Sorry, But I Just Have To Rant
Bloomberg is reporting that Iran can have nuclear weapons in a matter of weeks. Is this just another snow job by the Bush administration bolstered through selective leaking of intelligence in order to make their case for war with Iran? Are we really ready to let this happen again? Are we so powerless that we have no choice but to sit back and watch another preemptive strike on a country that poses no threat to us? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY?
I hear Democrats agreeing with the Bush administration that “something has to be done about Iran” but my question is why? Why must we stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program? Because we’re so responsible with the power we wield by being the sole nuclear superpower? That’s freaking laughable! The only countries not in danger of a preemptive US invasion are those that possess nuclear weapons. How can we fault Iran for wanting to protect itself from our warmongering President who can do whatever he damn well pleases, with no oversight from Congress, and no accountability to the people? ARE WE SO FAR GONE THAT WE ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT THE DEATH OF OUR DEMOCRACY BECAUSE BUSH IS SUCH A GREAT GUY?
On the whole, we are overfed, undereducated, complacent, impotent, simpleminded, myopic, religiously delusional and apathetic. The immigrants protesting around the country have a better understanding of America than the rest of us. Perhaps, as a group, they have suffered from poverty in a way we never have and therefore have a deeper appreciation for the idea of America. Are we convinced that the idea of America is dead, regardless of what we say out loud to each other? Deep down, have we internalized the alternate history of our country, the history that shows imperialist tendencies, brutality around the world, exploitation of lands and peoples for profit? HOW MUCH SUFFERING ARE WE WILLING TO WATCH?
They say that people get the government they deserve. We watch too much television, don’t read enough books, don’t care that our children know less about American history than kids in China, eat too much processed food, don’t vote and have no clue what happens in the rest of the world. Is it any surprise that a population like that ends up with a government like this? DO WE REALLY HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE WORST TO HAPPEN BEFORE WE WILL BE WILLING TO GET OFF OUR FAT, LAZY ASSES AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?
I don’t know where to go from here. Living through this administration is like suffering from bi-polar disorder. One minute there is hope that this nightmare will end, and the very next it seems impossible that it won’t end badly. I have stated many times that the Bush administration, when caught doing the unthinkable, simply ups the ante. Get selected President by the Supreme Court, voila 9/11 and instant political capital. Questions arise about 9/11, preemptively invade a sovereign nation. Get caught lying about the justification for invasion, out a CIA undercover agent working on nuclear proliferation. When the investigation gets a little too close, use the NSA to conduct illegal surveillance of American citizens in order to quash dissent. When that ugly truth gets out, make plans to bomb Iran. HOW MUCH MORE ARE WE WILLING TO TAKE?
Do we really need to see the worst happen in our own front yard before we will believe that it’s happening? I doubt that would even be enough though, it would have to be aired on television before it will seem real to Americans. It seems crazy, with the quagmire of Iraq still devouring our young men and women along with what’s left of our treasury, that Bush would start another war, but that’s what he is, CRAZY! And there doesn’t seem to be a damn thing we can, or are willing to do about it, and THAT’S JUST SO FUCKING SAD.