Realities Created, Maintained and Destroyed, WHILE-U-WAIT!

Friday, March 31, 2006

And as the world gets stranger

We find these items in the news.

If you have read this blog for any amount of time you have seen discussions about our troops being poorly supplied with essential tools for survival, such as body armor

One suggestion was that people donate money to purchase the body armor that BushCo cannot be bothered to supply to our troops. (Interestingly, more Democrats than Republicans have donated, more liberals than conservatives have donated, more people who are anti-war than pro-war, or so I am told)

But all that subversive activity is over. The powers that be have decreed that our troops are not allowed to use privately purchased body armor. I guess military reasoning is that no body armor is better than body armor that might prove inadequate to the task.

We also see the rise of corporate mercenaries here in the US, thanks to companies like Blackwater. This is of course a very scary thing, as mercenaries under corporate control have caused nothing but problems in the past. (It was corporate mercs, provided by Pinkerton that fought the battles for major US companies during the unionization of the American workforce)

Of course corporate profits are at a 40 year high (so much for the Reagan "trickle down effect) so the corporate world can afford to add private armies to its business tactics.

We also find out that Kansas schools have found a way to make sure that students study their Creationism, the Taser.

Of course no one gives a damn in Washington that East Africa is suffering under a terrible drought, There's no oil there so why bother. Better that this part of the world remain hostile to the US and continue to provide terrorist organizations with cannon fodder than to give the area any help, or so the republicans seem to think.

We do see that the values supported by the Far Right Wing and the neo-conservatives are alive and well though. What? You say that it is unfair to characterize the far right as racist? Well I wish I could lay claim to this discovery, but the Washington Post offers this. Of course the same mechanisms that allows for this kind of behavior also reinforces the "rightness" of it.

If you are wondering what you can do to change things and help bring this country back to its real values, the answer is simple, there is an election coming up, Vote!

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2 comments:

B said...

Man those Blackwater SOF readers always wig me out. You hear about those wack-jobs up in Cleveland? Same types, funny, sad and potentially dangerous.

murid_aisha said...

Guru,

When observing the ridiculous "news" and the values impressed on people by right wing media. I don't believe a majority of Americans agree or support the views of the right wing conservative lobbyists who control the bills past and money spent for our "superpower"nation-state.
I always wonder if voting can even accomplish anything in this day and age. I mean if everyone who opposed these neoconservative warmongering,oil producing political platforms voted would anything change?
I feel the words of our Declaration of Independence on a whole new level... "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth,the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to separation." It explains the reasons the king has gone wrong, and the ways he has disenfrancised his far off constituents. It seems history is repeating. Not a shock there.
As to the soldiers, they are the ones that suffer. They suffer from laws made by people far off, with far different problems whose primary concern is not their personal welfare. I was disgusted and saddened when i heard of this, following the reduction of wages the troops received. How awful. I would send them neoprene jackets too.
peace
-aisha