Rummy And The Gutless Wonders
They are the ones who are shouting the loudest for others to die in foreign lands, they are the ones waving the flag the most vigorously while undermining all that it is supposed to stand for. These are the Armchair Patriots, and they are legion. The insistence of the most vile of all, the Republican party, a group that has come to symbolize the darkest of all of the basest human traits and who love to ‘wave the bloody flag’ and tar all others as disloyal and treasonous is a low point in our nation’s history and is certainly the most scurrilous and rotten of periods since the days when Joseph McCarthy was persecuting political dissidents suspected of being “Communists”. Of course McCarthy was a Republican and so were his lackeys Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan as well as his most prominent and outspoken living advocate: a woman named Ann Coulter.
Of course being a Democrat is by the very association deemed `unpatriotic’ and a `coward’ in using the dastardly labeling of Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Rove and the rest of the unscrupulous and yellow thugs who control the government, the media, the courts and by extension are the operators of the message machine that spits out the hateful swill that motivates the most reactionary and ignorant segments of the populace who represent their base. This anti-American political party could never carry the torch were it not for their deception and demagoguery in playing to the most base and vile instincts of the perennially angry. Like any good purveyor of evil that is expert in enabling double speak and race baiting, they have a little something for everybody just like their role models the Nazis but we’ll get to that a bit later.Festering resentment towards women? Welcome to the party. Hate Mexicans, Arabs and Blacks? Step right up. Think that liberals are destroying the country? We do too. Are you on God’s side? Hallelujah, so are we. Do you want to defeat the homosexual agenda? We are on your side and God is too. Are You Afraid? We promise to protect you. The Constitution? It’s just a goddamned piece of paper, we have the flag!
When you look beneath the flotsam and jetsam on the surface you will see that the values volk are anything but patriotic and their value system is anything but American. Flag desecration? Let the Republicans wrap themselves in it, what could be more disrespectful than that. Consider their collective military service, the majority of them have never worn a uniform, or at least never worn one in the service of their country.
George W. Bush: Served in National Guard through the grace of a rich and influential daddy (then he didn’t bother to show up for his last year while addled on coke and no matter what the fuck what the right-wing activists who set up Dan Rather say….just fuck them all because in all likelihood they are sniveling chickenshit bastards too.)
Dick Cheney: Never Served (multiple draft deferments)
Condi Rice: Never Served(But once had oil tanker named after her)
Karl Rove: Never Served
Sen. Bill Frist: Never Served
Speaker Dennis Hastert: Never Served
Gov. Jeb Bush: Never Served
Sen. Rick Santorum: Never Served
Sen. Joe Lieberman: Never Served
Sen. George Allen: Never Served
Gov. Arnold Scharzenegger: Never Served (although his daddy once served in Adolf Hitler’s military)
Donald Rumsfeld: Hooray…he actually served! (which makes him stick out like a turd in a punchbowl with the rest of this crowd even if he wouldn’t know the definition of ‘fascism’ if it ran up and bit him in the ass)
Paul Wolfowitz: Never Served
Richard Perle: Never Served
Newt Gingrich: Never Served
Eliot Abrams: Never Served
Douglas Feith: Never Served
Michael Ledeen: Never Served
William Kristol: Never Served (But was once nicknamed “Dan Quayle’s brain”)
Charles Krauthammer: Never Served
Bill O’Reilly: Never Served
Sean Hannity: Never Served
David Horowitz: Never Served
Michelle Malkin: Never Served (Although there is an unconfirmed rumor floating around the internet that she may be an anchor baby of somebody who actually did)
Ann Coulter: Never Served (and Godlessly so I might add)
Michael Weiner: Never Served
Rush Limbaugh: Never Served due to large cyst on ass (and by the way why isn’t anybody asking what this fat fucking deviate slob was fucking during his Viagra powered soiree through the Dominican – little girls or little boys….what a piece of shit)
Beginning to notice a pattern here? I have neither the time nor the space to continue with the chickenhawk roll call but rest assured the aforementioned have plenty of company amongst their cowardly ranks. They are Armchair Patriots, those who detest American values but wave the flag as though it were some sort of shield for their fascism. Armchair patriots believe in war without their own personal sacrifice, they believe that war is the simplistic jingoism of the John Wayne, Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone movies that they have been weaned on. By the way, John Wayne never served either.
The F Word: And when they are not otherwise occupied in impugning the patriotism of loyal Americans the one-party ruling Republican government is engaged in their typical tricks of manufacturing their own version of revisionist history:
The latest and greatest talking point for the continuation of one-party Republican tyranny is the misuse of the actual term ‘fascism’ to only apply to Islamics and the invocations of World War II the good war in pimping their phony ‘war on terror’. The war on terror is a fake you ask? Heresy? No it is just politically expedient in that there is a vaguely defined enemy that can be used by the amoral snakes of the Bush junta for purposes of fear mongering and marginalizing of dissent. Just ask yourself this one main question: if the GWOT was anything more than hype and sloganeering then exactly why in the fuck are our borders still so porous? The Republicans are far more concerned with providing a constant flow of cheap labor to their corporate paymasters than in stopping the potential smuggling of WMD or the infiltration of terrorist elements into the USA. Then there is a NAFTA super highway currently under construction that will make it even easier for unchecked cargo to be trucked in from non-union ports in Mexico but that is a story for another day.
