does it matter?
So a lot of people now, on the far left and far right, are clamoring to see the photo of Bin Laden’s headwound.
And since our government has a long history of bald-faced lying to us, it’s understandable that people don’t trust anything the government says.
Afterall, the film “Wag the Dog” was based on the real life PR campaign undertaken by the Pentagon during the first Gulf War in Iraq.
And we found out about the “wag the dog” moments during the second war in Iraq, with the bogus rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, and the falsified accounts of Pat Tillman’s death.
In the immortal words of the zen sage George W Bush, “ya fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me twice... Fool me, can’t get fooled again.”
So if Bin Laden had been dead for years from kidney failure, and he’s been used as a boogeyman to justify the war on terror and the insane clampdown on our civil liberties, and they’re lying now to save face for the fact that he’s been dead for years, or to make us feel like we won a victory, and the reason he as buried at sea is because there never was a body, and the reason why they won’t release the photos is because there are none, given that that assumption is true, what are we being lied to about?
The fact that the boogeyman is dead? If this means that I can get on an airplane without having my balls fondled;
If that means we bring our troops home from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and close down the 700 military bases around the world; if that means that we stop viewing our neighbors with suspicion that they might be a terrorist; that instead of mistaking Arabs for Terrorists we go back to just mistaking them for Mexicans, if we can shake the existential fear of terrorism from our national psyche and start behaving like mature adults instead of lashing out in fear at everything that moves like dogs owned by Michael Vick, then I’m comfortable with being lied to about this.
If my parents told me when I was a kid that if I didn’t do what they told me to the boogeyman would get me, and then later, when I refused to fall asleep at night because I was scared, they told me that they searched under the bed, found the boogeyman, and killed him, is that wrong?
What do you think?