Sunday, August 10, 2008
hitler lied, millions died
On Friday a woman at work was eager to tell me that John Edwards had been caught in a lie. From what I could tell he'd obviously told the truth about his lie and had therefore become fodder for the holier than thou attack machine that masquerades as the major news media in this country. Didn't this happen recently with another prominent liberal.. Elliot Spitzer? Do I detect a pattern here other than the obvious one of the tendency of male humans to enjoy the intimate company of attractive female humans? It happens regularly. But I worry about that woman who was so excited to inform me about a sexual misadventure of a leading liberal political figure but who will not listen to anything that might spoil her mindless enthusiasm for the regime currently in power. So having thought about this for a day or two I'm writing my rebuttal here for my own benefit:
Tyrants tend to be congenital, brazen liars. Bush lied about Iraq’s threat to America just as Hitler lied when he claimed Poland attacked Germany first in 1939.
Tyrants engage in outright suppression or manipulation of the news. Cynics may wonder about any item of interest in the news and how it serves the continuation of tyranny.
Tyrants will use a “crisis” to grab total power. In 1933, Hitler declared a "state of emergency” after the Reichstag fire, which likely was set by the Nazis.
Tyrants torture. Pol Pot ordered the torture and murder of millions of his own countrymen. Idi Amin was known as the Butcher of Uganda.
Tyrants tend to make serial wars. Stalin attacked Finland, Poland, and Hungary. Imperial Japan struck Korea, Manchuria, China, America, and the UK. One war is never enough for a tyrant. Napoleon invaded nations to liberate them from kings, only to put his relatives on their thrones.
Tyrants will not suffer criticism. Ghenghis Khan sportingly offered enemies a choice: surrender or die. All who disagreed died. I wonder if Paul Wellstone ever spurned an attempted seduction?
Tyrants don’t respect the sovereignty of other nations. Bush rationalized his attack on Iraq as “preventive war” -- a euphemism for the supreme war crime, “a war of aggression.”
So please, lady at work, excuse my complete lack of interest in the scandal that so titillated your Friday afternoon but I'm in the market for a leader who won't be a tyrant once we get the current one out of office. Yes, tyrants lie and it's part of their nature to trick their way into public office by manipulating the fundamental prejudices of fools like yourself.
A vote for Jood/Nunley is a vote for white lies so someone you love doesn't suffer for your mistake. It will be a vote totally AGAINST TYRANNY.
(Candidates, please notify author if this is not a Fifth Party position.)
(artwork by Michael Sowa)