Some thoughts on the recent debacle

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I don’t know if any other progressives reading this feel this way, but the past couple of days I find myself really, really angry at the Bush voters. To the point where if I drive by a car with a Bush sticker on it, my instant reaction is to flip them off. I don’t, mind you. But I want to. I’ve never felt this way after an election. And I’ve voted for the loser before (I voted for the first George Bush when he ran agaisnt Clinton). I didn’t feel this anger toward Clinton voters then. But now I am mad. I want nothing to do with the Bush voters. I don’t even want to try to make things work. I think they are all dispicable human beings. I hope my feelings change with time, but this is how I feel today.

Why are they dispicable? Because they voted for the torture of innocent iraqis in Abu Graib. They voted for the killing and maiming of innocent Iraqi children. They voted for the erosion of my civil rights. They voted for this man, even after knowing that there were no wmd in Iraq. They voted for him knowing that he wants to make it okay to be a bigot by making a constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage. Knowing all of this, they voted for him for shallow reasons like “He’s the kind of person I can have a beer with.” or ” he can relate to the common man.” The Bush voters have voted our country into disaster. The blood is on thier hands.

And reading a couple of conservative blogs, I’m seeing that they are still calling us elitist, and that this is bad for the country. How is not wanting the government to define marraige elitist? How is leaving the constitution the way it is elitist? How is not wanting the killing and torture of innocent people elitist? Why is it elitist for me to not want the government telling me what to do with my body? This “elistist” argument is utter and complete bullshit and I, for one, am sick and tired of hearing it. I don’t even know if this is about ANYONE being elitist. I think it’s more about my views being completely different than those of the fundamentalist neo-con agenda. And do you think I think my views are right? You bet I do! The neo-con believe thier agenda is right. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be trying to legislate them. So, maybe the elitist argument by the conservatives is just a tad hypocritical, since they are attempting to force their beliefs on me.

Yes, I’m pissed. I don’t know if I will be able to be in the same room with a bush voter for awhile.

CARE Hostage Faces Transfer to Al-Zarqawi


Yahoo! News – CARE Hostage Faces Transfer to Al-Zarqawi

The kidnappers of aid worker Margaret Hassan threatened to turn her over to al-Qaida-linked militants notorious for beheading hostages unless Britain agreed within 48 hours to pull its troops from Iraq (news – web sites), Al-Jazeera television reported Tuesday.

I was wondering what was going on with Margaret Hassan, and it looks like things are not going well. This is horrible. I hope they release her, but these are stubborn people. What a horrible, horrible, depressing mess.

Abducted Aid Worker Pleads for Life


Yahoo! News – Video: Abducted Aid Worker Pleads for Life

Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped director of CARE International in Iraq (news – web sites), wept and pleaded for Britain to act to save her life in a video aired Friday. “Please help me. This might be my last hours,” the gaunt Hassan begged, shaking with fear and burying her face in a tissue.

I’ve been extremely distressed by this all morning. I heard about the video on the morning hews and they played the part of the video where she saying “these might be my last hours.” Ever since I heard this I’ve had a stomachache. I don’t even know what to say about it. Except that I hope this stops very soon. I am so tired of watching innocent people getting beheaded. It is damn disturbing. Those poor people. This poor woman..What she must be going through. I can’t imagine. It’s truly a nightmare. I hope that she survives this. I hope they take pity on her because she is a woman and she has been helping the Iraqi people and is a citizen of Iraq. May God help her.