Sunday, March 26, 2006

Why They Crawl

Last week we offered "Why We March" and there were a number of e-mails on that. One e-mail that stood out was from Jesse who wondered why so many elected Democrats in Congress refuse to call for the troops to be brought home now? Good question. As the twin piece to "Why We March" we offer this.

Because wars mean big money.

Because cowardice, not paranoia, runs deep.

Because lies and liars come in all shapes and forms as well as parties -- blood lust, like cowardice, runs deep.

Because they apparently aren't very informed and depend on interviewers to give them the news of the day.

Because a number of the so-called opposition acts no differently than the ones they are supposedly opposing.

Because war organs like The New Republican prop them up. (For laughs, Google "Our Choice" -- their January 7, 2004 endorsement of Joe Lieberman as the Democratic candidate for president.) (C.I. urges everyone not Google them and give them traffic, "Resist the temptation to laugh at them unless you're visiting a library." C.I. suggests you instead read Kevin Zeese on Lieberman in CounterPunch.)

Because corporate media runs with Evan Blah's attacks on Democrats who do speak out.

Because some have the blood lust.

Because some have no spine.

Because Zell Miller types are more common than you'd guess.

Because they haven't been touched by the war.

Because the media isn't the only one trying to sell war pornograpy as strategy.

Because "We are all of us in the gutter/ But some of us are looking at the stars" (Pretenders' "Message of Love" written by Chrissie Hynde).
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