Friday, February 16th, 2007
SOMETHING for the files, an email response, to the elfehate gang, (Folks I know in the San Francisco Bay Area, met at CSM, College of San Mateo.) writing where someone on the net says the Abraham Lincoln quote released ostensibly by the BUSH regime, some shit about how any one talking against the regime during war, should be hung as a traitor, well, it’s not actually something Lincoln said at all, and the gang member included a site where an article talks about that fact. My response was:
"The first casualty of War is always the truth." --Winston Churchill.
"In wartime, the Truth is so precious that it should always be surrounded by a bodyguard of Lies."--Winston Churchill.
--September 17th, 2001, HST. When War Drums Roll==Hey Rube. ESPN articles.
Didn't it come to light later, that that famous speech by Churchill, "This is England's finest hour," when it was being bombed all to hell, that, it was done on radio by some famous actor impersonating him? Because Churchill was sick with the Flu or something, and couldn't do it? I don't know. There's a book called Bodyguard of Lies, Anthony Cave Brown's book, The Extraordinary True Story Behind D-Day. It might explain that in there somewhere....and other things of course...
Today Column One in the Los Angeles Times, there's Mark Daily's MySpace essay on why this UCLA Poly-Sci grad who considered himself a liberal humanist, joined the army. It really tears your heart. Oh that's just propaganda hoo-ha, some could say. It's tragic that it even occurs. Yes. And hearing, reading that, in Vanity Fair, March 07, by editor Graydon Carter, the Bush administration rebuffed Iranian offers in 2003 to curb its nuclear programs and combat terrorists within its borders and chose instead to pursue a dubious alliance with the MEK, a group of Iranian radicals the U.S. was supporting in the hope of effecting regime change there. If true, does that mean we're on our way to War with Iran as well? We're powerless to do any thing about it. TV is more concerned with the disposition of Miss Vickie Lynn Hogan's body, and I'm saying, to an empty room, there's nothing we can do about any of it. No amount of protest or angry letters or emails to casa blanca on Pennsylvania Avenue, will change any thing. Nothing.
"The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the U.S. or any other country. Make no mistake about it: we are At War now--with somebody--and we will stay At War with that strange and mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives." --Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in America: Beginning of the End, Sept. 12, 2001, Hey Rube, ESPN articles.
What was once the truth, was later a lie. Some folks thought Pearl Harbor was actually allowed to happen. And, that September 11th, in 2001, was planned too.
Has anyone actually been able to get stamps on a Friday without waiting on line? Sure, before closing time it goes real fast and technically the Post Office has been a separate company from the Government since the 70's, but so what? The actual quagmire that is the real run of the day, it's a wonder any thing works at all. I know, I've worked for several gargantuan Bureau-crazies in my caliber time here. (I'm 45 now.) And while I think it's a waste to put a calibre to the head (.45 or other wise), it certainly rankles that people can't in a group come to their senses and say, E-NOUGH! War? NO! And fucking stop it! Lies? NO! And fucking stop it!!
It's all subjective and rather like controlling mercury. Can't get it back into the phial after it's out on the Redline (L.A. subway) platform. Genie-Genii/Pandora's Box....What to do what to do what to do?
Would BUSH be man enough to go to Iran like Nixon went to China and really shake up things? Israel isn't going to stand for us going into Iran, is it? It could mean the end of them...or certainly big time threat...land-negotion, we're already stretched out in Iraq, and fucking Afghanistan...didn't we learn any thing from Russia being there? They pulled out. Who's funding all this crap? Why did we need or do we need some kind of enemy? Pogo was right. We have met the enemy, the enemy is us...no wonder folks blow themselves up.
---William McKenzie Neal