Re: [sixties-l] Heil Freedom

From: Ronald M. Jacobs (
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 07:50:14 EST

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    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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