Usually I write about what I’m feeling. About my life. My complaints. About the bitchy women who didn’t tip me. Or the argument I had with Adam. You know the usual stuff.
This weekend though, something happened that really perplexes me and more importantly scares me.
Last Thursday he flew his plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas.
Yes. This is a little late. And I’d probably have let it go unnoticed if I hadn’t discovered this today.
There are people out there celebrating Stack’s attack.
And this is the point where I say WHAT THE FUCK! Let me repeat that. WHAT THE FUCK!
Everyone has a right to their opinion. I happen to be a bleeding heart liberal. You have the right to believe what ever you want. We both have the right to argue our opinions. And at the end of the day we have to agree to disagree. We won the last election, eventually you’ll have your turn again. The pendulum will always swing the other way. It’s how politics in our country works.
There has been an increase in the number of people who claim that our country as we know it is being destroyed. The country that was fought for and died for is being ruined by the government that is currently in power. These same people are urging an uprising. Until this past weekend I assumed they meant to get out, campaign and change things. Clearly my worst fears have been confirmed.
The people wh0 support this man, and if you click around on the internet there are hundreds of sites praising his actions, are fucking scary. I don’t care what or who you support they are fucking scary. These people believe that the only way to stop the path our country is on is to take up arms and fight. There are manifestos on YouTube encouraging people to stockpile weapons and to prepare for the coming war. There are Facebook fan pages for all of the above. Although I know people who will argue with me, but a lot of the people who are attending Tea Party meetings are supporters of this idea. When a man shows up to a Presidential speech caring a gun you know things are changing for the worse. And let’s face it “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” is being tossed around and around and around. Clearly these are not just words any more.
So here’s my question:
How is this Stack fellow any different than the World Trade Center pilots? All of them hated what our country has come to stand for. All of them saw death and martyrdom as a way to spread their message. In both attacks innocent people died. Do you think if Stack had been muslim they’d be singing his praises? I think not. He is a man who used terror as a way to spread his message.
It scares me to think what’s on the horizon.