Thursday, July 10, 2008
TERRORISM APATHY...originally posted in February of '08
It's the economy, stupid, is once again the theme of the election. In my mind we are more apathetic about terrorism than ever. And why is this? Is it because we are safe? If we are then should President Bush be credited with this new found security? If all is well, let's focus on our economy and sending those nasty illegal immigrants back where they came from. I know what the comments are going to be already. I can write them for you if you would prefer. We aren't safer, we are just lucky that an attack has not happened since 9/11. Or, the idiot in the White House master minded the whole thing, which in itself would be an oxy-moron, since you would have to have some form of intelligence to pull off something as catastrophic as 9/11. Or he has made the terrorists stronger and more unified by attacking Iraq and we are less safe, and any moment they will strike again. There are more arguments coming and I can't wait to hear them. I know we all have behind the scenes information that Bush is not responsible for our lucky 7 years. I also know that if there were an attack on U.S. soil he would very loudly be held accountable. Why not stipulate that the past 7 years, free from any attack, can be credited to the Bush asministration. It would be painful and could cause a mass gagging reflex, but be intellectually honest and admit that we have not had another terrorist attack under President Bush's watch. Knock on wood. I know that our rights have been trampled on. OK no I don't think that. I have never been illegally searched and siezed nor have I been strip searched at the airport. There have been old ladies that have been run through the ringer and this is because the PC police wouldn't have it any other way. Can you imagine strip searching only Middle Eastern looking individuals?? Whoa!! HELLO racial profiling!! Things aren't perfect and there is much to be done and improved. And yes there is a threat and for some reason I think the Prez is the only one that has fulfilled his commitment of being steadfast in this cause. The rest of America has moved on to greener pastures of economic stimulation and healthcare packages. These things are important, but there is no doubt in my mind that we would point out the very moment the President went back on his word. Here we are enjoying peace of mind. We let Bush take credit for all the bad but can't credit any good. That is the job he signed up to do and he is where the buck stops. Most Americans are ignorant about the Bush doctrine of peace in the Middle East and his philosophy to rid the world of terror. It is called freedom from oppression. A person is more likely to NOT be a terrorist in a free society. At least some form of democracy, even in a small form, would relieve the angry oppressed being from tyranny. But that is not so important anymore, because we are complacent and now we can get back to blaming Bush for the misery in our lives. Feel free to point out we haven't caught Bin Laden. I am sure Bush takes him to lunch everyday and trims his beard for him. The men and women working day and night in many different government agencies to protect us, are really only depriving us of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We sit comfortably in our homes with worries of paying bills and contemplate what to cook for dinner. We complain about the crappy job the President is doing and describe him as being just plain moronic. Imagine doing a better job sitting on our couches. It is amazing the bitching and moaning Americans do while sitting and enjoying a beer and watching lame reality TV. So now the 3rd most important issue with Americans is terrorism. Not first, 3rd. Thank the President for this apathy. For if there was cause for concern it would mean there was an attack and he certainly would be under fire not to mention flat out responsible. He didn't do enough. His critics would be all over that one like a wet towel on a water buffalo. And it would be the most important issue once again. To me it still is the big issue. But out of sight, out of mind. Guess it's good. Guess it's bad. And then there is Barack and the Hill/Bill machine. They are on this same page of apathy. Diplomacy and nicey nice. Big smooches to the jihadists. But of course Obama is so inspirational he may be able to win the hearts and minds of the evil-doers. They may get "Obama-mania" too and decide to follow the pied piper. He can cure what ails them. The Hill/Bill machine is just much more able to handle these threats. She cares, she really cares. Oops I forgot the terrorists hate women. Bummer. I guess it is worth a try. Yep, and MONKEYS ARE GONNA FLY OUT OF MY BUTT TOO!!!!