|December 15, 2004|
Our Beautiful Horns
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
I am about to engage in some tough love here. Please forgive me, but what is wrong with us, America?
My friend lives in a blue state content as can be. Shortly after Black Tuesday election 2004, he told me to stop sending him my political opinions and chill out. He threatened to add me to his junk senders list. He said that he would pray for me.
A day later, I began the first of now 12 articles regarding the OBVIOUS vote fraud in Ohio and Florida that occurred six weeks ago. The rhinoceros herd grazes while remaining humans dance for you. Sometimes the The Conspiracy of Complicity in America, the Cult of Quiet gets annoyed. I complied with my friend's request and stopped sending him electronic messages, I now send them to you. Not sure if that is what he wanted. Don't blame him, he has a rhinoceros horn too.
We, readers, are too absorbed in our day-to-day affairs. We love our cable and internet and cell phones; we may be employed and we might have a nice meal and get laid tonight. Some of us play with our children and save for their college. We assume that three Partisan-owned voting machine companies are ok. We are the problem but look at our beautiful horns!
We don't care that people waited 10 hours to vote in Ohio? We are jaded.
We don't care that Warren County, Ohio locked out the media during the vote count? Let's not waste time voting next time.
We don't care that Gore had 16,022 removed from his vote total after it was posted on CNN? The world ridicules us.
We don't care about the exit polling discrepancy? Next time it rains, we will probably drown while looking up.
We don't care about the back door draft? Not our problem, right?
We don't care about the astronomical deficit? Irresponsible.
We don't care that abortions are up 16% due to gag orders on our teachers and health professionals? Sinners.
We don't care about about the privatization of social security? Let's not retire, dummies.
We don't want cheaper medicines from Canada or flu shots? What do we care about?
Honestly, what is wrong with us? We have what we need so we don't mind that we have a president who neglects the unemployed, our troops in harm's way, starving people, the cold, the bleeding? That makes America simple and selfish. That makes America amoral, unchristian, and retarded. We are rhinoceri.
Do we really want that on our epitaphs? Do rhinoceri have epitaphs? Maybe just hoof prints.
None of us want to nation build, yet our country is nation-building.
None of us voted for Bush, yet he is our president.
None of us want the re-newed NASA star wars program, but that is precisely what Tom Delay and gang just allocated billions for while cutting Education. After all, what good is it being rich and powerful if 3/4 world wants to kill us? We need to protect ourselves. Big government is fine if we are talking about the military. Note: Delay (a.k.a. "The Grinch") is the one who quashed Holt's Voter Paper Trail bill in 2003 since that would have impeded progress.
All of us want more jobs in America, but that would thwart Bush's "volunteer" army and cheap labor source.
Rhinoceri don't need clean air or water. We don't think about our mortality. We think about big screen TVs and presidential blow jobs.
Vote rigging is setting the "slot machine" to never make a payoff. Kerry/Edwards was the payoff. Vote tampering is hiding the fact that the "slot machine" hit a payoff. Cover-up after the fact. Vote repression keeps people from voting (gambling) at all. Not enough machines. All have occurred here.
In Ionesco's, The Rhinoceros: "In the local government office where Berenger works he witnesses that the staff are gradually turning into rhinoceros. Eventually Berenger finds out that Daisy and he are the only human beings left. To his surprise Daisy then too turns into a rhinoceros. Berenger concludes he will then fight against all the rhinoceros."
What is it going to take to get off our leathery mammal duffs? Just keep breathing, grazing, crapping, driving, and then decompose. Just be quiet, it'll blow over. My what beautiful horns we have. Horns are 100% Diebold-compatible. So much better than when we were human.
Robin Baneth, M.S., M.A.
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