I know everyone wants to hear about my stalker but that is still festering and coalescing so I’m not ready to go there… Yet. Today, however, I was stumped by the high school worker we have working in the Reference Department. The same one who was having problems with gawkers. Anyway, I brought up the subject of Russia invading Georgia and she commented that the Georgians asked for it. I pointed out to her that they were trying to quell a civil war when Russia invaded and that is not good for anyone or anything.
The Russkies obviously didn’t get the memo when they converted to a free market economy that this kind of thing is bad for business… I don’t get it, they are finally financially booming and all they have to do is look at how their own stock market is reacting to their behavior to get the message. War is a thing of the past in the Global economy, it serves no purpose. WTF! All you are doing Putin is ruining everything that your Country has attained… You comrade, are a fucktard!
I pointed out to our helper that she is too young to understand what I am talking about and she responded that she was born under Soviet rule so she has some understanding. She’s an orphan who was adopted by an American family. Anyway anyway, I told her that although that is true, she was too young to fully comprehend what the U.S.S.R. was all about. If the Bear is up to his old tricks and it looks like he is, We are about to be awoken from our “terrorism witch hunt” haze and brought back to reality in an very abrupt way.
She then said that she doesn’t understand why we are all worked up about it because We do the same things.
… I was speechless.
After 9/11 I was ready to enlist and go to Afghanistan. For the first time in my life, however, I was speechless to rhetorically defend America. What could I say? All I could think was that after invading Iraq for no good reason whatsoever she was absolutely right. After our government suspended habeas corpus, and ignored the Geneva Conventions by torturing prisoners, and illegally surveilled its own citizens. We no longer have any right as an Americans to defend what We represent. We have become, to a large extent, like any other great power that has ever had the privilege to grace the Globe… Arrogant bastards.
Fuck you George W. Bush! This exchange pointedly illustrates exactly why we don’t do stuff like invade sovereign nations. We’re “supposed” to be better than that. I shit on you. Our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.