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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Healthcare Or Warfare - Take Your Pick

I hear this Neocon catch phrase often: "protecting our interests..." ...in the Middle East, in Iraq, etc.

What exactly are "our interests?" Oil, I imagine. And all of the corporations that profit from oil. If I were to pretend I was a Neocon for a second (ugh, must I? Suddenly, my penis is just...so...small), I would probably say, "No brown people in turbans are allowed to have the United States of Ameri-kuh by the balls! Nobuddy kin control the oil that is rhatfully arrz. We need lahts in ahr manshuns, n' ohl fer ahr heeturz, n' gas fer ahr black Ess-Ewe-Veez."

Oh, sorry. I got carried away.

I guess the point is that America is addicted to oil and so we have to invade countries and overthrow leaders and carelessly kill and displace millions of faceless human beings (hey, if we don't know them, why do we care?), in order to feed our addiction.

The interesting thing is that it's really THE EARTH that has us by the balls. Sooner or later, whether the brown people or The Great And All Powerful Whities are controlling the oil, it's still going to run out. So, our president at that time will declare war on The Urth and get all the rednecks to Hayt The Urth, and Congress will give the president 89 hepzibillion PesoDollars to wage this war against The Terrorist Urth.

One would think, if one had a fucking brain, at least somewhat evolved past the Neolithic age, that it might be a good idea to develop alternative power sources. One would think, that if Americans came up with the next amazing power source invention, that THEY could have the rest of the world by the balls, and become hepzibillionaires too!

But, then nobody could play General and buy big tanks and airplanes and have ships and rattle swords and bellow war cries and paint their faces and push people around and...and...shit like that. And there's always the chance that the next great power source involves the use of air, or gravity, or some easily renewable energy, and then nobody could have anybody by the balls.

Darn. I was so looking forward to holding somebody by the balls.

I guess I'm rambling on and on because I see such wasteful investment practices prepetrated by supposedly intelligent men. I see money and energy and time and lives being thrown at protecting something (oil) that, in the long run, is unprotectable. I see money spent on intimidation and destruction, in the name of protection. I see so little invested in building something new. I see so many things that are worthy of protection, like human health and human education and human lives, being dismissed. Or worse, being deprived.

It's too late to say, "If we had spent what we spent on this war in Iraq on health care for all US citizens..." because what's done is done. But...every single day that we stay in Iraq, we spend enough to care for millions of children. Every day.

It's time for us to choose. Healthcare or Warfare? What will it be? If you believe that healthcare is a better investment, please go to Progressive Democrats of America and sign the petition to call on members of Congress to bring the troops home from Iraq and to pass H.R. 676, Rep. John Conyers' bill which guarantees comprehensive publicly-funded, privately-delivered health care for everyone in the U.S.

Prior to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, this petition will be delivered to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, DNC Chair Howard Dean and your member of Congress.

2 comments:

BillyWarhol said...

We didn't even get the Goddam OIL!!

Why Americans aren't Marching on Mass down to the Whitehouse to Yank Bush + Cheney's Sorry ASS outta Office is beyond
all Religious Belief!

Here in Canada Gas could hit $1.40 Liter by Summer which = $6.30 Gallon or equivalent to $7.50 a US Gallon!!

OutF*ckingRageous!!

+ look in the Article here what could be bought with Every Day!!

Mr. Hormats mentioned Social Security and Medicare, saying that both could have been put "on a more sustainable basis." And he cited the committee's own calculations from last fall that showed that the money spent on the war each day is enough to enroll an additional 58,000 children in Head Start for a year, or make a year of college affordable for 160,000 low-income students through Pell Grants, or pay the annual salaries of nearly 11,000 additional border patrol agents or 14,000 more police officers.

Unbelievable*

I agree with Donna Brazile here let the people decide but honestly I don't hold much Faith in the
American People knowing what the F*ck to do anymore*

They have been completely Brainwashed by Religious Idiots*

Initially I thought Hillary Prez + Barack VP would make the Strongest Ticket*

Ironically for the same reasons Dumbaugh - A Smart Woman + a Smart Black Man should
be able to Waltz right in to the Whitehouse*

I like Barack Obama the most now + I can't see Hillary running as VP*

Ironically I even like Huckleberry Hound - he speaks some good common sense + is Likeable
but sadly the Religious Fundamentalists have gotta go*

I know for a Fact it's gonna take the 2 Strongest Dems to put America outta the Nightmare that
is Bush's Legacy*

Omyword! said...

Man, I agree with 99% of what you say, and I am so afraid that no matter who we get in the white house, corporate interests will prevail. We also need a better majority int eh House and Senate. Luckily, there are organizations working on that as we speak. I could go onnnnnnn and onnnnnn. Thanks for stoppin' by billy. :-)