Monday, June 27, 2005
Veteran: Lead Us Not into Temptation...
Deliver us from Chickenhawks: Rove, BushCo et al:
"Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk." Joaquin Setanti
Among the atrocities they've given us - 100,000 + dead Iraqis and many more thousands of US causalities to come.
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire
The 'playbook' for warmongering existed before Hitler's Goering's Nuremberg admissions ( All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." )
as evidenced by Twain's Civil War laments:
"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." - Mark Twain
So, 'we the people' have no one but ourselves to blame ultimately:
"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." Bertrand de Juvenal
It is 'gut check' time:
"Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act." George Orwell
Lead us not into temptation:
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." H. L. Mencken
...but, deliver us from evil by organizing politically, shining a VERY bright light on these roaches, and, removing the warmongers majorities from Congress in the 2006 mid-terms before they 'strike' again, and again... Bring ALL BushCo war criminals up on charges, impeaching Bush first!