Miracles will not happen,” the president said, “. . . but with a common focus, we can make strides.” “ . . . the path to success is slow and unsure.” The
Last week the
We pull the trigger in
Obama expresses regret and promises to “make every effort” to avoid further “tragedies.” Already in
This is computer-game killing. Targeted. Ruthless. Anonymous. Value free. Movements on a computer screen. Voiceless, virtual humans - - obliterated.
Push the button.
Time for my shift to end. Got to get home to the wife and kids who move about the world without the faintest inkling that someone, somewhere could be watching, waiting, plotting. Armed. Lethal. Our brothers, sons, fathers, mothers, sisters, aunts.
Is this the kind of country we want to be? “We are morally no different from the psychopaths within the Taliban,” Chris Hedges wrote on the 11th, “who Afghans remember we empowered, funded and armed during the 10-year war with the
This is not change we can believe in.
Millions, tens of millions of people voted for candidate Obama in November, willingly suspending disbelief, hoping, yearning for someone who would change the trajectory of the militarist, imperialist country we have become under presidents and congresses for the past sixty years. They believed brand Obama. But the brand was a marketing tool, a way to elect a more acceptable representative of the ruling military-industrial-congressional complex.
Where are the Democrats? Unfortunately, and tragically for our future, they are all with Obama and the empire.