Raise your hand if you were alive and paying attention to the fanatical patriotism gagging our nation in the run-up to the War on Iraq. Lots of hands. Very good, students. Raise your hands if you were terribly afraid that our nation, the United States of America, was in danger of being attacked by Iraq. Anybody? Huh? Who ordered Freedom Fries with their burger? What? No one? Are you all sissy French or something??? Maybe you all need to grow a pair!! Freedom isn’t Free! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Ah yes, that American history. Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rice and Bush. The fearsome foursome. WMDs! Oh My! Mobile biological labs, oh my! Uranium from Africa! [double oh my!]
What a hoot. Well, not exactly. Four thousand U.S. Military casualties; 32,000 wounded. How many with permanent disabilities? Brain trauma? PTSD?
Remember the flags flying from car windows? Flag bumperstickers? Flags waving from front porches? Pro-war rhetoric from right-wing radio stations?
Did you see the video of Paul Ryan at the Iowa State Fair? The jeering? Then the chant from his supporters, “U-S-A! U-S-A!”
That brought back memories of those inglorious months leading up to the War on Iraq. As did a line that I read on Facebook yesterday.
OK I have to rant…..if I hear 1 more person complain about Chick-fil-a or try to organize a protest I’m going to snap. This is a prime example of what is wrong with this country. Since when did it become a crime to speak your opinion and even worse when did it become a crime to offend someone. There was a time in this great land when if someone said something that offended you then you tried really hard to fix that. Now all we do is clammer for someone to be fired or ostracized. Get over it people and grow a pair. Quit being so soft, the path we are headed on is going to lead us to be just like the French and that just ain’t right.
Yes, the French. Grow a pair.
I quite enjoy his line, “Since when did it become a crime to speak your opinion and even worse when did it become a crime to offend someone.”
Maybe he refers to those antiwar demonstrators who were maligned and spat-upon in the run-up to the war?
Any guesses what he was writing in the months running up to the preemptive invasion of Iraq?
Any guesses as to whether he still orders Freedom Fries at McDonalds?