A good definition of evil is anything or anyone who murders your soul and the last seven years have been a spiritual massacre. This massacre has not been limited to the United States even though the evil is grounded here.
9/11 is the essence of soul murder. Millions of us know in our hearts (and brains!) that somehow, someway lunatic fringe Bush/Republicans didn't just "allow" 9/11; they bloody ENGINEERED it (almost certainly with a little help from one or two Middle Eastern "friends")!
9/11 is going to be THE defining event of the 21st Century (if not the 3rd millennia).
More soul murder is blatantly stolen elections, e.g., 2000, 2002, 2004 -- and even 2006 was wall to wall hokey pokey in spite of the Bush/Democratic Congress.
The point is, the Bush 4th Reich has not only been criminally illegal, it has also been spiritually and emotionally heart breaking.
We Americans are a pretty patriotic bunch and we expect out government to be one of honor and justice, but it's as if we have time warped back into WW2 Germany or Stalinist Russia or Mussolini’s fascist Italy.
We no longer live in a country of laws and our beloved Constitution has been turned into toilet paper for the neocon lobby (which has NEVER lobbied for the United States of America!).
A psychotherapy rule of thumb is that behind depression is usually anger and behind anger is usually hurt. And even if it's a little embarrassing to say it straight out, the bushivicks have "hurt our feelings". Of course, that has to be multiplied by around a thousand, but most Americans are now virtually dying of hurt.
It HURTS us to see our country taken over my literal psychopathic fascists. It hurts us to watch the Bush/Republican rape of Mother Nature. It hurts us to see our Constitutional Republic turned into a cattle farm for vampire elites (hint: we're the cattle). It hurts us to see science trashed and our children's schools abandoned.
It also hurts us to watch religious fanatics babble about a 70 IQ Armageddon (the Baptist Big Bang) and how Jesus WANTS us to kill as many Muslims as we can in Bush's 3rd millennia crusade. For most American Christians, Jesus still stands for love and compassion. He's not some Fundamentalist God of War and to watch glassy eyed television evangelists shriek out their fear of life and hatred is like looking into a psychological belly of maggots.
We could go on and on. You know the list. It's the cosmic Bush/Republican turd which fell on America out of the sky seven years ago.
The point is behind the politics, economics, and rage is Grade A Evil, and we MUST NOT let this evil kill our souls! Keeping the Faith and Fighting the Good Fight (including apolitically!) will not only save America. It will also save our souls
Looked at one way we rescued Europe twice from the fascists, but now the fascists are HERE and there's no one to rescue us -- except our bleeding souls.
God Bless all American Patriots.
W. Christopher Epler (Bill) <http://theliberationofrealism.blogspot.com/>