Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tin Foil Hat Time:Redefining Crazy

America is supposed to be a Union, but right now, it is about as divided as a nation can be. Our political system has failed because a servant cannot serve two masters at once. They can not placate the people who elected them while simultaneously placating the special interests that funded their election. This has led to a top-down lack of leadership, as politicians walk a tightrope between what they have pledged to voters and what their financiers will let them accomplish.
Our country has now fractured and divided it self into many different groups, each with a represent belief system that appears like insanity to those outside of it. The birthers, for instance, in spite of evidence to the contrary being presented, still believe that President Obama was not born in Hawaii, but rather some distant African nation, thereby leaving him unqualified to hold the office for which he was elected. The Tea party, as another example, believe that taxes are too high and government spending is out of control, yet refuse to give up pouring money into the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan, and actually believe we should spend more money in places like Pakistan, Yemen, and Iran.
Then there are the Truthers, people who do not believe in the official government conspiracy theory for 9/11. Since 84% of the American people do not believe what the government has told us about 9/11, that makes them a majority. And it also means that despite a mountain of evidence contrary to the 'official' conspiracy theory, Truthers are the crazies and people who believe that 19 Saudi men (7 of whom are amazingly still alive), hijacked planes that they could barely fly through the most secure airspace in the world crashing them into steel frame buildings, causing fires that impossibly caused the steel to melt despite the presence of asbestos in the towers, and was so devastating that a building untouched by the jets collapsed are considered to be normal and sane.
Our government lies to us all the time. They lied about we needed to go into Iraq and why we need to bomb Iran. They lie about the unemployment rate and tell us recovery is happening when it isn't. It doesn't matter if you put a Republican or a Democrat in power, they still are prepared to lie to us to cover up corporate interests.
And if that makes me some sort of truther, I can live with that.

1 comment:

Tom Harper said...

The birthers are centered around a huge government conspiracy theory, a conspiracy that would have to involve tens of thousands of government employees, from the president on down. And yet these same people think that anyone who questions the official 9/11 story is an America-hating terrorist-living flagburner for even daring to question something the government says.