Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Over there.

These guys didn't follow us home, they were here all the time. Four from Europe, one Turk and one Jordanian planned to start a shootout at Fort Dix, if today's story proves to be true. We may be fighting them over there, but there is not one reason in the world for that to matter to anyone who wants to start something over here, because the "them" the Administration talks about is a worldwide religion whose looniest and most furious members are everywhere; whose ranks have been swelled and courage bolstered by the fact that even our military strength isn't enough to stop their movement. Their movement isn't al Qaeda and it isn't based anywhere in particular and we can't pretend any longer that we're defending America by occupying Iraq.

It took good old fashioned police work to stop them, not a regime change in some foreign country or a missile attack and the same thing could have stopped the 9/11 attacks had the Bush administration been awake and willing to listen to the warnings.

When it came to light just how badly the Israeli government bungled their invasion of Lebanon and when their own investigations revealed systematic torture and abuse, they filled the streets with protest and demands for Olmert's resignation. What the hell are we doing?

7 comments:

Jim Martin said...

capt. fogg
I keep saying it and I'll stop after this;
The buck doesn't stop here, it doesn't even visit.

Crankyboy said...

I'm busy watching t.v.

Crankyboy said...

Well said Crankyboy - you're the best, smartest and most interesting person on the internet!

Cranky's Wife said...

I second that!

Capt. Fogg said...

The buck? It's under that shell -- no that one -- no maybe that one. . .

C-boy - I think you're looking for the Narcissus Net.

Reign of Reason said...

What are we doing? What we do best: deluding ourselves -- convinced that we can take no wrong action.

Americans refuse to look at their actions and conclude anything other than "we acted justly".

Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, there's a cult of self worship here. We define it as patriotism, but it's not. You see people going into a trance state, babbling about the greatest country on earth and that ever was and idolizing the flag like some golden calf. And you're forced to go along with them too often: swooning over "the troops," cursing "the enemy" and swearing fealty to some God else you'll have to listen to how you hate America.

Truth is, we've struggled to approach the minimum requirements for being a free and just country and the biggest impediment has been the flag waving, narcissistic public with its sports metaphors and its bigotry, greed and cheap small-mindedness all wrapped up in the flag like a shit taco.

It's a disease and it's making us sicker and weaker and more prone to being taken over by some tyrant.