By Sherry Pasquarello/WWH –
U.S. General Wesley Clark thinks that America should resort to the archaic tactic of putting “lone-wolf” terrorists into internment camps, similar to what Japanese-Americans endured during World War II, reported Talking Points Memo.
I am so ashamed of our selves. I read this and almost cried. Yes, I realize that he didn’t advocate rounding up Muslims wholesale (yet) but what, is his criteria for pronouncing anyone anti-American?
WTF are we coming to if we even entertain this idea. In the first place we should know just how well this works from seeing how Guantanamo worked out. Me? I see a very slippery slope- a slope greased with greed and fear and political ambition. It’s already a given that this damnable idea is un-American and truly about as “unchristian” as I’ve seen for quite a while.
Camps, CAMPS??!! The right wing loons have been yammering on about alleged FEMA camps ever since Obama was elected to his first term and here we have a life- long military bigshot coming out and saying that building re-education camps are a Jim-Dandy idea.
“reeducation camps” where have we heard that term before?
Ah yes, communist China, not to mention some science fiction books and movies. I thought these “for profit prisons” we have here were an abomination. Can you imagine what reeducation internment camps would be like? I will bet they will be “for profit”, probably run by Haliburton! I will bet too that IF anyone is ever released their property will have been confiscated and the ex- internee will not get one penny of it back!
How low have we sunk? Pre-emptive war, torture, war profiteers screwing over our troops with shoddy work, and missing pallets of cash, while our troops had to salvage pieces of metal to reinforce their vehicles; Veterans coming home in pieces and our congress using V.A. funding as a negotiation tool- troops at home and their families having to rely on food stamps to supplement their pay- we SUCK as a country! We wave our flag and put stickers on our cars- WTF good does that do?
We kill Blacks and LGBT in the streets for being Black or LGBT and just breathing. We ignore children going to bed and to school hungry. We blame WOMEN for EVERY decision they make in life.
We let our congress-critters divide us using fear- fear of poverty, of other races, religions or sexual orientation. We know better. For pity sake, we’ve lived through being manipulated by these things for generations. We’ve watched the rich get richer and the middle class and the poor go from bad to worse. Some of this we’ve brought on ourselves. Scapegoats make us feel better about ourselves and its far easier to blame a scapegoat than it is to admit that we ourselves helped the 1 percent screw us over.
Face it- we really have no one to blame but ourselves. WE are adults. This is our country and if we are too selfish or proud or pig headed or LAZY to admit that WE are responsible for our fellow citizens and for making our country a beacon of hope and an example of what a nation can offer to the world than we deserve what we will soon reap!
We are running out of time sweet hippies and justice advocates. Oh and –
“FUCK Fox propaganda”!