oops that should be 2002, not 2001
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Ron Jacobs wrote:
> They Really Are Insane!
> I didn't watch The Great Leader's speech the night of January 29, 2001. I
> just couldn't take the sycophantic applause from the audience and media,
> nor could I handle watching the Leader's facial contortions. So I read it
> in the New York Times the following morning along with the reaction from
> Congress. It was worse than I expected. Much worse.
> These men and women have lost it. Their easy victory over the Taliban in
> Afghanistan has convinced them more than ever that they and their military
> forces are invincible. Consequently, in their minds, the world is theirs
> for the taking and anyone who gets in their way is dead meat. Indeed, the
> Great Leader even mentioned specific targets he had in mind. What's nice
> about these targets is that they are very real nation-states and easy for
> even us unwashed masses to find on a globe. However, this ease of
> identification is also their shortcoming-after all, should the Great
> Leader's armies attack one of these countries and decimate its lands and
> people, there can be no more war. Since the absence of war would not be
> good for the health of the state, the Great Leader has warned us that there
> are still thousands of evil terrorists out there to go after, too. Hell,
> one might even be working in that cubicle next to yours. Or maybe he lives
> next door disguised as a mild-mannered suburbanite who grows vegetables and
> roots for the Yankees. You can never be sure, you know.
> Since we can never be sure, our Great Leader is encouraging us to join his
> Freedom Corps and defend the Homeland. So, as we goosestep down to the
> local police station to sign up (at least until they give us the
> opportunity to do so at work or school), keep your eyes wide open for any
> suspicious activity. For instance, why isn't that house flying an American
> flag and why do the teenagers who live there have peace signs in their
> windows? What kind of music is that blasting from the car of those kids
> driving by? Are those lyrics sanctioned by the Freedom Corps? What about
> those immigrants down the street who can't speak American? What are they
> plotting? Why don't they go to your church? One can never be sure. Best
> to report them to the proper authorities. Remember, in this new world
> American freedom depends on denying other people theirs.
> What about the big corporations? How are they going to help the Great
> Leader's cause (oops, I mean our cause)? By taking our tax dollars and
> building new and more lethal weapons of mass destruction, of course. And
> by lobbying for more tax cuts and a fairer application of the minimum wage.
> Heck, if there wasn't a minimum wage in the United States, those poor
> corporations wouldn't have to export those American jobs overseas. Then
> every US citizen could have a job first, just like in the days of slavery.
> Of course, we'll have to get rid of labor unions first. They always want
> something that makes it difficult for corporations to be treated
> fairly-like the eight-hour day and a minimum wage.
> As for our kids, don't worry. They'll be taught the Pledge of Allegiance
> from the first day of preschool. We'll make certain of that. Our youngest
> Freedom Corps volunteers will report any adults who don't encourage blind
> obedience to the State and its wars. Only through such vigilance will our
> children be safe. Safe from freedom and safe from the dangers that freedom
> can present.
> See you at the Freedom Rally. Heil Freedom!!
> -ron jacobs
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