Shock and Awe

Hiding in Bushes
Originally uploaded by Cap'n Pete.

I'm still trying to come to grips with the fact that the rest of the world believes that I, as an American, am supporting this brutal administration, that I am actively playing a part in the murder of their family and the destruction, the violent eradication, of their country, their history and their culture. I am trying to understand how it feels to be killed for monetary gains. I am trying to feel oppressed and poor. I want to know what it feels like to have nothing, and then have that destroyed. I have this overwhelming sense of repentance that I feel I owe to the people of Iraq, Indonesia, Sudan, Afghanistan, America. I don't feel like talking about this yet.