Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Margot Kidder reflecting on the DNC Convention: My Fellow Americans: We Are Fools


My Fellow Americans: We Are Fools

There is something I am going to try and explain here after watching the Democratic National Convention this evening that will invite the scorn of many of my friends. But the words are gagging my throat and my stomach is twisted and sick and I have to vomit this out. The anti-americanism in me is about to explode and land god knows where as my rage is well beyond reason. And I, by heritage, half American in a way that makes me “more” American than almost anyone else in this country except for the true Americans, the American Indians, am in utter denial tonight that I am, as you are, American as well.
I am half Canadian, I was brought up there, with very different values than you Americans hold, and tonight — after the endless spit ups and boasts and rants about the greatness of American militarism, and praise for American military strength, and boasts about wiping out ISIS, and America being the strongest country on earth, and an utterly inane story from a woman whose son died in Obama’s war, about how she got to cry in gratitude on Obama’s shoulder — tonight I feel deeply Canadian. Every subtle lesson I was ever subliminally given about the bullies across the border and their rudeness and their lack of education and their self-given right to bomb whoever they wanted in the world for no reason other than that they wanted something the people in the other country had, and their greed, came oozing to the surface of my psyche.
I just got back from a rather fierce walk beside the Yellowstone River here in Montana, trying to let the mountains in the distance reconnect me to some place of goodness in my soul, but I couldn’t find it. The scenery was as exquisite as ever, but it just couldn’t touch the rage in my heart. The visions of all the dead children in Syria that Hillary Clinton helped to kill; the children bombed to bits in Afghanistan and Pakistan from Obama’s drones, the grisly chaos of Libya, the utter wasteland of Iraq, the death and destruction everywhere caused by American military intervention. The Ukraine, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Chile, you name it — your country has bombed it or destroyed its civilian life in some basic way.
When I heard all the Americans cheering for the military and the pronouncements of might coming from the speakers in the Wells Fargo Centre, I loathed you. I loathed every single one of you. I knew in my gut that what I was taught as a child was true, which is that YOU are the enemy. YOU are the country to be feared. YOU are the country to be disgusted by. YOU are ignorant. And your greed and self-satisfaction and unearned pride knows no bounds.
I am not an American tonight. I reject my Puritan ancestors who landed in this country in 1648. I reject the words I voiced at my citizenship ceremony. I reject every moment of thrilling discovery I ever had in this country.
You people have no idea what it is like for people from other countries to hear you boast and cheer for your guns and your bombs and your soldiers and your murderous military leaders and your war criminals and your murdering and conscienceless Commander in Chief. All those soaring words are received by the rest of us, by us non-Americans, by all the cells in our body, as absolutely repugnant and obscene.
And there you all are tonight, glued to your TVs and your computers, your hearts swelled with pride because you belong to the strongest country on Earth, cheering on your Murderer President. Ignorant of the entire world’s repulsion. You kill and you kill and you kill, and still you remain proud.
We are fools.
Margot Kidder is an actress and activist in Montana.

29 comments:

  1. God bless you...darn spell check put his...GOD help us in this technocracy/narcocracy mess we're in

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    1. THE JEWS! They are CONTROLLING THE WORLD!

      WTC was brought down WITH NUKES!

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    2. "I know the blasphemy of THEM which say THEY are Jews and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan!" [Revelation 2:9]

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    3. OMG! YOU are AWESOME. YOU should see MY SPECIAL KEYBOARD that RANDOMLY captalizes words!

      The JEWS did 9/11!

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    4. "Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews." [book by Alan Hart]

      "Zionism {Israel} is the greatest and final challenge of the Jewish People in Diaspora." [Grand Rabbi of Satmar, Yoel Teitelbaum].

      Israeli Zionist Slimeballs, along with their American-Israeli katzas and sayanim {TRAITORS}, deeply embedded in the WH, CONgress, the Pentagon and Federal Agencies {CIA, FBI, NSA, etc,} did 911!

      THE TRAITORS WILL ALL HANG - sooner or later! Yje Israeli Zionist Slimeballs will be MELTED! [Ezekiel 22:20 - the HEAVENLY HOLOCAUST].

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  2. His Bless you Margot! I'm so tired over the state of affairs in the US & not proud to call myself American....it is all very sickening. Good one here..we mistakenly bombed Syrian military over the weekend instead of isis...whoops huh Obama...your bad. Disgusting lies. Lord help us

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    1. Sometimes, I like to shit in a condom and then fuck it.

      Feels so good!

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    2. Me too. I think someone is impersonating you David.

      I know who the real flaming homosexual David Norton is!

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  3. Margot, I have never heard of you. I assume you are a very nice lady. I am writing to say that the emotion you expressed could not possibly have more accurately described the 'ugly not-American' in me. I live MANY thousands of kilometers away from you - in a world that is profoundly different. Yet I feel exactly the same - when will this "beast power meet its demise"?; when will we be free of this monstrosity?

    I feel glad to have come across Prof. Fetzer and his work - I am almost finished "America was nuked on 9/11" and I ascribe to him great qualities I would love to see in his fellows.
    There are too few who have done good not evil. How sad. How tragic. What can any non-American say?

