The Divided States of America

Ground Zero
Ground Zero (2010)

What do some leaders have to run on in the mid-term and 2012 elections? Repeal and divide is the name of the game. It’s always interesting to see how politicians react to midterm elections. If you haven’t heard yet, there is “Mosque Hysteria” over building a mosque in downtown Manhattan, mere blocks away from Ground Zero.

Newt Gingrich is calling building the mosque similar to Nazis posting their signs on the Holocaust Museum. What a goofball! Nazism is not even a practiced religion where it’s main teachings are peace.

It’s unbelievably frustrating to see politicians trying to divide this country by squabbling over a mosque in downtown Manhattan, while a recent bill to donate more resources to the 9/11 first responders’ health insurance was voted down. And not to mention, we still haven’t rebuilt Ground Zero. We’re not even close. Actually, I haven’t even heard of anyone complaining about “sending a message” to the terrorists by rebuilding the towers higher and faster than before.

Not all New Yorkers are opposed and not all Muslims are in favor. The same goes for politicians. Not all Democrats are in favor and not all Republicans are opposed. It’s no surprise though, that some politicians will try to keep this country divided through the politicization of sacred ground. If we were actually united and focused on our similarities, then people like Newt Gingrich would be out of their jobs.

Honestly, there are more significant and urgent things to be mad about, but those issues, our politicians (on both sides) don’t want to talk about (like the trillions spent on war, the lack of U.S. production before the recession, and a broken, predatory financial system).


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