Friday, April 28, 2006

WARNING, POLITICAL CRUD ALERT

As my parents have long suspected, I'm a Commie Pinko. Which is to say, I think this war is bullshit. I think our president is a complete fucktard and a thief. I think his advisors are the scariest bunch of maniacal puppet string-pullers ever assembled.

(In case you missed it, there weren't any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the September 11 terrorist attacks. Just sayin'.)

Anyhow.

Neil Young agrees with me. And he made a record about it. And he wants you to hear it. And sign a petition saying that Congress should only allocate the money Bush is requesting if he agrees to bring the troops home by the end of the year. To hear the new record and sign the petition, click here. (the player's a little buggy--I could only get it to play the first song, but I'm guessing they'll fix it)

for those of you who are going to say "Neil Young is Canadian, so he should just shut the fuck up" I say this: he's been a tax-paying, voting US citizen since the late 60's. And this war reaches far beyond the boundaries of US politics, wouldn't you say?

so yeah, dig it.

In a recent interview, Neil said "we don't all have to believe what our president believes to be patriotic." It thoroughly disgusted (and scared) me when, at the start of the war, I posted on an online forum "Am I the only one who thinks this isn't the best idea?" I was called a traitor, unpatriotic, a Commie, and it was recommended that I should move to Iraq. Because I disagreed with the choices of the president of the country and his handlers. Am I the only one who was required to study the Constitution in school? Did everyone miss the whole point of that document, and the reason why we HAVE this country?

I DO support the troops, people. THAT'S WHY I DON'T WANT THEM TO KEEP GETTING KILLED. Is this such a difficult idea to grasp?

I better stop before my blood boils. Seriously.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sean said...

I'm still not comfortable with the idea of "bringing the troops home", as it implies that we abandon the mess we made. Is Iraq really worse off with our troops in the country than without them? I have my doubts. The tragedy of this situation is that our fucktard of a president has gotten us into a situation where there is no right answer; either way we go, we're fucking something up. Such is the power that the man wields.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Kodos said...

I still cannot believe that Mark and I actually gave your father a book written by the Big, Giant Head.

3:50 PM  
Blogger danzp said...

scott, you should read morris berman, if you haven't already. i'm in the middle of his latest, "dark ages america," and i'm right at the part where people get called traitors for questioning this war. you're right--it's NOT a difficult concept to grasp, what you're saying. but it's an uncomfortable one for the vast majority, so it's not even glanced at. america is high on its own kool-aid, and forever will be until we crumble (probably)...or realize that we cannot insist the rest of the world conduct itself exactly as we do.

8:18 AM  

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