one man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
Monday, September 13, 2004 | If there are things you have always wanted to do There is an old saying, that even a stopped clock is right twice a day, so no one should be shocked that even wretched old titular head Bush was right when he repeated the "with us or with the terrorists" line after his earprompter.
The terrorists being, of course, anyone who opposes anything the Washington warlords choose to do in order to fill the pockets they wish to fill.
Because the things they choose to do so often involve everything from child-rape to seizing the land and natural resources of other people, the number of people who are with the terrorists has increased exponentially.
Interestingly, much of what is referred to as "US policy" is not new.
Two things that are new are advances in technology which have impacted considerably the number of things people are aware of, and the number of people who are aware of them.
This has liberated the warlords to an extent, they no longer need to expend such great efforts to maintain a veil of covertitude over some of the less palatable wetwork, and they are able to turn the information tsunami to their advantage.
Cognitive dissonance has been so deftly applied to the American public that the debates of even those with opposing views resemble a George Orwell parody.
Positions on both sides are "hardening." This is nowhere more emphatically marked than within the United States itself, where the top 25% income tier lines up for ostensible "opponents" in an "election campaign" process that generates hundreds of millions of dollars, none of which go to the bottom 25%, and where candidates argue over who will be able to present current US foreign policy more attractively to those whose tax dollars fund its implementation in the various and expanding crusade theatre.
The issue most hotly debated boils down to which side's candidate can deliver the most attractive and credible promise of the most dead Muslims for the lowest financial cost.
Few voters on either side can claim a sincere belief in a cause and effect relationship between which candidate receives the most votes and which one takes office.
Many have chosen the most sensible option from a mental health standpoint: they simply turn it off and tune it out. They do not know which countries the US is bombing today, which are on the short list to bomb tomorrow, and they do not want to know. They do not know when the "election" is or who the candidates are, and they do not care.
They have attained that level of understanding necessary for certainty that events are beyond one's control, and that any action can hope to produce at best a psychological benefit inferior to the psychological benefit more readily obtainable from their families, their gardens, reading mystery novels or painting seascapes.
Recent developments in Russia and Korea are certain to swell their number and frustrate recruiters of all flavors of jihad and political campaign.
Both recruiters and the out-tuned rejectors tend to share a common "cui bono" aphasia, probably secondary to chronic and intractable cognitive dissonance exposure, but it is not a strong enough bond to bridge the gap.
The most salient coping strategy I have heard came from an elderly woman whose decades of experience with world events caused her to counsel a young man eager to "do something."
"If there is anything that you have always wanted to do," advised the wise old lady, "this is the time to do it."
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill