Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nearly every time we the people are marched into a big war on our behalf. we're told that our freedom is being defended. Yet, gays and lesbians are not free to marry. Raped 10 year olds are not free to have an abortion, and black men are not free to be police officers. So, whose freedom are we talking about? Apparently, old white men are free to run the stock market into the ground. Wealthy old oil men are free to manipulate the price of oil and make three fortunes while the stock market goes up in smoke. The government is free to sucker young people into joining the service and then force them into staying in combat well past the tours that they agreed to. (isn't that slavery?) The lunatics like Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and Bill O'reilly are free to make any kind of statements they like without being accountable. Eighty-eight year old nazis are free to walk the streets of Washington, DC carrying a rifle! What's so great about freedom?
The newsworthy events of the last several weeks have been chilling. It seems to me that the evil, the twisted and the greedy are free to incite the mob and murder the innocent. The rest of us are free to pay our taxes. Remenber that song from the 60's "Is That All There Is?". I guess so.