And now, the obligatory rant

Someone explain to me just how stupid the American people are.

No, really.

Six years on from the worst attack on American soil (you know, my president stopped the attack on his watch), and we’re bogged down in a war of conquest that is utterly irrelevant to any so-called war on terror while the actual terrorists go free.

Like clockwork, there’s a conveniently-timed new video from Osama bin Laden (if it really is from him and not part of another disinformation campaign), keeping Goldstein alive for Big Brother just a little bit longer.

Meanwhile, the Taliban is regaining control of Afghanistan, and no one has ever bothered asking the necessary hard questions fo Saudi Arabia (where most of the hijackers actually came from).

And six years on, the American people have not risen up in righteous indignation and said “NO.” They have not risen up and said “ENOUGH.” Minds muddled by and endless stream of pap and diversion by the Big Media, we march blindly onward, told by the Talking Heads in their most earnest voices that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train.

You want to know how I think we should best memorialize the thousands who died needlessly, because a lazy and stupid man couldn’t be bothered to read a briefing entitled “Bin Laden Determined To Strike In US”?

Impeach the motherfucker already. He has, either deliberately or through gross miscalculation, made us less safe, less free, less American.

And then send his sorry ass to The Hague for a long and well-deserved war crimes trial.


26 comments so far

  1. gmhelwig on

    You are far kinder to him than I would be.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      I believe in basic human dignity. I’m better than him.

      • gmhelwig on

        And one thing I apparently missed last time. I’m not sure Clinton stopped it on his watch. The WTC was bombed on Clinton’s watch. Of course, the bomb was too small to accomplish anything…

  2. chilayse on

    Nothing I can do. We don’t even really get a say on the presidential elections here.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      As close as the last two elections were, yes, everyone has a say.

      • chilayse on

        We voted for the other guy.

        Doesn’t matter. Our state is too small.

        • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

          “Too small” doesn’t matter any more. In 2000, *any* one state would’ve made the difference–even the three electoral vote states.

          I have no sympathy for arguments predicated on “our vote doesn’t matter”. It *always* matters.

          Speaking as an Ohioan, where the fraud took place last time, what matters more is a voting system that *works*, with a paper trail and full accountability.

          • chilayse on

            I’m not saying I don’t vote. I’m just saying I wish people in the bigger states woke up and paid attention to whats going on out there.

            • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

              We’re awake. We’re also the places that voter fraud is the most impactful–stealing our electoral votes is what put him over the top in ’04. So we have more work to do… we’ve started here, with a total housecleaning. Every top elective office but one on the exectutive side is now occupied by a Democrat, when before last year they were 100% Repug. We were less successful in dispensing with some of our congresscritters… but we’ve scared a few into announcing their retirement next year.

              • chilayse on

                Then again I still don’t understand why that happened at all. Mostly because such dishonesty is so insane to me….I can’t even comprehend what they were thinking.

  3. tharain on

    ::HEART:: you and your rant. LOVE you.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      I just wish everyone could hear me, sometimes… where is the justice in the universe when Eva Braun… er, Ann Coulter has a platform and I don’t?

  4. argh_jim on

    What are you complaining about? Bush SAID that, a year from now, he’ll lower the troops back down to where they were 10 months ago! Lessee… that’s Summer ’08… Probably LATE summer ’08… And things might come up, and push it to early ’09.

    Oops! Sorry folks, time to leave. Heh heh heh heh heh.

    But don’t worry. If this keeps up, the Dems have PROMISED they might THINK about a non-binding resolution with no timeline suggesting that it could be a not too bad idea to consider lowering the troop levels.

    I think DC is going to suck itself into a huge black hole.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      What we need is a breed of politician who can say, “Fuck the media.”

      Unfortunately, in an era of media-driven politics, I am not optimistic that we’ll see that happen any time soon.

  5. surakofb5 on

    Of course, this begs the question, what can we do? When the masses are brainwashed into complacency, what can those of us who are indignant do? That will actually do some good, I mean.

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

      The honest answer is, I don’t know. I write to Senator Brown occasionally–since Deb the-Pryce-is-wrong is a dead-end. Do *something*. Donate to the ACLU. Write letters. Talk to people. Let local companies know that if they advertise on certain shows on TV and the radio, you won’t patronize them anymore (this probably will do more than anything else). To this day, I don’t buy Snapple because they were once one of Rush Limbaugh’s main advertisers.

    • johnpalmer on

      Talk. Don’t be angry, but be firm. Think hard about how to say what you want in a non-threatening way. If someone gets in your face, smile slightly, shake your head and say you won’t argue.

      But find some simple points to repeat.

      “It’s obvious that war isn’t the answer to terrorism; it’s made things worse!”

      “We had Osama bin Ladin boxed in; we lost him because we didn’t commit the troops and resources, because Bush was spoiling for a fight in Iraq.”

      “Let’s just say that we can’t withdraw our troops without a huge amount of damage. Doesn’t that mean that those who put our troops there screwed up royally? They were promising troop withdrawals within a year! Why aren’t they admitting they screwed up?”

      That last bit, pointing out that those who screwed up won’t do so much as say “oops” should be hammered home.

  6. cashewlou on

    Shrub will never be impeached, sadly. The “Democratic” party in the US lacks any semblance of a spine.

    Just wait–a couple years after he is out of office, the GOP Christards will name an airport after the bastard.

  7. jayteeone on

    That light you see at the end of the tunnel IS an oncoming train. Yes the American people are blind, ignorant and apathetic. The longer I live in this country the more discouraged I become.

    • johnpalmer on

      If you give up, what’s the difference between being you and one of the blind, ignorant, and apathetic?

      Sure, it’s discouraging. So is life. But the other option is not fighting back, which is worse.

      • jayteeone on

        I didn’t say I was giving up, I said I was discouraged. It just means I have to yell louder and harder, and as the good Rev will tell you I’ve been yelling since before he and I met at Woo, back around 80.

        • johnpalmer on

          Chuckle; yeah, I didn’t word that very well, did I? Sorry about that.

          • jayteeone on

            S’Okay, I’m the forgiving sort.

        • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on

          The March on the Pentagon in ’81! What a blast that was … I haven’t been back to DC since, you know.

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