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You’ve got to be kidding me!

October 1st, 2003

So okay… I watched the news the other day, for whatever reason, in hopes of seeing something other than corrupt politicians and there were people on the news actually arguing for the US rebuilding Iraq! Not that I was particularly surprised as our government has this obscene fascination with blowing shit up and then rebuilding it. And then we sit back on our thumbs raising our people’s taxes because we just rebuilt a country that we blew up and we still owe them money so we’re in debt!

We say, “Oh! We just blew you up? We’re so sorry! Here. Let us fix the damage we’ve caused for a perfectly good reason and we’ll still one day pay you the money we owe you and then we’ll call each other allies. What’s that? This other really big country is picking on you? Oh don’t worry about that. Just tell them you’re our friend. They’ll leave you alone and if they don’t we’ll come protect you and put ourselves more in debt. And you don’t have to pay a dime or lift a finger. Didn’t you know we’re the global police?” It’s the most lucrative business in the world… for other countries. 

Poor country rep #1: “Oh gee! Our economy sucks, we want to overthrow our government and our technology is far from up to date. Whatever will we do?”

Poor country rep #2: “I know! Let’s pick a fight with the US! They’ll overthrow our government and help us start a new one! Then they’ll rebuild all the damage they’ve done and our economy will start booming cause we don’t have to pay a red cent. Then they’ll give us the technology to blow them out of the water and protect us if anyone else picks on us!”

Poor country rep #1: “That’s a great idea! Get the military commander on the phone!”

I mean really! We should clean up our own damned backyard before even attempting to help with someone else’s. So what other countries have starving people that are out of work. So do we! So what other countries have people killing each other in the streets. So do we! So what other countries have a corrupt government that lies, cheats, steals and tortures. SO DO WE!

Are we so infallible that “Love thy neighbor as thyself” only applies to our “neighbor” countries and not our own people? Are we so busy cleaning up the rest of the world that we’re blind to our own faults? I’m pagan and even I know that scripture about removing the plank from your own eye before removing the speck from your brother’s. And you call yourselves Christians! (sorry… couldn’t resist)

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