The Lie of Left Vs. Right

I love coming across self-proclaimed "enlightened and independent" journalists who seem to think that the battle between the Left-wing Liberal Democrats and Right-wing Conservative Republicans is still being waged in earnest. It's the equivalent of being a grown adult who still thinks that the WWE is real fighting.

Our politicians, like the wrestlers, roar and flex and pretend to fight each other onstage, then in the dressing room they give each other winks and slaps on the ass and help each other with their lines and moves for the next show.

The real battle that is going on is as simple as this: Either you believe in having a small central government; working towards restoring a voluntary society; getting rid of national debt; and stopping our foreign policy of interventionism and nation-building - or you don't. Liberal Vs. Conservative, Republican Vs. Democrat, and Left Vs. Right is pre-9/11 politics and nothing more than rhetoric and theatrics today. Yet I see so many people who think that it's a relevant and important issue. The same type of people who might go to a magic show and think they are seeing "real magic."

I come from a background of strong, "conservative" values. I argued for the "war" in Iraq and voted for Bush both times. I always felt a sense of being bamboozled, but I thought that was just a part of being a good patriotic Republican. You had to hate the other party and embrace and defend the idiots, blowhards, and corrupt members of your party for the sake of unity.

Then one day I woke up and realized that being a Republican or a Democrat politician is nothing more than being on the same team, but wearing different colors and playing a scrimmage - with the fate of the free world and your future as the ball. Neither party gives a damn about your individual, God-given rights and is stripping you of them at every opportunity. The Republicans lied about the war and the reasons for going. The Democrats opposed the war because the Republicans were for it. Now we have a warhawk Democrat President who wants to prolong our presence in Afghanistan until 2024, invade Iran, is bombing Pakistan, and they all fall suddenly silent? Not a peep?

If I was an anti-war Liberal Democrat during the Bush administration, I'd feel deeply ashamed for my fellow party members. Obama has continued right on the horrific path that Bush laid out, and not a murmur have we heard from the Democrats who once howled en masse, and with righteous indignation against the war. What happened to the millions marching on the Capitol waving sign and shouting for the Government to "End this Endless War!"?

How is it that in all reality the only core of anti-war protesters left is composed of Veterans, most who have traditionally voted primarily Republican, and "fringe" Independents? Seriously, if you still think "Left" and "Right" still are the sides in the "game" of politics, you might as well poke one of your eyes out.

You are already incapable of seeing in 3D as it is.


They Hate Us Because We're Free?

If the world hates us because we're free, wouldn't Finland, Denmark, and Sweden and the 11 other, much weaker countries which have more liberties be wiped off the map already? The U.S. is ranked 15th in civil liberties, folks. That's pretty pathetic for the self-purported champions and defenders of the free world.
The world doesn't hate us because we're free. That's pure propaganda.

The truth is, everyone hates us because America is run by imperialist warhawks who bomb innocent people and invade sovereign countries on false pretenses. It's really that simple, when you strip away the rhetoric and posturing.

I cannot understand how people continue to say that Ron Paul's foriegn policy is more dangerous than our current one, if not because of common sense and historical perspective, then simply because a large majority of the Americans who have seen it first-hand and don't have conflicting interests are all saying, "Wake up and smell the coffee!" (Hint: This group of people is described by an 8-letter word that starts with "V")

No one is destroying America more than your own government! No one is taking your liberty and endangering your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness more than the corrupt Washington establishment, including many self-purported leaders, (but in fact, band-wagoners and infiltrators) of the once vibrant and Libertarian, now dead and neo-con "Tea Party". No one is more directly responsible for the recent deaths of countless U.S. citizens, soldiers, and veterans than our Federal Government.

While the suicide rate in the military was once lower than half the civilian rate, today, it is significantly higher, especially so among veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The horrifying estimate is that EVERY 80 MINUTES a Veteran commits suicide! Every day another 18 uncounted casualties of unjust wars are thrown in the mass grave of a dishonorable death. You have the power to reverse this horrible betrayal and trend of falsehood and corruption. You only need to stand for truth, justice, and transparency.

Is it too much for those who have laid their very lives and futures on the line for you, to ask you to take a small risk and simply stand above the pettiness of the election year ruling party blame-game? To open your eyes to difficult truths that will illuminate and set afire the comfortable, dark cocoon of government-engineered ignorance?

Is it an unjust request for you to vote according to the dictates of your concience, common sense and our nation's founding principles, and not to have your views and beliefs dictated by your misplaced loyalty to a sullied and destructive notion of party politics, whose proponents are systematically stripping you of free speech, privacy, and every other foundation of personal liberty? I don't think it is too much to ask... Hard to say in one breath, but not too much to ask. Turn off the TV, and start digging.