Sunday, August 17, 2008

Random Notes On The Invasion Of The Goulash

The political system and the dialog in our country is in such a state of disaster that I can barely stand to watch. That people would even consider what passes for thought in todays discussion is beyond my ability to comprehend. The media goes for the sensational and the useless. Much of it isn't even worth discussion, which is why I haven't had much to say for a while. I guess this is what we have been forced into though. And the fact that so many seem to be buying it is a disgrace on the United States.

I noted in a post below that every cycle the rightists run essentially a generic campaign making the same points, doing the same things, no matter who the opposing candidate is. Insert name here should be their mantra.
Now, another example with a new Jerome Corsi smear book that bears no relation to non fiction. The SAME GUY who wrote the Kerry smear writes another smear piece on the new candidate. You would think people would get wise to the fact that the right have no plan but to turn the opposition party into the friend of the enemy in your mind and enrich the richest. It is not the conservative party that most grew up with. Speaking of the smear book here is a link to the lies and verification of such should you be honest enough to have a desire to know. I am sure the rightist won't read it. From all I see they prefer to believe lies if it makes them feel correct or more powerful than thou. Truth is in their hearts not in their minds. It's faith based be it religious or political.

John McCain says it's wrong for other countries to invade sovereign nations. Say What!? Could you repeat your foreign policies again McWar? The right just dismisses this cognitive dissonance with some goulash about moral superiority and a dash of fear mongering. Who are the people that are buying this?!

At the forum the other night held by Rick Warren(I haven't seen the whole thing yet, just bits and pieces) John McCain insists emphatically, with the support of the morally superior right wing, that what we must do with evil is flatly.....defeat it!!!!!
OK this is great rhetorical flair but it has nothing to do with reality. If someone kills your mother or daughter or other family member, steals your resources or bombs your home, you undoubtedly see them as evil. Be it the U.S. or Russia or Israel or Palestinian. Yes, although the black and white, devout rightists would never admit it, often times the evil ones are in the eye of the beholder.
Beyond that when was the last time in the history of the world that evil was defeated? Is that even possible? Just who the hell does he think he is anyway, God almighty? Jesus? I thought conventional wisdom was that they were the only ones capable of that. Such hubris. And blasphemy.
Yes we should fight the good fight and do what we can to promote things that benefit humanity. We should never dismiss those that throw up boulders in the stream of life. If we are ever to have an adult discussion on how to do that we need to start with a reality based foundation. John McWar apparently thinks of himself and our country as a deity and of course we have learned over the past several weeks that George Bush is Batman but I prefer to stay out of the cartoon world on matters of such importance. The right has, for the past several years, resorted to stock answers to everything. Answers that are worthy of only a simpleton who apparently finds thinking painful. It makes me fear for our country.

Those of you that listened to the talk show know that from near the beginning of the occupation I felt the main purpose was to enrich corporations...even more than for the oil. Here is just a hint of how much they have been enriched. Note the money that is just “missing” and it is obvious that this was a robbery of the US treasury, transferring wealth from our nation as a whole into the hands of a few. Beyond that the corporations gave us little for what they did do. This included electrocuting our troops . Yes, the money hungry corporations hired people with little to no electrical experience because they were cheap. They killed our soldiers.
Other electrical inefficiencies have resulted in over 200 fires from small to serious. Want to support the troops? Rebel against this horror.
Mind you these are people that had no bid/cost plus contracts. Mind you this is from the same people who say the government screws up everything and if we just privatized it would all be better. I bet if the generals and the troops were in charge this wouldn't have happened. At least the people doing the work would be properly trained. We wouldn't permit it.

Instead of having a well defined policy to drive us forward quickly in the national energy emergency the rightist proposes the everything but the kitchen sink method which will disburse our money and efforts into fading policies of the past instead of a policy of encouraging a focus on ingenuity and the US spirit of leadership and technology. Who's buying this crap!? John Boehner the so called leader of the right in the house encouraged congresspeople to get back to Washington and get back to work on energy. The next day he was out golfing. John McWar was in favor of the tough talk too. Of course he has missed pretty much all the votes on energy in the past year. How can anyone that is paying attention think these guys are anything but oil lobbyists paid by the taxpayer? I'll tell you who. The ones that aren't paying attention(many) OR the ones that are only paying attention to the republican propaganda machine known as right wing talk radio(far to many).

Sexual dalliances are scandals and disqualifiers and even impeachable for Democrats and just a bad thing for still sitting Republicans like Larry Craig or David “diapers” Vitter.

They rightist will tell you if you don't like it you should move somewhere else. Another non thinking comment full of bravado and little else. Just how would one do that if they were so inclined? Can you show me how one would make that possible? Remember most don't have tens of thousands of dollars to put into the enterprise. More rhetorical flourishes that are not grounded in reality and don't even attempt to solve the problem. Sorry folks but we are stuck with each other and that saddens me greatly.
Frankly I'm not thrilled with the Democrats and much of what they are doing right now. It's just republicon lite. You have to give the leaders of the right credit though. Their propaganda machine has made millions of US citizens believers in jumbled hyperbole and simpleminded goulash. They have made ignorance, anger and war, false bravado and fear fashionable. They have made them bow to the rich and sneer at the poor...good Christians all they will tell you. It's all beyond my belief. I fear greatly for our country. I see no way out.