Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Rising To The Bait

I don't know about you, but I have a feeling we're being led down the primrose path with this 'illegal immigration' hooey. Not that it's not an issue, but it's an issue that has remained pretty much the same for a long time. Why the sudden furor? Why, right this minute, is it being whipped up into a foamy, froth-flecked frenzy?

Could it be that we are being distracted by the shiny mirrored ball so we won't notice we're being two-stepped right smack into another war? With the stunning success of the Iraq invasion, why not? We're on a roll here. And, like the obedient consumers of info-tainment that we are, we're righteously arguing one side or the other, getting all emotional and worked up while the real serious problem - the only real serious problem worth getting your panties into a twist about - is another pre-emptive, illegal, immoral, expensive and ultimately unwinnable 'war'. Good God - we can't afford the one we've got now! And to take it to Iran will just seal our doom and unite the Muslim world against us (like they are so loving us now!). World War III will shortly follow. Notice the similarities between the run-up to Iraq and this. Pretending to use 'diplomacy' while in reality rebuffing the efforts made to communicate and negotiate, while in reality already deciding upon war.

This has to be stopped now. Forget about the phony demagogue hot-button issues that the government wants you to get concerned about. Don't "Watch the Birdie". Don't buy the sleazy sleight-of-hand ("Nothin' up my sleeve!"). Don't let them take us to nuclear war. Nothing else matters.

Nothing else matters.

Nothing else matters.

5 comments:

DivaJood said...

Hey Alicia. This is a quote from Nazi leader Herman Goering: "Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to do the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

Along with this tactic, it's also wise to throw red herrings along the path. Immigration would be such a red herring.

Prior to the 2000 election (or bloodless coup, as I like to think of it), Bush & his cronies had stated policies that they wanted to "Americanize" all nations on earth. The linch-pin in this was The Middle East: start with Iraq, go into either Iran or Syria next, on and on.

I have now volunteered to work on Marcy Winograd's campaign for Congress to unseat Jane Harman (the most Republican Democrat in Congress -- her words, not mine.)

We are doing something. I hope it's not too late.

Alicia said...

Jood - can you hook me up with that? Sounds like a good idea to me. I've heard her talk to Johnny Wendell, and I was impressed.

Crackpot Press said...

Well ya know the War is SO three years ago....

Alicia said...

I know - how September 10th can you get?

DivaJood said...

Hi Alicia -- yes, I have all the details at home, or you can get the links off my website. I emailed Tony Hale from the SoCal Grassroots site, which is SoCalGrassroots.org and spoke with him last night. I'm going to do phone calls, and also work at tables at farmers markets -- can't do door-to-door which they also need. When I get home tonight from work, I will email you Tony's phone numbers. Marcy is starting late; she should have gotten into this 9 months ago so it might be a lost cause. Might not be, because Democrats are fed up with Harman. BTW, Harman is now calling herself "Progressive." Barf.