the average persons loss of free speech and civil rights.
I'm not even certain that if terrorist actions
continue that a web site like this will remain up.
I'm scared of tomorrow, not yesterday.
Today I'm angry.
It's good that I'm not president, because I would make my first goal
to be accused of overreacting by every civilized nation on Earth.
No matter what action Bush takes, it won't be enough to satisfy me.
When sand gets very, very, very hot it turns to glass
Once we're certain of our targets, I want them glassed.
Of course, this is my heart talking, but there are times
when the mind has no choice but to wait for the heart to finish.
People can write to me, but I'm not going to change my mind.
As time goes by, I'll calm down, ...but ...is that a good thing?
Silence observed across Europe
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