I despair. It’s one thing to hear the psychological warfare perpetrated upon good people in the name of Republican power mongering when those people are strangers. One can dismiss their ramblings easily. But when the smear campaign comes from a friend, one whom you care for… it becomes personal. The temptation to rebut by line item is strong, but I’ll resist. I know futility when I see it.
It hurts my sensitive Democratic heart to hear a friend so brainwashed by the Exurbian Psychosis gripping this nation. It angers me when references to 9/11 justify failed political policies that have to date killed and maimed more Americans that the original heinous act. The death toll is rapidly approaching 9/11 totals. Any doctor, psychologist, or spiritual mentor will tell you that there comes a time to end the grieving, a time to begin healing. America needs that right now.
It seems every time someone invokes September 11 for political gain, a soldier dies. Enough already! Let’s begin to heal. I can only hope that, if the elections aren’t electronically altered, the brakes can be applied to our foreign policy train wreck, our fiscal irresponsibility, and our culture of scandal and sociopathic hubris.