Monday, May 01, 2006

Zell Miller helps enlist 3,000 Harding University/GOP faithful to serve in Iraq

Zell Miller, noted defector from the Democratic party, spoke at Harding University last week. Miller extolled the virtue of self-sacrifice his mother taught him, when an eruption of self-sacrificial feeling urged all the GOP faithful in the audience to immediately walk up the aisle to the commit themselves publicly to the cause of self-sacrifice in fighting this crucial war in Iraq. Most of the 3,000 GOP proselytes re-dedicated themselves to the commitment to fight in Iraq and in the name of Jesus, all joined the military and will likely see combat a few weeks after advanced infantry training. Godspeed young, self-sacrificing GOP faithful!!!!

In case you haven't caught on, I'm joking about the part where all the "heart of iron, feet of clay" conservative wannabe warmongers of GOP University walked down the aisle to publicly commit to service in Iraq. For such an important war in the struggle for the hegemony of our Christian God and America, there seem to be a tiny handful of Americans dedicating themselves to the successful completion of American involvement in Iraq by actually becoming soldiers to put their money where their mouth is. If you see a conservative Republican 20-something today who has never donned the uniform of freedom, make sure and congratulate them on their enlistment in the armed services to aid the effort. Then, act surprised that they haven't felt the need to serve this great nation in combat and possibly sacrifice a limb or a life(absolutley no offense intended for those who have decided to serve their nation proudly, despite the reckless nature of this invasion and the possible resulting pan-Islamic war that won't be good for the future of the world or the future of oil prices). 3,000 Harding University students joining the military would be a great start. Then Liberty U., Bob Jones U. and other conservative bastions of narrow thought and religious extremism could follow suit and enlist hundreds more young Americans to fight this war in similar Zell Miller events.

Here are some samples of Harding student reaction:

Carrie Bradon, a graduate student in education from Hazen, was among those who applauded Miller.
“His message that nothing requires sacrifice more than freedom is something we need to understand today,” she said.
Troy Marrs, a sophomore public relations major from Payson, Ga., said he was impressed by Miller’s exhortation to be persistent.
“His message to never give up really resonated because he himself had a tough time growing up,” Marrs said.

There are two cowards who made no mention of their own personal self-sacrifice for the goal of preserving "fragile" liberty. I hate to say such things, but I'm rather fatigued by the talk of GOP faithful that is never accompanied with action.

NWA Times editorial disgrace

I find it quite interesting that the NW Arkansas Times decided to lobby for the renaming of the new school on Rupple Road in Fayetteville after Sen. Fulbright. In 2004, the Times threw their support to Bush's reelection effort. Fulbright and his mother, who founded the predecessor of the Times, the Fayetteville Democrat, had to be rolling over in their graves. Bush had proven his incapacity to reason his way through problematic issues, particularly the decision to take advantage of America's misery of 9/11 and the jingoistic media surge to invade a nation that HAD NO CONNECTION TO AL-QAEDA IN ANY WAY. THE AL-QAEDA CAMPS WERE LOCATED OUTSIDE SADDAM'S CONTROL BECAUSE SADDAM SAW THEM AS A THREAT TO HIS RULE. THE TWO AL-QAEDA CAMPS WITH WHICH I AM FAMILIAR WERE IN THE AMERICAN-PROTECTED KURDISH ZONE. ARCH-NEMESIS ZARQAWI WAS IN KURDISH AREAS OF IRAQ PRIOR TO THE INVASION. I felt the need to employ all caps for the moronic GOP faithful who occasionally read this blog and comment.

Times, please quit besmirching the memory of a man whose grasp of international political affiars far exceeds(present tense because a dead Sen. Fulbright could still do a better job of running our international affairs than the BILLIONAIRE'S Party of God) most of the Bush team put together because he refused to latch onto a dogma in regard to his perception of the global situation of the day and how the U.S. should react. The GOP's smoke and mirrors politics relies heavily on dogma and dogma gets people killed needlessly throughout history. I agree that Fulbright's name on a local school would be a fitting tribute. I am very disappointed in the Times' support for Bush, though I understand their need to pander to the majority of morons who live in the region.

Nice column by George Will

It was nice to see George Will's comments about former Navy secretary James Webb's run for the Democratic nomination in Virginia to unseat the supreme ass, George Allen, who is informally seeking the GOP nomination to succeed another GOP supreme ass, George W. Bush. Will is a traditional conservative, which means he hates FDR and reveres the folly of GOP governance in the early 20th century until the failure of their ideology forced the American people to pull their heads out of their collective asses to unseat the callous laissez faire GOP conservative government , which proved to be a failure in times of economic emergency as experienced during the Great Depression.

No way I could ever claim to despise Will because there are times when he's the sole reasonable voice of the bankrupt conservative movement. Former Secy. Webb came to my attention when he first ascended to the secy. post, then when he resigned in protest over reductions in the navy(and I'm certain somehow or other, Bill Clinton's responsible for Reagan's missteps--Webb's perspective). Webb saw the folly of the conservative view that an invasion of Iraq was comparable to Japan, Germany, and Korea in terms of possibility for success in American nation-building, but Will describes the differences between the nations. Japan was a success because we didn't have to invade the Japanese main island and the emperor surrendered. It helps that Japan is a largely homogeneous population, like Germany, and Korea. Korea is a different case of success because the U.S. supported anti-democratic elements for decades until the Soviet fall in the early 90s. ROK has only been a true democracy since the 90s(I felt the need to reiterate that point for those of you who accidentally read this blog and have no actual historical knowledge, like 90% of all self-described conservative Republicans).

Webb's Scots-Irish heritage is similar to mine, except I have a bit of native American blood, so I appreciate his feisty, combative nature. He voted for John Kerry in 2004, though, as Will recounts, Webb would never shake his hand 20 years previously over Kerry's VVAW days protesting the war in Vietnam. Webb fought in Vietnam in the Corps and was wounded, as Kerry was wounded fighting with the navy. Conservatism and supreme failure in governance are synonymous after Bush's disastrous 5 years as president. I have to appreciate Will's intellectual honesty. Regardless of some of the hard-headed dumb things he says on Sunday morning, he's a good man and worthy of a read each time you stumble across one of his columns.