Dedicated to our soldiers, past and present, and all those currently fleeing Dick Cheney's weekend hunting spree in New York.
The Google "Quote of the Day" add-in for today as shown on my "Personalized Start Page" is from Bertrand Russell:
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
- Bertrand Russell
The following post originally appeared on ePluribus Media's old Scoop site and was crossposted on DailyKos, ePluribus Media, Street Prophets and My Left Wing by GreyHawk on Wed Jan 03, 2007. Migrated to this site 2010-01-31 09:23 am.
For why is all around us here
As if some lesser god had made the world,
But had not force to shape it as he would?
-- Alfred Lord Tennyson,
Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur. Line 13.
Harsh, indeed, rings the title of this article; all the more inciteful for the accuracy with which is betrays the blatant, arrogant hypocrisy of the "priveleged" few. They who would beat their chests with cries of righteousness and claims of Christian piety are the self-same misbegotten misanthropes who call for the annihilation others in the name of their god. Images of destruction and the realities of war fail to penetrate the thick miasma of self-delusion that so heavily clouds their hearts and minds.
We as a nation have been played, taken for fools by fools themselves. I've heard said that there is no rest for the wicked: so be it. There are none more wicked than those who support this Administration and the follies of their war, for it is not a "Global War on Terror" that they wage: it is a war on all that it holy in this world.
This article is reposted from the original publication located in the current Scoop archive. The timestamp of the original publish date has been preserved. - GH
Hat tip to Avahome for the tip and all her research, which made this possible.