At the risk of offending believers of conventional wisdom, at the risk of challenging fundamentalist interpretations of our supposedly perfect founding documents: BS!
All men are not created equal. You can tell just by looking at them. Some are tall, some are short. Some are thin, some are fat. Some are smarter than others. Some are left-handed. And so on.
But when it comes down to what really matters, there are essentially three types of Americans: those who enjoy living in a country that wages continuous war against the third world, those who abhor it, and those who know nothing about it whatsoever.
Watch this video and you will never again fall into the third category.
The War Against the Third World: What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy
CIA covert operations and US military interventions since World War II. A video compilation of footage and speeches recorded in the 1980s and 1990s. What you didn't learn in school and don't hear on the mainstream media.
If you enjoy living in a nation that wages continuous war against the third world, if you can kill, maim and torture for fun and profit and call it serving your country, if you are proud of what your country has done and want to see more of it, you should be reading bob cassiday, who wrote:
What a motley crew the party of Carter and Clinton has produced for this election season. Once the party of Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry Truman, you have a whole different mindset among this collection of union thugs, abortion advocates, flag burners, and hippies. It is no wonder that their front runner is the loudmouthed wife of the former President, Hillary.Speaking of Harry Truman, speaking of forty years ago, let me make one thing perfectly clear:
Mike Gravel, I have no respect for any candidate who wants to legalize narcotics. Not to worry, this guy won't get anywhere. Oh, and thanks for helping end the draft, Mike, so we can raise generation after generation of men who are not asked to serve their country.
If the apathy is fading, the American people are starting to pay attention, and the "great silent majority" is starting to make some noise and fight back against all of the Leftist baloney they have been fed for the last forty years, that is bad news for the Democratic Party.
It didn't have to be like this. It didn't have to be anything like this.
I can barely type at the moment, but I can copy and paste pretty well. The following comment is still germane, IMO, even though I typed it a couple of years ago, on another blog, in response to a commenter who espoused the ideas that war is the answer and Vietnam is the proof:
In case you weren't paying attention, let me remind you: the Vietnamese people had never done anything to the United States -- but we waged war on them anyway. In that war we killed about 2 million Vietnamese civilians. We also made about 4 million Vietnamese people homeless. Our reckless use of chemical weapons such as Agent Orange caused widespread cancer and birth defects. Nixon's secret and illegal bombing of Cambodia destabilized a friendly government and left a power vacuum that was filled by the genocidal regime of Pol Pot -- leading directly to the deaths of another 2 million innocent people.I spelled harry truman's name in lower case back then as a sign of respect. None.
And what good has come of it? In 1975 when American troops finally left, Vietnam adopted a communist nationalist government, the very thing we were supposedly trying to prevent. So in that sense, we did not achieve a single thing. And more than 4 million people died for nothing.
Nothing, Jose. They died for no reason at all unless you count the fact that people who should have known better thought war was the answer.
Ho Chi Minh was a friend and ally of the USA during World War II, Jose. Did you know that? An American intelligence agent (Archimedes Patti) gave him his first weapons. Did you know that? Ho Chi Minh helped America throw the Japanese out of Indochina and he wanted to help us throw France out as well. But FDR was dead and so was his notion of "self-determination for all peoples". And harry truman was now the president and he was not only totally uninformed on world affairs but he was also a vicious little prick. And when harry truman told Ho Chi Minh to go buck a water fuffalo, that was the end of any chance for peace and stability in the region.
If the USA had stood with its wartime ally, Ho Chi Minh; if the USA had embraced the idea of Vietnamese national self-determination rather betraying it; if the USA had stood by its announced principles after the war, rather than rejecting them in favor of French colonialism; modern Vietnam's government would certainly be nationalist -- as it is today -- but it might very well be anti-communist, and it might even be pro-American. Ho Chi Minh would never have gone to Russia and China for help if he could have obtained help from the USA.
But no! truman told Ho to go screw and what was the result? Millions and millions of innocent people dead -- millions and millions more innocents homeless -- untold grief and anguish in America as well as Southeast Asia -- and all because some vicious little prick thought more war was the answer. In fact the answer was simple -- but harry truman was not about to tell the French to get their armies the hell out of Vietnam and let the Vietnamese people live their lives in peace -- even though it would have made perfect sense, even though the American government had trumpeted the principle of self-determination all through the war, and even though America, having rescued the French from the Nazis, did not owe France one thin dime...
Yeah, I know: That was then, this is now. Now the answer is not for American troops to be planting explosives in Iraqi cars and trucks in a transparent attempt to trigger a civil war. Now the answer is not for Americans to contaminate Iraq any further with our radioactive ammunition. Now the answer is not more indiscriminate bombing of residential neighborhoods. Further violence by Americans in Iraq can only make this horrible situation even worse.
And as for you, Jose, I've had enough of your bullshit. Why don't you take your five bucks [it has been reported that disinfo bloggers are paid $5 per post] and hit the road? In fact, why don't you go spend some time with the people who share your views? Why don't you just click here and start being all you can be?
That's right, Jose! Put your soft tissue where your mouth is! Enjoy the war, always remember that war is the answer, and don't worry. We'll still be your friends, even though we're staying here -- and that's a good thing, too, because you're gonna need friends like us to bury your sorry ass when it comes home in a box.
Speaking of bob cassiday, his rant against Mike Gravel drew a comment from Brad Spangler, to wit:
Re: "Oh, and thanks for helping end the draft, Mike, so we can raise generation after generation of men who are not asked to serve their country."To which the vicious ignorant prick replied:
Good news! You're still young enough to enlist. :)
I'm too old, have a career, a wife, and a daughter. Were I 21, unmarried, without a daughter, I'd bee in uniform right now.It goes without saying that this is chickenhawk bullshit of the most pungent variety. Sacrifice other people's lives and limbs in the wars I want our country to fight. But not me. I have a family. I have a career. I'm better than other people: let them die while I enjoy my life.
If that's not good enough of an answer for you, bring back the draft.
This guy's serious. And he's far from alone.
Watch some of his buddies throw a stun grenade at a shepherd for a joke -- and record it on video (WMV: Right-click here and "Save As..."). bob cassiday would be laughing along with them if he were 21, single, childless and jobless. And he's not even smart enough -- or decent enough -- not to say so in a very public place.
On the other hand, some Americans are actual human beings, with brains and hearts, who feel pain and emotions such as empathy, and who believe mass murder and grand theft -- and throwing a stun grenades as a "joke" -- are sins against Almighty God and crimes against humanity, even if the victims live elsewhere; even if the victims live differently.
There will be no unity. There will be no tolerance. There will be no third category.
Are you with us or against us?