Monday, September 11, 2006

The Mess We're In

Can you hear them?
The helicopters
I'm in New York
No need for words now
We sit in silence
You look me
In the eye directly
You met me
I think it's Wednesday
The evening
The mess we're in
and the city sun sets over me.

-Thom Yorke

I wasn't there, like so many of my friends were. I don't have a right to speak profoundly on the subject, and I don't have a story. But I can think for myself.

The melodramatic media hype continues to sicken me, and every year it just gets worse. No one will be allowed to ever forget the 3,000 innocent victims at the WTC. The sadness will haunt generations of souls around the world for more than a lifetime. My thoughts are with my American friends today.

But where is your memorial for the 42,000 Iraqi civilians you have taken in return, America? How many more victims will set things right for you? All evidence suggests that your Leadership is directing their revenge at the wrong people in the wrong country for the wrong reasons.

Today I feel very sorry for you in more ways than one.


steakbellie said...

I had a similar post about how the Iraq Civil War kills as many Iraqis in a month. Every month. I'm glad you wrote it because I'm just too emotionally tired over this bullshit.

Great point, well said. THANKYOU

Bill Pocock said...

Wise words.

Well spoken.