Most Americans, I believe, still think that America is a victim.
They simply don't know enough about what the US Government has been doing for the last few decades, and I tend to think that even when the knowledge comes knocking on their doors - they shrug it off with a self-righteous shrug, as though no American could possibly be involved in acts of evil.
Any 'incidents' can always be blamed on the 'occasional bad apple'...like Sgt. England.
It is, apparently, very easy for America not to follow up on things, not to realize that when Rumsfeld, for instance, says he 'accepts full responsibility' - that something should happen based on that admission. Yet, although he claimed to accept full responsibility, Rumsfeld has not been tried, has not resigned, has not been fired, or suffered any punitive result whatsoever. In effect, his admission of responsibility is just so much voodoo. News-fodder.
It's a horrible situation, and I honestly can't believe it's going to get any better anytime soon.
I've reached a point where I honestly wanted Bush to win.
I'm sick of Democrats and Republicans ( cue laugh track...) playing Good Cop / Bad Cop to the world - and right now - now that at least most of the world's civil society (don't ask me to define that one...) have come to understand - or to begin to understand what America has done and is doing - I do not want that thrust to be lost, as I'm sure it would have been if Kerry had won. He'd have smiled, pulled a Clinton, shook hands - and appeased the world - and the world, sick of everything would have wanted to believe that whereas Bush came to Iraq as an invader, Kerry would have been there to clean up 'Bush's mess'. The world, as it always tends to do, would have probably forgetten, and forgiven, and would have gone back to work, thinking the 'bad guy' had been punished. As though going back to being an unskilled spoilt brat is somehow 'fitting' punishment for the murder of (according to John Hopskins) at least 100,000 innocent Iraqi's, tens of thousands of Afghani's, the invasion and occupation of two nations, and lying to the world at large.
This would all have been forgiven, forgotten. Arabs would have taken the bait, and would have gone back into KFC, fall back in love with the Big Mac , and happily payed their hard-earned money watching Die Hard 17 - having conveniently forgotten about, for example, Bruce Willis' stance on the war. They might even have accepted the ' Team America: World Police' grotesque puppetry, that portrays Tim Robbins and Sean Penn as witless accomplices to terrorism.
And you know - despite all this - when Bush won this time around - I was still surprised and it left me feeling a great dread. Like a shadow had come upon the Earth.
bush may be a mistake
but don't get your hopes to high for kerry
and most importantly
the whole world needs to die
including the fact that king hussein should have been killed years ago
for his oppresive fascism etc...
best served with an order of let's starve children and kill babies
and make sure the elders are treated like shit too
great concept that bush is so ready to combat
so easy on the bush-hating
and just hate everyone as they deserve it
EVERYONE SUCKS YOU ALL NEED TO DIE would be a great message summary
so where do we start
(catches many stares)
ok... ok... my turn is one of the first
but really there is someone special that wants to join our class today
yes, it's little timmy
his leg was blown off by a land mine
and though he agrees with you
he also agrees with the soldier bush sent to save him
"the whole thing is just fucked"
so little billy, who is timmy's age
who packs around an ak47
he prolly doesn't like bush simply because he's american
let's keep all the facts in mind
as we shove our heads further up our asses
though we prolly should shove them up our own
instead of someone elses
we also prolly should let the world rot
let all our alliances fail
let our economy go to shit
and say fuck the people you can have the presidency kerry
i don't want it
that's what a smart man would say
but again we see two parties play puppet master with two equally stupid but nice sons of bitches
interesting reading the other comments really. i do find this crass and maybe a little tasteless, but i also find it true and funny as hell. (except i doubt he reads in that little room. maybe it's a picture book?)
maybe take the same bite and go for something with more subtlety?
(while i don't itch for a fight, get that enough at work-- as a side note, i'd rather pay $3 for gas than wonder whose child died to get it cheaper, you know? i can coast downhill to work, but sleeping soundly at night can't be bought.)
Well, let me in on this I am a 25 year old American and right now I have never been so embarrassed in my life as to beeing an American. I have the fucking government to thank for this... I hate what is sitting in Washington D.C. He sould be taken out and shot like an old dog. I am an American and I am glad to say that. I don't mean any harm towards that Asshole but he should think before running again for office. He needs to get out of town and the fucking Repubicans need to shut the fuck up, and let someone run this government without the words of "War, Sadam, Kill, Kill, Kill in there heads and dreams.
Sorry to go on about this but I stand were I stand and no one can change that, ever . I do not believe in this war to find Bin Laden no wait it's the war to find WMD's (Weapons of Mass Disstruction), oh wait I'm so sorry for the mistake it's the war to bring Saddam out of power. Oh my God i'm wrong again, it's the war for Oil. Does anybody know what this war is for?
