Then I'll get down on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again.
How about it folks? Are we ready to be Citizens? And stop being "Consumers"?
It looks to me like about seven out of ten of us are not willing to consume Bush's latest crude and clumsy attempt to use a Polish Threat to get us to take our eye off the ball. We're not going to forget that we're being economically oppressed in our own country.
A slowing economy combined with rapid inflation makes for a steep misery index. Waving Ahmedinejad in front of us the way a matador waves a red cape in front of a bull is not going to take our minds off our REAL troubles. We're not animals.
Iran is not threatening us. It is we who are threatening them. And we've seen this trick before.
You know, free citizens don't kiss butt, nor kick butt. That kind of deference to authority is for members of a militarized hierarchy, not a democracy where equality rules.
Citizens question authority. And when authorities lie to them, they're reminded who they're actually working for.
As George W. Bush himself once said, "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."
Update: Since yesterday I've seen and heard several mouthpieces for the right-wing noise machine trying to frame this debate in terms of "Obama thinks the word 'appeasement' was an attack on him. How egotistical."
If it wasn't an attack on him, who was it directed against, exactly?
But that word, "appeasement." Is certainly what this debate is all about. How can we "appease" a country that is not threatening us?
Iran has no nuclear weapons. It has no plans to make nuclear weapons. Its military establishment, and especially its air force, compared to Israel's, is small, weak, and outmoded.
What Iran does have is a lot of oil and a history of standing up to U.S. imperialism. Hence the fear and rage of the oil-saturated Bush regime against these people.
The "Iranian threat" is an insult to the intelligence of free citizens everywhere.
Nobody believes that kind of nonsense except slaves, butt-kissers, mindless kowtowers to authority, public relations agents, and other unfree, but unfailingly obedient cogs in the increasingly militarized hierarchy this country has become.