I know I haven't been commenting much on recent goings-on in the world but it's been so depressing, I find it difficult to speak.
In this case, however, I feel I must.
Republican Congressperson (lest we claim that he is a man) Duncan Hunter has been touting Gitmo's imaginary menu as if Gitmo is the only gulag we're currently running.
As if we don't have other prisons in foreign countries were we can hide detainees.
As if lemon chicken can appease our guilt.
And he talks about these people as if their already guilty, though they are held illegally, no charges pressed against them, no access to due process.
And I keep seeing this. And I've been thinking about it a lot.
And what it comes down to is this:
Give those people their day in court, not twice-baked potatoes.
Give America back a little pride in the fact that we can do the right thing, not the illusion that the most powerful nation on earth is the victim of those it has illegally detained because it has to feed them.
The fact that Shrub's administration lies isn't what offends me. I've become desensitized to that. But that they lie so egregiously and so arrogantly makes me sick. The fact that the people of the US can keep themselves from simultaneously vomiting in the face of what they've made of us, renders me ill.
And now that their backs, sweaty from sadistic coitus - fucking the world, are against the wall, they are talking about closing Gitmo. But the problem lies not in one prison but in all of them. The problem lies in a world that cannot see the bigger picture clearly enough to realize the injustices perpetrated on the America in the name of, gasp, SECURITY.
They act as if it's wrong for people to want justice. If that's the case, what good is America anyway? People are cheering for the jackboots of democracy. That's what's wrong.