Trust the Republicans driving this machine with one hand on
the steering wheel and the other hanging out for lobby money; with one foot pressing metal to the floor and the other nowhere
near the brakes.
Because America is at War!
American lives need to be lived in a wartime environment.
American citizens need to practice a total deferral to
the self-defined patriotism of the elect.
American citizens absolutely must trust their future to
those few at the top of the power pole who, by the way, have no combat experience but definitely know who is fit and unfit
to lead a military venture based on experience.
Right. Given the Cheney/Bush version of urgency and importance
of the need for a coherent national security objective guided by wise, strong, stubborn and insensitive leadership, I must
accept all this in another context.
We must fight the war on terror while remaining
strictly stuck with the Republican Tax Cut Experiment which has not helped Mr. Bush avoid being a president who not only did
not create one new job in 4 years, but will have a net job loss in excess of several million. We are then left to hope for
the best but continue to expect the worst and that middle class taxes are going to continue paying for our prosecution of
the war on terror.
We will prosecute the war on terror in a pay-off-the-national-debt
circumstance created by this administration that will be an ongoing burden on our grandchildren. Trillions of dollars of debt
generated by a Republican party that has always labeled Democrats as taxers and spenders is not something Leno and Maher can
make jokes about.
We will prosecute the war on terror while Mr. Bush
and gang are baiting us with the phrase "ownership society" which in reality is a switch to another means of generating -
you guessed it - more profits for business. "Owning" health care, retirement, education and hours of wage-earning only happens
when you "buy" something or "invest" in something to own.
We will prosecute the war on terror while an ungodly
number of us go without access to adequate health care. That's one thing tens of millions of Americans could use ownership
Of course the rest of we middle classers do "own" always-increasing
health care premiums. Somehow I fail to see how this helps the troops, keeps terrorists at bay, or will make it easier when
we invade Iran in order to secure whatever the neocons think needs securing.
We will prosecute the war on terror in a context
of profits for HMO's and Pharmaceuticals at the expense of fixed income retiree's and elderly citizens who may not live to
see the victory that Mr. Bush said we wouldn't have and then flip-flopped to say, "Oh yes we will."
That Medicare D legislation is the most abject legislative
failure seen in this country in I don't know how many years.
Because it was dominated by narrow Republican economic
theory and corporate priorities, that's why.
We will prosecute the war on terror while the Republicans
- under the guise of "ownership society"- preside over corporate reductions and/or eliminations of pension funds. Why is it
that we must be patriotic and support the current commander-in-chief under this circumstance?
We will prosecute the war on terror while Bush
postures as some kind of "education President" who, despite the compassionate self-label, has left children behind, imposed
terrible burdens on public schools, and failed to provide the necessaries to make his compassionate promises come true.
We will prosecute the war on terror while George
Bush, who pretends to BE the Christian Right, works hand in glove with the Christian Zionists to encourage Israel to widen
it's borders in order to look like the Israel of prophesy so Jesus and his Armageddon Asteroid can End the Times and leave
all of us more liberal-minded Christians Left Behind.
We will prosecute the war on terror with the neocon
foreign policy dingbats fully embedded in the governance of every what-to-do next.
Our "war on terror" will camouflage an absolute conviction
on the part of failed foreign policy theorists that American might is the brave new world of the future - that American might
will facilitate our continued consumption of an inordinate share of energy reserves.
Because we can, that's why.
Under the neocons, we will prosecute an ongoing
string of military adventures that will continue to cost the precious blood of our children based on intellectual immaturity
in which necons ignorantly and naively assume that the poor and middle class of this country constitute a willing and unlimited
supply of military manpower for decades to come.
These things are what the Republicans did not and will
not tell you. They want to prosecute the war on terrorism and do it in terms of maintaining their own discredited and - when
it comes to corporate welfare - dishonest domestic economic theories.
It does not matter what you and I think so long as they
are in power.
Only you and I can take this out of their hands. They
are not going to maintain the current foreign policy while changing economic approaches.
They want both to remain unchanged.
They will not change things unless we intervene.
So all you self-styled economic sophisticates who have
bought into Republican capitalism worship and cannot see that many corporations in this country are only showing profits primarily
through government intervention and bail-outs - you go ahead and reveal just how poorly you understand the less-government-more-free-enterprise
Grover Norquist may someday buy you a latte from Starbucks
after the government becomes so small it goes down the bathtub drain.
Of course you may be standing behind the Starbucks counter
brewing and serving the latte yourself.
Grover won't mind. He's smarter than you in a really dumb
So all you righteous Christians who see George Bush as
led by God to export war and death to all evil-doers as we impose a neocon Pax Americana on the world go ahead and look the
other way while your narrow morality authorizes a trashing of the American Dream.
Just don't tell me that Jesus would vote the same way,
would advocate for George Bush on FOX , Limbaugh's program - even the 700 Club - and would go along with the deaths of civilian
men, women and children in Iraq or anywhere else as "acceptable collateral damage."
You still haven't done your homework and the holes in
your civic wisdom remain vast and empty.
© Arthur Ruger 2006