Of course 9/11 comes first. Wherever you are on the continuum of "inside job" to criminal negligence (are you listening Condi?), this horrific event will inevitably define who we are, much like the Civil War.
Post 9/11, like post Civil War, America has been changed to the core, and if the "inside job" interpretation proves the historically correct one, what tsunami of patriotic rage is waiting for us just around the corner?
But what about number two, i.e., the "other" atrocity; the one we take for granted to the point of invisibility.
It's not complicated or even traditionally political, but it has led America to brink of utter destruction: morally, financially, and ecologically.
But we're not supposed to talk about it. Indeed, many (most?) so called "liberal" sites won't even permit Americans to dialogue about it.
Forget the Republicans; this subject is taboo even in our own internet living rooms.
Number two is the simple fact that the foreign policy of America has been led around by the nose by the Israeli extremist right wing for the last 8 years -- actually longer, since this political coup d'etat started well before the stolen year 2000 presidential election.
It's important to fully take in the outrage that America stopped belonging to Americans when Bush surrounded himself with "advisor's" who have never given a rat's ass for the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Most of these people are Likud Party types (e.g., Joe Lieberman) whose umbilical cords are foully connected to the right wing lunatic fringe of another county.
And may we stop in its tracks any implication that this is talking about the Jewish community. It is in NO WAY WHATSOEVER talking about the Jewish community. It is talking only about the virulently right wing political/religious force which "contaminates" Israel, just as much as our psychopathic murderers in the name of God contaminate our Constitutional Republic (at least what is left of it).
It's an old analogy, but it works exactly to say the foreign policy of the United States of America has been reduced to a tail wagged by the right wing extremists of Israel. And this has been going on eight years! America stopped being America when Bush sucked up to his advisors, nearly all of whom answered (and still answer) directly to the Israeli lunatic fringe right wing.
Well, they've had a good run. What do you think of the results? Look where these "advisors" have lead us: to financial ruin, the suicidal rape and murder of Mother Nature, and war after war after war.
So, what do you think? Do we finally get to talk about what these gangsters have done to OUR country? Do we finally get to point out where the Israel's right wing extremists have manipulated our beloved republic?
Think about it. Has there ever been a period of eight years during which our country was going down for the third time, and NEVER FORGET that this is all the inevitable consequence of allowing Liked Party types to DICTATE (that's the word!) the national and international policies of our sovereign nation.
"Sovereign nation"! What a laugh. Not for the last eight years.
You know what? Here's one American who thinks if we can only rid our government of these cancerous "advisors", we will be able to at least have a fighting chance to save our nation.
But so long as the tentacles from the Israeli extremist right wing continue to DOMINATE EVERYTHING in our Defense and State Departments (as two examples), the American Dream will continue to be flushed down toilets NOT "made in America".
So, repression number two: the infinite tragedy that we allowed our nation to be taken over by a "silent revolution" of Israeli right wing lunatics and that they have guided America straight to hell.
God, I want my country back. Don't you?
Americans for Americans. How about that? Not the fanatically religious, vampire rich, militant criminals of another country with dreams of Muslim genocide.
God Bless America.
W. Christopher Epler (Bill)