Fear and conservatives
- From: Chief <Chief@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 12:02:17 GMT
Yesterday a sad event occurred at the Miami airport. A mentally disturbed
man was shot by an Air Marshal.
Regardless of the right or wrong the event occurred not because of either
the victim or the shooter but by the government who chose fear as a
principle motivation 6 years ago.
They did not chose fear because they wanted to. They chose fear because
they had to. It is part of the mindset of the conservative that they are
driven in part by fear.
It's why the 'Fear of God' fills their churches instead of the 'Love of
It's why conservatives need restrictive abridgements to the bill of
rights like the Marriage Amendment, Flag burning Amendment, Patriot Act,
and the restrictions to the Freedom of Information Act.
It's why they deal with the messy and chaotic nature of life with the
ant like order and sameness in their institutions. Predictability and
order acts like a childs 'invincible' blanket on a dark and scary night.
It's why they need the protective womb of institutionalized bigotry and
consistently vote for the restriction of rights for groups that do not
share the same traits on one level or another.
Fear drives them to place the sons and daughters of their neighbors in a
mouse trap called Iraq for the often stated cowards purpose of 'fight
them over there rather than fighting them here'.
Fear drives their leader to make bold statements like 'Bring them On' on
a nuclear aircraft carrier surrounded by aircraft and ships while in the
middle of an ocean.
The same 'bravery' came up with the concept of 'Free Speech Zones' and
canned speeches in front of troops on a military base.
'Stay the course' takes on a different meaning when shrill and desparate
men speak the words a half a world away from the target of the 'course'.
A president that didn't participate during his generation's war now
castigates those men like Murtha, who served often and bravely, for
wanting to stop using our children as bait in a war that has obviously
become a civil war and no longer a war against terrorism.
A president elected to protect the United States now seems more intent in
protecting his own ass even if that means tossing more young men like
cords of wood into the inferno of Iraq.
Perhaps the course Bush has choosen to 'stay' could have been predicted.
Watching a scared frightened man reading a child's book while biting his
lips and avoiding eye contact makes me uncomfortable. As uncomfortable as
watching a man piss his pants in fear or running away from a good fight.
Cowardice is always uncomfortable to witness.
But America has witnessed cowardice and more from a child-man born of
privelege, honed in the warm lap of luxuary, and tempered first by Jack
Daniels distillery and later by the religious ferver of the intolerent.
George Bush is a coward, possessses all the traits of a coward, has lived
a cowards life and made a cowards choices.
George Bush. A more perfect disappointment could not be, a more
disasterous choice could not have been.
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