ARE WE COWARDS YET?
I am so sad that my government will cause thousands of human beings to die this day, we will kill them by bombs, gun ships, drones and even face to face in the middle of the night. What is the response of my fellow citizens? The noble ones will wait hours to hold a sign that says, "Get the hell out of Iraq! Get the Hell out of Afghanistan, Don't invade Iran, Stop the Occupation of Gaza, Stop the drone attacks on Pakistan, Close Gitmo," and on and on for the last nine years. What was the reaction from the cheney/bush gangsters, they laughed.
But we have a new guy in the White House, so we line up once again and hold signs that say, Get the Hell out of Afghanistan, Don't invade Iran, Stop the occupation of Gaza, Stop the drone attacks on Pakistan, Close Gitmo; am I in hell?
The Obama Administration laughs at us also, they know that when the time comes progressives will fall in line and vote for the dems, they have no place to go. Ha! The dems also know that the Anti-War Movement, the Peace Movement and the Unions are controlled by the DNC. When the rank and file of these organizations start to throw out their leadership, we will then join Europe, the politicians will fear us and we will stop fearing our government. The tea-baggers can teach us some important lessons.
The leadership of the Unions and ex-republican Ed Schulz called for a demonstration on the 2nd of October, a Saturday. Many of us asked the question why the hell were we spending our money and resources on a parade in DC when all the politicians have left the city. The cost in resources was in the millions of dollars and now the people who traveled to DC are broke and cannot financially support any action in their home cities, boy are we stupid or what?
When you go to a demonstration to announce your opposition to the occupations, wars, invasions and empire would you please ask yourself the question, "Who am I trying to influence?" If the politicians are no longer in the city and the corporate media will not cover your demo, what the hell are you doing there wasting your energy and resources? Want to talk to an old friend, call them or e-mail them but don't waste your time by going to a demo to see old friends. The democratic leadership was feeling the heat but the same leadership is clueless why progressives are so pissed, it is not that they are moving too fast, it is that they have failed us on every level. Why is Gitmo still open Mr. President? Why are you fighting so hard against the invalidation of DADT? Why are we unconditionally supporting a nation that is slaughtering untold numbers of civilians in Gaza? Why are you telling us to get fired up when you have become such a dud?
Many noble people have given much to keep this republic from imploding, "Are we cowards yet?" is a good question to ask after thousands went to cheer President Obama in Portland, Oregon. One person said to me, he was awesome, how sad for those who have given so much for so little in return. Awesome indeed!