Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Felicitations, Warriors Against Ignorance.

Well, I see that this piece of jingoistic clap-trap is bobbing around social media toilets again like an unflushed turd:

One Pissed off Canadian Housewife

"This is very good PLEASE read....

Thought you might like to read this letter to the editor. Ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter?  This one surely does!

This was written by a Canadian woman, but oh how it also applies to the U.S.A., U.K. and Australia .


Written by a housewife in New Brunswick , to her local newspaper. This is one ticked off lady...

'Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not, started by Islamic people who
brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from the capitol of the USA and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

Do you think I care about four U. S. Marines urinating on some dead Taliban insurgents?

And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of a
nation they are fighting against in a brutal Insurgency.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East, start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which, is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan .

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head, while Berg
screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called insurgents in Afghanistan , come out and fight like men,
instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in Mosques and behind women and children.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana, care about the
innocent children within range of their suicide Bombs.

I'll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of Speech on stories, is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home, to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent
terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he
might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

I don't care. Shoot him again.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed 'special' food, that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe, in your heart of hearts:

I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.'
Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it.

I don't care!!'

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail Friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to
the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country! 

And may I add:

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering, if during their life on earth, they made a difference in the world. But, the Soldiers don't have that problem.

I have another quote that I would like to share AND...I hope you forward All this.

One last thought for the day:

Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ
2. The British Soldier.
3. The Canadian Soldier.
4. The US Soldier, and
5. The Australian Soldier

One died for your soul, the other four, for you and your children's Freedom.



Okay, here's my rebuttal:

(1)  First off, this wasn't written by a housewife in Canada.  Or a housewife in the United States.  Or a housewife in Britain.  In fact, it wasn't even written by a housewife.  

It was written by Doug Patton, an ultra-Conservative speechwriter and policy adviser who was "broken hearted" after Sarah Palin decided not to run for president in 2012.

Also, I think it's kinda convenient that the re-attribution of this already-inflammatory article always omits the final line:

"I don't give a 'sheet' either about those 'sheet-heads'!"


(2) Secondly, can we not all agree that we support our troops?  Honestly, I've railed about this before at great length, but apparently it needs to be said again.  Just because I don't agree with what our government does with our military doesn't mean that I don't support the men and women of our military!  I have friends and family in the armed forces and anyone out there thinks I don't "support them" is gonna get a swift kick right in the cubes.  By priority post if necessary. 

As a taxpayer, I'd like to see our troops bring order to the Congo or guard our borders from terrorists.  In fact, I support our troops so much that I don't want them dispatched to places where they're exposed to needless danger.  And that includes Afghanistan.  

(3) I dunno, are we still fighting a "War on Terror"?  What the f#@k is a "War on Terror" anyway?  How do you fight an ideology?  I tell you what, why don't we start fighting a "War on Ignorance" and see how far we get?

Is it possible, just possible, that the "War on Terror" represents a nebulous, catch-all, eternal scapegoat that can be dragged out whenever our special interest-choked government needs an excuse to secure new oil and lithium deposits?  Or whenever they look to re-work a part of the Middle East just to make it easier for them to exploit?

(4)  Is there seriously anyone left out there who actually still believes that the government hasn't been involved in some shady acts of foreign policy?   Hold on...turn around for a sec and I'll straighten your "Sucker" sign for ya...

(5) Yes, the a$$holes who funded the murder of over three-thousand people on September 11'th, 2001 should be made to pay.  But weren't the terrorist attackers mainly from Saudi Arabia?  Why the hell didn't we go after them?  Oh, right, 'cuz the Bush family has some sort of creepy, symbiotic relationship with the Saudi Royal family:

Oh, wait, I hear some of you out there saying that we went into Afghanistan expressly to look for Osama Bin Hidin'.  Pity it took over a decade to track him down and when we finally did manage to nail him (and wisely blow him away without question) he was discovered in an allied country.  Whoopsie!

So instead of going after the nation that fostered these yahoos, the United States invaded two independent nations under dubious pretenses.  It's like when Kirk says to Khan in Star Trek II, "You've managed to kill everyone else, but like a poor marksman, you keep missing the target!" 

P.S. The Saudi's positively love public be-headings. 

(5)  Hey, remember back in the day when we, as citizens of "civilized" western democracies, didn't cotton to the idea of illegal detainment, occupying foreign countries and indiscriminately torturing and killing people?  When exactly did that change?    Remember how justifiably sickened we all were when this disgrace broke?

Oh, and for any ass-hat who still thinks the phrase "enhanced interrogation" is a reasonable euphemism for torture, have a listen to former Navy SEAL Jesse friggin' Ventura drop some science on Fox News Neo-Con apologist Brian Kilmeade:

(6) What if my best buddy is an Atheist and doesn't care about THE HOLY BIBLE?  Is he a fanatic?  An enemy?  Is he not worth caring about anymore?  Hmmmmmm, seems like the Tolerance Setting on your "What Would Jesus Do?" machine is broken...

(7) Yes, I admit it.  I don't understand the mentality of people who are willing to blow themselves up just for the slight possibility of receiving virginal poontang in the afterlife.  But I can understand how desperate people can get when they feel like they've got absolutely nothing to lose.

Lemme put it to you this way: imagine if China invaded and subjugated North America.  Imagine if your family, friends and love ones have all been taken away from you and you have no clue if they're alive or dead.  Image that you have no home, no belongings and no weapons to fight the invaders save a crude explosive device which, your told, is only effective if you wear it.

Nope, I still don't understand it.  But, I can understand how someone else could understand it.  KnowwhutImean?

Here's video (inspired by, of all things, a speech by the only half-way sane Republican presidential nominee Ron Paul) which starkly illustrates this point: 

(8) "I'll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that their freedom of Speech on stories, is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home, to hear about them when something happens." 

Okay, I have no friggin' clue what Patton is talking about here.  Does he still think this is World War II and we can't openly talk about "The War on Ignorance" because it's gonna result in collateral damage?  Or, much worse, that it's all just a load of bantha fodder?    

Well, hey, guess what, I'll care when Stephen Harper stops expecting the media to act as a complicit megaphone for his decidedly south-of-the-border neo-con agenda:

(9) Finally, the person that forwards this along then declares in no uncertain terms:

"Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ
2. The British Soldier.
3. The Canadian Soldier.
4. The US Soldier, and
5. The Australian Soldier

One died for your soul, the other four, for you and your children's Freedom."

All I want to say to this is that I'm very jealous.  I'm over forty years old now and I'll be the first to admit that I know less then when I was twenty.

So, yes, I'm jealous.  I've always wanted to be one of those people who are completely convinced that they're right about everything one-hundred percent of the time.

I imagine life would be a lot simpler.  

EPIC:  Statistics prove that prescription drugs are 16,400% more deadly than terrorists.  Hey, who's with me for a "War on Prozac"?

FAIL: I came across this in my travels today.  I'm not saying the dude's lying but my Fib-O-Meter is really off the chart!

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