Monday, May 07, 2007

the Viagra of an Endless War

SMCD with Drifty:
"We broke Iraq, and the more we continue to maintain a massive army smack in the middle of other people’s civil war, the more the Bad Guys can lay the blame for everything that is going wrong at our feet.

And therein lies one of the major difference between Liberals and Conservatives. Liberals generally do not let crazy people dictate bad policy, or let crazy people goad them into making bad decisions; Conservatives, OTOH, embrace and celebrate their crazies. Give them crowns and scepters and nuclear weapons. And even though they are always amply warned over and over and over again of the catastrophic consequences of following their anointed degenerates and demagogues, Conservatives nonetheless continue to march lockstep behind them off one cliff after another, dragging the rest of the world down with them.

And then rave that bad thoughts and dissent -- not their own long, unbroken and lethal string of astoundingly bad decision -- cause bad results.

By Conservative reckoning, tornadoes don’t level towns. Because if you just ignore tornadoes, stuff your ears full of scriptures, blindfold yourself with flags, and pretend that the cotton is high, the livin’ is easy, and there are no cows and cars and convenience store roofs whirling past your head…then everything will be fine.

Instead it are those people that acknowledge the coming storm and try to raise the alarm who are really to blame."

and
"Because the racist Republican doctrine that dare not quite speak its name is as simple as this: The Great Swarthy Hordes are all in it together!

Like the army of bigoted wingnuts for whom he speaks, to Newt they’re all ragheads. They’re all the same. They all believe the same thing. They’re all savages. They all need to be “defeated”. And steered by this White Power, imperialist doctrine, we lashed wildly out at a non-radical people who never, ever threatened us.

Who happened to be sitting on an ocean of oil.

And then proceeded to fuck up their country, turning it into a gaping, bloody wound.

And now, four years later, for reasons which are unfathomable to me, charlatans and fascists like Newt still have an open invitation to sit in front of the nation’s cameras and opine as if they were not insane.

To calmly cite the chaos that their own perverse ideology nourished and metastasized as “evidence” that we should continue doing exactly what got us into this quagmire in the first place.

Because without the Viagra of an Endless Cold War to engorge the wee dabs of shriveled gristle between their legs, the Conservatives have nothing left in the sock drawer to stuff down their Grand Old Party Pants but corporate feudalism, gay dread and Negrophobia."

1 comment:

Kax said...

I disagree that it's a civil war in Iraq, between religious factions. I think it is Partisan Iraqis fighting Vichy Iraqis.

When we leave, if UN Peace Keepers replace our troops, they'll settle down and get on with rebuilding.

Vote yes on HR1234!!!