Listening to the news is dangerous when sitting behind the wheel of one's car. I tend towards the road rage behavior.
God Almighty, why have you visited this plague of locuts upon my homeland? This plague of incompetent, self-serving, pencil-dicked rat-bastards suckling at the teat of Democracy while giving totalitarian dictatorships a financial blow job with my money? Oh god of mercy, make them explode with the retained bilious hatred in their souls. Make the shit in their cranial cavities ooze out of their tear ducts. May the IRS and GAO be struck by the lightning of courage (or intelligence) and bare these sticking leechs' souls for all to righteously judge. God of Justice, reveal the craven cowardice of these petty worms who cower behind the pile of American dead and the mountain of Iraqi corpses, all of whom were your children, created in your image. Hurl down the fire of fear upon those who are sucking the cock of Petroleum gods. Basically, blast into oblivion these cock-sucking mother-fuckers, these American Terrorizers who are fucking up the world. If you want to forgive them, God of Mercy, you're better than I am.
News from Baghdad: 32-ish Iraqis dead from confrontation with American soldiers. Hospital reports 1 woman and 2 children in the rolls of the dead. - gasp! shock! righteous indignation!
So, for the past 100 years women in the western world have been bitching and moaning about being treated like 2nd class citizens. For the past 20 years or so, American woman have incessantly and finally successfully battered at the doors of the Pentagon, demanding to be able to serve in the military without regard to their ovaries. But let a female be killed in a war zone, side by side with men and the media expects us to scream our protests about -gasp!- killing innocent women. Because, sure as shit, she couldn't possibly have been with the men attacking our people. She couldn't possibly have been another suicide bomber. She couldn't have been planting IEDs. She couldn't possibly have enough patriotism to defend her homeland from an invading army. Women don't do anything that, only evil, oppressive, politically deluded men!
It is so hard to keep from hating people.
I was watching a documentary on PBS last night while folding my laundry. It was about two photo albums which had been been taken in Auschwitz. The only photographic record of it's kind. One is 200+ pictures of about 6,000 Jews being off-loaded from trains, most of whom were - according to written records - all killed later that day. The other one is a personal album of one of the SS officers of just the perfectly ordinary things one puts in a photo album: picnics, co-workers, playing with your dog. Creepy seeing the 2 together. That said, the following program was on Nazi politicians and the occult. The voice-over comment mentioned 'the darkest hour of mankind' or something similar. I have heard this just too damn many times. Branding Hitler and the Nazi government as "the penultimate in evil" is just too pat; too convenient; too self-righteous. We want to believe this, because then we get to be the knight in shining armor because we helped destroy their government. Americans can then ignore how long the English and French were fighting before we jumped into it. Americans can especially forget how many Russians (and Germans) died on the Eastern Front. We don't want to mention that the Red Army rolled across eastern Europe. I've never heard any ordinary text book mention this; somehow the Russians just wind up dividing Berlin with us, without any mention as to how they got there.
If Hitler was the 'darkest hour of mankind', then who the fuck was Joseph Stalin?
Stalin? He killed more of his own people than the Jews under the Nazis.
1.7 million died in gulags;
0.8 million 'politically bad people' killed out of convenience and political expediency
6 million from a politically manifested famine;
7.5 million deported;
etc. A lot of etc.
basically between 3 and 20 million people (and 20 isn't the highest estimate) died. Even if you take out the famine, estimates also seem to range around 14 million or so. Some how I don't think killing 3 million of your own people is 'just a bad regime' - Saddam Hussein killing Kurds pales, just pales in comparison. Of course, Stalin didn't bother to keep track of them, or count them, like the Nazis. And Stalin dawdled around and did it over 20 years or so, rather than 2 or 3.
The USSR just doesn't rate any attention from the good old genocide-hating USA. They're bad. The Jews were good. And European. They deserve the attention of society. But not the bad Soviets.
And all of this is without leaving the 20th century.
God, wipe out our educational system and the media. We'd be better off as totally ignorant proles with no way of transmitting our own stupidity.
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