Saturday, September 22, 2007
It's the truth. Planet Earth doesn't revolve around the sun. More often than not, it seems to revolve around the ease of how manipulatable we are as a people. Advertisers, politicians, religious leaders, insignificant actors, family, friends and particularly public opinion manipulates us on a daily basis. For nearly five years, the American people have allowed a consummate dullard such as George W. Bush to manipulate our country into fighting and sustaining a futile war. We were manipulated into this war initially because we were told Iraq was responsible for 9/11 and rife with WMD. Neither turned out to be true, but it's a little late at this stage to be quibbling about that.
Speaking of our Chimpanzee-in-Chief, at one of his incoherent, rambling press conferences held on Thursday, he actually joined forces with Faux & Unbalanced Fox News to answer one of their reporter's previously arranged questions regarding MoveOn.org. Bush was asked what he thought of an independent political action committee exercising it's constitutionally protected first amendment rights concerning the ad it ran about General David Petraeus or BetrayUS, if you prefer. Bush said "I thought the ad was disgusting. I felt like the ad was an attack not only on General Petraeus, but on the U.S. military. And I was disappointed that not more leaders in the Democrat Party spoke out strongly against that kind of ad. And that leads me to come to this conclusion: that most Democrats are afraid of irritating a left-wing group like MoveOn.org -- or more afraid of irritating them than they are of irritating the United States military. That was a sorry deal. It's one thing to attack me; it's another thing to attack somebody like General Petraeus." For the record, the previous illiterate text was a direct quote from George W. Bush. I haven't written like that since I was writing with crayons circa my sixth birthday.
You're probably thinking no reasonable person of average intelligence could possibly be manipulated by that quote, but not so fast Goober. The United States Senate, the most powerful legislative branch of government in the world, passed a resolution condemning MoveOn.org. If you are wondering how your Senators voted, here's the list. These frightened little worms allowed a cocky little moron to manipulate them. I expect the Republicans to do this. They won't support the troops by ending the war, or at the very minimum allowing them time to rest and recuperate from their high stress deployments. They will however, condemn an organization for speaking its mind. What I didn't expect, was that 22 Democratic Senators had their spines surgically removed so they could join their Republic colleagues in entering this landmark legislation into the congressional record.
The next situation involves a man I personally loathe. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is arriving in New York City on Sunday to address the United Nations' General Assembly. Ahmadinejad is an acknowledged sponsor of terror, he's an anti-semitic, despicable human being. He wants to go to Ground Zero in lower Manhattan to lay a wreath in memory of the innocent people who senselessly died on September 11th, 2001. No sooner did that request become public, that our National Manipulation Department sprung into action expressing shock and horror that this evil little troll wants to lay a memorial wreath on this hallowed ground. Our orchestrated manipulation leaders immediately began doing what they do best. They shrieked their moral indignation and outrage that this guy wants to lay a wreath.
I fully acknowledge Ahmadinejad probably has self serving ulterior motives for wanting to do this. Remember Bush standing in the rubble on that same ground a few days after the attack? He had a bullhorn in one hand and a rescue worker in the other. He certainly had self serving ulterior motives for wanting to do this. We were so easily manipulated into believing this President was our savior and protector. We didn't know he soiled his pants, froze with fear, and hid in a Nebraska hole in the ground as we watched those towers crumble to the ground. We believed we would avenge the bastards responsible for this act of war. We were manipulated into believing exactly what the Bush Cabal wanted us to. As we all know, the responsible parties for 9/11 are still laughing at us as they put out video after video and kill our soldiers in a country that had as much to do with the 9/11 attacks as Belgium did.
Ahmadinejad tells people the holocaust never happened. I have no doubt that if he could, he would like to wipe the United States and Israel off the map. I can't imagine walking three feet out of my way to spit in his face if it was on fire. I do however, think if he wants to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, he should be allowed to do so. You don't teach somebody about democracy and decency by demonstrating neither. We're practicing the exact type of behavior against this Iranian that we condemn him for practicing against us. Let him lay his damn wreath and let him see first hand what people like him did to decent people. In other words, manipulate this guy into seeing what we as Americans want him to see. Show him we're better than he is.
That's never going to happen though. We've become so manipulated as a people, we're not capable of turning the tables even on our enemies. If only we could. Iraq would not have our soldiers, we could take a bottle of shampoo on a plane, we wouldn't have an illiterate moron for a president and we wouldn't give a rat's ass that Ahmadinejad wants to lay a band of intertwined flowers and leaves on a piece of ground that has come to symbolize our failures as a people. The next time you suspect one of our so called leaders is trying to manipulate you, instead of blindly going along, try looking them square in the eye and tell them to MANIPULATE THIS.........
Posted by Veritas at 12:01 AM