Tuesday, August 24, 2010

American blood on American Soil

Well maybe not blood - it was only some bits of stucco and brick, but you know. . .

President Barack Obama is "gambling with Human lives" says Texas Governor Rick Perry. I'm afraid he's not talking about any of our current foreign wars, and anyway, gambling with military lives is worth the patriotic fervor we need to keep the proles supporting Republicans.

He's not talking about the death cult that executes prisoners without much apparent concern for evidence of innocence. He's not talking about tossing out mining or oil drilling safety rules as "communism." He's talking about a stray bullet coming harmlessly across the border into El Paso from Juarez and hitting a wall, shedding American brick dust on American soil. It's happened once or twice before with no harm done to anyone, but it's Obama's fault according to the hysterical hyperbole of Rick because -- well just because.

Human Lives are being endangered because Obama is president and the failure of previous administrations to stem corruption in a country not our own is not worth discussing lest it place blame upon white shoulders, or heaven forfend; Texas gubernatorial shoulders and take all the fun out of our national game of "pin the blame on Obama." Yes, says Rick, we should amass troops on the border but to what effect he doesn't tell us. The drug lords we finance with our drug policies aren't going to notice or care. Perhaps they could form as a wall of human flesh to stop the spent bullet that strays over the border every few years? Or perhaps he'd like to invade Juarez, Tijuana and Nogales. After all we haven't stolen any property from Mexico for years and we really need another illegal invasion, don't we? We'd be protecting Amer4ican lives and we'd be welcomed as liberators and it would pay for itself and there are credible rumors of enchiladas of Mass Destruction. Remember the stray bullet! Never forget! wave more flags! Unhinged we stand!


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Capt. Fogg said...

I think that's a different subject. I'm not talking about border control, I'm talking about irresponsible claims by a Texas Governor whose party has advocated more lenience and amnesty until a Democrat got elected.

Of course we don't make national policy or call out the Marines because of one murder in a nation full of murder and murderers, but the man is talking about doing that because of a Juarez Gang war resulting from a US drug policy that has created gangs here and abroad since 1937. We're talking about a bullet that harmed no one and making it sound like the shot heard round the world. There are more stray bullets in any American city on a weekend than we've had in El Paso -- ever. We're not blaming Obama for not sending the Special Forces to Queens.

How is the Army going to stop Mexicans killing each other by standing on the border? Yes, sure beef up ICE -- spend the money and stop complaining it's too expensive, but let's keep the military out of it. Let's stop making it into politics and try to actually address a problem with an eye to fixing it without creating false scapegoats.

And let's maybe consider abandoning a policy that hasn't ever worked in 73 years and that makes drug lords wealthy and powerful.