4.24.2006

Nuking Iran

Dubya, his minions in Congress, and the bought and paid for "news media" are doing their best to desensitize us to their crimes. They want us to come to the point where when they drop a nuke on someplace in Iran that their "intelligence" tells them is a WMD site, we'll all just shrug our shoulders just as we did when they invaded Iraq.

We've set up camps in eastern European nations for the sole purpose of torturing human beings, many innocent. We have secret courts in Guantanamo and American citizens are detained for years without charges filed. Shades of Hitler and Stalin but still, we just shrug our shoulders.

There was once a time when Americans could say, "my country would never do that" and be reasonably certain they were right. I'm not saying we're angels, but Americans generally did the right thing. An allegation of torture (especially torture of innocents) would shock us all and we'd demand Congress get to the bottom of it. Now, as long as it doesn't confront our sheltered lives, we don't give a shit.

In case you Bush devotees don't realize the consequences of nuclear war, it would mean:
* you can't drive to the mega-mall in your sport utility vehicle anymore.

* no more Whoppers, Slurpees, Ben and Jerry's ice cream, or all-you-can-eat buffets.

* you can't watch American Idol, Faux News, and South Park reruns on the 72-inch television in the living room of your half-a-million-dollar home sitting on your precious little patch of pleasant valley Sunday suburbia anymore.

* no more male bonding with your golfing buddies.

* no more Prozac, Xanax, Ritalin, or NASCAR.

* you can't go to the hospital if you become seriously ill - or, if you're about to give birth, you and your soon-to-be child are on your own, 'cause there ain't no hospital to go to.

and:

* when you had it made, you didn't appreciate it, you lost what you had, and you have no right to complain, never mind howl like a whipped dog to have it all back.
If this administration drops one nuke on Iran, that's it, game over, we've crossed the point of no return. There will be no such thing as "Homeland Security" after that - Dubya and friends will have forfeited it. If you white bread Republicans want to hold onto your stock portfolios, Monday night football, deer camp, cuban cigars, and personal porn collections, then you had better start raising hell...

1 comment:

J. said...

What the hell is "deer camp?"

Maybe if everything goes according to plan, Iranians will embrace democracy and start their own deer camps. We can only hope.