The Happy Slave

This is my surrender to the Powers that Be, who wish we all were just happy little slaves, tooling along without a care in the world, doing what our better-educated masters tell us to do, not daring to step out of line. I'm so bad at surrender...

Location: Indianapolis, United States

I'm an old-fashioned Get-out-of-my-face-atarian. So long as the gubmint left me alone, I had no problems with it. Gubmint wants to run my life, so I'm doing something about it. (Not just blogging, either.)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Electing LEADERS?

So, it's coming up, we're going to elect some of our leaders in a couple of weeks, right? WRONG. In America, we do not elect our leaders, we select our servants. Somewhere in our past, America has subscribed to a dangerous delusion, that our elected officials are our masters. We have allowed ourselves to become saddled with the most powerful monarchy and nobility that human history has ever seen. We are willing to give personal power to a president greater than that ever had by any titular Emperor of any empire. This lunacy must stop. We must stop treating our elected officials like public masters. They are and always have been public servants. It's time we started reminding them of this fact. Only slaves must immediately fall in line behind their masters. Only slaves must defer to their masters merely because they are the masters. Are we slaves? Are we worse than slaves--are we willing slaves? Are we the political heirs to the sycophants of the Roman imperial court or are we the political heirs to the Founding Fathers of the United States of America?

It's about time.

Well, it's nice to hear that generals under President Johnson--I mean Bush--are saying that there is a chance we'll be reducing forces in Viet Nam--I mean Iraq--some time in the next two years. After all, US commanders have said things like ""We have reached an important point, when the end begins to come into view," and "Their casualties are going up at a rate they cannot sustain ... I see light at the end of the tunnel." It's not like any US general has ever said anything like that before in a conflict that was fumbled by politicians from the start. It's not like there has ever been any war wherein the US fighting personnel on the ground were hampered and hindered by administrative bungling, poor logistical support, and rear-echelon politicians who put their domestic agendas ahead of any thought of doing what was necessary to really get the job done and get it done conclusively. It's not like any other president from Texas ever betrayed the US military on the ground in self-serving attempts to score points with their home team supporters. Right? It's not like this has ever happened before.