August 14, 2005

Living in an Occupied Country

Howard Zinn worries about the effect of the Bush administration on our country and our world.

I wake up in the morning, read the newspaper, and feel that we are an occupied country, that some alien group has taken over. I wake up thinking: the US is in the grip of a president surrounded by thugs in suits who care nothing about human life abroad or here, who care nothing about freedom abroad or here, who care nothing about what happens to the earth, the water or the air, or what kind of world will be inherited by our children and grandchildren.

Yes, Bush has been responsible for creating an increasingly dark future for the children of America and the world. And I fear those who come after us will wonder how we could have squandered so much in such a short time.

Posted by Mary at August 14, 2005 04:15 PM | US Politics | Technorati links |

I feel exactly as Zinn describes and I have felt that way every day since the coup of the Bush Junta in 2000.

I am amazed that more people don't feel this way. It's like everyone forgot what life was like ten years ago.

Posted by: James E. Powell at August 14, 2005 10:37 PM

I'm reading his classic, People's History of the US, and the dude is spot on. He's certainly my hero. Thank you for posting Zinn's remarks.

Posted by: shari at August 18, 2005 08:31 AM