pointed me to this post
over at Blogcritics
by Mike Larkin. I'm not sure whether to thank him or curse him.
I'll just quote the entire post here, as it's relatively short:
The society the GOP wants to create is not a society worth defending against terrorism.
Since Bush will probably get re-elected, this means that the United States will shortly become a society not worth defending against terrorism.
Under Bush II, we will witness savage tax increases and spending cuts to stanch the deficit. Privatized Social Security will impoverish the lower classes. The military will continue to grow beyond society's ability to pay for it. Religious extremists will reign.
The impoverished bottom fifth of the population will be left to fend for itself while elites continue to loot the state.
Republicans, in solid control of all three branches of government, will be free to impose their secretive agenda without regard to public opposition.
The republic will essentially be liquidated.
And so I say that on November 3, 2004, the United States will most likely cease to be a society worth defending against terrorism. On that day, for me, it's going to be pencils down.
Please, allow me to respond.
Are you implying that, if Bush should win the election, we should just pull back, dismantle every cabinet and organization devoted to stopping terrorism and wait for the bombs to fall and biochemical warfare to begin?
Perhaps your brain is clouded by bad judgment and you are not seeing the future clearly. While another four years of Bush may not be your ideal
world, it is certainly far from the gloom, doom and apocalyptic scenario you set before us. The world will not end.
However, if more people had the same attitude as you, the world probably would end. If everyone just gave up and decided to the let the terrorists do what they want, it would be the beginning of the demise of civilization. Billions would perish because your tin foil hat was screwed on too tight.
Not worth defending? Are you really that self-centered and egotistical that you think we should shut down our defenses because you don't like Republicans?
This country is certainly worth defending and to say anything different is repugnant. Even people I know who are so far left they make Chomsky look like Ann Coulter would never say a thing like that. Hate the country, hate the president, hate the laws. But to say that everything in the United States is not worth the fight is ignorant, foolhardy and must come from the mind of a petty, bitter, selfish man.
So, when November 3rd comes around and your choice doesn't get the nod, are you going to openly support the terrorists? Or are you just going to drink the rest of that Kool-Aid and keel over?
Go ahead, drink it. You're a complete disgrace to humanity, anyhow. I'll keep on supporting the war on terror even if it means protecting your thankless ass.
[After I wrote this I saw that Mike had replied in the comments on Blogcritics]
bq. Glum? I'm living large, baby. If I'm not living in Canada by November 3, 2004, I'll be kicking back, knowing I don't have to lift a finger to support the war on terror. Free at last, free at last...
To which I replied:
Why wait til November, Mike? Why don't you go now? Write me in a bit and let me know how that socialized medicine thing is working out for you, k?
He doesn't want to support the war on terror, but the jackass doesn't realize that even in Candada, he is being kept safe by that same war.