Monday, November 08, 2004

Crazy in Seattle

A human rights activist from Seattle writes of her experience with Bush Derangement Syndrome.

The next caller was a woman from Pennsylvania. She had been busting her butt for Kerry for weeks and was now in despair. She stated that she simply couldn't understand the people who had voted for Bush: "These people want to control what happens in my bedroom, in my body, but they are A-OK with us having killed 100,000 Iraqis, and mounting. I just don't get them."
First off, no one really cares what is going on in anyone else's bedroom, just don't ask us to condone it. Secondly, if you truly believe that life begins at conception, then those people are fighting for innocent life. You may disagree with the premise, but neither side can prove or disprove their belief. Thirdly, where in the heck did this 100,000 figure of dead Iraqis come from? The estimates I've heard is 10,000. Now if you consider that a conservative estimate of Saddam's murdering habit was estimated around 30,000/year, that means we have saved at least 20,000 from being murdered by Saddam. So yes, many red staters believe in defending the innocent and bringing justice and liberty to 20,000,000 people. It is all quite consistent.

That was when the bricks hit. I felt lost. I knew what I was planning to do in the case of a stolen election (civil disobedience in the service of saving our democracy). I knew what I was going to do if Kerry won (give him three days to rest and then start pounding on his door with complaints about his Middle East policies). But, I had no idea what to do now.

For months, Kerry has been conspicuously going to church all over the country and shooting ducks and geese like crazy in between -- all in an effort to convince the people in the red states that he "gets them."

It was all in vain. No amount of avian carcasses would have helped.

Half the people in this country believe in a god who forbids stem cell research but seems to have forgotten his own First Commandment.

In the other America, we believe that killing all those Iraqis (not to mention Afghanis and, indirectly, Palestinians) is not only wrong but also terribly hazardous to our own security. We have different "moral values." And we don't give a rat's ass what other people do in their bedrooms.

Well we agree on the last point. How is defending ourselves after a massive sucker-punch undermining our security? Hey lefties: We were attacked after looking the other way for nearly 30 years. Get a new argument, because that one is DOA.

But we, my friends, are not in the majority.

Thank Goodness! And it does not look like that little fact is going to change anytime soon!

We in that other America had better learn to speak our own morality, which is a humanistic one, in an emotionally convincing fashion. More important, though, we had better take a good hard look at what is happening in the Christian extremist America, dissect it and try to understand it from the inside out.
So, let me see if I've got this straight....51% of America are Christian extremist? What would she say about our founding fathers, who were deeply religious?

I don't say this because I believe we should manufacture some anti-abortion, pro-Arab-and-Muslim-killing candidate who can make inroads in the red states in 2008.

I say it because we had better get a grip on what we are facing, in order to figure out how to save our country (and the poor, suffering rest of the world) from the crusade on which America is embarked.

I do not understand how a human rights activist can not be for the freedom of tens of millions of people. I do not understand how a human rights activist would not be fighting for a stop to the mass graves. To not be for the Iraq war is by default, to be in favor of tyranny, murder, torture, and injustice. America has defended herself with the Iraqi and Afghan war, and due to that action, we have brought freedom, liberty and hope for the first time to tens of millions of people. I am the human rights activist here. She is a fake. For I would fight any day to stop this.
Shocked investigators reported finding "thighbones the size of matchsticks" at what they believe is the site of one of Saddam Hussein's atrocities. Among the findings-were the skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys.

A baby had been shot in the back of its head and was found still being clutched by its mother, who had been shot in the face.
When does this get the attention of so-called human rights activists? Give me a break and go see the 300,000 dots.