Tuesday, April 05, 2005

When Defense Becomes Offense 

Now the vigilantes are pissing off the Border Patrol, tripping the alarm systems they have scattered around the border. I guess those refugees they “helped catch” on their Saturday aktion turned out to not be such a bonus after all. And by 2008, as you’ve no doubt heard, we will need to show our passports to reenter the US from Mexico and Canada.

Ahhh, Fortress America. Whatever happened to

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Too quaint, I guess, in these imperial times, when “we” must protect “our” stuff from the teeming hordes of “them” who live out “there.” Yes, let’s consider cutting terrorism off at its source—poverty, inequity, corporate global domination, stopping the arrogant use of military and industrial might—not. Let’s take some common sense defensive action against genuine threats. Not. Let’s keep the fear under control. Not. Instead, let’s renew the PATRIOT Act, spy on citizens, and build higher, thicker walls around our fortress.

In related news, Uncle Sam wants you. He wants you to try a blog where you get to be the “good guy” (US Army) and kill the “bad guys” (the “them” du jour). No kidding. It’s a “recruiting tool.” Yep—join the Army, travel the world, meet interesting people, and kill them. Without ever leaving home! Blogger: You're in the Army Now

Now, to turn the key on my second iron door (the lead-lined one inside the third moat), and return to a high-tech rewrite of The Masque of the Red Death. Thank you.

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