Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Are you mad?

I enjoyed this thoughtful piece of commentary about the "angry mobs" at Health Care Reform Town Halls, that I received in an email today:

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.

You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn't get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn't get mad when you saw the Abu Grahib photos.

You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.

You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn't get mad when we let a major US city drown.

You didn't get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.

You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they were sick.

Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all OK with you, but helping other Americans? -- well fuck that.


And have a blessed day.

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6 comments:

Matthew Thorburn said...

Thanks for sharing this, Peter. That does put a sharp contrast on things. I wish the Democrats in D.C. would get tough, ignore all the craziness (and all the crazy lies), and do the right thing here.

Collin Kelley said...

Brilliant. I may have to repost that.

Kells said...

I LOVE this! Thanks for posting it!

momoc said...

Hi, you all have the guts to critic your government in your blog. But not in my country, if I critic my government in my blog. They will find away to hack my blog. My country don't have the free speech right even though they say they do.

Brian Campbell said...

I find myself laughing (with sadness) at all this paranoia around creating a semblance of a system that still works for the most part reasonably well up here in Canada, despite a generation's worth of neo-con governments efforts to undermine it thru underfunding. Ask any Canadian if he or she would prefer to have the US system, and that person would say, "Not on my life."

SarahJane said...

so cool.
where's the "like" button?!