Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

The real terrorists

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:07 AM
Original message
The real terrorists

On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden unleashed 19 men who were well trained, dedicated, radicalized and well funded to attack America. In less than two hours, they turned a sleeping country into a fearful, terrorized state.

Now the Republican party, the radical right and big medical interests have turned loose thousands of terrorists upon us to make us fearful again.

captainlaser's diary :: :: Sarah Palin uses H.R.3000 (the Josephine Butler United Health Services Act of the last Congress) to make parents of developmentally handicapped children fear that their child will be allowed to die if they get sick. She refers to the Advanced Health Care Directive provisions of the current bills. Don't listen to the fact that HR 3000 is not under discussion in this Congress. Don't listen to the fact that the AHCD provisions are to encourage "living wills" and hospice care.

A man pushing a relative in a wheelchair yells out that his handicapped brother will be allowed to die by "Obama's death panels". Fear.

An old person fears that his benefits will be cut off under America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.

Teabaggers attend townhall after townhall, screaming vehemently at their representative to terrorize the Legislator into believing his bill will not pass or that he or she will not get elected. Fear.

Limbaugh accuses SEIU and the Teamsters of being Nazis (he calls everyone Nazi's doesn't he? The logic of the mirror, I guess) and says that they are coming to town halls to practice brownshirt tactics. He tells this listeners to be prepared to fight. Fights break out at town halls.

A man tweets that if you have a carry permit, you should bring a gun to town hall meetings and silence the opposition. Now there is real terrorism flayed open for all of us to see.

Where does it stop? Kossacks yesterday posted hundreds of comments about how someone will die from this reactionary approach to this legislation. Perhaps. They are just making you fearful. But we still have time to stop it.

Call it what it is:


Stop the terrorists. Call them that at the town hall meetings you are going to. Call them fear mongers if you don't like the word terrorist. But you need to call them out for what they are.

They are a small group of radicalized, dedicated and well funded people who would do anything to terrorize the American people. They remind me of 19 other people in 2001 who did the same thing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC