I've had enough. I find myself sitting here on the eve of 9/11 and I'm wondering when, if ever, is enough, enough.
I think it may finally be the time for us to learn a lesson from the people who have created so much misery. Because you know what--they don't try to be nice. And they're not nice. And guess what? They really get their point across. (I know this is a very simplistic description of all of this but bear with me--I try not to swear on the blog.)
So here's what I would like to have happen in the next few days.
1. President Obama--Please don't ask that crazy man to "listen to the good angels". Do what the rest of us normal, intelligent Americans are doing. Say--out loud, Prez, say it out loud--dude, you have every right, as an American, to do whatever the fuck you want. But as an American, I also have the right to say you are one crazy, dangerous motherfucker.
2. Charge the bastard with treason. It's a hangable crime in the US of A to put our soldiers in danger. Freedom of speech does not extend to me telling the Russians our secrets (and p.s. who the hell cares about the Russians anymore) so it shouldn't extend to people who are putting the lives of people who are putting their lives on the line for us in danger. (I need to add the caveat here that I don't believe in the death penalty--I'm just trying to make a point here.)
3. I don't need to see another 9/11 documentary. I saw it in person. I felt the glass in the air on that pristine blue skyed morning. I watched the towers from the window of my office perfectly framed by the George Washington Bridge. And I didn't open the shades in my office until April. So stop worrying about your Emmy. There were outstanding documentaries made by people who were actually there. Nine years later, you are just pandering to the pain that a lot of people live with every day. Please stop.
4. Be kind to each other tomorrow--and really, every day. Let's do a reality check here kids. For the most part, people don't hate each other over ideology. They hate each other over actions. I know it's hard but I'm willing to do my best to be kind.
So on 9/11 2010, I ask you to join me in celebrating our democracy. Celebrating our diversity. Rather than choosing tolerance, choose acceptance. And let's actually act like the Americans that we always say, so loudly, that we are.