03 September 2006

The party of war


Honestly, the mind reels.

In yet another attempt to reframe our despicable war of convenience in Iraq, Codpiece and the Orcs have coined a catchy new word. Bandied about during the marketing-dead-zone month of August, one can only guess that the word, with it’s implications of scary times past, is meant to soften us up for the new war marketing campaign that they’re gleefully ramping up.

Who's the lucky country this time? Iran.

They're hoping the word will help the floundering Republican Party, too. With so many bright triumphs to trot out since the turn of the century, the Party of War needs a little lift if it hopes to keep its majority in both Houses of Congress. Once again, the idea is to scare the bejesus out of the patriotic and mentally dense -- but voting -- portion of the population.

Islamofascism. The image is of Mussolini striding around in flowing desert garb, trailed by cowed figures in black burkhas.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the blathering idiot who brought us the humiliating failure to capture Osama bin Ladin at Tora Bora and, as a Keystone Kops denouement that just won’t end, Iraq, now has his eagle-eye fixed on blasting Iran to smithereens. He’s done such a spanking bad job so far, it’s almost inevitable.

After all, with Codpiece’s blessings and lame-witted encouragement, he has two more years left to really fuck things up.

But now, the people are waking up. Sixty percent of Americans don’t support the war in Iraq any longer. They’ve finally begun to see it, and this administration, for what it really is – and, with dismay, for what it always was: barking, frothing mad.

There’s a real good chance that come November, a whole slew of warmongering, greedy, let’s-get-ours-while-the-getting-is-good Republicans will find themselves unceremoniously kicked out of Congress. And a few Vichy Democrats, as well. In a fairly short time, a lot of them just might find themselves facing charges of corruption and perhaps even treason. They’ve spent the last six years cheerfully and methodically doing everything they could to destroy America, from ripping her great Constitution to shreds to pocketing her treasure for themselves.

Not to mention killing thousands of innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, and supporting Israel as she does the same in Lebanon.

They’re desperate. So desperate, they’re trying out that new word, Islamofascism, to see how it plays. My fear is that in their desperation to retain power and not get caught gobbling and snorking in the national cookie jar, they’ll launch nukes at Iran prior to the November election.

Unbelievable as it is, Codpiece is already giving creepy speeches that sound very much like the ones he used to delude us into supporting a war in Iraq. Parts of them are just about word-for-word.

And with nukes, you don’t need to wait until the weather is nicer. No need to hold off until March.

With America mired deeply and irrevocably in yet another terrible war, the Republican carpetbaggers think we’ll be afraid to toss them out on their well-upholstered asses.

The nightmare is they could be right. America, the land of plasma TVs and SUVs, where the people sacrifice by going shopping, frightens easily and learns slowly.


Wil Morat said...

A few definitions of fascism:

1. a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. (Random House Dictionary)

1. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. (American Heritage Dictionary)

So I ask - who is the fascist?

Ahmedinejad - who is responding to years of threats by the United States at the behest and interest of his people (by which he was democratically elected?)

Or - the Bush administration, who seems to surround himself with "belligerent nationalism" to the point of jingoism, suppressing any criticsm or views that don't coincide with his own, keeps giving huge tax cuts to the richest 2% in America, finds loopholes for his buddys' corporations, feeds the military industrial complex the billions of dollars it couldn't get after the fall of the Soviets, attempts to legislate women's rights to their own bodies and social issues dealing with people's own personal and private sexual lives, and lastly, stocks the courts with his own people that will cede more and more authority to the executive branch without any checks on power?

Do so few Americans have dictionaries nowadays that Bush thinks so many will buy into the "fascism" definition?

Blue Wren said...

Well explained, my friend. While I dissolve into snark and fury, it's good to know that cooler, calmer minds than mine are there to knit up the loose ends. Thanks for the comment.