Bil Browning

An interesting juxtaposition

Filed By Bil Browning | August 06, 2005 9:08 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics

One of my favorite columnists, Ted Rall, recently had an interesting article about the Iraqi insurgents. Rall points out that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. He asks why America, which consistently cheers for the underdog, isn't feeling more empathy for the Iraqis.
Imagine America under the jackboot of, say, Icelandic occupation. At first many Americans are happy to see Bush arrested and put on trial, but it doesn't take long before we start to miss him. Promises of rapid rebuilding evaporate. Two years after saturation bombing has leveled Washington, Los Angeles, New York and other major cities, the rubble is overrun with rats and wild dogs. America's natural resources--coal, lumber, oil--are shipped back to Iceland without recompense. Unmarked checkpoints spring up everywhere, transforming a drive to the 7-11 to get water--faucets are dry--into a potentially lethal exercise. Icelandic troops conduct house raids to take away Americans' guns. Since there's no electricity for streetlights, the night belongs to gangs, who rape and hold women for ransom. There are no jobs, unless you count working for the hated police force of the puppet regime, the Unified Nordic Republic of Icelanderica. UNRI lackeys ride alongside Icelandic storm troopers to point out the homes of "terrorists," who are bagged, beaten and dragged off into the night, never to be seen again. Most of the victims are innocent civilians, of course, but the Icelandics don't speak English. They mistakenly trust their toadies, who use their authority to act on personal grudges.

A few years pass. The Icelandic government turns over nominal "sovereignty" to its puppet American regime, but nothing changes on the ground. The checkpoint shootings, mass arrests and chaos continue unabated. Almost everyone has lost a friend or family member to the war. There's an "election," but members of the prewar Democratic and Republican parties are barred from participating. America as we know it has been rubbed out.

The humiliation is total. Icelandic forces pass out decks of cards depicting the faces of former senators, governors and generals. They shoot deposed leader George W. Bush's twin daughters and air images of their bloody, mutilated faces on state television. They print photos of Bush, haggard and obviously abused in his secret prison, wearing nothing but underwear.

I've often wondered why it is that Americans can be so callously ignorant of the dangers of Bush's misguided "Democracy Or Else" doctrine. Like the scorned and regrettable actions of pre-Nazi Germans, Americans are buying the lies of our government and wantonly allowing another civilization to die writhing under our boots. Shrubco should be impeached for crimes against humanity.

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AUTHOR: Anonymous

DATE: 8/09/2005 01:18:15 AM

This is Excellent - blast from the past - LindaBB