Today, in English class, we were reading about the UN’s human rights act and all of its articles. Knowing that my teacher is very aware of what is going on in the world, I quipped that the US was not a nation that followed the act when asked what countries do. Sure, an old and tiresome joke, but politics does not spread fast at my school. Somehow this began to evolve into a discussion with this girl in front of me. Her brother, being a bomb recoverer guy (?.. mines or bombs? She SAID bombs but how many duds can there possibly be?), stopped home on his way to Germany and brought with him pictures. Pictures of bombs.
Well, once this was realized, I moved on and thought no more of it. Soon my teacher and I began to speak of politics. Just general before-November discussions, chewing the fat and expressing our opinions. A joke was slipped in from either one party or the other on Bush’s unjustified war - WMDs, primarily.
Random Insane Girl - “No, they found WMDs.”
Me - “Er, no they didn’t.”
RIG - “Yes, yes they did. They found some nuclear bombs.”
Me - “No, no they didn’t. If they found any WMDs there would not be so much talk about NOT finding WMDs right now.”
RIG - “Naw, my brother found some. He has pictures and he showed me. I will bring them in for you. They just have not released it to the public.”
Me - “Aren’t you part of the public?”
RIG - “Yea, but doesn’t matter. No one knows about it but trust me, they found WMDs.”
Granted, she could just be unaware of the huge implications of what finding WMDs would be, or it could be part of her heritage. Her father tried to scare my friend into thinking she was going to hell and her grandmother once practiced witchcraft but doesn’t anymore because she found the lord and was saved.
This has been one hell of a week for me.