Well, well, well.
Osama Bin Laden is dead, per the thousands of news reports:
How convenient he was buried at sea.
Makes one wonder.
This news report had me shaking my head in disbelief:
By STEVEN LEE MYERS and ELISABETH BUMILLER
New details emerged on Monday about the raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden. His body was dropped into the North Arabian Sea.
Congratulations, President Obama on whacking Osama.
But, let me ask you this teensy little question: President Obama, how long will it take you to pull troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan?
The world is safe, President Obama?
Is America safe?
I don’t think so.
Bin Laden. It is good that he is dead. But, Bin Laden became a crutch for the political entities to divert American’s attention from the loss of jobs, many sent overseas; the lack of national health care for U.S. citizens; the failing economy; the racist demagoguery of the Tea Party; the venom of the ultra-Conservative Right.
Osama Bin Laden.
To be truthful, the biggest enemy America has had were those who tore the Constitution to pieces at every turn; those who practiced and codified hate into laws; those who maintained a climate of repression, cruelty and greed: past, and present.
America’s enemies are not just overseas. Her enemies were not just Osama Bin Laden. Not just the Ayatollah Khomeini. Not just Al-Qaeda.
America’s enemies have been her most domestic and vicious.
America’s enemies have always been within as well, be those enemies segregationists, white supremacist neo Nazis, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier.
Enemies with names such as Coleman Blease, James K. Vardaman, Strom Thurmond, George Wallace, Orval Faubus, Robert Byrd.
The Ku Klux Klan, Knights of the White Camelia, the Redshirts.
America’s enemies have always been the racist White male hypocrites who committed atrocities in torturing, castrating and burning alive defenseless Black men during the nadir of 1890-1950, for merely looking at a White women—all the while, those same White racist men were practicing sexualized gendered racism in raping, sexually coercing and sexually degrading defenseless Black women and girls.
America’s enemies have always been the racist White women who laid down with Black men during Jane Crow segregation and took sex from those men, and when discovered by their daddies, brothers, sons, and uncles, they would jump up and scream rape and have that Black man lynched.
America’s enemies have been the racist White men who laid up with Black women and teen girls during Jane Crow segregation, and impregnated those women and girls, all the while denying those children born from their own seed—denying them before the world, while those same racist White males let their own daughters and sons whom they caused to be in the world, to starve and be neglected because they had not the balls to be men to their own children.
Children of those unions some of whom are still alive—a walking testament to the cruelty and depravity of racist White men’s hostile hatred of the value and beauty of Black women and girl’s humanity.
America’s enemies have been the robber barons, the thieving and rapacious monsters, of the past and present, who took much needed jobs from Americans who needed work to take care of their families. Those marauders who would rather set up sweat shops overseas paying pennies to those laborers in Third World nations, when they could no longer do the same to American citizens the way they could during the time of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory times.
America’s enemies have been those who practiced that might made right in creating a nation that worships the lowest common denominator. America’s enemies have always—always— been within.
And the aforementioned are just a few of America’s sins.
And America as a nation, is still the Great Whore of Babylon she always was.