A bitter, angry, sarcastic rant by Dan Berman
Written Feb 2003. Much has changed since then but too much here is still relevant today
"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger. It works the same in any country."
-Hermann Goering (1893 - 1946)
Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag, Prime Minister of Prussia and Hitler's designated successor
The second in command of the Third Reich
"These [terrorist] attacks are not inevitable. They are, however, possible, and this very fact underscores the reason we cannot live under the threat of blackmail…The terrorist threat to America and the world will be diminished the moment that Saddam Hussein is disarmed."
-George W Bush (1946- )
Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces
President of the United States of America
I wrote this to bring to light what the media and the government will not tell you and me: the truth. Instead, I chose to find it myself, and as a proud American it is my responsibility to share it with you.
I wrote this because standing by complacent and ignorant of events being carried out in my name makes me as guilty as the man ordering the bombs be dropped, it makes me as guilty as the man who orders brave, valiant soldiers to get killed in hostile territory so he can see his bank accounts grow.
I wrote this because I am aware of the deceit and tyranny coming from Washington DC and I can't sit idly by while lives are stolen.
With that, it is important to note that my goal is not to turn you for or against the war. My goal is to expose you to truth and let you decide.
I defend your right to argue for or against this war, the unconditional right to have your own opinion, as long as the argument is based on fact and reason and not the flimsy base of lies the government would have you believe.
My goal is to educate you.
But in order to learn, you need to explore this information with an open mind. Too many people, on either side of the argument, form an opinion that they will defend irrationally. Read this, take in the data, and if you learn something knew, apply it accordingly.
However, if you are going to read this, you must commit to reading it in its entirety. In our fast paced world, our attention spans are shorter than Warwick Davis. Each point made in this essay, big or small, serves as an essential piece of the puzzle. And whether made with fact, comedy, or flat out rant, the points still hold true. So print this out, go get a cup of coffee and get comfortable. I'll wait.
In order to do this, I will attack the issue from a couple of different angles.
I will break down the lies and propaganda being fed to us by the White House and label it as such. I will counter each argument with fact and history that proves otherwise, exposing the information as the lies they are.
I will show you why our blind sheep faith in our lying wolf president will not only cause even more unnecessary death and murder, but lead this world right back to the darkest times of the last two hundred years.
I will show why this unprovoked attack is only for oil and money and that "freeing an innocent people" is a convenient, yet fraudulent, excuse the Bush administration is using to rally public support.
Finally, I will tell you why you should even care, then explore where we can go from here.
Next: A Lie Told Often Enough Becomes The Truth