Monday, November 3, 2008

Let's Talk

Evening before the national election. I have many things to say (this surprises you)?

Several of the polls show Mr. McCain actually gaining. How can this be? Are we so afraid of change that we will endure ANYTHING to keep things in the horrid, deplorable, fear-fueled and pathetic condition in which they currently reside? Consider the intent behind the rhetoric in McCains counter that Obama "want's to talk to the people in the world that don't like us very much". Sir, with all due respect, there is a reason they don't like us very much. BECAUSE ALL WE DO IS STICK BULLETS IN THEIR EARS. I am tired of being grouped by nationality on the side of these international bullies and thugs. Further, the economy has beautifully shown (thrown?) some true colors (and they ain't red, white OR blue) back at us. So then, America, needless war, loss of life and the tanking of the personal liberties and the Bill of Rights is OK as long as we have cheap gas, big screen TVs and shitty jobs? It appears that we have said that our number one issue is the economy, excuse me, but what happened to our patriotism? Truly, when push comes to shove, it is all about the collective me, isn't it? What do you suppose we might be able to accomplish if the people who currently don't like us very much, suddenly, come January 20th have a forum and we all get to try a little diplomacy, tact and (OMG) free trade? What would happen if we finally evolve to the understanding that we are all in this together, and that there is no such thing as being with us or against us, BECAUSE IT'S ALL US! A dead child, a homeless vet, a crippled Sunni, Joe the dimwit Plumber, everybody in my spin class this morning, the entire (remaining) population of Dafur, Castro, Chavez, Cheney, crack heads in Cincinnati, and whomever the fuck is the latest American Idol, WE ARE ALL HUMANS SHARING THE SAME PLANET AS OUR HOME.

So the choice renders to what you would most like to see in the next Commander in Chief of the most powerful collection of killing weaponry the Earth has ever seen, a remorseful, vindictive, arrogant, angry head of the Old Boy Network (Maverick my ass), or somebody who has the huevos to suggest that there might be a better way?

The reason why there are so many people in so many countries who don't like us very much is because they have seen the horrific nightmares that fear (guised sometimes as power, greed and corruption) can cause.

There are a lot of them right now scratching their heads wondering how this 'election' can be so close. Vote for hope and that is what you get. Vote for fear and you beget more hatred.

Isn't it time we tried something DIFFERENT?

“Our starting point is not the individual: We do not subscribe to the view that one should feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, or clothe the naked … Our objectives are different: We must have a healthy people in order to prevail in the world."

—Joseph Goebbels, 1938 (if you have the stomach)

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