November 22nd, 2002

Yay, It's Friday... ::files nails, yawns::

Will & Grace was HILARIOUS last night, we just about died laughing. Maggie cried during the wedding bit, and we both damn near vomited from laughing fits. I went to bed after the show was over and saw this documentary special called "In Search Of Al Qaeda" that TOTALLY freaked me out for a number of reasons.

It occurred to me that I had not seen any footage on 9/11 in a long time, and seeing the towers collapsing again without being prepared for it took me off my guard. Then I saw this American journalist interviewing Pakistanis, some reputed al Qaeda members, talking about how happy they were upon finding out about 9/11. Some spoke of their children and how much they admired bin Laden and hoped they would grow up to be al Qaeda and such. They were ecstatic and speaking about the sense of vengeance and elation they felt, and also a sense of communal retribution.

You have to be horrified by this kind of thing, and at the same time you canot begrudge these people for their sentiments! I was a child of the Ronald Reagan (or as my viciously Anti-Republican mother called him "Ronnie Raygun") Eighties, where it was forced upon us that Russians were evil and out to get us all. That if you were a "good Christian", then Russians were godless evildoers who would kill your children and eat them. Meanwhile, people in Russia were thinking "Why do these folks hate us so much, when we don't care one way or the other? Hell, I can't afford HEAT here in the land of ice, Damn some American Hate Rallies!" These people are no different. It didn't start with the Talban, either. Many People in radical Muslim countries are conditioned from birth to believe that WE are the reason that they are oppressed. Add to that the fact that they live in abject poverty and strife under the reign of these oppressive power mongers. People have NO rights, and woman are treated worse than animals.

Just consider opium trade from them alone as a means of "getting back" at us. Most of the world's opium comes from Afghanistan and Mexico. First of all, it's one of the only things the Afghanis can grow. The opium goes from Afghanistan to Syria and Turkey. Some of it is kept as smokable opium, the rest gets converted into morphine and sent to places like Versailles, France. There a pharmacist gets paid huge sums from a supplier to distill the opium into pure heroin and adulturate it with mannite and such. From there it goes to New York, LA, Atlanta, & Miami where dealers sell bricks of it for a few thousand dollars. The drug dealers add everything from quinine to mannite to make it stretch out and sell it off to the junkies. We waste HUGE sums of money in this bullshit "War On Drugs" and meanwhile there's an epidemic of heroin use in this country and it's being sponsored by al Qaeda AND the great ol' US of A! We're fucking HELPING them, man. You wanna kill them finantially? Start farming poppies here and offering clean, legal, TAXED drugs to pharmaceutical companies and start a registered addict program here. It'll pay for part of the national debt, junkies will stop spreading diseases and robbing and killing people for a gram of smack, dealers will get crippled, and the Afghani farmers will be FUCKED.

Just wait 'til I'm Emperor...

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