No, I mean it.
I had a whole post set up to remind you of the Waco Massacre, when our government, under Janet Reno and approved by Bill Clinton, killed 83 people who just wanted to be left alone….28 of those killed were children. But it didn’t post, and I got busy with life and I simply didn’t make sure it got posted…..and in doing so I failed the memory of my fellow citizens who were slaughtered by the US government due to bureaucratic incompetence and just plain hubris and stupidity 30 years ago.
And the rest of us forgot as well. And that is shameful.
Because of the idiocy and incompetence of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the whole thing spiraled out of control, and on April 19th 1993, the final push ended in the deaths of those people near Waco Tx.
Now, details can be found in many places, but the end result is that 83 people who weren’t harming anyone, who weren’t doing anything wrong, were simply killed because of government incompetence and stupidity…..and their fellow citizens across the country stood by and watched it happen. On live TV.
More importantly, those officials responsible for the debacle were not punished….shot or jailed or even demoted.
And we, I, watched and let it go.
And we let it be forgotten as well. I didn’t make sure that post published. I didn’t do my part to remind my fellow citizens of the atrocity perpetrated by our government against my fellow citizens 30 years ago.
We have forgotten. And it is a shame on all of us that were alive then that we have let it fade..
If you trust your government after seeing Waco and their treatment of the Branch Davidians, then you are a fool. And if you let that memory fade, then you are a sheep.
I am sorry that I let it slide. But think. Remember,