Monday, April 28, 2008

Watch and weep

By Capt. Fogg

Many of us are going to get a government handout this month; you know, the kind of thing the Republicans have usually treated as another form of the Socialist Plague when the dollars are directed toward indigent children. For a good number of those recipients, that money will go not to purchase the Japanese cars, Korean televisions and Chinese everything else that we're being told is an economic stimulus plan that will prevent the recession that has already happened. For most, I think, it won't go to pay down the crippling debt or to pay for needed medical care, but to buy gasoline; the indispensable substance of a nation with the poorest public transportation system in the civilized world.

Our Bushtopia can always find a way to get you to buy oil, no matter who suffers in the process and they're very good at making it sound like patriotism. Of course real patriotism has little to do with lapel pins or stupid looking plastic flag holders clipped to SUV windows or yellow "Support the Troops" ribbons, and while you're pouring your government handout into the tank of your 7000 pound monument to fashionable folly, remember who is suffering and dying so that you can exercise your plastic patriotism.

Remember the men and women living in dirt and filth and blood for year after year until they either die or are discharged with a "personality disorder" like shrapnel in the skull, so as to deprive them of decent medical attention and the support they deserve. If you want -- if you really want to see how Uncle Scam treats our "heroes" when they return home to wait to be sent back for another 15 months watch this video. Watch all ten minutes of it and consider taking the hush money George is sending you and using it to defeat each and every Republican candidate with the gall to support this sham government and its sham war. Use that money to make sure not one of these criminals gets another term; these thugs who get free medical care, large pensions and all they can squeeze from the suffering citizens, abused soldiers and victims of American aggression. Watch it and weep.



Cross posted from Human Voices

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OpenID expatbrian said...

I think all the attention we can attract to the unspeakable manner with which our vets are treated is a good thing and I post on it frequently myself. However, I don't want people to be misled by this video as if it is the "worst" of those conditions or as bad as it gets.
This is just some pealing paint and flooding toilets. If that is all we had to worry about fixing there would be no crisis.
But there is a crisis of massive, almost insurmountable proportions and it is so bad that our vets are killing themselves by the thousands each year to finally end the overpowering grief and stress that is PTSD.
That is what we somehow need to show and show often.

BTW, this link won't open for me..says no longer available. The copy in Libby's former post is still opening though.

7:07:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The link is working still for me.

I know, it's only one little outrage in an ocean of misery, but I hope something will attract people away from bitching about the trivia they're obsessed with so they will notice how we're screwing the troops and the veterans as never before.

Every time I have to listen to the phony patriots talking about heroes I want to rub their noses in this

9:03:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It so pisses me off too. The miserable treatment of our vets can't be highlighted enough.

9:31:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

And yet we continue to direct our wrath at straw hippie sandal wearing folk song singing liberal elitist Mexican loving America hating defeatists for disrespecting the "heroes."

Just don't let those heroes move in next door with all their problems or expect me to pay any taxes on their behalf. I mean that's almost like Socialism!

1:00:00 PM  

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