For every progressive politician out there, there are three or four politicians that go where the money is. For every progressive out there that believes we are going to win by being right, there are five or six slime balls supporting people that have all the money and can afford to buy air time.
I just received an e-mail from Move-on.org that seemed to say “We know you don’t trust the Democrats that stood shoulder to shoulder with George W. Bush, we know you’re angry about a freaking war without end, we know that you are about to tell us to ram it up our ass, but don’t give up now, and by the way, SEND US MORE MONEY!”.
I’m done sending money to any more Democrats. I’m done trying to figure out what the hell we should do. I think I’ve just about run the gamut, like most of you out there. I have no idea what else we can do. I’m not giving in to frustration, so if there are any right wing neo-cons out there reading this; don’t believe for a moment you have worn me out. I think that goes for all of us. This entire load of crap we have been dealing with will ensure that the Conservative Right Wing will never see the inside of the White House again as long as we all live and breathe. You’ve had your chance at doing things your way and look what’s happened. You have just about turned the United States from this planets last best hope and our nation from a principled state to an aggressive, underhanded nation, ruled by what can best be described as a pack of snarling dogs.
Every time I see a film clip of Bush sauntering to the White House, I am reminded of a cocky runt that develops a way of walking that makes him seem tougher than he is. Bush has that “little man, big ego” walk. The way he talks down to Americans, and tries to explain the world as he sees it, reminds me of an arrogant boss talking to his workers as if they are complete idiots. Maybe his 28% like to be talked to like that, but I don’t.
For every progressive politician out there, there are three or four politicians that go where the money is. For every progressive out there that believes we are going to win by being right, there are five or six slime balls supporting people that have all the money and can afford to buy air time to convince the blathering idiots to vote for them. For every person that reads, watches Discovery or PBS or does volunteer work, there are a hundred overweight, beer swilling fools watching American Idol and Survivor, when they don’t have football to keep them occupied. We have become a nation of fast food junkies with no oxygen in the blood flow to the brain.
And Move-On wants more money. What are they going to do with all of the money that they collect? Are they going to buy air-time on “American Idol” and tell the American people that our leadership is taking the constitution apart line by line? Are they going to buy commercial time on “Survivor” and tell the American people we are letting their sons and daughters die so that Big Oil can keep making outrageous profits? Maybe they will take the money and buy a two minute Super Bowl ad and explain how 9/11 might have been an inside job, or that the United States told Saddam to invade Kuwait so we could turn around and go to war with him. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see something like that? That I would help pay for!
We will never see anything like that unless we do it ourselves. The only way we are going to do something like that is to form a citizen’s union, some kind of organization that will actually spill the beans, and tell the truth. What you know to be true, most of the other people don’t know. Have you ever talked to your co-workers or your neighbors about some of these issues and they look at you like you have two heads? Is it because I live in South Carolina, or do most of you experience this? I work in a college in South Carolina; I can’t believe that they are all ignorant. I think that the problem with what is happening in this country is that the majority of the people aren’t getting the truth. The only people that are getting the truth are the one that are looking for it. When I read “Armed Madhouse” I couldn’t believe the things I read, and I’ve been digging for the truth for a decades.
The point I’m making here, is if I felt that I was ignorant after reading that book, what about all the people in this country that aren’t even looking? Wouldn’t it be just about the smartest thing that we could ever do if we educated the rest of our citizen’s? Don’t just brush this off and believe that they don’t care. The problem is that they actually resist the truth. If the truth were brought to them in a way that they couldn’t ignore, I’d bet my last dollar that you would see some fireworks that you never thought possible. Americans for the most part are not very political; they aren’t that passionate about their politics.
One reason that this is so is because national politics rarely affects them on a local level, as in countries like France or Britain. Because those countries are so small, national politics usually affects them directly. Not so in America. State politics sometimes takes precedent over national politics for that reason. State politics affects the Americas locally. Unless Americans are personally affected, they can remain blissfully ignorant, and that, they do. The only way that we are going to get the majority of Americans to act, is to show them how the policies of this administration will affect them directly. The only way we are going to achieve that is by advertising how the policies of the Bush administration will affect them directly. Only by hitting people on top of the head over and over again will we begin to make the majority understand just what we are facing. Our fellow citizens are not the most altruistic group of people that ever walked the face of the Earth. If Move-On wants to come to me with their hand out, then show me what you are going to do with my money! Don’t tell me that you are going to fund some committee that nobody will ever hear about. Tell me that you are going to expose the evils of this administration on Prime Time Television! Maybe then, and only then, will you get my attention. Unless you are willing to take that step, stop sending me those stupid e-mails.
Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.