October 12, 2004

NEW DEMOCRACY

I'm having computer problems, so I might be offline for a day or two. However, if you want to see what freedom looks like, if you want to see the most exciting photo I've seen in a long time, visit Smash.

Posted by: Sarah at 10:41 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 You are a racist; that is why you can't separate Iraq from Al-Qaeda, can't critically examine the geopolitical fabric of the Middle East and see dozens of sovereign nations each with their own strategic interests rather than a single block of brown Islamic "thems" that you feel you need to fight. Anyone who votes Bush for "security" is, in fact, a racist and a bigot who has simply transposed the old hatreds of African Americans and Jews onto a new, more socially acceptable stereotype-gestalt: Arabs. No, Bush is not fighting against the "forces" that attacked the United States (forces which were, in fact, little more than a rag-tag band of rebels that the machinery of Bush's government, in its arrogance, failed to sufficiently respect and swat away), he is fighting against any Semitic peoples he can find anywhere; of those with which we are currently engaged, virtually none had anything at all to do with Al-Qaeda and the WTC attacks. We're killing innocent men, women, and children, yet the conservative Christian (and fundamentally Aryan-supremacist) half of the American population sees every one of these innocent human beings merely as a threatening other, a part of some imagined (and notably brown-skinned) "freaking mess" of Islam that has been, in fact, conceptually constructed by Bush and his administration as a marketing tool for enriching the military-industrial complex. You are sheep, and you have bought it. Throughout history, the same simpletons and idiots cause all of the problems because they are doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again in fear of the ethnic and cultural other. The rest of us get dragged along with you to your silly wars and the imperialism and apartheid that result, and that history virtually without exception later decries. Grow up and join humanity.

Posted by: Expat at October 12, 2004 01:22 PM (XBgAo)

2 Expat, control your emotions, take a deep breath and then listen. I was once a liberal/socialist and I changed my ways when I controlled my emotions, took a deep breath and paid close attention to what my fellow liberals were saying. And so I end with a telling quote: "In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home." --George Washington

Posted by: Moor at October 12, 2004 03:52 PM (g8OfD)

3 Expat, you tired old nutcase. Could you froth somewhere else please, your spittle might contain all sorts of nasty germs. And how does showing a picture of Afghani women voting for the first time make Sarah a semitic racist? The opposite would seem to be true. Stop with the pitiful squeaking out of your puckered a-hole.

Posted by: Oda Mae at October 12, 2004 04:05 PM (R5mVL)

4 Ditto, Oda Mae! Geez, Expat must be taking out all of his anger and frustrations on trying to grok. You're barking up the wrong tree if you think Sarah is racist. She has good friends of all different races, religions, and political views. Go find someone else to harrass!

Posted by: Nancy at October 12, 2004 08:31 PM (YuW6k)

5 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Sarah at October 13, 2004 03:23 AM (DNGgl)

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