Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

the commander in chief...

We in Australia, hear a lot about which U.S. Presidential Candidate would make the better Commander In Chief Of the Armed Forces in this current election campaign.

My question is this: Why do you brain-dead Yanks even entertain the no-brainer that a sleazy, megalomanic politician should be allowed to become Commander In Chief Of your Armed Forces?

Think about it, Yanks. (that's if Yanks can actually think...)


Blogger Jeff said...

The answer to your question from a partially brain-dead (getting more that way with every campaign ad I see) Yank is this: Better a sleazy, magalomaniac politician in charge of our power than a sleazy, megalomanic, militarily-trained (read: "yes, sir... no sir"), blood and guts lovin' general.

October 07, 2004 8:29 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Ok, Jeff. That reference to brain-dead Yanks was not aimed at you personally. And your point about why the C in C should be the President is also a good one. But... Obviously there need to be more checks and balances.

I'm still pissed off that America is allowed to have such unfettered power in the world. I'm pissed off about how America deliberately undermined the UN (and thereby International Law) for the last fifty years.

I feel like you guys (nothing personal, Jeff) are trashing my planet. And I'm not happy about it.

October 07, 2004 9:19 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

That's two of us, Gerry. Unfortunately, far, far, far too many Americans are selfish pigs who somehow "think" that any and all things American are good, right and just. In short, there's not a lot of global-thinking that goes on in this country unless it's "screw you, I'm a frickin' American! I'm better than you 'cause you're different and if you don't like it then we'll bomb the crap out of you!". Folks here with that attitude and the super-rich are Bush's base. They're either too stupid to understand or appreciate anything about a "global community" or too rich not to want more of it. It's shameful and makes me wish far too often that I was living in Canada.

October 07, 2004 11:27 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Jeff, it seems to me that your news services and your eductaion system are two key areas where revolution is called for. America has become a mere shell of what it once stood for. I still blame Big Business and Big Religion as the two main causes.

If it can't be fixed, are we looking at the final obscenities committed by a dying Pax Americana?

Is America capable of fixing its own problems?

Or must the rest of the world learn to sideline America and get on with shaping a world which ignores America because it has gone nuts?

October 07, 2004 10:04 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Gerry, there's no question in my mind that both big business and big religion are the two most troubling groups in the U.S. and are the core of America's mess today.

Can we fix them here? No way!

How do you fix greed? How do you fix a sheep-like devotion to religious faiths?

It's no different here than it is in any other country in the world in those aspects. You don't fix them, you just try to temper them. When a "leader" like Bush promotes both and wields them as political weapons in conjunction with fear, the flock (far too many) folds.

The best that we can hope for right now is the election of John Kerry. In this case, he's the only candidate who can and will temper those agression-power-driven zealots whom Bush counts on for his support to dominate the world.

October 08, 2004 9:27 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Well, jeff, here in Australia, it's election day tomorrow. I'll be campaigning against The Rat who sold us out to George Bush. I'll be handing out how-to-vote cards for his opponent. It's a sort of therapy for my troubled mind.. :-)

October 08, 2004 6:53 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Good luck!

October 09, 2004 4:31 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Good luck from Britain to both you guys. Our elections are further off so we are stuck with the appalling, lying, hypocritical, sanctimonious Blair for a while yet.
And, unlike you, the alternatives we will have are equally unattractive.

October 09, 2004 6:25 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Sadly, The Rat got returned with a more than 2% swing in his favour. My depression has kicked in with a vengeance so don't look for any posts for a while.

October 10, 2004 9:55 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I heard that bit of very bad news as well. When you hopefully return to posting, we'll be here waiting.

October 10, 2004 10:09 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Me too.

October 10, 2004 7:33 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Well I have...

October 10, 2004 10:49 PM  

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