Thursday, September 13, 2007

Of mice and men.

Thanks to Carlos Latuff for the sketch.

Rant begins.
I shall soon refrain from commenting on the Americans who go to Iraq in obedience of their government.
They are beneath comment, beneath contempt. Enough is enough.

The majority of americans see Bush as an arsehole and a madman, a murderous piece of foul and rotten trash, and his advisers and generals as lickspittle lackeys, liars devoid of compassion or conscience.

But what of the colonels and captains, the admirals, the lieutenants and sergeants, the pilots and marines, the privates and recruits.
Surely, by definition, in a non-conscripted force, those that serve, stand in agreement with those who command.

So at what point do the soldiers in the american war machine differ from their leaders?
Are they just nice guys who are simply obeying orders?
Or should they be considered as war criminals?
Or pitied as being pawns in a greater game?

The american military is a volounteer force, those who serve, do so because they wish to, they like it enough to consider their president a man for whom they are willing to die, or be maimed, or driven insane.

I really think that the world has had enough of war, and the parasites who thrive on the pain and suffering of others for material gain.
It suprises me that amidst all the protests that do take place in the U.S., that there has been thus far no blockades of military recruitment centres.
Here in the U.K. there are constant protests outside military bases, thankfully our government seems to understand that internal dissent is a good sign of intellectual freedom and not some attempt at overthrowing the entire state.

Yes, the world needs law and order, but we also need equality and justice, we need food and housing, education and employment, not nuclear bombs and laser guided missiles.
How easy it is for silly little fuckwits to destroy entire cities, even nations. Stupid arrogant animals who only survive by killing and bombing, "protected" by their state, perhaps not fully understanding that they are but hired guns in a war over resources and power.

It is beyond belief, that across the planet,so much money is spent on weapons and war.
Pipelines stride across the third world, delivering gas and oil to the West, but thousands of third world folks are dying,
every fucking day, from hunger and thirst.

How many of us, unthinkingly drive to work, with a tankfull of Iraqui fuel? Do we think about the Iraqui people, as we turn on the ignition, do we consider their lives and their rights as we fill our tanks?

In fairness to the americans, I did see one comment that was "on the button", which was that [sic].

...Only 25% of americans now support their govern-bent, trouble is, they have 99% of the guns and ammunition"

How many more american soldiers will die?
Do the soldiers care?
Do I care?

Rant over.

Monday, September 10, 2007



Now then, it might seem that this blog is a wee bit wary of certain uh...ahem... "neocons".
Well, yes I am, for obvious reasons.
I can`t even use that old chestnut, "Some of my best friends etc", mostly because there aren`t many jewish folk in West Wales.
Strangely enough, the last few years have seen quite a few immmigrating here, from Israel. As of yet, all seems most peaceful.
There is even talk of building a Kibbutz in the Welsh hills near Carmarthen. Oiveh, a Kibbutz in Wales!!
We shall see.

Some of my comic and entertainment heroes are Jewish. The Rabbi, Jackie Mason is one, incredibly dry, but always on the ball.
Composers and musicians, the list goes on and on... Berlin, Bernstein, Gershwin... and many thousands more. One could go on for ever about the joy and pleasure that these people have brought to the human race.

Then there were the Marx brothers, pure genius. Mind you their cousin, Karl, was not so good at the comedy, couldn`t sing or dance and ended up preaching politics.
The short clip above is of a duo with a somewhat obtuse talent, I have no idea if they are jewish or not, but I`m sure you will enjoy a new if somewhat unusual rendition of a old favourite.

The dirty dozen.

__Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Scooter Libby

John Bolton, Eliot Abrams, Robert Kagan, Michael Ledeen, William Kristol, Frank Gaffney Jr__.

The neocons. Lets stop fooling around with words shall we? These guys are zionists. Pro-israeli politicians, with control of the american war machine.
Not one of these little putzes has done anything constructive in their miserable time.
Not one of them ever held a hammer, or a saw, or a trowel, not one of them ever drove a truck, served food, or collected a wage for an honest weeks` work.

The only things these arseholes have held are extremist views. Their policies and purpose are evident, to establish control over the people of America through fear and lies.

Enough already, Meshuga, when will America awaken?