Sunday, February 20, 2011

Civilian casualties

Greetings good citizen,

I’m torn between two issues and while I’m reasonably certain there will be ample time to address both of them…you never know.

I don’t think I need to clarify that there are a lot more than just two issues bothering me, hell most of you are ready to prescribe a strong daily dose of Prozac for me.

But this isn’t a ‘happiness’ thing…nor am I particularly ‘grumpy’.

It is what it is. That said, nothing gets done about it if we DON’T talk about it.

One ‘issue’ I’m torn about is the ‘side’ issue. For years conservatives have been ‘recruiting’ with the ‘you’re either with us or against us’ meme, often claiming the ‘high ground’ of Patriotism as their own.

Well good citizen, the time has come to figure out which ‘side’ you are on.

Are you on the side of the ‘flag waving patriots’ or are you still in possession of your own free will?

The right demands ‘mindless obedience’ to some mighty warped ideas but what is the left offering besides not being as ‘dictatorial’ as the right?

The right is more than willing to tell you precisely where the bear shits (but unfortunately it is the right that is clueless about how to run a society. They honestly don’t know how to go about it and it is their ‘let the chips fall where they may’ attitude that has trashed our economy.

The right is the personification of the parable about ‘failing to plan equaling planning to fail.’

How ironic is it that the ‘party of ideas’ hasn’t got a single workable solution?

They have indeed proven to be the party of ‘bad’ ideas.

(Especially their inclination to go to war over absolutely nothing.)

Still, it has been proven preferable to the largely ‘leaderless’ left.

Especially to those who don’t know any better.

Yeah, that’s a poke at you young’uns.

It should serve as ‘enlightening’ to advise you that when conservatives say ‘screw ‘em all and the dumb ones twice…they’re referring to you.

It’s ‘Dumb and Dumber’ writ large!

How pitiful is it that they aren’t particularly bright themselves yet they count on their followers to be even stupider?

Only going to prove that it doesn’t have to make sense, it only has to work…and work it does.

They don’t care what kind of nonsense you fill your head with so long as you remain true to your/their ‘patriotic ideals’.

Which leads us to the disturbing, er, definition of patriotism.

Were the Nazi’s ‘patriots’?

They most certainly were, arguably to a fault!

‘Loving your country’ doesn’t, by default, make you a ‘good person’ or a good citizen!

Worse, neither does blind obedience!

Making the ‘leadership void’ on the left that much more dangerous (because there is currently nothing to offset/balance the ‘hardcore’ right.) Without an opposing point of view our kids (and rudderless adults along with them) are left with only the caricatures of the left, provided by the right, for contrast.

Is it any wonder that I keep pointing out how we are being ‘set-up’ for a ‘fall’?

Yeah, it’s THAT obvious.

You know nature abhors a vacuum, Marx and his fellow philosophers didn’t dry up and blow away, leftist thinkers have been actively denied access to the stage!

THAT’S how much control the Corporate owned media exercises over the ’marketplace of ideas’.

YOU are being denied access to, er, ’alternative’ points of view (if you don‘t seek them out on your own.)

Which is to once again point out that the ‘mainstream media’ (as well as what passes for an ‘educational system’ around here) are far from ‘fair and balanced’.

If you aren’t disturbed by now you might never be…(I invite you to decide for yourself as to whether or not this is a good or bad thing) there is something even more disturbing I wanted to address, something closely tied to the picking of ‘sides’ (and trust me you WILL choose or risk having the choice made for you!)

One of the, er, ‘obstacles’ to a right wing coup has always been the willingness of the ’security establishment’ to fire upon unarmed citizens.

Police across the nation are ‘under attack’ from conservative politicians who enjoy pretty much the SAME benefits other ‘public sector’ employees enjoy.

Not that conservative politicians are any strangers to hypocrisy!

To be a conservative is to be a hypocrite!

Anyway their hypocrisy is not a ‘clear and present danger’, it is the act of shooting citizens while they protest the outrageous actions of unaccountable elected officials.

What do I have to say on the subject?

It is my opinion that a good number of lives will be spared if the members of the ‘security establishment’ are put on notice that they (and their families) will be held personally accountable for the murder of innocent civilians.

Mind you the ones who ‘judge’ you won’t be wearing black robes…nor will you be given the luxury of defending your actions to a jury.

These ‘out of court’ settlements will be justified by the judgement you took into your own hands when you decided to pull the trigger…following ‘orders’ or not!

But like a lot of things in our messed up society, maybe you feel ‘lucky’. Maybe nobody will recognize you. Are you willing to take that chance?

Worse, being there at all makes you guilty even if you don’t pull the trigger.

But hey, maybe they won’t recognize you behind that Plexiglas visor…

And maybe they will via simple ‘two plus two’.

Not a happy place no matter how you slice it.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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