Okay, one more angry entry and then I’m putting my game-face on and trying to figure out what to do now to make a positive difference.
Something that I suspect the residents of Jesusland haven’t thought about (or don’t care about) is the way the rest of the world views America. When I was in Europe this past summer and the summer before, people seemed clear that there was a difference between the American people and their president. There was still a significant amount of sympathy left over from 9/11.
Now, however, I don’t think we can expect the same benefit of the doubt. Having watched the Bush administration in action for the last four years (e.g. backing out of Kyoto, making up reasons for going to war, torturing prisoners of war), we’ve responded, I’ll take some more of that!
We look like a bunch of ignorant thugs.