Many of us were personally hurt beause of the inocent lives lost on 9-11, but some of us, perhaps the very few, were hurt no differently than the millions of lives we constantly see taken by this government, throughout Iraq, Guatamala, Chili, Cambodia, Panama, El Salvador, Argentina . etc..
I think it SHOULD effect someone on a personal level just as much as knowing (if they know) their country has delibartly targeted and killed 1.5 million inocent people in Iraq, about half, 500,000 which are children..... However, it doesn't effect them on the same personal level.. Why? These people across seas are human beings too. And your country is killing them, deliberatly. Literarly, you're killing them. This is genocide.
Many american's seem to think that if 6,000 lives here are taken by a terrorist (that the U.S created by the way), that it's "absolute payback time with nukes and no prisoners" ... or, "now is the time to mourn"...
How come I didn't see all this mourn, - "they killed so many people how sad" - when this government was dropping bombs over bagdad. Or when oil corporations murdered people off their lands in Nigera, forced U'Wa off their sacred lands in columbia. Killed millions of people all throughout this world. I didn't see all of this world mourn going on. I didn't see all of this, "remembering the victoms" on televison. For corporate america was too busy talking about Hilary's favorite color. I didn't see people try to do anything about it. It was only us, those who got out in the streets and tried to speak the truth, but were constantly shot at with rubber bullets, beaten with batons and thrown in jail by the police for doing so.
Now all the sudden I see so many people acting as if america is the only fucking thing that exists in this world. As if american lives are more valuable than everyone else's.
This is the effect of indoctrination. This is the effect of fear, confusion, manipulation and deception. People mislead, misguided, therfor sooner or later become detached from peoples feelings elsewhere, thereby not giving a flying fuck about what's happening to the Iraqi mothers who have to watch her children die, because you're too busy watching your sit-coms. Not giving a fuck about the children digging through the rubble remains of their houses looking for their parents, while we dig through our credit card pockets, pulling out "our american dream" with SUV's and lottery tickets...
This is Americanism.
Americanism is a self-centered culture. A culture that's literaly manufactured to serve the interests of capitalism. To serve the interests of the state, to serve the intersts of those who sit at the very top, point the finger, stroke the pens, and oppress the bottom.
We are fucking servents.
With nothing but sarcasim in our pockets, and we're still waiting. Waiting for something worth waiting for. This has caused us to loose sense of direction. We have lost sense of reality. We have lost everything we thought we supposedly had.
In reality, we really had nothing, america gave us absolutly nothing except for an intaingible form of pride and ignorance, which could not be bought in a mall, nor over a television informational, because it didn't have to.
It's already bought us.
The key out of this prison is called education. With that will come the ability to wake up and fight the real enemy.