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Friday, April 15, 2005

The United Vegetative States of America

This is an interesting article from someone who is Watching America. I think many Americans should be ashamed of the way they behave. I've said before, this government keeps us so busy fighting one another that we can't see the real truth or maybe we just don't want to face the truth because we will have to be accountable for our actions. I agree with the author that America and some of its citizens are so hypocritical it makes me sick. With the technology that we have at our fingertips, how can we say that we are ignorant of anything? Simply Unbelievable...

Anwaar Hussain

After having lived for 15 years in a persistent vegetative state, Terri Schindler Schiavo crossed over from here to the hereafter on the last day of March.

With her blood scent up in the air, the feral American media went berserk in the last two weeks of Schiavo's life. Using this so called freest press in the world, the American public was lead on a leash by the right-wing activists with a not so subtle help from the neofundos ruling the roost in their great country. The pro-life campaigners remained at the point of this bizarre national entertainment.

Americans never fail to astound the world with their penchant for sensationalism. Just when it appears that they’ve scaled new peaks, they manage to notch themselves up yet higher into the dizzying summits of luridness. While the carnival of mayhem is progressing ahead in full tide in Iraq, the Americans love and sympathy for the plight of Terri Schiavo is the very embodiment of duplicity. Hypocrisy in its truest form, it speaks volumes of their OJ Simpson syndrome. It would be interesting to know what he means by this OJ Simpson syndrome..

While the Americans and their media kept a macabre death-watch over Schiavo's plight, Dr. Hafidh al-Dulaimi, the head of "the Commission for the Compensation of Fallujah citizens" has reported the destruction that American troops have inflicted on Fallujah. Here is a brief gist; "7000 totally destroyed, or nearly totally destroyed, homes in all districts of Fallujah. - 8400 stores, workshops, clinics, warehouses, etc. destroyed. - 65 mosques and religious sanctuaries demolished - 59 kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and technical colleges destroyed. - 13 government buildings leveled. - Four libraries, that housed thousands of ancient Islamic manuscripts and books, gutted completely. - on and on and on..." Human beings lived in those buildings; make your own guess of their toll. Go talk of Schiavo's right to live or die.

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