vito

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"I was saying how Osama was dead and for Obama to be careful because there could be suicide bombers"

-Vito Lapinta

Submitted: May 19, 2011

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at age 13, on may 13th,
he sits quietly in his
7th
grade
classroom at
truman middle school
in
tacoma, washington.
 
he is a young & obviously very intelligent
young boy
with a conscious sense of the world
around
him
&
the empire in which he lives.
 
no doubt, he’s just hitting puberty
(deeper voice avec hairs popping up
all over him---stumbling awkwardly
through his day as he deals with the
feeling that his body is rebelling
against him),
and undergoing all the day to day
“pleasantries”
that come with being a
teenager
in
america.
 
suddenly,
a man comes through the door wearing a suit
&
sunglasses, withdrawing the boy from his class,
his teacher & his peers.
 
the man in the suit informs him that he is from the
secret service
& that he has some questions to ask
“mr.” vito lapinta,
because of a blog posting that he made on
facebook
soon after the empire finally snagged their
big
boogeyman
after 10 years.
 
the boy has
7
friends on facebook.
 
apparently, all 7 could be fully functional members of
al-qaeda---
yes, they most certainly are sleepers,
hanging around with their bud vito in that
“mid-
sized
urban
port
city---voted the 19th most walkable city in the country
as well as one of the most livable places” within
these here united states---
playing “call of duty” every second that they can get
free
from writing their final testimonies to allah & the organization,
formulating new ways to strap bombs to themselves,
&
picking out which one of their high school busses they were gonna
bomb---
as it made its way to washington
d.c.?
 
the truth is that this smart young lad
(whose political awareness is a bar above
most americans
twice & sadly, probably
three times his age)
was simply expressing his concern for
president obama
because he felt that because of what his administration had done,
that there would be retaliation
which might put him, as well as those around him,
in
harm’s
way.
 
so without the consent of vito’s mother,
the
ss,
with the help of the school he once felt safe in,
dragged him out of his class to
interrogate him & in doing so
terrify him
&
scar him for life. 
 
the man in the suit with the sunglasses told vito that he was thought to be a threat to the
president.
 
let me repeat that (in case you were distracted by something and your eyes left the page for a moment)
 
the man in the suit with the sunglasses told vito that he was thought to be a threat to the
president.
 
orwell is turning in his grave &
big brother is watching you vito
big brother is watching you & all you little 7th grade terrorists out there.
 
&
let it be known
like the jailing of a college student in china for
25
years
without
parole
for writing an email against the government
(which, alas, was intercepted by the same government)---
let it be known
that you are an example
of what is now to come. 
 
this is your tax dollars at work
unemployed america---
and if you are reading this,
don’t be surprised if you are
next. 
 
(unless you are out of junior high...you might be safe if you have entered high school)


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