Wednesday, March 24, 2004

All governments are lying cocksuckers

I agree with the late great Bill Hicks. All governments lie. That is what they do. Think about it. If you are part of a large mechanism that controls millions of peoples lives, then it is in your best interests to lie and manipulate them to your own advantage. It's not a hard concept to grasp even if you are hanging on the false premises indoctrinated into your brain by the American Educational system. I know that the whole point of our educational system is not to educate, but rather to assimilate, to prepare the masses for their role in whatever society they are in. So I can understand why people are reluctant to finally admit that the current administration and most politicians are lying bastard scum who use the power they wield for personal gain. It's okay. This goes against the core-ideas that have been innoculated into the average Americans brain by our educational system. We have been taught that America is the police-man of the world, that we always fight for what's right and...wait a minute, is that the "Rocky" theme-song I hear in the background? Well, the point is , we Americans have been trained to get a warm and fuzzy feeling whenever discussing the good ol' U.S.A. (thus the "Rocky" theme music...get it now?) and yet, most people cannot seem to understand that while the current administration/politicians does represent the U.S. (and poorly, I might add) they are ultimately human, and prone to errors. There seems to be a suspension of disbelief when it comes to the thinking of many Americans (or at least the good ol' Hoosiers around me) concerning the role and purpose of their government.

"So the government lied to manipulate the masses into believing that Iraq was an imminent threat to the safety of America? Well, at least we got Saddam out of power. I guess some good came out of it so they lied for a good reason. God bless America."-summary of logic I hear often.

Okay, this line of thinking is hilarious because it reminds me of a battered-spouse who is getting beaten by her husband, but she won't leave him or press charges because she claims that she loves him. There's some deep issues involved, no doubt, but the idea is that the husband has betrayed the trust of his wife and yet, for whatever reasons, she still stands by her man. Fellow citizens, we are that battered woman.

Now, I know I'm preaching to the choir here, because if you've read this far (or if you read this blog at all) then you obviously have a tolerance for reading and probably have a fairly good grasp on reality. I would imagine, if you read this stuff, then you're probably up on current events etc. This blog is more of a way for me to trick myself onto writing semi-regularly so if you get bored with this skip it. I don't care.
I'm trying to organize thoughts and issues in my head and try to make them seem coherent when I put them on paper. If not, thanks for coming. I'll try to be a good host. Now back to the rant...

Look, with the help of the internet, it's not hard to catch these sneaky fucks when they lie. So Don Rumsfeld and Condi Rice and others are making the rounds on the talk-shows claiming that they never claimed that Iraq was an imminent threat. When Donald Rumsfeld was on "Face the Nation" he was trying to make this point, but the hosts put up a quote from Rumsfeld that said:
"No terror state poses a greater or immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq."-D.R. 9/18/02

So what's he do? Apologize right? Nah, he waffles a bit and tries to brush it aside.
That's what children do when they are caught in a lie. I know I tried it.

Same thing with this whole 9-11 investigation. This horrible tragedy has been turned into a blame-game, a high-stakes charade (to see who will be elected in November) where officials from the Clinton and Bush administration try and tell the American public that they did everything they could to prevent the attacks, but that darn Clinton/Bush administration tied our hands or didn't provide vital information blah blah blah blah blah. That's childish. These people are more concerned with laying the blame then they are figuring out how the attacks happened. 9-11 occured. It doesn't matter if it could have been prevented or whatever. It happened. You cannot change or dispute that fact.

See, we don't need people claiming that so-and-so dropped the ball, we need somebody to stand up and say, "you know what, we fucked up. We dropped the ball. It's not one person to blame, it's all of us. I love this country and the citizens so much that I will kill my political career to tell you what you do not want to hear: It's all of our faults. From the psychotic foreign-relations policy, to the injustices and atrocities committed in the name of "liberty, truth and justice for all" that no doubt led to these bastards turning an airplane into a missile, to the tremendous amount of responsibility that every citizen in this nation has when it comes to using democracy (which most don't) for the good of all humanity, we as Americans must admit that 9-11 was a wake-up call to our own greed and avarice, our own lack of concern for anyone but ourselves. Instead of using this horrible tragedy to attempt to unite people and focus on what really is important in this world, we dropped the ball and chose to use the event as an excuse to keep fucking over everyone in the world so that we as Americans, can live comfortably. We should all be ashamed of what we have done."
That is what should happen. Of couse, this won't happen because no one really wants to admit the truth. It's time to put his childish behavior aside, as it really just seems to drive people further apart when they should be coming together. These bastards don't really care about helping people (which is what all people should do) they care about power and how they can use it to their advantage.
I apologize if this sounds like hippie-drivel or flowery-liberal prose. I have an honest concern for humanity and it transcends political parties. It's not about who is right or wrong or which religion, political system, ethnicty, sexuality, or whatever you identify with. We are all humans and we have a responsiblity to each other that, for the large part, we ignore. If we continue to ignore this then we only have ourselves to blame for our own destruction.
Well, I'm gonna go drink my Peyote tea and go read "The Nation" and then I will go outside, pick daisies and get into a big philosphical debate about the merits of smoking cannibis while reading The Tibetan Book of the Dead to some girl who doesn't shave her legs. I just want to beat everyone to the punch cuz I know somebody out there is thinking it. Fuck it. As my uncle would say: "I'm an idealistic 24 year old who hasn't been crushed by the weight of modern life. Just wait. It will happen and then you will vote Republican." Well, until then:
Flower Power ya'll. I don't give a fuck. Out.

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