Thursday, January 10, 2008

ashamed to be an american

there. i've said it. i never thought i would voice such an opinion - i never thought i'd have such an opinion. i never for a moment dreamed the day would come when i would look upon the actions a government has undertaken in the name of we the people and been so disgusted and appalled. we impeached a president for lying about a blow job. why aren't we impeaching this one for lying about Weapons of Mass Destruction?

if this is the best country in the world, and if this is the best system, it's sick and sad and broken and needs desperately to be fixed. and no, i don't have any ideas quite yet as to how that might happen, but i do know that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

my sense is that we need a new world view and vision so different and so compelling that it enables us to see the paradigm under which we function as the fear-mongering, war-producing, competition-and-agression-driven paradigm that it is.

the last 8 years have made me ashamed to be an american. the last pope made me ashamed to have been raised catholic.

thank goddess i am a woman.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.

3 comments:

Patrice said...

Amen.

ravensedge said...

I couldn't have said it better myself!

Iva said...

I just started a huge soap box at my house by sharing your blog, oops...by the way we all agree
By the way i borrowed your name of beloved for my hubby when blogging. I realized that that is what my ring says so i should call him that online too, Thank you for the inspiration