Saturday, July 10, 2004

I'm a uniter, not a divider

This week, on July 6, George W. Bush turned 57. William White was born the same day in 1946. I mention this because, if you’re old enough, you’d remember that young men were drafted for Vietnam based on a grim lottery – if your birthday was picked out of a hat, you went. I got White’s name off a black wall in Washington. He went to Vietnam when George W went to the Air Guard in Houston. White never came back. Happy birthday, Mr. President.
-investigative journalist Greg Palast

Just something to think about. Would you die for a man who wouldn't die for you?

At least Bush has morals!

Oh, every time I want out, you left wing gay band waggoners pull me back in...I knew it would only be a matter of time before I had too respond to this post.. Kerry and Edwards will put this country straight in the toilet. And according to the majority of the posters on this web site, our nation deserves whatever it elects. You left wing liberals, you deserve what you get. When judgement comes upon us all, I know you will have comfort in the fact you had a hand in the downfall of America. You must enjoy decay and destruction, if your willing to vote for the democratic party. Bush is not perfect, but he is for Israel, and he has some conservative values left. So I shall go the conservative way. And all yous that want a Female Gay Loving Preacher in charge of your country, keep on voting the way your voting. ................

P.S. JFK is not old enough to vote. I wonder if Krystal Ball will see it coming? Frank Maverick, I wish him well, for he is headed for hell...Burn well all.............Like Lazarus and the rich man, you too will beg for something to quinch the fire............

That quote was taken from a very disturbed man in a local forum I post in occasionally. He seems to think Bush is the moral choice, and the other posters who show Democratic views ("Krystal Ball", "Frank Maverick", "JFK"-me) are going to hell in a handbasket. This is the kind of argument I hear every day from these fanatical Bush supporters.

Is morality and Christianity the only leg Republicans have to stand on anymore? I find it hilarious that George W. Bush is actually successful with his "wholesome, all-American good ol' boy" image. That's all it is, really, though. On the Senate floor Cheney yells "go fuck yourself" at anyone who questions him, Bush tells Condoleeza Rice "fuck 'em all" in the Oval Office, referring to Iraqi insurgents.

That's all it is, really, is just an image. Would you rather have that mean old liberal "Senator from Massachusetts" (God that gets old) and a "wealthy trial lawyer" over these men of "integrity"? Between photo ops equating himself with Jesus and the Red Baron, he might have actually bought into his dirty lie himself. But I bet there's something within that chimp that remembers the days when he did coke while skipping Guard duty, the time he arranged for his girlfriend to have an illegal abortion, the time he drove daddy's car drunk all over the place.

My First Rant

I recently got into a pretty intense argument with a guy who claims to have just returned from Iraq. He criticized me for my refusal to support the war and my decision to choose jail over the draft. He seems to think that it's a matter of "fighting for freedom".

I really feel sorry for him. If you think Iraq is about anyone's "freedom", you're sadly mistaken. I'll venture to say the people of Iraq preferred the small bit of freedom they had before above the... oh, let's say, death and destruction they experience now.

Bush's first reason was "they have weapons of mass destruction". Well, we know that's a lie now, so what else? "Saddam is a ruthless dictator". Okay, he's in jail now, can we go home? "We need to rebuild the country." REBUILD IT? YOU'RE THE BRAINDEAD CHIMP THAT TORE IT DOWN.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's start from the top, which would most likely be 9/11. Every single terrorist was either harbored, funded, or trained by and on Saudi Arabian soil. Clearly, the government of Saudi Arabia and the Saudis involved should be held to accountability, right? Wrong. They're all longtime business pals of Bush and the gang, so we had to find a scapegoat.

Look! There's Iraq! Tons of oil and we can pretend to be tough on terrorism by bringing down a whole country! It was an obvious choice. And, with the stupidity of the general American public, which dictates that an Arab is an Arab is an Arab, the invasion began. Backed by the Republican-owned media, the idea that it was a war for freedom and all that is right began to permeate the minds of otherwise intelligent people.

So now you have a huge bias against people such as myself, who read between the lines and realize that this war is a political ploy. I'm the one who will get persecuted for choosing jail over the draft.

Forgive me for not wanting to take a bullet whilst defending an OIL FIELD. This isnt the feudal Middle Ages, this is 21st century America, and I won't pledge allegiance to millionaires and turn them into billionaires.

But Miles! You don't have to go to Iraq if you don't want to! Well, that's a nice thought, and for now, you're right. I'm 17, and won't be 18 for another 9 months. Unfortunately, the administration is unwilling to fulfill their promises to the soldiers such as "You can go home in April" and "help is on the way". They're calling up the National Guard, which is a sure sign that a draft will soon follow. I'm willing to bet before I hit 19, I'll be told to fight in this war. When that time comes, I'll be more than happy to hold out my hands and say "cuff me".

I refuse to take orders from a man who dodged the draft and demands wars he won't fight in. I refuse to kill men who are trying to defend their families. I refuse to die for oil. I refuse to be a casualty of politics.

But hey, it's not all that bad. I could join the Texas Air National Guard, skip duty, do coke, get some DWI's, force my girlfriend to have an illegal abortion, and win the presidency 30 years later on the basis of "morals".

What the hell happened to my country?