posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 01:23 AM
I have serious thoughts of leaving the US.
It isn't just Bush. It is the large number of Americans that voted for him. Some of whom are thrilled with him and what he has done to/for America.
It is many Republicans they have elected, many of whom are caustic in their right-wing certainty.
I'm gay, we are the minority group whom it is still socially acceptable to discriminate right out in the open. Especially revolting is the abuse that
is openly heaped on adolecent gays. That is a sin.
America is losing it's technological edge as well. Less young people are studying engineering, science and math.
The Global market has made competition tougher, but America instead of stepping up to the plate with everything it has, has instead decided to retreat
into superstitious ignorance. I unlike many, don't believe America has any 'special' 'blessed by god' place in the world. Like the little red
hen, If you don't do the work you don't get the benefits. The English at one time thought they were the 'Christian gift bearers of civilization to
the world'. When you get 'full of yourself' you are probably going to fall, sooner or later. And the longer you cling to a lot of 'dead weight'
ideas the longer it takes you to get back up again. The winners in the long run are those who are hungriest for it and tenacious about it.
The Republican massaganists [read Rove etc.] have manipulated the hot-buttons of some less than estute members of this society.
This country is beginning to have more in common with Saudia Arabia & Iran in it's religious-political merger.
I grew up thinking [somewhat naively] that America was a beacon of hope and freedom. A place open to all, where you were free to make your dreams come
true. Reading history I am aware that it was not always the case, but I thought 'now we are that'. But no, the terrorists have won, the ignorant
have won, the people who would nothing of killing tens of thousands of people in a far away land for a mistake have won.
Thinking people have lost and marketeering mind manipulators have won.
You would think that in a society that is so commercial that people would know when they were being 'played', but obviously not.
The Big corporations have won, the religious right has won, the war-hawks have won. I suspect rather strongly that the people have lost.
You can not teach people, deeply and emotionally, the things the Universe has not, by experience, taught them.
It is illogical to live with the results of what ignorance, unawareness, blindness, unfeelingless & superstition will bring about.
How did my ancestors get to America? They left a place that was bad for them and went to a better one. What am I thinking of doing? Leaving a place
that is bad for me and going to a better one.
If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the mountain.
It's called voting with your feet.