Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Michael Moore gets one right for a change
Michael Moore is a disgusting, repulsive, bloated, commie pig, but he's sort of right about one thing. This is what he tweeted after bin Laden's death was announced...
"He may be dead, but in a way, he won. We gave up our rights. We passed a PatriotAct. We spent trillions on needless wars. Fear now rules us."
I can't say that I wholeheartedly disagree with any of that. The point of terrorism is to make you terrified and change the way you live your lives in response to it. We(Americans) have done precisely that....in spades!
No liquid over 3oz on airplanes. Gel bras, nail clippers, and printer cartridges banned. Humiliating molestations by TSA screeners at airports. Stupid shoe checks. The Patriot Act that allows intrusions that we would never have allowed before 9/11. The list of absurd ways in which we've changed how we live our lives, the money we've diverted away from other things in the name of security, and the offenses we tolerate from our government overseers show that bin Laden's mission to terrify us.....did actually terrify us. Rather than attack the enemy, we recoil from confrontation, play defensive games at the airports, and hope they don't attack us again. I'm embarrassed at what we've become in the face of threats, real and implied, by a loose-knit cabal of cackling, dirty, third-world nomads....EMBARRASSED!