really Deb? .......eyeroll. fuck.
but thanks for the other parts of your post, right on!
Did you go help BoxBurner? Have you apologized to Gyre for jumping on him for expressing himself in the exact way that is appropriate in the circumstance?
Do you find the state of affairs in your country satisfactory? Do you honestly think it is tolerable for 10 goons to arrest a single person headed to a camping trip? Do you think it is reasonable for 10 goons to tear apart a person's vehicle? After striving to help a countryman of yours when no one in your country would help, I was treated this way. It is a state of barbarism. Those goons acted on your behalf. You allowed your elected officials to use fear to set up Homeland Security. Those people are completely out of control and they acted in your name. The impact of the goons has reduced me to a fucking emotional wreck. I don't deserve this. No human deserves to be treated that way.
American citizens allowed George Bush to steal two elections but you're having a hard time giving a second term to the most decent, intelligent human that has occupied the Presidency in 30 years just because he's black and some idiots believe he was born in Kenya. For christ's sake, do you know how ridiculous it looks when we read that the court in Kansas had to rule on whether Obama's name would even be on the fucking ballot? Every day, there is trash being reported that is beyond belief.
The people here on eplaya are my friends and I have stayed away from eplaya because I was heart-broken that I could not attend the Burn and because I was uncertain that I could contain my anger. Why couldn't I attend the Burn? I am having a hard time finding $8500 to pay an American lawyer to deal with a charge in Reno that is false, malicious and impossible to comprehend. Even if I had the money, I don't know if I could actually face the emotional turmoil of your barbaric criminal justice system.
So damn right I'm going to warn my friends about how ridiculous you look as a democratic country that can't even manage to run an election. The US Republic is the grandest most bold experiment and it is failing due to the inattention of its populace. Your country was the shining light, if you fail what example will the rest of the world have? Just in the year that the Arab spring offers some semblance of hope that people in other nations will experience democracy and human rights, the best example fails???
I'm asking you, knowing full well most of you vote, I'm asking you to do more. I'm asking you to make a world people will want to live in. To reduce the suicide rate through your efforts. To strive to be better. Because it matters, it really does matter.