Or why Guin isn’t feeling so patriotic right now.
Okay, this is gonna sound glurgy, naive, downright rosey colored glasses fraidy cat, etc etc…
But I’m serious. What is wrong? Right now, I’m feeling positively nauseaus-literally. I feel like vomitting, and I just stood in the shower in a ten minute crying jag.
I mean-what the HELL is wrong with this world? Why is it that people are killed every goddamn DAY in Ireland, Yugoslavia, all over the whole fucking world? And yet when it happens here, it’s the ultimate. I don’t mean it was worth less, or more, or that we deserved it. I mean, why are people so well, isolated? They don’t realize this happens everyday?
And when I told my family how I felt, that going to war against Afghanistan is like kicking your grandmother since no one there has a pot to piss in, I was told by my father to go to Pakistan. My mother informed me that people in the past have fought and DIED so that we could live freely.
But why do people HAVE to fight? It really bothers me, that the solution when governments and people have problems is to lob a few bombs at people? What’s up with that? Why do people get so up in arms about spending maybe 1 billion on food banks, for example, and yet have no problems about spending 5 billions on nukes?
Why do we have to do this? I KNOW there is no answer-I just need to vent. I read that TIME article on Bin Laden today…he apparently was at one point shopping around for NUCLEAR WEAPONS on the black market!!! And then I saw the picture someone mentioned of one of his sons reading a poem about his father-the kid was all of seven years old. He doesn’t have a fucking chance in the world with a father like that. THAT is what’s sick-these people are born and from the time they’re small they’re taught to hate and kill and it’s SICK!!!
I’m sorry-I know there are no answers. I know I’m going to be called an appeaser-and I’m not. I think we DO need to deal with Bin Laden and the Taliban and people like that. BUT…not at the expense of one single innocent person. I don’t care what people say about there’s always civilian casualties. Maybe that’s what is wrong-maybe we need to find a way that there can’t be.
My mother is always telling me, “Life is unfair-you have to find a way to deal with it.” Maybe my way of dealing with it is trying to change it-I know it’s not going to happen, but should I let that stop me from trying?