Now that the War Party with its leader, Barack Obama, is ratcheting up the rhetoric for another war, the predictable Reichwing attacks against me begin.
Whether written by moronic bloggers, or emailed to me directly, the subject line is always something like this:
"Where are you now?"
I thought to save myself some time, I would write this fact sheet for those Dummies. It always amuses me that they can come to my blog, find the "CONTACT" link, then write me with misinformed accusations like those below. The Reichwingers can take the time to find my email, but they don't look down the page a little to see that I actually do the opposite of what they want to accuse me of?
"What? You only opposed war when Bush was in office? What a hypocrite!"
I oppose every war of the past and in the present. I oppose every war of the future.
War is a tool of barbarism and it is the opposite of sane and healthy for states to force its young to kill other people in some kind of geo-political game of serial madness and murder.
I don't care what war you want to throw at me, I oppose it and it was/is/will be wrong. People can sit across from one another and solve problems without resorting to murder, plain and simple. Any solution that involves troops, bombing, torture, etc, is evil and fraught with sorrow and destruction. Think about it...please...if you think about it with a rational mind, you will see yourself how demented war really is.
I can't remember a war that was waged to solve any geo-political problems that weren't created so the war profiteers can get more blood soaked money. The sane solution would be to dismantle the war machine and mantle a healthy economy based on peace and environmental sustainability. Again, if you take the red, white, and blue cloud out of your brain, I know you will know that I am correct.
Just the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost over three-trillion dollars. Where did all that money go? Into the pockets of multi-national corporations from oil companies, to tank builders, to drone manufacturers and even Burger King and AT&T.
The planned misadventure in Syria will shoot off Tomahawk missiles at 300 million/per missile. Right off the top of my head, I could probably think of 300 ways that money could be spent to contribute to a healthy and sane society and not one that goes around the world killing people to save them from being killed by their own leaders? Again, if that doesn't cause some kind of incongruity in your Limbaugh-esque addelpation, then I am afraid there is very little hope for you.
War is only good for the global elite, and the rest of the billions of us should reject being harmed for the good of the elite.
Again, I can't say this strongly enough...Reichwing Dummies who call me a "hypocrite" should look at their own "values." If you supported Bush and his immoral wars of aggression, then you should support Obama and his. If you opposed Bush and his immoral wars of aggression, then you should oppose Obama and his.
It's just common sense, but when the two violent branches of the War Party come together, we lose our reasonableness and turn into stone cold killers, or the enablers of stone cold killers, ourselves.
"What else can I expect from a Democrat."
I left the Democratic Party in 2007--the irony here is that I probably loathe the DP more than you do, because Democrats not only support Empire, but their mission is to demobilize true opposition to the policies of Empire. At the moment, I belong to the Peace and Freedom Party and would NEVER return, or support, the War Party.
"You crawl up the ass of every Democrat out there."
This one is laughable and so easy to fact check.
I ran against Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in 2008 for Congress.
I ran against Barack Obama (D-MORDER) in 2012 as VP candidate for the Peace & Freedom Party. I have NEVER supported Barack Obama and voted for Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party in 2008 and also supported Ralph Nader (I). I made a vow at Camp Casey in 2005 to NEVER support any politician, or party that supported war--so that excludes most Democrats and almost every Republican.
Right now, I am challenging Governor Jerry Brown (D) here in California for Governor.
I don't see how anyone with two seconds to devote to a google search can make that claim with a straight face. I am afraid all of you must really be Dummies, though.
"I haven't seen you crying on the TV every time I turn it on since Obama has been president."
I listed a few things above that I have done electorally, but other than that, I have held three protest camps near Obama: one in Martha's Vineyard and two in Washington, DC--I have been to every antiwar protest (as small as they are) locally and the ones I can get to nationally--I have been arrested several times protesting wars, nukes, drones, and the CIA/NSA---and I just completed a 90 day bike ride across the country trying to gauge the antiwar sentiment of people who should be opposing Obama's wars.
We send out press notifications and we have press events, but NO press ever shows. I haven't been invited on any of the "progressive shows," either, except for once on Mike Malloy and once on Democracy, Now for about 80 seconds in 2010. This lack of coverage doesn't discourage me, obviously, but the idiot box is apparently making idiots out of the Reichwing Dummies.
However, dear Reichwing Dummy, don't make the mistake of thinking that things only happen if they are happening on your magic TV box.
There is a thing called "life" and why don't you turn off your Dummy Box and set up camp in Washington, DC or Martha's Vineyard if you hate Obama so much?
Where are your large marches and rallies? Why don't I see you crying on TV about Obama being a Muslim or Commie (LOL)? I put my money where my mouth is and devote considerable time, energy and resources to what I believe in, now get off the computer and do the same.
But, Reichwing Dummy, maybe you should quit whining at me and get busy supporting Obama, since he is just carrying on the policies of your heroes, Bush and Cheney.