Musings of the Reverend Meduri and Dr. Jackass
A Response to a Chain-Mail Forwarding Right-Winger
Once again, you are confusing my criticism of George W. Bush for
support for Kerry. This point in history is no more dangerous than
hundreds of other points in hundreds of other generations. I know
this because reading history is a personal hobby of mine. In fact, we
as a population are much more secure now than we ever have been. You
can see this for yourself if you take a look at average lifespan,
murder rates, medical technology, so on so on, etc.
The only reason this SEEMS like such a dangerous time is because we
are being programmed by the so-called "liberal" press and the current
administration to believe that is true. To be afraid. To let fear
fog any rational judgement or logical debate on any issue. Watch your
local news sometime...and if you can, try to go to the public library
and dig up some local news coverage from 10, 15, 20, or even 30 years
ago. Compare. I've done this. It will shock the hell out of you how
much more FEAR is pasted on to every news story. Minor rainwater
spillover becomes devastating flooding, Insect overpopulation becomes
invading swarms of disease and pestilence, etc. This wasn't the case
not so long ago...And now we're supposed to be afraid of a NEW threat
of terrorism? I hate to tell you, but terrorism is as old as
prostitution, and fighting a war on terrorism will be as successful as
the war on drugs (total failure). In fact, I would be as bold as to
say that fighting a war on terrorism will only make it worse. Its
like trying to spray water at a grease fire.
What I'm trying to say is that I believe someone like Kerry will do
LESS damage (not be a better president or a better person) to this
country than President Bush. For one thing, an idiot like Gerald Ford
did less damage during his presidency (probably because he did less
overall). Nixon himself even did less damage to the country, although
he probably would have liked to given the opportunity. Difference
between Nixon and Bush's people is very simple: Nixon got caught.
Bush hasn't yet.
I said one thing (among many others) to my dad right before this war
with Iraq was about to get underway. I said regardless of what I
personally think about reasons and rationale, about threats perceived
and real, the historical record will reveal to all in due time the
true intentions behind the prosecution of this war. When I said that,
I thought it would take 15-20 years for all the facts to come out.
Well, its only been two years and I think there are already enough
facts for historians to sum it all up pretty accurately, and it
doesn't look good for those of us in the voting population of the
United States of America.
When a baseball team doesn't perform well, they can the manager. When
a football team goes under .500 and was supposed to make the
playoffs...you can the head coach and the GM. We've had a losing
record for 4 years now Ted, and regardless of what you think of Kerry
or Bush, its one or the other and I don't want another 4 like the last
I've said my piece for now, have a good election day and I hope to
hear from you after we get the outcome. I'm taking the day off work
(as are some friends of mine) so we can have some discussions about
the issues, about policy, and about the future of our country, because
I'm going to be here for awhile and I'd like to see this country
fulfill its role in the grand experiment of democracy.