Requests to sign a petition to impeach the President are being sent to me.I know this is related to my open disapproval of President Obama.
Those asking for my signatory contribution are the same kind of people who called me un-American when I actively plead for the impeachment of George W. Bush. I recall a town forum I attended, my small town residents gathered in the fire station in front of our representatives on the Town Board. I am terrified of speaking in public. Shaking,sweating,want to throw up and cry uncontrollably kind of terrified but I got up there and said my piece about peace and the offenses of the President I felt were impeachable. Along with hundreds of other residents until late into the night and it was ruled they were out of time. At the end of the evening, there were only a handful of speakers who respectfully dismissed us as being unpatriotic individuals because we did not support the President.
In MY town. Online was a different story and the impeachment process was a subject that made Bush supporters tell me to get out of the country ,pinko commie! I love being called a pinko commie. It’s inaccuracy just makes the people saying it look like bigger idiots.
It’s very hard to impeach a president, even with an eight year high mountain of evidence of his offenses. I tried. If I were to compare the two Presidents , Bush and Obama, I don’t have nearly as many reasons to want to impeach the latter of the two. So, no. I don’t want to go through the effort of attempting to impeach Obama. I don’t even know if I can say I support these other citizens in their quest. I think some of them were signing online petitions before the man was even sworn into office. You have to give me a little more cause than your preemptive prejudice.
I’m not nearly as annoyed with these Tea Party people and their hypocritical petition as I am with the Obama voters who stood with me ,angry at Bush for unjust wars and crimes against humanity. All I hear is silence. Annoyed is not the word I need to use here. Disgusted is more appropriate.
The talk of war in Syria is not the beginning of this. It began with the drone attacks. Children died as a result of drone attacks that Obama stood behind and his supporters said nothing. If they did say anything, it was a horrifyingly nonchalant shrug. Like, “It happens.” Yet, when children died in bombings during the Bush reign, “THERE ARE CHILDREN BEING KILLED OVER THERE! That man is a MONSTER!”
If you bought a bumper sticker that decried George W. Bush based on an endless war, you really have no excuse to stay silent now. I don’t care who you voted for but if you did vote for Obama, I can assure you of this : When you vote for someone, you aren’t branded with The Dark Mark. The Death Eaters will not come for you if you speak out against the candidate you supported. It isn’t an Unbreakable Vow. Voting is not a sworn allegiance to a person. You are allowed ,and encouraged to speak out against the issues and actions you don’t agree with, both small and big. Air strikes on another country that will end lives of innocent people is a pretty big fucking deal.
All of this radio silence among Obama voters/Iraq-Afghanistan Wars opponents is exceptionally obvious in the liberal and pacifistic mecca I live in. Leading up to both military actions during Bush’s presidency, there were open protests everywhere, and they continued afterward. At first, every weekend and then sporadically but these people were clearly against war, all of it. Where are these people now?
Maybe they’re been kidnapped along with the outspoken Hollywood celeb war protesters who are eerily silent. Wherefore art tho, George Clooney?
The few who say anything at all may give a distressed sigh and say that this is a such a hard choice for our President, the poor man. This can’t be easy for him, bless his heart. They will apply the label of “humanitarian mission” to this and ask me if I’ve seen the reports about the children who have been killed.
Which ones? Recently or two years ago? I swear, some people just turned off their brains when they voted for Obama and he became the Prez. They stopped paying attention to what was happening anywhere else in the world because tada! …we got the President we wanted and now no bad can happen. Ah, magic!
This shit has been going on for awhile. You might just be paying attention now because the mainstream media is forcing you to look. I mean, when you’re not looking at stupid things that don’t matter at all. It’s no accident that the graphic images of children being maimed and killed are the ones you’re being shown. Dead kids are the ticket to tugging at the liberal heartstrings,duh. Military action in reality has very little support but if enough people think this has to be a humanitarian mission for the sake of the children, then that support shift will change and away to war we’ll go.
Yes, no boots on the ground, air only. I know. I heard. Like raining down white phosphorus in Fallujah that melted women and children down to their bones? Like dropping napalm on Vietnamese and Japanese people? Even Nagasaki and Hiroshima were technically limited air strikes, no boots on the ground missions.
In case you missed it, the few examples I just gave were all chemical weapon attacks. As you may have heard, chemical weapons are bad and we can’t allow terrorists to use chemical weapons on people.
The language leading up to this is all the same as the language that led up to both conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. If you recall, we were told that the Iraq intervention would be very, very short – much like a quickie in and out visit to a whore house. Somehow, we ended up with the supreme ,preferred customer treatment, complete with double penetration instead of a wham-bam, thank you, ma’am. We got so screwed.
I wonder if it’s so easy for myself to distinguish that there is absolutely no difference between this plan for military action and any other one because I don’t define myself as a particular political party line? It feels like the political party influences is more like a sanctified religion you cannot escape from or speak out against for fear of banishment from the community.
I could say the same about Nationalism. It’s not my cup of tea, defining yourself by and loyalizing yourself to lines drawn on a map to mark borders. When you’re a global citizen, you’re more observant of the breadth of the human condition on the entire planet. It’s easier to see the way one thing or one government or one event affects the whole swirling globe if you’re not so hell bent on defending the flawed integrity of a small part of it.
To those who I felt united solidarity with on the matter of war, please find that fire again and speak up. I’m feeling quite lonely and sad over here, one quiet little voice pissed off about the cuts in funding to feed people and grow young minds while we always seem to have money for bombs. There is always money to drop the bombs but we have to fight like hell to make sure everyone gets fed.
To those warped Patriots who have some strange ideas about how America should be, keep on doing what you’re doing, pissing me off with your rhetoric and irrelevancy to my life. No,really. Freedom of speech is da bomb. Someone has to be out there practicing it.
This blog post title is from “Distraction” by Talib Kweli. Hey,there ,Miley. How ya doing? I’m guessing pretty damn good….