Thursday, July 19, 2007

Homeland Security - oh really...?

The peculiar use of the word "homeland" is an indicator of the hay wire, jackbooted mindset that has the instigators of jihad licking their chops. Like a bear to honey we did exactly what they wanted and they have their multi front war and their vehicle to whip up more violent dissent here and abroad. Acknowledging this isn't unAmerican.

Saying the Left hates America is just sad - nobody hates this country - people hate our politicians, and current set of leaders and their misguided arrogance and jackbooted mindset.

Rooting out terrorism is going to require a much more nuanced approach, a helluva a lot more spying in Pakistan and Afghanistan the establishment of a Palestinian state, the precision of special ops, diplomacy, diplomacy, diplomacy and lots of it with Syria and Iran (look at North Korea) and money, education and opportunity for the disenfranchised across the globe. We have spent trillions on the war in Iraq that have gone to some big private interests that don't need the money. That money has to go to help the disenfranchised (globally)if we truly want to export democracy.

You have to lead by example - the Neo-Cons (and that's who these people are) they are not conservative (I respect fiscal responsibility - there's no way this country shouldn't have a balanced budget) - these moronic, idealistic, former liberals now called Neo-Cons want it all. George Bush goes back and forth from his born again glaze to his I know it all arrogant sneer. He's largely on a power trip.

So they want to bring democracy to the World (nice ambitious idea but it doesn't take into account cultures that have evolved over centuries). The Magna Carta sprung up from the concept of property ownership and in response to tyranny. The concept of property rights is beyond foreign to the desert populations. And bringing democracy to the world by force doesn't work. And bringing Democracy to the world is being used as an excuse for commandeering the mid east oil supply. Don't forget these guys are Texas oil men from way back and Prescott Bush and his bank were money launderers for the Nazi's.

But what these ignorant Neo-Cons don't realize is that they too swallowed a brochure just like the Jihads did. If you want Democracy to spread you have to lead by example. We can't have recount debacles like Florida and Ohio, we can't chuck our principles and be hypocrites. Right now the world is looking at us like a bunch of Nazi's because we are acting like a bunch of imperialist idiots.

It's time we got our own house completely in order educationally, opportunity wise, environmentally, health, and ethically in both business and politics. Then we can preach to the rest of the world about the virtues of Democracy and leading by example with a national refocus and return to a Jeffersonian America and his completely necessary concept of good citizenry.

Here's the main point of the article from the link above:

"They are a ... religious cult that wants to roll back the modern world for the comfortable certainty of a militant religion, and the movement woos converts by exploiting legitimate and fabricated grievances against Muslims around the world. The group is fighting a rear-guard and ultimately doomed fight against the onslaught of modernity...

While Al Qaeda's rabid and utterly predictable response to modernity was falling out of favor with most Muslims and Muslim-dominated governments throughout the Nineties, it has been re-fueled by this Administration's historically ignorant, testosterone-and-ego-driven post 9/11 foreign policy. Any fool can see this Administration's imperial ambitions repeat the mistakes of colonialism."

This is dead on - it's the truth - it's the reality and before we can fix any problem we have to understand it's cause...

"...this Administration has been feeding the animals."

It's a reach that changing the word "homeland" will un-indoctrinate Cheney but the core of that posting is 100% correct.

The have's versus the have nots - as soon as we get back to sharing the wealth extending opportunity to everyone and get our bases out of their countries the better off we will be.

Imagine a Russian base in Canada or a Saudi Arabia military base in Kentucky - would we as a citizenry stand for that?

We have to use our heads. Stumbling around like a big arrogant headless giant acting like imperialist buffoons because we know whats best for the rest of the world ain't workin'!

(Never has and never will)


Anonymous said...

dead on - you are indeed dead on.

now what the hell can we do about it?

Paul Burke said...

1- Clean the Environment (clean air, clean food, clean water, clean energy, and population control = lower health care costs and enables the human species to actually exist and survive in a planetary environment. Make the head of the EPA a cabinet position)

2- Balance the budget (helps keep jobs and income for citizens and promotes a robust economy)

3- Clean and fair elections (paper trail for electronic voting machines)

4- Return to public financing of elections (gets special interest out of the game unless their ideas have merit that benefit the whole country)

5- Profit (profit has to come lower on the list of priorities - it is not an unmanaged panacea for all of our ills and must be managed and regulated appropriately. Dissolve the offshore tax free stashing of profit but create a healthy environment for business without mass consolidation of media outlets and energy suppliers. Competition is better for the economy and small business is the backbone of America. Eliminate short term profit mentality and return our national resources to long term management and sustainability. Outlaw clear cutting and selling timber at a loss. Dissolve subsidies for giant timber industry so they figure out how to earn a profit on the open market, dissolve subsidies for factory farms, dissolve the overuse of pesticides, and fertilizers and control run off that is killing fishing industry.

6- National defense - Eliminate obsolete weapon systems, superfund clean up sites at all bases and scale back portion of budget to 33% (now over 50%).

7- International relations - Establish a Palestinian State and open diplomatic ties with Iran and Syria. Support the UN and bring plumbing to the third world. Humanitarian aid given without political strings attached.

8- Law - restore habeas corpus, codify the magna carta, re-establish the separation of church and state, re-establish the separation of powers doctrine, establish line item veto so executive branch doesn't hijack our country again.

9- Impeach Bush and Cheney TODAY they are beyond corrupt and have failed to uphold the Constitution.

10- Education - Increase teacher salaries, restore order in the classroom, ensure secure school grounds make it a national priority because an uneducated population is bad for democracy, our country and the world.

11- Humanitarian - Help those less fortunate because any other world isn't worth living in and creates war through power struggles between the haves and the have nots.

Just some ideas off the top of my head - we need a better vision now - not one so bloody damned selfish or clueless of our place in the environment and with an eye to just how small we are in the face of the Universal void that awaits us after we ruin our air, water and food. The ocean is not a sewer. It's our food source and engine in conjunction with the sun that provides our air and rain!

Above all treat all of creation and each other as the work of God because that's what it is. Anything less indicates we are not worthy of the fruit and planet of this amazing creative source that is and surrounds our very existence and reality.