Yup, you called it PJ. Some one from the W, Rove and Co is committing rhetorical suicide on a daily, if not hourly, basis. But why are they still alive and kicking? Because the deadened nerve endings of the American populace are soothed, sedated, and corroded by the terrorist warnings and fear mongering catapult that would have them believe they are indeed safer than they were five years ago. It’s their hope that the faithful fall in behind them as evidenced by numerous questions by “average Americans” gathered like cattle to the slaughter in carefully groomed auditoriums where speeches are delivered at great Taxpayer expense.
Hook, line, sinker, and pole go down into the deep pits of hell as the faithful follow leaders who lead by faith, not fact. Is it wishful to think that people might judge for themselves, or is this situation simply reflective of the inherent danger of theocracies - If you live your life by faith alone, and you lead by faith, you expect your followers to swallow the faith-based pill and simply believe you. But what other choice do they have? Bush says, "I am optimistic," about Iraq.
But indeed, what would/could he say to the contrary? Not much, because the unvarnished truth - which is different from contrived and manipulated fact (or withheld information for that matter) - would seriously damage their faith/ideological driven administration powered by the one man who may have crossed the fine line between genius and insanity a long time ago: Rove.
Another symptom that proves we are being led by lousy leaders is that they work ambitiously to hide the truth from us. Why else would they try and hid pictures of tortured Iraqis, and flag draped coffins from us? Indeed, they think we can’t handle the truth. But they are oh, so wrong; very and disturbingly wrong. What America needs now is a serious dose of the truth - it's the only salve that will save us: And it must be delivered in spades, unvarnished, and wholesale.
While the W, Rove and Co. demands faith, they never return it. It’s a one way street – which is one of the many fundamental flaws with these people in charge. “Oh, ye of little faith?” Right, but if you don’t have faith in the American people enough to trust we can handle the truth, you deserve exactly what you dish out.
America was built on strife, struggle, and handling some very powerful truths. It’s what sent our troops in droves over to Europe to defeat Hitler. But the comparisons and equivocations that Iraq and Japan are similar are not only misplaced, they serve as no fair comparison whatsoever. Just look at the number of presidential offspring enlisted in the military. What’s the difference between WWII and Iraq? 100% - that is, all Roosevelt’s eligible offspring served in WWII. None of the Bush offspring are serving in the “war on terror.”
Anyone who has been in a bicycle or motorcycle accident will know - it's the gunk that gets under the skin that is most painful to clean. But to heal, the cleansing is 100% necessary. I suggest the W, Rove and Co is the gunk under our American skin. The wound has been inflicted – deep as it was drawn over the course of 6 years (I include the run up to the stolen Y2K election in the count), but it has not been cleaned and dressed.
We need to peel out the cinders (customarily done with a wire brush – or in this case I'll call it impeachment) from the wounded America. Cast them aside, but beware, it's a painful process to pull out the rouge elements causing us more pain and wedging themselves deeper into our American flesh. We must dress this gash with some plain old fashioned truth - Indeed, the American people can handle it - we wait for someone to administer the cleansing. Once that is initiated, let the healing begin.
Friday, March 24, 2006
The Gunk Under Our American Skin: Truth - The Only Salve That Will Save Us
There's an interesting post over at BIO by pjordansr that spured a comment I left over there. This is one of the intersting components of the blogisphere - you never how far the ripple goes out after you cast a stone into the pond. Here's what I was thinking after reading PJ's post: