It is always my goal to think up and type out a thought provoking, hard hitting, insightful, illuminating, surprising, entertaining, serious and fun article every time I sit down at my computer and use my Yahoo Note pad. This time will be no exception, though perhaps this time I might finally succeed. Yes, this time I'm going to discuss substantive Political Issues with no intruding mock up voices or strange conspiracy theories about Globalist cliques and cadres with agendas of world control and domination. No SIR! this article will be strictly "ripped from the headlines" of Main Stream Media and only about the Real World Political Processes occurring in the Actual Nation's Capital where the real Elected Representatives of the People do the Nations business. No diversions or flights of fancy will enter into this, from here on out, totally dedicated article about the pressing, pertinent, important, lives hanging in the balance, issues of our time. I think it is time to buckle down and use my articles to help make this a better world.
"Oh give it a rest! Why do you always have to be such a SMART A**?"
Uh oh, now who could this be interrupting what was going to be my serious attempt at real world political analysis?
"I have no time for you right now, I'm busy," I, not wanting to be rude, reply to my unwelcome, uninvited, imaginary guest's disembodied voice. A somewhat critical voice at that.
"What do you know about Politics anyway?" Just who do you think you are?" "You're not clever, you're not funny, in fact you're just a waste of valuable time and space," he continues on with his, to me, personally hurtful tirade.
"I know enough about Politics to realize that Congress has no intention of abruptly ending US involvement in the IRAQ War." "In fact I have said as much starting last November when the Progressives, flush with victory, declared that now things will be different," I reply, defending myself and my, to him, skewed views.
But I go on,
"Since both parties signed on to this war, it only made sense that changing Majorities would make little difference."
He says, "But the Democrats ran on the promise of ending the War." "So what in your opinion went wrong?"
My imaginary voice seems sincere in asking so I reply,
"Well, the Democratic Candidates didn't exactly pledge to immediately end the WAR." "If you listened closely, all the candidates gave Caveats about meeting certain conditions in Iraq before it would be possible to bring home the troops." "In fact there wasn't much difference between the two party platforms as a whole in the 06 elections." "It's just some people heard it that way. I'm afraid that was just wishful thinking or selective hearing."
"You're a LIAR!"
my agitated, suddenly irrational, imaginary antagonist blurts out.
I naturally react,
"No Sorry, I'm simply telling it like it was and I'll tell you something else, I don't recall Nancy Pelosi ever saying in a speech or anywhere else that she would move to Impeach President Bush." "That's both before and after the 06 elections."
He takes a deep, imaginary breath and then with face turning red and all muscles tense, his mouth slowly opens and,
"BUSH NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED!!!" TREASON! HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS!!"
is what my mocked up conversation partner, that I promised wouldn't be in this article, SCREAMS at the top of his typed up, hyped up, now, monologue.
So I assert,
"First off I'm not blind so you don't have to scream in caps, and was there a question in there?"
My Imaginary friend considers for a moment and then quietly says,
"But it's all so wrong, We have American boys, no, not boys, people, men and women sacrificing their lives over there and for what?" "Is the threat of Terrorism real or was 9/11 an inside job done to justify a cover for war to exploit the resources of the Mid East?" "If Osama Bin Laden didn't perpetrate the 9/11 attacks, like he at first claimed right after 9/11, then what are we doing in Afghanistan, and who did actually attack us on 9/11?" "You hear so many contradicting, yet plausible explanations, that who knows what to think anymore?" "Throw in the recently released "Family Jewels" about the CIA exploits and you have to admit that anything is possible." "But I don't want to, I want to believe in my Country and our Government." "But right now, it just takes too much FAITH."
My imaginary Compadre gets a far away look in his eye and falls silent.
I honestly don't know what to tell him. I think he speaks for many of us Americans. Wouldn't it be nice to simply be able to believe our elected leaders and feel good about the trust we give them? Many do, but for some, Intelligent Conscience is a cruel taskmaster. It's hard to ignore the blatant mis-information like we got in the run up to the IRAQI WAR. It's hard to not notice the 9/11 unanswered questions. It's just too easy to hear the Main Stream Media's silence on all these things.
"Well I just don't know what to think anymore," my new friend mutters as he leaves the article. Confused, bewildered and realizing there's just no where or no one to turn to for objective answers. Since whatever's going on, the Political parties march on in lock step doing a side step, a song and dance and a little tag teaming good cop bad cop style. Throw in a few symbolic gestures and a couple of Dead End Investigations and studies and you have the complete charade. All this while the WARS certainly continue. Surge even.
No, the Mastermind has his Shields up and his bases covered,,,,,,,,,
I am a simple man of eclectic interests and tastes with no particular academic credentials. I still perceive, think, read and write somewhat. Writing music is a hobby of mine
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