Scott Francis Baker (muerte) wrote,
Scott Francis Baker
muerte

The Space Needle is a gimmicky tourist attraction that holds a hundred fanny-pack-wearin sight-seers at a time

So as I drive around town I'm bombarded by all these "Proud to be an American" signs everywhere. There are flags everywhere, people are wearing pins supporting the US, hell everything is red white and blue these days. Never in the course of my 22 years on this earth have I seen the American people so passionate, and so united. It's really refreshing to see really, brings back my faith in humanity.

The American people are united against terrorism, and are fighting to protecting American ideals. Never before have people been so passionate about anything at all. People are lining up around the block to donate blood, the raised $150 million dollars on TV the other night, Michael Jordan is donating all of his salary next year to the relief fund. Wow! That's amazing!

Excuse me but... Where the hell have you people been!?! Of all the tradgedies that are going on in this world right now, this is the one you choose to come out of the woodwork on? Good lord! I hate to rain on everyone's parade but 6,000 people died. 6,000! That's not very many at all. How many children don't get ever get a chance to suceed because our schools are crap? It's more than 6,000. How many of our tax dollars are spent financing foreign governments regimes so we can get cheap oil? A lot more than 6,000. How many people are victims of hate crimes each year? Rape? More than 6,000. How many children die in Africa each day because they don't have enough food despite the surplus we have in this country. A LOT!

There is a lot of injustice going on in the world, and none of it is new. But we as the American people turn a blind eye. If Peter Jennings isn't breaking in with late breaking news coverage, or spouting off on the nightly news people don't care. What happened in New York was very tragic, but in the big scheme of things it was nothing. We as the American people need to get our proirties straight!
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