I’mmmm baaaacckkkk…

I’m back from two weeks total immersion therapy in British culture, having spent that time in the arms of my relatives-in-law. They are delightful folks, and I’ve returned to the land of BushHitler (“America is worse than any Orwellian nightmare” according to yesterday’s Observer) filled with delightful observations. I’m going to break down the comments into separate posts, for your viewing pleasure. After all, Sasha floods the zone when she returns from a trip, and although I’m just a guest on this blog that she runs… well, as my in-laws could tell you, I’m a shitty, rude, messy guest and I tend to sprawl a bit. So…
First of all, Europe is all of a sudden taking terrorism seriously, and after the minstrelsy of the Republican Convention, is rather silent about Bush’s having started World War IV approximately 5 years ahead of schedule. Yes, that’s right, the slaughter in Beslan is dominating the news, and people who hated Bush yesterday are talking war on terra. That won’t last, however; the European public is more fickle than the average Los Angeles sports fan.
Meanwhile… the thing that most struck me about Beslan is that it’s one more example of our inability in the west to admit we are at war with a religion, that sect of conservative Islam that demands adherence or death.
What set me off on this is that the greasy corpulent guy who says Columbine was the product of a corrupt and greedy American culture and the gun lobby, also seems to think that the guys who did this slaughter in Beslan – Islamic “militants” are minutemen and patriots.
Well, what are they Mikey? Horrid baby killers, or men to be admired? We’ll await your answer.
Just between thee and I, methinks I will take greed and corruption over that patriotic purity of those minutemen. As for the European reaction… well, they’ve been sold the damndest bill of goods for so long on the rationale of “it’s for the chillllll-dren” that they are now starting to believe that “for the children” justifies damn near any governmental action. Yep, it’s a continent of Marian Wright Edelmans, basically. So the terra-wrists had better watch out. The EU bureaucrats will be all over their collective ass after this one. Wierd place, Europe. They’ll believe just about anything.
Mikey is unmitigatedly correct about one thing: American culture produces some greedy, morally blind, subhuman slime monsters who seek nothing but money, power, and ego gratification. Proving that even a broken clock is right twice a day, here is exhibit #1. As the first of the infants slaughtered at Beslan by those minutemen, those patriots reacting to U.S. evil, are slipped into tiny child graves in tiny child coffins, here’s Mikey explaining why his film “Fahrenheit 9/11” is so influential, that it must compete for a Best Picture Oscar, rather than Best Documentary.
While there may be a special place in hell reserved for evil men, I’m thinking it doesn’t compare to the place reserved for those who shill for them. Mikey isn’t even remotely on our side any more folks. In a more honest and self-aware time, he would have been hanged.

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2 comments

  1. Jim

    I clicked on the link under minutement and patriots and almost immediately expelled dinner and a large part of lunch.
    I wonder if Putin will have to put up with any “why do they hate us ™” blubbering about this.

  2. gary

    Hey someone else other than me is aware that we are at the doorstep of WWWIII, and that only Islamic moderates in the world can stop it befor it gets way out of hand!!