3 November 2004

Giving Thanks

This derisive diatribe on the state of the nation, from I Protest, is right at home here on Swerve Left:

Thank you, America.
I just want to say “thank you.”

Thank you to all those who have decided that four more years of lies are worth more than the lives of their sons and daughters, not to mention the lives of thousands of Iraqis.

Thank you to all those who were so afraid of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda that they voted for the people who let them get away in the first place.

Thank you to all those who long for the return of the days of bloody death from botched back-alley abortions.

Thank you to all those who think that it is better for millions of the poor, seniors and children, to be without the medical care that they need than it is for a single wealthy person to pay their fair share of taxes.

Thank you to all those who pay more attention to Fox News than to their own common sense and have decided that tax cuts for the rich and tax increases for the poor is better than having to think for themselves.

Thank you to all those who think that absence of evidence is evidence of absence where George W. Bush’s National Guard service is concerned, but that absence of evidence is evidence of presence when it comes to George’s belief that he is divinely guided.

Thank you to all those who believe that a liberal who protests an unjust, unnecessary war is a traitor while a “conservative” who locks up American citizens without trial or representation deserves to lead the country.

Thank you to all those who, in voting for the status quo, have confirmed to the world that the United States is a country of vile, ignorant racists, of sadists who delight in the torture and sexual degradation of those whom they dislike.

Thank you for teaching your children that hatred and ignorance is right while any sort of protest is wrong.

Thank you for believing the lies.

You will quite certainly now get the government that you deserve. And you, and I, and my children, will have to live with the consequences of your folly for a long, long time to come.


Levi9909 said...

Still, mustn't grumble. Seriously though Karlo. I think the election of a man who swindled his first election was very sad. It reminds me of the jury in the Emmett Till case: A perverse decision. But would Kerry have made a difference?

terrette said...

Well, for starters, Kerry would have saved us from this perverse decision.

For better or worse, I wrote today in a similar tone of disbelief and indignation. There's a time for indignation. There will be time for fighting and keeping up our chins later. Hell, there will be at least four, long years for all that.


Levi9909 said...

You're right there. That was the only reason I could think of to vote Kerry. The Democrats to make some more reasons....if they want to get elected that is.

Karlo said...

Kerry would have made some difference in terms of less corporate collusion and fewer give aways to the super-rich. Of course, one advantage of the Bush win is that the Republicans will have a very difficult time shifting the blame if Iraq or the economy go south.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome!

L said...

bush is EVIL