America, you are a nation of enablers and apologists for tyranny and mass murder. You condemn the Nazi and gulag guards of times past ,even as you celebrate your own mercenaries and torturers, and cheer the unspeakable crimes committed by your sons and daughters. You don’t care who you kill, as long as your soldiers are paid, and your munitions factories are humming.
Safely ensconced in academic parks, your leading intellectuals lean slightly right or left, but never enough to rock your blazing gunboat, lest they sour the cocktail parties or have their tenure revoked. They ignore Israel’s prolific crimes, 9/11, Bin Laden’s faux death, or the parasitic Federal Reserve. As another joke election nears, they’re all gung ho about candidates who back illegal wars and banking frauds, since each identical candidate is supposedly the lesser of two evils.
As for our senators, only two are not Democrat or Republican. An American election, then, is a rigged referendum for this thoroughly corrupt and murderous system. Simply by voting, you will give it the green light to go on killing and looting. Every four years, we’re railroaded into sanctioning endless war and boundless corruption. If we are disappointed, the media steers us into becoming a near clone of our current rapist.
The Good Old Party spooks the upper and middle classes by threatening, “If you don’t vote for us, the Dems will take your hard-earned cash and give it to the freeloaders, crackheads and other miscellaneous losers.” The Democrats, in turn, scare the lower rungs by snarling, “If you don’t vote for us, the Republicans will let your ass rot under a bridge, on a piece of cardboard.” (This is already happening, but let’s ignore details.)
It is fitting that as our most important vote has become meaningless, we’re offered myriad opportunities to vote for all sorts of irrelevant acts and personalities, from singing oafs to dancing buffoons, to steroid-charged sports celebrities. Americans have never voted so much for so little.
Each party paints the other as the greater evil, though both are equally whorish to a military banking complex that has wrought so much grief and destruction to the USA and the rest of the world. As they offshore your job, they may toss you a free cell phone or allow you to wed your same sex lover, but they will never spend our money responsibly, for our benefit. We can only beg for small change, instead of real ones, and must vote, again, for proven liars and criminals. We hope, against all evidence, that they won’t keep impaling us.
So how does it feel, America, to have so much evil, deceit and betrayal filling your being? You allowed it to happen. You enable it, if only symbolically, by voting for one of the two parties that are pro war and pro corruption. They will likely get 99% of your votes, in fact, so America will have endorsed overwhelmingly, again, an openly criminal agenda.
With his cartoon dynamite, Netanyahu’s recent UN speech brings to mind Powell and his phony chart before the Iraq invasion, but at least Bush tried to convince you that a war was necessary. Obama doesn’t bother. Ignoring congress and the American public, Obama simply ordered a massive bombing campaign against Libya, which he mockingly dubbed a “kinetic military action.” Obama unleashed lesser strikes against Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan, and sent terrorist proxies into Syria, all without protest from our obedient public or groveling intelligentsia.
Pumped with nonstop propaganda from our corporate media in this mad house of mirrors, we neither see nor care how others perceive us, for even as international protests mount, our flags burnt, our soldiers killed by supposed allies and poll after poll shows us among the most despised nations on earth, we still believe we’re loved and admired worldwide. Our politicians gladly pander to this mass vanity. Romney, “We have a moral responsibility to keep America the strongest nation on earth, the hope of the earth, the shining city on the hill.” Obama, “The United States has been, and will always be, the one indispensable nation in world affairs.”
Only children believe in everlasting anything, but that’s how politicians talk these days. And it’s how most Americans think.
Nearly half of Americans don’t cast ballots in any election, but we must make this abstention purposeful, as a clear sign of protest, and not an act of apathy. We’re better than this, so let’s prove it. Imagine thousands in public places, declaring, “NOT IN OUR NAME!” The sooner we can effect a divorce between us and our rogue government, the sooner we can get rid of it. If nothing else, to resist this electoral farce is to wash our hands, partially, at least, of the innocent blood being spilled. It is the only moral decision.
By Linh Dinh - Source