The truth is that the bottom line is more important to the one-party Republican government and the industrialists and corporatists that they loyally serve than the safety and security of average Americans.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld led the vanguard of those desperate scoundrels in Wednesday speech in front of an American Legion gathering where he cowardly labelled the critics of this bastard of an administration and their foul war as appeasers of “a new type of fascism.” New is correct as this so called “new fascism” flies in the face of the true historical definition of such , a governing philosophy that has far more in common with that of the Bush administration than any of the Islamic theocratic regimes that the Rovians seek to ensnare in their public relations blitz to trash critics.
You have to give a hell of a lot of credit to those who see the slime and have the nuts and backbone to stand up for that which is truly American in denouncing this new McCarthyism. I would strongly suggest than anybody who doesn’t understand what true courage is to watch MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann’s excellent and truly patriotic denunciation of Herr Rummsfeld’s reprehensibly depraved comments while it is still available. Also check out this excellent piece by Thom Hartmann on the right-wingers’ attempts to redefine the term fascism in order to avoid drawing attention to their all too obvious association with it.
It is not at all strange in these twisted and terrible times that the Republican talking points have now converted ‘fascism’ into Rovian newspeak but who are you going to trust, the wordsmiths who toil in Rove and Cheney’s underground chop-shops or a higher authority on the English language than even the Bush administration propaganda machine – ‘The Miriam Webster Dictionary’:
Pronunciation: ‘fa-“shi-z&m also ‘fa-“si- Function: noun
Etymology: Italian fascismo, from fascio bundle, fasces, group, from Latin fascis bundle & fasces fasces Often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
If you chose the former then a nice little patriotic swastika adorned lapel pin is the prize to you as a lucky ducky winner and official goose-stepping member of those in favor with Der Heimat and the New American Century.
If there were any sort of justice then treasonous, anti-American vermin the likes of Rumsfeld, Cheney and Rove whose naked greed is surpassed only by their lust for power would according to the great words of author Dalton Trumbo:
And when you really get down to it hanging is far too good a fate for despicable pig-fucking traitors the likes of Ragged Dick and his longtime Nixon era partner in crime Donald Rumsfeld but drawing and quartering would be a damned good start.
It’s going to get nastier now, and you can count on it that the ruling Republican fascist government will be pulling every dirty trick out of the bag for the big fifth birthday party for our new American century when it rolls around in a little over a week.
Just how in the hell did we ever get to the point where we as a country could become so morally depraved that we would allow sleazy, immoral, unpatriotic, morally deficient, perverse, evil, greedy, criminally insane pieces of shit like Cheney and Rumsfeld slither their way into power riding on the coattails of the idiot bastard son of a former president to begin with? This fascist Republican regime and the anti-American goons who comprise this most despicable of all administrations in our history are God’s plague upon us all, a pox that will likely never be erased in the lifetime of any living reader of this posting. So contemptible has their repudiation of over two hundred and thirty fucking years of American values been that we will forever be tainted as a people, this bullshit has irreversibly damaged us both within and outside of our borders.
And as for Cheney, the bastard’s cardiologist should be declared public enemy number one.
You just know that Rove and the Republicans aren’t going to go quietly into the goodnight, scurrying away like cockroaches from the illumination of their dank, fetid, stinking nest. No, that’s not their style, there is far too much at stake here, far more than the stupendous fraud of defending the ‘honor’ of their insolent king.
The stakes are much higher than just pulling together to dutifully reinforce the myth of the moral clarity of the illegitimate king’s rapidly crumbling shit bastard facade of steadfast leadership or of covering up for the incompetence of the bad seed of global power broker George Herbert Walker Bush… it is the entire dishonest, unprincipled, evil, perverse, tainted, degenerate, immoral, rotten, debased, unscrupulous, corrupt, infected and impure nature of their toxically contaminated defilement of the entire system of American government and it’s illicit network of benefactors that is at risk of exposure to the long needed media scrutiny that such a shamelessly concocted stinking dung heap of an endeavor of misbegotten gains and outright reprobate behavior needs to keep it safely away from the public trust and in the sewers underneath welded shut manhole covers in which it belongs.
No, they are going to fight this as though they were ensconced in the parapets of the Alamo itself, and considering that so many of the principles would be facing so many criminal charges, indictments, prison time and financial ruin that the entire judicial system would be swamped for years. Gitmo would have to be converted to a penal colony to house each and every rotten piece of unprincipled reprobate garbage that currently holds power in this debased and foul country.
The fascists like the real terrorists are within our own borders – they are the Republican one-party government that has spread the blackness of unopposed tyranny around our land.
The armchair patriots will soon launch a withering carpet bombing barrage because there is nothing that they won’t do to prevent both a legitimately independent investigation into the causes of 9/11 or their treasonous criminal actions thereafter.
This is a time that will truly test the mettle of those who truly believe in the American ideals that have been discarded by the fascists in the Republican one-party rule in particular and the wicked members of the Bush administration.
I will close now with this all too relevant quote from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson:
We were so much smarter as a society at one time in our history…too bad that we pissed it all away for chump change and a ticket to ride on the Rapture Bus.