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Tuesday, February 01, 2005 | Manifest Democracy Soothes Battered American Souls
The reaction to Operation Iraqi Election Show has more to do with the American (and American wannabe) psyche than with US activities in the Middle East.
To the casual non-US observer, traditional American jingoism may appear as solid as ever, and for the most part, this is the case.
Look closely however, and a more complex picture emerges. Though barely perceptible, Americans tend to find the prodromal symptoms that warn of crack potential quite alarming, and this is more than understandable.
Emerging from an election campaign where candidates openly differed on the best way to run the crusade, what the US political class wants most now is unity, harmony, and to be reassured that they are right, and that the world knows it, and loves them for it just as much as they love American movies and snack foods.
This may sound absurd to people who do not believe that the US should be invading or occupying other countries at all, who do not accept the premise that the earth's petroleum resources are by divine right the property of the United States, the United States being defined as a loosely allied consortium of arms and energy corporations, but what those people do not understand is that for mainsteram American voters, that is the bedrock principle on which their very existence is based.
To seriously suggest, for example that Iraq, oil included, belongs to the Iraqi people, or that Iran has the same right to have whatever weapons it wants as the United States does, is to commit, within the American cultural context, an act of ideological terrorism.
Such a notion calls into question the legitimacy of the US itself, and twitches the veil that conceals the horror their nation has become. Americans want to get behind their president and cheer on their gunmen. They do not want the bombing of Teheran to start until after the Michael Jackson trial.
If the footage that moved the CNN cousins almost to tears had just a smidge of help from a few camouflage-clad production assistants in body armor, if the people who walked to the secret polling places to vote for the secret candidates were ordered to do so on pain of losing the food ration that keeps their children just a smidge less malnourished than the average Darfur refugee tot, if the same gunmen who blew the feet off their grandfather yesterday and hauled their son off to torture camp last week banged on the door and demanded to know why they were not out slogging to the polls, if the voting lines were contained a disproportionate number of collaborators, "exiled" Iraqis brought in from Dearborn to encore their stellar performance at the unforgettable statue-tumbling event, and poor deluded Kurds, looking for all the world like the abused housewife who plasters every new bruise with the desperate mantra that this time he'll really change, if those same Kurds felt it would be better for everybody if the Christians didn't vote, if the whole thing was nothing but a plastic turkey in a flight suit, Americans do not want to know.
What they do want is to begin, at long last, their process of healing and unity secure in the knowledge that they have brought freedom and democracy to Iraq, according to the plan which God has revealed through Bush, and they have sent a chilling message to all other countries that whatever Americans may lack, be it health care, housing, or jobs that can provide either, one thing they do have is Resolve. posted at
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