I consider myself a progressive. I support any idea that promotes peace, kindness and moves our human society forward.
I find myself sickened that we live in a system where out "representatives" and "leaders" spew divisive rhetoric to keep us ideologically at war with our fellow citizens.
Behind our backs they manipulate, conspire (yes democrats AND republicans) and plot to work hand in hand with the banks, corporations and military industrial complex to maintain their power, money and egos.
Bradley Manning reported war crimes. WAR CRIMES. Committed in the name of every single United States citizen.
They tortured this brave patriot. They've labeled him a traitor. They've destroyed his life, but they will not destroy his light.
But hey...everyone in the Bush administration who broke the Geneva Convention and committed war crimes via torture is in jail right?
Our military wouldn't kill American citizens without a fair trial right?
Our military wouldn't indiscriminately drone bomb innocents overseas, right?
Our military didn't lie to us in order to enter the Vietnam war, right?
The head of the CIA, who leaked top secret information was jailed too, right?
Everyone involved in the giant corrupt banks and the mortgage companies is in jail right?
Whistleblowers are praised and those they blew whistles on are convicted, right?
Every innocent soul in GITMO has been freed, right?
Every form of discrimination has been eradicated by law, right?
Everyone who staunchly believes and preaches their particular religious belief practices love, tolerance and kindness, right?
We really have changed for the better, right?