Here we go
fight fer freedom
Ive lost count at this
We just cant
get our fill, can we?
enough that were already bogged down in two Middle Eastern
wars/occupations and tottering on the edge of a currency
default and possibly a complete collapse of our economy here in
the Homeland. We need to jump into a third Middle Eastern
Kellog Root & Brown require it. Obama the latest sock
puppet/front man for the corporate state is implementing
the Psychotic ought to be our new national anthem. Wed
go ape if some other country decided to intervene in
our affairs after, say, Katrina. But we can just dive right
on into other countries internal paroxysms at our whim attacking
whomever we wish just because we can. So long as theyre
low-rent enough that we can attack them with relative impunity,
that is. We never hit anyone who can hit back. I suspect that is
going to change. And we will have deserved every bit of it.
Or maybe the
new anthem ought to be America the stupid. Because we just never
learn. The poltroons
(a great word; look it up) and other species of Chickenhawkus
Americanus now orchestrating the bombing of Libya are the same
know-it-all donkeys who turgidly demanded that we (that
is, cannon fodder 19-year-olds from StumpJump, West Virginia) clear
out Saddam because there was an Islamic Thomas Jefferson
hell, a whole slew of Iraqi founding fathers, faithful democrats
all waiting to take his place.
Just like in
Afghanistan. They love freedom, you see. Democracy, too.
they dont and we find out we have to prop up another puppet,
usually as brutal as the one just deposed with the billy
stick of the troops endlessly, forever.
no money for Americas falling apart roads; none to help the
millions of regular people egregiously and deliberately, criminally
screwed over by Wall Street shysters looking at a home note
thats 40 percent higher than the current market value of their
place. But theres no end to the money available to fund the
fights for freedom, wherever they may be even though theyre
as much about freedom as being a Republican these days
means you are conservative. Well fight em anyhow because
after all, who gives a damn about the rugheads or (lets
be even more honest) the Cannon Fodder Kids from StumpJump West
by God Virginia whom we like to call the troops because
it has a nice saccharine ring to it and also because its easier
to think in general terms instead of individually maimed for life
or just plain dead soldiers.
offered up by the American Jihadis (cough, world community)
now attacking Libya is that were helping the good guys. Really?
What the heck do we actually know about whats going on in
Libya? Who the people on either side really are? Its like
Iraq, where we naively thought more accurately, were told
the anti-Saddam guys were good guys with almost cartoon-like
childish propaganda when it turns out they are really just a different
type of bad guy. We had to pay them off are still paying
them off to keep them from shooting our troops
through the heay-ud. The formerly secular Iraq is now a seething
cauldron of radical Islamic thuggishness. But they do have electricity
sometimes. And other freedoms besides, too.
Or how about
when we helped the (cough) freedom fighters in Afghanistan
against the Russians back in the 80s? Those freedom
fighters used us and hated us as much
as the Russians. Because, in their eyes we both were interlopers
in their affairs, messing with their countries for our own greedy
economic and geopolitical purposes. Which of course is 100 proof
Troof. Which is why we dont like to think about it
much. Just wave the flag and feel good about the freedom
that (cough) we are fighting for
But have you
ever wondered why we never fight fer freedom where theres
no oil? Or other strategic interest?
You may recall
that among the freedom fighters in Afghanistan back
in The Day could be found a young Saudi prince named Osama. His
freedom fighters became the germ cell for what became
al Qaeda and eventually, 9/11. To a very great extent, we made
Osama and created al Qaeda.
a genuinely smart guy who therefore is universally ignored
calls the result of all this, of our almost fetishistic need
to bat at hornets nests like a retarded teenager, blowback.
His point (and
mine too) is simply this: We dont know whats going on
in these countries; not really and besides, we have no more
business involving ourselves in these distant lands, trying to regiment
the societies of foreign peoples, than foreign peoples have business
in our land, force-feeding us whatever it is they think is the right
way to organize our society. Wed resent the hell out
of it and them yet we cant imagine that they
might just resent us for precisely the same reason.
not The Messiah and its deeply flawed, deeply hypocritical and
now, nearly broke government needs to quit looking for (supposed)
dragons to slay abroad.
afford it, we dont have any right to do it and we have
no clue what we are doing in these pestholes anyhow.
We really should
have re-elected The Chimp to a third term.
Decider is no different and much less entertaining.
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