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  4. She's such a Kidder. But seriously, since ISIS is fake and Bin Laden was fake and Sandy Hook is fake, what makes Kidder think any of the "deaths" are real? They might be as fake as all the hoaxes and CIA muppets.

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  5. For Canadians, blaming America is almost as natural and reflexive as breathing. They need to realize that what infects the U.S. also infects Canada and every other Western country. Look at how Canada prosecutes thought crimes. The only reason Canada isn't used in these unnecessary wars is because it has far fewer people. Look at how the U.K. and Canada were led into WW2, another unnecessary war.

    By the way, if you like Ms. Kidder as an actress, see "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud." I don't know why this movie got shoved down the memory hole, but it is pretty good, assuming you don't mind nudity. Actually, I am opposed to gratuitous nudity in movies. This is a technique of psychological warfare used by our sneak rulers.

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  6. Too many people simply love to pile on, when it comes to dismissing, then vilifying Americans. Never understanding, nor realizing the underlying truth of why things are going the way they are going. Easy-peasy, all pile-on, and hate away at the so-called hatred being viewed as coming from Americans. Americans, who love 'guns' and 'bombs', and killing foreigners even more than they love killing each other, eh?

    Hogwash, thrown at us wholesale, by outsiders, even outsiders born here yet who's hearts live elsewhere, who truly haven't a single clue to their names. Never seeing Americans as genuinely loving and caring people, for the most part, who trusted too much in a govt. that has now been co-opted by lefties, and neo-con-artists, who's agenda does not include keeping the constitution of the United States intact at all, and who's hearts have been replaced by self-righteous self-interest, minus any genuine wisdom whatsoever.

    It's tough, I know, to watch as the lefty/neo-con-filled govt. that pretends to be American, and to represent our country, literally causes the devastation witnessed in the mideast, while you simply overlook, and forget all about, the sacrifices made by our countrymen during both world wars, and beyond. While also watching as the U.N. deliberately used the U.S., and it's military, to fight in Korea[the 'war'/policeaction no one likes to even remember taking place], as well as when the criminals in W.D.C. threw us nearly bodily into Vietnam, after having our last great, country-loving president shot to death.

    No, just look at what fits your narrative, trash us all, and move back to good, old Canada. Where everyone is perfect, and your govt. is perfect. While so many of your countrymen move on down here, and win jobs in media, movies, and television, earning money they couldn't earn back home. Then if war breaks out somewhere, and the U.S. is again told to get involved by the leftie/neo-con war-hawks in D.C., then they can all just move on back to Canada, where they'll be safe and sound. Once the war is all over, though, they can move on back down here, and start earning all that money once again.

    Yes, Canadian actress, move back home, but look to your right and your left, because the "summer soldier" and the "sunshine patriot", that Thomas Paine described in his paper penned on December 23, 1776, will be keeping company with you, since they are only citizens of the U.S. when it's comfortable to be so. Never bother with trying to contribute in making American society better. Just tuck in that tail, and run back home where it's safe, and warm, and your govt. will protect you from all evil. Evil generated here by those embraced by those like yourself--members of the vaunted left-hand-path, and the rotten neo-conned right.

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    1. Wow! What a nice comment. Glad to have you here in our community. I love smart women.
      Not sure about the "lefty" reference. It's not "left vs right" but banks and monopolistic transnational corporations vs humanity.
      Look forward to hearing from you again.

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    2. By today's standards, leftist means communist.

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  7. Moderator: whomever wrote that inflammatory comment about Jim is not me. Of course, poor trolling reflects how well we and myself are doing here. Please delete that other post. Those people have no shame.

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    1. Why are you commenting to my post? The real me is highlighted and the juvenile post isn't. Are you here to troll or engage in productive dialogue?

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  8. Jim: You might want to start paying a moderator or you are going to continue to get troll filth on this blog. It's sad commentary people actually put that kind of nonsense to print.

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    1. Wow, David, this is a new one. Someone claiming to be you and posting filth. Thanks for saying something. I really hate having to read that stuff carefully, but I will try. I am sorry not to have realized it, since you are a long time commenter.
      Things are getting pretty fucking weird out there....

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  9. "Things are getting pretty fucking weird out there...." [Moderator]

    Things are getting pretty weird and perverted right here!!!

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    1. Hey GodSend. Do you have any naked pictures to show me?

      I am getting a boner just thinking about you.

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    2. DN: Go sharpen your pencil in a pencil sharpener!

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    3. GS: That is a troll. Though I don't usually agree with your conclusions, I don't even write that way to my enemy. Give me more credit than that.

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    4. It was (obviously) meant for the black DN, not the blue DN!

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    5. GodSend, my sex-panda. That other David Norton is a hideous troll. Don't listen to him.

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  10. Hey Jim - are you gonna demand that the Moderator clean up his act??? Do you endorse his filthy language???

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  11. If you like it, do it in your closet - not here! [does Jim like it, too?]

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    1. Jim likes it the most, especially reverse-cowgirl.

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  12. Hey Moderator - you sound and act like you have been trained by the ADL!

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