From: While We Are Sniffing for a "Smocking Gun" our Enemies
are Loading Their Guns!
Category: Other stuff
Date: 12 March 2003
He is an emigrant who loves his native country, however; appreciates every minute spent on the new land. The place, which has been a “great opportunity” for millions of people all over the World, the land, is called America. He was born in the occupied country where scholars had been required to learn a language of the occupants and, instead of learning their own history studied the history of Marxism-Leninism. He was a member of the society where almost every member was affected by the totalitarian, Stalinist regime. Possibly, he has an internal sense about a dictatorship. Today, the guy lives in a totally different country than he lived before; in the country of rapid social and technological changes where the word united has started to lose its meaning. He observes how the society is splitting into holy peace-preachers and ugly ethno-centrists, and how, now, unfashionable Christian values transforming into the modern, Hollywood-type lifestyle which has seduced many people to choose a passive, irresponsible existence. Also, he is totally puzzled seeing the heartbreaking romance between Mr. Bill and Mrs. Monique, while another former leader, Jimmy, dates dictator Fidel and, later, grabs the prestigious, Nobel award becoming a decent son of the UN. Life goes on and everything seemed “OK” until the bloody events of September the eleven 2001. In that historical day and in days after the nation stood up and demonstrated to the world the concept of word united: firefighters and policemen sacrificed their lives in the rescue missions, common citizens and organizations rose the funds for the victims, the democrats and the republicans promised to find perpetrators and bring them the to the justice. Soon, the nation recognizes its enemies and starts to chase them by bombing Afghanistan, arresting suspects, and freezing monetary assets of terrorist organizations all over the World. Yet, the nation is preparing to the war with Iraq and its leader Hussein. Again, an immigrant notices that as closer the US goes to the war with Iraq, as bigger becomes the division of its citizens. Instead of stand up as one nation, people have splintered in those who are pro-war and anti-war. Once again, an emigrant starts wondering how short the pacifists’ memories are. Probably they have forgotten that the isolationistic US policy is in the past, somewhere in the ruins of the Civil War, and, since we are part of the World, it is not an option any more. Obviously, holy peacemakers have forgotten a dictator, Adolf Hitler who butchered 6 millions Poles and Jews, 20 millions former USSR citizens, and 6 millions of Germans. Today, we have a live example of tyranny such as North Korea’s leader Kim, who granted with $6 billions in support and the newest nuclear technology, provided by the previous US administration, has improved his nuclear arsenals and threatened the US. Evidently, that US’ allies such France and Germany have suffered a deep form of sclerosis forgetting who liberated them from Nazis and who has provided them with financial and diplomatic “shield” from Communistic Russia. Moreover, today, when it is the time to make vital actions in disarming the dictator Hussein, pacers have created a myth about a “smoking gun.” Beside the task of finding nuclear and biological weapons, the UN inspectors must find a “smoking gun.” An immigrant sits on the floor and deliberates trying to define a shape of such gun; maybe it is a mushroom shape cloud somewhere in London or Paris, or perhaps it looks like the one used in Pearl Harbor, or maybe it is just our unwillingness to face a nasty reality.[_shared_elements/comment_on_this_review.htm]