My opinion, love it or……… ignore it

All over the net I see people threatening to remove people who express opinions they dont like about 9-11-01 and telling people to Love it or Leave it in regards to this country I actually do in fact love.
So what you are saying is in the land of the free (freedom of opinion being the big one right up there with freedom of expression they claim we have) you are removing people for Expressing an Opinion?
Yeah that is about how things are working in this country right about now….OH and as for the LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT bullshit?.. fuck that, if we are not proud of what this country has become we need to work hard to change things not leave, that “love it or leave it” bullshit is how all those “unfree” countries we are so proud not to be part of but so determined to tell how to behave live their lives.
We are free, we have the freedoms expressed in our constitution… (back to that whole freedom of expression thing) that is the one thing we tell ourselves we are bringing to these countries we invade (dont let the fact they all have oil confuse you) We also have the right to freedom of dissension.  But then you have the right to remove anyone who doesn’t tow your personal party line…was 9-11-01 a tragedy?   Yeah…. But then so are the lives lost in various countries since then, both our own people and others, far far more than died in bombings on a single day…. so while we mourn that act of terror how about mourning the acts of terror WE have imparted on the world?
How about mourning the economy which the last TEN fucking years of fighting a war has ruined and while we wave our metaphorical flags how about we try making a difference in this country?
The terrorists seem to be winning at this time … not by on going explosions but by bringing out the worse in this country and inspiring us to allow a few money/power hungry people to lead us down the garden path to financial ruin and to a war that has just proven to everyone else that we are in fact the monstrous bullies they said we are.
So feel free to remove me, feel free to use YOUR freedom of choice to step on MY freedom of expression… it is YOUR timeline, not like it is another country… I mean who would go into another country and try to tell them what to think and how to act?  Why that would be the act of bullies and tyrants.

 

OHHHH and here here are a few Facts not to FORGET while we remember and honor the people lost in 9-11-01 (327 of whom were foreign nationals)

2976 people died due to 9-11 bombings but at least 919,967 people have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since the U.S. and coalition attacks, based on lowest credible estimates.

Casualties in Afghanistan:
Afghan troops killed [1] 8,587
Afghan troops seriously injured [2] 25,761
Afghan civilians killed [3] 8,813
Afghan civilians seriously injured [4] 15,863
U.S. troops killed [5] 1,140
U.S. troops seriously injured [6] 3,420
Other coalition troops killed [7] 772
Other coalition troops seriously injured [8] 2,316
Contractors killed [9] 298
Contractors seriously injured [10] 2,428
Journalists killed [11] 19
Journalists seriously injured [12] unknown
Total killed in Afghanistan 19,629
Total injured in Afghanistan 48,644

# Casualties in Iraq:
Iraqi troops killed [13] 30,000
Iraqi troops seriously injured [14] 90,000
Iraqi civilians killed [15] 864,531
Iraqi civilians seriously injured [16] 1,556,156
U.S. troops killed [17] 4,414
U.S. troops seriously injured [18] 31,882
Other coalition troops killed [19] 318
Other coalition troops seriously injured [20] 2,296
Contractors killed [21] 933
Contractors seriously injured [22] 10,569
Journalists killed [23] 142
Journalists seriously injured [24] unknown
Total killed in Iraq 900,338
Total injured in Iraq 1,690,903

About 303 times as many people have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq than in the ghastly attacks of September 11, 2001.

More than 130 times as many people have been killed in these wars and occupations than in all terrorist attacks in the world from 1993-2004, according to data compiled by the US State Department. More recent figures are un-available — after the 2004 report showed terrorism at an all-time high, numerous experts suggested that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were fueling an increase in terrorism, and subsequent State Dept terror tallies have remained classified.

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One thought on “My opinion, love it or……… ignore it

  1. hinsel says:

    thank you for having the strength to post this.

    i’ve had to argue the point with so many today. it’s not that i don’t want us to remember the harm done to us that day, or the lives lost – but there is a broader picture lost behind the smoke from the towers on that day. a smoke screen our government shamelessly exploited for its own agenda which over the last ten years has caused so many more pointless deaths and pain.

    hate brings hate; until our societies can evolve to a higher point than throwing rocks in the school yard like angry children there will never be peace.

    many blessings.

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