Thursday, March 25, 2010

What If

My friend K has a great piece up at his place about the double standard we are seeing in the course of events surrounding the Health Care Reform vote...

It is a definite must read. You can find him at Citizen K and read it for yourself... some of the highlights..

What If


It's the winter of 2003, the day after the invasion of Iraq. An angry mob of African-American protesters gathers outside of the entrance to the White House, screaming imprecations and waving American flags. Several hold signs accusing the president of sending young black men to die for a family vendetta. A group of white Bush aides nervously makes its way through the crowd, hearing shouts of "killer," "murderer," "thug," and at least one unprintable racial slur.

A number of Democratic party representatives and senators exhort the crowd into a greater frenzy. A blast from a pagan horn quiets the mob so that one of them can invoke the blessings of God on a Congressman who has joined them.


-snip-

An anti-war leader releases the home address of another pro-war representative. Someone cuts a propane line leading to the house, creating the danger of a massive explosion. Police reveal that the house is actually family home of the brother of the representative. When contacted, the activist who supplied the address calls the episode "collateral damage" and "condemns" the vandalism initiated by his actions. Other activists insist that the address was correct, apparently to justify the vandalism.


Just imagine....

My thoughts on this... if it had happened this way... they, (the protesters and maybe some of the lawmakers) would be picked up and hauled off to Gitmo or one of the other unknown sites and probably never heard from again. Remember we weren't allowed to say one thing against the president while the troops were in harms way or we were considered helping the enemy or even treasonous. Now, all bets are off... anything can be said about Pres. Obama and no one even blinks an eye..... I just have one question..... Don't we still have troops in harms way?

You must read K's entire piece to get the full effect.. I just teased you a little... Please take a minute and go over and read it if you haven't already...

What if

8 comments:

K. said...

Thanks for the plug. Norman Goldman made a quick allusion to this yesterday on his radio show, and I took the ball and ran with it.

This has gotten beyond the pale. T. urged me to send an abbreviated version as a letter to the editor. I hesitated because the Seattle Times publishes the name and hometown of the writer. Then I figured, why let the mob scare me? We'll see if it gets printed...

Annette said...

Great job.. it is wonderful and I love it.. I have posted it here and of course shared on FB..

You are quite welcome for the link.. it is definably link worthy.

tnlib said...

I linked to his post and liked it, of course, and his blog, so will add him to my list of goodies. I did leave a comment to the effect that McCain defended Palin on the Today Show. Surprise, Surprise.

Thanks for the heads-up.

Annette said...

You are welcome... K is very good and has a great blog.

Jolly Roger said...

Now now..... it's only racism if UNreal Americans do it. REAL Americans is just protecting FREEDOM!

I wonder where all these "real Americans" were back when Chimpy was turning this country into a right wing police state?

Annette said...

I agree.. and have often asked the same question.. but for the right wing they don't see anything wrong with what W did... I don't understand it.. but they seem too.

TomCat said...

Thanks Annette. It was certainly worth the read, and I left a comment.

Annette said...

Great TC.. glad you liked it.