>I can’t write about Nader without writing about the big picture. Personally, I love Nader. I think he’s a visionary that brings integrity into the totally corrupt political process. Ralph Nader is a true blue. He’s about doing the right thing and I can’t even think about voting for him this time around. He is absolutely the wrong choice.
It’s about the big picture.
If you thought Bush was the war President, check out the straight talk express. John McCain is a war President. He knows war and seems to salivate at the chance of advancing war. On several occasions he was jovial about the prospect of bombing Iran.
Somehow, I don’t think more war is the answer.
The right thing to do
I don’t want to cut and run. (And I hate that Republican bullshit slogan.) But it doesn’t mean its not true. We could send in three million troops to get the job done right. We could force democracy down their throats. We could educate their people. We could teach them not to hate women. We could drag them kicking a screaming out of the 14th century.
But we don’t even have democracy here in the U.S., yet. We live in a republic. We don’t educate our own people. While our misogyny is a little better than theirs, I feel like we’re barely scratching the surface of the problem here. And we still have a huge section of the population that doesn’t want anyone to believe in evolution.
Does this country has the will power to spend another trillion to get the job done right? The answer is, no. It’s not going to happen. Ever. Never.
The U.S. doesn’t have a trillion dollars. If we take out another trillion dollar loan from the Chinese the vig will bankrupt us all.
If you haven’t noticed, our house is falling down around us. Almost a third of this country can’t get decent health care. The Billionaires for Bush won’t miss a meal, but the rest of us are going to have a tough time with the economy over the next decade. The value of the dollar has tanked, and it looks to get worse. I’ll go out on a limb and predict the price of oil will rise. All the while I feel bad for the next President. Depression era Presidents always seem impotent against the tides of money.
A simple accounting of this war tells us that the sooner we get out, the sooner we can get to paying off that debt. The longer we stay, the greater our debt becomes.
John McCain thinks we can win.
In McCain’s world, he knows the evil that men do and he’s ready to fight that evil. He wants to bring the fight to them. I would if I was tortured. Mid-East Muslims haven’t seen mean until they’ve seen U.S. crazy mean and I have no doubt that John McCain will bring it.
What strikes me odd about that pro-war attitude is the disconnect from the truth, that an occupation of a Muslim country is somehow acceptable to other Muslims. My great psychic powers tell me that we’ll never run out of enemies as long as we’re in Iraq.
Its that same disconnect that Bush seems to suffer from. But McCain is a war President thru and thru. He’s willing to bankrupt us all.
Back to Ralph Nader
Is Nader going to win? No. Even if you want him to win more than anything in the world, that doesn’t mean he’ll even make the ballot in all fifty states. If he did win, the right wing Republicans would love it. The entire upcoming depression could be blamed on the anti-corporate candidate. It’s a dream scenario for the ultra-conservatives. They’d be able to elect a dictator next time around.
I hardly ever disagree with Ralph. He’s a good guy, and you know his heart is in the right place. But right now this country is voting for its survival. Do you want more war? Do you want to bomb Iran?
I didn’t make this situation. I didn’t fill this country with a bunch of sky pilots jabbering into heaven. I’d rather vote for Nader. But there’s already a holy war going on.
As much as I disdain organized religion, you got to hand it to the American Evangelicals. They are putting their money where their mouth is. Republican Evangelical’s are one of the largest donors to the State of Israel. All in the assumption that Israel will bring about the resurrection of the Savior.
These guys are as serious as Scientolgists. And they have an agenda for this country that has nothing to do with Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. For them, Republican politics is more about God’s will. It’s all about, “we the people” wrote the Constitution, but God wrote the bible.
I’d love to vote for Nader. I really would. But right now I pray, every night, “Please God, save us from your followers.” Because God wouldn’t let the icecaps melt, the oceans rise, and watch the destruction of humanity without fixing the weather? Would she?
One thing at a time. First, vote Democrat and hope its enough to stop this money pit war. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t expect much from corporate Democrats during a recession or maybe even a depression, but at least we won’t be spending a billion dollars on an “abstinence-only” programs that do nothing. One billion dollars and no one stopped fucking. Imagine my surprise. A billion dollars. Did I mention it costs us a billion dollars?
“The tragedy is not simply the waste of taxpayer dollars, it is the damage done to the young people who have been on the receiving end of distorted, inaccurate information about condoms and birth control. We have been promoting ignorance in the era of AIDS, and that’s not just bad public health policy, its bad ethics”
Take my word on this. The Flying Spaghetti Monster won’t save us from McCain.