Mark Green,Bush,and the Civilized Foreign-Policy Liberals… Doom and Depotism in ’06…
Scumfucking old posts I just can’t get rid of… Ignore that last bit of crap,this is the Truth.
Top dollar will be paid to the individual or individuals who provide me with enough of every fiendish substance to place my brain into permanent psychosis so I have at least one excuse for… shit,anything. As you know,Bob,Mark Green is running against Diamond Doyle for Governor of Wisconsin in 2006,which unfortunate for us,occurs in about 3 months of television hubris and legal treachery. And it also occurs to me that in this year of 2006,we as Americans still see ourselves as we did since our inception. In 1884,the United States attended the Berlin Conference with European giants inre: Colonized African free trade. It was considered then,traditionally,that govermenments were limited in "spheres of influence" (a term invented at that conference) to lands they occupied. But talk was presented then of economic and trade incentive to goverment leaders willing to ally with imperialistic ambition… to avoid,summarily,the commonplace invasion. There,the seeds were planted: discussion of American Imperialism we continue to have here over 250 years later.
But we have short memories. Centuries mean less to Americans than do decades then years… Our lack of confronting our mistakes through history and architectual ruin allows us our progressive nature. We’re not imperialists,we’re not occupiers; we’re idealists concerned with the growth of Humanity – and I mean this as the embodiment of altruism,American decisions are entirely submersed in our reverence for belief in our system of goverment and society… Who would deny that they’re making their decisions for the betterment of society as a whole,globally? The Friedman Marketplace, the Christian Right,the Leftist – our reason for government is to convert the injustices of the world into our better place. Who wouldn’t desire to be born an American?
God said to Abraham kill me a son / Abe said Man,you must be puttin’ me on / God said No,Abe said What? / God said You can do what you want Abe but / next time you see me,You Better Run… / Abe said where you want this killin’ done? / God said Out on highway 61…
But where are we know? In this comos of destruction,greed,failure,and augmented religion? I’m afraid those once-corporeal terms of Family and Friend have turned into that commercial desecration at the whim of… well,not capital desire,but more our own self-realized,self-empowerd morality. Our imperialism isn’t one of terra firma but of the self-serving economic metaphor. Pax Americana is not about territory; the notion died in that nineteenth century along with the Old Greats – as Britain,Germany,France,and Spain saw the birth of the United States and its rise to export power. This country has never known,truly,the old imperialistic notions of land… in fact,Americans have long since seen ourselves as unique, distinct,and enlightened. Our empire expanse is based in our beliefs of Democracy and Idealism,Capitalism; not simply a desire for territory. What we promote is a complex system of Economies and Financial Markets, and we’ve done this since the nineteenth century. Our armies are our corporations. We can promote a system of capitalism-cum-democracy in foreign nations – playing the tunes of populists – and reap the capitalistic economic benefits (Capitalism and Democracy cannot be separated,no?)… America did invent Rock n’ Roll.
Mark Green – and what’s becoming a less-common trait of following Bush by the letter – is the local magistrate of a failed thought process; who view American Foreign Policy as that sole beacon of emancipation in a wicked night of savage peoples. Who believe in the unadulterated virtue of the free market and the notion that Democracy Is Freedom. Let’s take one of my common arguments – that the Iraqi people didn’t fucking want democracy – quote they’d never known Freedom… But Fuck That,this is exactly the problem. The problem isn’t the Iraqi inexperience with Freedom or Democracy. The problem is that I think of Iraqi people as those Mark Green savages,people who couldn’t understand what America is like,nor understand why America exists. What they believe in is so exotic to the Family Man’s ear that American’s would never hear of such a thing as Islamic Goverment… And why an entire culture would desire it.
This is the crux of it: The problem isn’t in Iraq,the problem is within our minds and within our views of the world as it exists outside of our American perception. We apply our funadmental belief upon Iraq as if they could just see our visions… spirit visions… of the American conquest in the past and the economic capitalistic control we have simply aquired through the twentieth century of War; due mainly to our adherence to our own patriotic- (self-) beliefs.
So,I’ve started,belatedly,on the 2006 elections. In preparation for the Doom that lingers in ’08. I’m starting on the Issues,and on the Governor,and Mark Green – the Target. I’ll pick out the important ones; ones that reflect the long-standing Family Values described in North Country:
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004) — an aside here; let’s be clear: what’s important in the previous record is not the phrase Pledge of Allegiance. What’s fundamental is the word "protecting"…
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
Let’s take another moment to ask a big What The Fuck on "during the War on Terror" phrase.
Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Let’s get this right: Reformation through Decimation; How To Raise Your Children Through Capital Punishment and The Strong Father Morale
Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001) (did you earn this money?)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
Now let’s get down to brass tacks and Humanity:
Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
These are the sort of heavy family values ahered to by the generation of fathers and grandfathers we know and love and respect… I wish it weren’t the situation of life we live in where the ones we love and the people we respect are not mutually exclusive with the ones that bare responsibility and resentment and condolence – as metaphore – as crimes portrayed in North Country. I don’t want to hate the ones I love… but then when & where do we draw that line? Or why that line drawn?
The problem isn’t of crime & punishment. The concern is humanity and love,not retaliation. Our American problem inre: Family Values isn’t the preservation of our traditional values,it’s the preservation of our respect and our duty to confront the horrors of humanity that our blood kin have committed. We have to talk about it. We have to address our mistakes. It’s what Jesus moved in; the human capability of the Virtue of Humility.
And here we are led by monsters of divisiveness, bigotry,partisanship,and polarization… Turning brother against brother,friend agaist friend,the Fear grows here,nation against nation… We’re a confused breed,caught in what we assume is the inevitable trick of politics and life of choosing the lesser of two evils. And now,in this desparate failed year of ’06,it comes again. Don’t take any gruff from these swine. Be careful what you’re led to believe; remember,Vonnegut’s still alive,he’s your grandfather,and he’s goddamn pissed off. It’s atrocity time; it’s time for the great reappraisal. And fuck it for this evening… I’ll be at Cactus for a beer and whatever else I can get my hands on. Diamond Doyle is gonna have financial scandal problems,and with his narrow margin,the fat is in the fire… but I’ve been in contact with Feingold,so hopefully we can sort this out,if he’s willing to try the Freak Power ticket and a few grams of Ibogaine.