Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Assassinate Pat Robertson

His followers have caused too much harm to women and gays. His promotion of murderous foreign policy has helped give Bush the cover to kill tens of thousands. We could organize for years to eventually kick him off the air and make him irrelevant, but we would sacrifice so much in the interim. It is cheaper to just take him out with a sniper. It is, I believe, what Jesus would want.

Read this related story.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Dude, Let's Go Kill People!



This is an actual ad from the Army National Guard. The t-shirt and DVD are really tempting. I imagine killing brown people in other countries is probably a lot like a rocking beach party, so that's cool too.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Zinn

"The power of government, whatever weapons it possesses, whatever money it has at its disposal, is fragile. When it loses its legitimacy in the eyes of its people, its days are numbered. We need to engage in whatever actions appeal to us. There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming ­together at points in history and creating a power that governments cannot suppress."

Check out his essay in its entirety: Occupied Zones.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

God Bless Sheehan

If Mr. Bush really is a Christian (if he isn't, and it's all an act, I have no doubt that he is sent here by Satan), he must be contemplating his chances of going to hell. Cindy Sheehan - a very articulate mother who lost her son in the Iraq war - has been protesting and camping out near Bush's ranch, and has said she won't leave until he meets with her. The reason is that Bush has said that anyone who has died in Iraq, has died for a noble cause. Sheehan simply wants to ask him what that noble cause is.

Mr. Bush is a liar, who has used his power to have thousands murdered in Iraq, Afghanistan, Huntsville Texas, and elsewhere. I don't really believe in heaven and hell, but assuming for the moment that they may actually exist, Cindy Sheehan clearly has a better chance of going to heaven, and I just can't see her sharing eternity with an evil man like Bush.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

San Francisco vs. Austin

Gay, male, nudity in alleys.



Fog.



Garbage.



Graffiti.



That's all great, but in Austin I got to ride a boat on Lake Travis.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Justifying Terrorism

There's been a lot of debate in London about whether the terrorist attacks there are connected to British foreign policy and specifically the war in Iraq. When people on the left recite this connection they are often told they are justifying the terrorism. This is just what happened when British MP George Galloway said, "If it is a question of quantum, there is far more blood on the hands of George Bush and Tony Blair than there is on the hands of the murderers who killed those people in London."

When he was asked about justification, he had a weird answer: "If I say a car has four wheels and the Ford Motor Company say it has four wheels, that doesn't make me part of the Ford Motor Company." I guess his point is that he believes invading Iraq is wrong, and so do the terrorists, but that doesn't mean he supports or is in solidarity with the terrorists.

I think that's an important point. Our invasion of Iraq is wrong. In fact it is terrorism, and we ought to end it. But why acknowledge that the terrorists may be motivated by a similar animosity toward the policies of the U.S. and Britain? Is he saying that because Blair and Bush have done far worse, it justifies what the terrorists have done? Are they simply fighting back?

I don't know, but I wouldn't dismiss the notion that they are in a defensive position up against the most powerful forces on the planet. I don't agree with their tactics, but if they are just fighting back, doesn't the blame for the attacks lie primarily with Bush and Blair? After all, if you unleash terror on the world, why would you expect anything better in return?

I think Galloway is making a good point, but I would have said it like this: "Bush and Blair started a war of terrorism in the Middle East, and they now must answer to their people who are suffering because their terror war has come home."