No one writes it better than Tom Engelhardt: the plain truth. Maybe it’s time to put up a memorial to the death of a once promising nation, bow our heads for a minute of silence and then go on with the slaughter - the U.S. of CIA’s never ending war for wealth and power for the select few.
Tomgram: Engelhardt, The 12th Anniversary of American Cowardice
Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 8:11am, March 28, 2013.
“And yet, despite the best efforts of the last two administrations, secrecy has its limits. We should already know more than enough to be horrified by the state of our American world. It should disturb us deeply that a government of, by, and for the war-makers, intelligence operatives, bureaucrats, privatizing mercenary corporations, surveillers, torturers, and assassins is thriving in Washington. As for the people -- that’s us -- in these last years, we largely weren’t there, even as the very idea of a government of, by, and for us bit the dust, and our leaders felt increasingly unconstrained when committing acts of shame in our name.
So perhaps the last overlooked anniversary of these years might be the 12th anniversary of American cowardice. You can choose the exact date yourself; anytime this fall will do. At that moment, Americans should feel free to celebrate a time when, for our “safety,” and in a state of anger and paralyzing fear, we gave up the democratic ghost.”
From another time:
"We do not like to be robbed of an enemy; we want someone to hate when we suffer. It is so depressing to think that we suffer because we are fools; yet, taking mankind in the mass, that is the truth." BR, 1922