Truth to Power

GOP pawns our national myth for $7.4 billion

It’s been our national myth since approximately 10:30am on September 11th.

9/11 changed everything, and anyone who disagrees hates America.

Afghanistan. Iraq. Thousands of bodies, billions of dollars.

9/11 changed everything, and anyone who disagrees hates America.

NSA wiretapping. American citizens held without charges. Patriot Act. Abu Ghraib.

9/11 changed everything, and anyone who disagrees hates America.

It has literally been our national blood. The only growth industry in this nation for nearly a decade has been the myth of 9/11. The myth that a religion of 1.5 billion people hates us, attacked us, and will attack us again unless we all give up our money, our security, our lives, and large bottles of water on a plane. Our national myth made a Churchill out of a dunghill, transformed xenophobic demagoguery into our national voice, and strips us naked in public. Everyone had to sacrifice.

9/11 changed everything, and anyone who disagrees hates America.

Until Thursday the 9th, that is. That was the day the whores of the GOP decided to strip off the yellow-ribboned garb of war to show their true colors, as bagmen for foreign corporations. $7.4 billion dollars- about a pallets worth, you might say- taken from the first responders on 9/11 because it might “damage U.S. relationships with major trading partners”. So, with all the lingering respect and interest a john has for a used condom the myth that “changed everything” was pulled off and tossed in the trash, its job done.

So, my question is this. Can we now stop with the piety of bullshit that has turned our world inside out since 9/11? Can we dispense with the sanctimonious hand-wringing masking our latent racism? How about we swap all the tattered “USA Pride” bumper stickers with something more relevant…such as this?

“rmb100new”

Because the myth has never been true- but it was profitable. Now, apparently, it is not. So to everyone who has been sacrificed on the altar of our national myth, thanks and fuck off.

We’re just not that into you anymore.


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