Friday, September 11, 2009

My 9/11 Memorial Haiku

Age of innocence
Long before Twin Towers Fall
Charlie Sheen was sane

Grant me some artistic license here, as I'm pretty sure Charlie Sheen has always been clinically insane. However, becoming a grand wizard in the Truther cult has to be a new low. Too bad to, 'cuz I sorta liked that TV series "My Two Dads" or "Two and a Half Bags of Crack" or whatever the Frankitty Frank it was called.

In any case, had Bush not squandered that unity all Americans felt 8 years ago today (by wearing a flack jacket on a flight deck or something, and choosing to defend this country instead of blaming it) I'm sure we would still be holding hands and singing Kumbaya while Obama systematically dismantles the very fabric of what this country was founded on and what has made it great.

Today we are a country of individuals split radically into two distinct camps (or towers if you prefer). Republican, Democrat. Capitalist, socialists. Sane, insane. Moral goals, corrupt goals. and so on. Pat Buchanan says it all in his latest,
Is America coming apart?:
We seem not only to disagree with each other more than ever, but to have come almost to detest one another. Politically, culturally, racially, we seem ever ready to go for each others' throats.

One half of America sees abortion as the annual slaughter of a million unborn. The other half regards the right-to-life movement as tyrannical and sexist.

Proponents of gay marriage see its adversaries as homophobic bigots. Opponents see its champions as seeking to elevate unnatural and immoral relationships to the sacred state of traditional marriage.

The question invites itself. In what sense are we one nation and one people anymore? For what is a nation if not a people of a common ancestry, faith, culture and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays and share the same music, poetry, art and literature?
Maybe Obama will be the lightning rod that will begin to heal this country by providing a common cause of fighting for his defeat.

1 comment:

  1. We used to TiVo Sheen's show until we realized how much of an absolute piece of ixcrement he was. The man is a damned nutjob.

    You nailed it in the last sentence, I've felt the same way