Today is the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that changed our lives and our country in enumerable ways. I should be writing about the valiant actions of passengers on flight 93 or about the firemen and first responders who gave their lives trying to save as many as they could from the Trade Center towers. Instead of thinking about them, I find myself feeling anger over our governments reaction to that terrible day. I am angry that they decided to go to war against terrorism instead of going to war against Afghanistan. A war on terrorism, by design, will never end. It was Afghanistan that harbored the Taliban who harbored al Qaeda who harbored bin Laden. We should have gone into Afghanistan and done what needed to be done and had our troops home in no more than three years. Instead we are still there after all of these years. I am angry that our government passed the Patriot Act which led to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and TSA. Our rights are being eroded in the name of security which few of us feel. I feel like the terrorist have won. They have us terrorized.
And so, instead of writing about the events of 9/11, I come to you, the handful of loyal followers who see fit to comment here on a regular basis, to ask if you think I have gotten too close to the edge and that maybe I should take a break from blogging until I get control of troubling thoughts I am having? Allow me to explain what has lead me to ask this question.
Yesterday started out as a normal day for me. After publishing my post for the day, I began my rounds of my blogroll as well as visiting other customary haunts looking for source material for future blog posts. The only difference yesterday was that I told myself that I didn’t need any new sources because I already had several posts worth of material. However, among other articles, I read three that…well, they sent me into a ucommon rage. I am going to give you a brief summary of each article and then I will explain my reaction to them.
Article 1. Reconquistas Helping to Write California Law
This is an article from the blog, rjjrdq’s America II. Yes the author¡s handel is five consanents. I have been a follower of rjjrdq since my earliest days of blogging. rjjrdq lives in southern California. Although he writes on many subjects, I would guess that about 80% percent of the time he writes on the subject of illegal immigrants. He strongly believes that if we don¡t get control of this problem in the not too distant future they will be able to out vote us and I agree with him. In this article, rjjrdq inform us that California has a bill before its legislature, SB 901, that would make California a sanctury state. In short, the law if passed would allow all the illegals that want to, to enter California freely and then the state would ignore federal laws and give them all the documents they need to live in the US without fear of deportation. The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) is working with the California legislature to find a way to do this without any system to track their where abouts. In other words, once the illegals have their documents they could move on to any state they wish with their documents in hand.
In this National Review Online article we learn about Chicago teachers going on strike for the first time in twenty-five years. We are told that these teachers salaries of $76,000 a year before benifits, they pay only 3 percent of their health-care costs and out of every new dollar set aside for public education in Illinois in the last five years, a full 71 cents has gone to teacher retirement costs, and they turned down an offer of 16 percent salary increase over four years.
This Reuters article is quite long. Rather than try to summarize it, suffice it to say that the story of General Motors and its Chevy Volt is not a pretty one. The bottom line is that the public finds the Chevy Volt to be cost prohibitive.
Okay. Normally, anyone of these article would have served as a source for writing my own article. I would parse them, make some snide remarks and offer up my opinions. That is what I do here at Conservatives on Fire every day. Not this time. This time I felt a surge of rage and a desire that people suffer and pay the price of their stupidity.
I found myself wishing the Peoples Republic of California would finally go bankrupt and that California would come crawling to Washington begging for a bailout and wishing we would have a president that would tell them where to go.
Now that Chicago is facing some of the same problems that Scott Walker faced in Wisconsin and Chris Christie face in New Jersey, instead of swallowing my pride and throwing my support behind their Mayor, I found myself hoping that Rahm “Never let a crisis go to waste” Emanuel would fall flat on his face and that the City of Thugs would go bankrupt.
As for Government Motors, I want them to fail and go bankrupt again. It ¡s not that I want to punish the people of GM. It is that I want the history books to tell the true story of the arrogant corrupt and stupid Barack Obama who played politics and wasted our money to reward his big union friends.
What is most disturbing about having these thoughts of revenge is that I know full well that many innocent people would be hurt. Yet, I find myself rationalizing that these or similar things must happen. How else will California or Chicago ever come to their senses? How else will the average American learn just badly Barack Obama broke the laws and screwed America for his own gain?
So, I ask you, dear friends, am I standing too close to the edge? Have I already gone over the deep end? Am I alone in feeling these things or have some of you ever entertained similar thoughts? Do I need to step back and take a break from blogging until I can get these thoughts under control? I could use your help today.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?