I do think that Iraq is a better place since Saddam is gone that is one thing that Oil Hungry Cock AKA George W. has done while he has been in office I will give that to him but what the fuck has he doen for the Americans? I am sick of it and Dick-Lick must go ASAP....... Sorry to spill all of this, but as an American it feel good to do so....... I also want people around the world to know that all Americans are not Ass Holes, we are just like you. The Government in Washington is the ones that are fucked up. I thoght that America was for the people. Well they don't listen to a word the citzens of America have to say the government could give a fuck what we have to asy about anything,,,,HELP... Protest aginst Satin(GWB) as much as possible. Help America get rid of him........ George has been cought with his paints down on this situation in Iraq. Thanks
I really like this peice if I didn't I wouldn't have said all of this I feel like what was said here goes along with this very much... Thanks I needed to let go on American Polotics..... Thank you...........................
Tks for your comments. Dick-Lick must go ASAP and he will. Sure, americans are just like everyone...
Bush is a big mistake, yes he is; but he is also a great lesson for so many people that used to think beeing American is a superior status, something above all mankind. We are all the same, indeed. God bless the WORLD: letīs start saying it every day. Cheers.
Yeah no prob, I do think that being an American has high status, but when you have been tought that America is the Big Brother to the other countries then it kinda shows the is what American is. If other countries could control there own people then they wouldn't have to ask American to give them a hand at controling the other people. I do think that with all 100% of my mind that if you are an American then you have more power then someone from another country except Europe they are another Big Brother to the World. I am not saying that the World owe's America a big fav. It's just that I am sick and tierd of American Governments not just Bush but other head-figures of America helping the others around the world when America has people on it's own land that need help also. When the job market is low then people go hungry, and the US governtment go around and feed others half-way around the world............ It doesn'r make since to me.......
nice pic! if u like this one check out the Tyrants pic i made, its in a similar vein.
OMG i cant belive somone on here justified thier support for the war by a 3doller per gallon personal fuel hell they feared they would fall into.
JESUS! Get things in perspective here!
You are willing to haev people killed to relive a minor irk on your finances! Scary, scary, stuff. Patriotism blind you, capitalism binds you.
Anyway im sure i pay like 3.75 (Pounds) for a gallon, which must be nearly $7.50 per galoon at the momnet.
Hey, i support bush 100%, i mean we SHOULD give free health care to all those iraqis while we have children dying, and it was right for us to give 3,000,000,000 while we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the civilized world. And it was perfectly moral for bush to adress his freudian complex by killing thousands of civillians in this operation. And if you are too dense to realize it, i am being sarcastic.
to all deviants :
give this thing FAVS to show that at least here bush wouldnt achieve his sad goals.
(great pic asgaron, but the "brown" pic was more provocative )
On the subject of oil and Iraq, you guys have heard of Halliburton right? Dick Cheney's old oil company. !Well as it ends up his boys got the exclusive right to develop the Iraqi oilfields, NO CONTEST! There was supposed to be open-bidding, haven't seen that happen, haven't read it in the paper. Of course, if all goes well and it will, they plan on using the money "earned" to rebuild the country. Now here's my questions, whose buying? And don't ya think thats kinda suspicious?
hey guys, thats not true....
we have taken oil, we have been for quite awhile, did you notice that oil prices in the us went down during the war? i did. also, if all of iraqs oil was distoryed, then, the oil we have in the us would be much more vaubul . i still love this peice of art, and it is art.
This pic is funny as hell but i have to agree with this
''You people still think the war was about oil now that we control the country and haven't taken any of the oil for ourselves?'''
the facts speak and im glad what bush has done so far. bush isnt the only one who backed up the idea of war , u.s.a had lots of countries support and help out with the war but ofcourse u.s.a takes the blame for it all .. o well .. sadam is out and those people can be free , thats all that matters.
YES! Asgaron my friend, I tip my hat to you with respectful affection! Not only does this peice get the point accross quickly and effectively, but the expression on Monkey-Boy Bush is hysterical. In fact, I like this picture so much that I may just undergo massive hand surgery so I can give it three thumbs up! I've been looking around your site a bit and, as far as I can tell, you've been going about your political commentary in a very respectful and rational way. It's so refreshing to see someone like you who can communicate without being dogmatic or insulting! (Like, say, the president for instance!) The internet, nay, the WORLD could use more people like you, pal!
As much as i think you did a great job on this piece, and you did a wonderful job in portraying your message, i peacefully disagree with it. (i dont want to get in a pointless fight like you and buildingclimber ) I think that it was a wise decision for america to get involved in iraq. The few civilians that we killed was nothing compared to the civilians that saddam killed throughout the time of his political reign. Keep in mind, saddam did have powerful weapons. Assuming that he put them to use, the same people that are calling bush a fool for attacking iraq would probably be calling him a fool for not stopping him. Thats all i have to say. Like I said, nice artwork, but i disagree with the message.
and i have to agree with darkenrahl , if this was about the oil we'd be in south america, and we are starting to drill out our own oil stocks in the national parks (heh, so much for preservation) and, we now have that dead line, where all news cars are going to have to run on hydrogen fuel cells.