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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Republican State of Mind

Larry Roche, of Windsor, wrote a letter to the editor of the Denver Post extolling the high quality of King Donnie's quasi State of the Union address Tuesday night.  The editor decided to entitle his letter "Trump's unifying message," which accurately reflects what Larry was trying to say, in my view.  Here is the text of Larry's letter:
"I watched President Donald Trump's address to Congress.  I was gratified with his unifying message to bring America together and restore our rightful place in the world.  His acknowledgement of his responsibility to keep us safe and America first was encouraging.  For too long, America has been cut short by liberal ideas and beliefs. We have no reason to apologize for our interests being first.  When America is strong, the world benefits.  A weak America benefits no one but those who hate and want to destroy American values.  President Trump spoke to our core values of freedom, family and law and order. When Democrats can't even stand for freedom and law and order, they are a disgrace to our democratic principles.  I am encouraged and proud that Trump is our President."
I have quoted Larry today because I believe he is the perfect example of Republican idolatry for the Amerikan Empire.  Just look at the things he wrote in his letter.  Or, better yet, let me point out some of the highlights that indicate just how detached the worshipers of the Amerikan Empire are from reality.
Worshipers of the Empire believe that Amerika has a "rightful place in the world."  That rightful place is firmly on the throats of every other country in the world.  Anything less than being the top dog, or "winning" as the King likes to say, is unacceptable.  Larry, like our King, sees all military, political, economic and social relationships with the rulers and citizens of other countries as a form of war that the Socialist Democracy of Amerika must always win.  Ever since the concoction of the immoral and militaristic Monroe Doctrine people like Larry have believed that SDA military forces have the right to go anywhere in the world they want to go to enforce some vague notion called "Amerikan interests."  Those interests, without exception, always revolve around the expansion of the Amerikan Empire.  Larry thinks that is a good idea and he also thinks King Donnie will be a great emperor.
Larry also believes the King has a "responsibility to keep us safe and America first."  That belief is utter nonsense but it does tell me a lot about the state of Larry's soul.  Belief in the omniscient omnipotence of the King and his Court is nothing short of idolatrous worship of sinful men.  No man has the ability to "keep us safe," whatever that means.  Those who willingly give up freedom in exchange for the false promise of security deserve to be enslaved by their governments.  Larry's concept of safety is leading precisely in that direction.  Furthermore, the only reason Larry believes we need our King to keep us safe is due to the fact that the Empire has stuck its nose into the internal affairs of sovereign foreign governments around the world.  If the Empire were to cease meddling in the affairs of other countries the alleged need for safety would disappear.  The Empire would cease to exist and nobody would care about us any more.  Fans of the Empire never acknowledge this truth.  It is the Empire that creates our enemies.
Larry's belief that "when America is strong, the world benefits" is typical of those who worship the Beast.  He has no comprehension of what the SDA has done to the citizens of sovereign foreign countries around the world as it has expanded its sway of despotic influence and control.  This website gives some insight into the impact of Amerikan world-wide hegemony when it says, "The overall conclusion reached is that the United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world."  I wonder if the families of those 20 million people believe that they are better off because of the Amerikan Empire?
I wonder if the "liberated" Iraqis believe the Amerikan Empire has made them better off?  Wikipedia reports, "Various scientific surveys of Iraqi deaths resulting from the first four years of the Iraq War estimated that between 151,000 and over one million Iraqis died as a result of conflict during this time.[1] A later study, published in 2011, estimated that approximately 500,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the conflict since the invasion.[2] Counts of deaths reported in newspapers collated by projects like the Iraq Body Count project found 174,000 Iraqis reported killed between 2003 and 2013, with between 112,000-123,000 of those killed being civilian noncombatants."  Also according to Wikipedia, "Civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan (2001–2014) During the war in Afghanistan (2001–14), over 26,000 civilian deaths due to war-related violence have been documented; 29,900 civilians have been wounded."  I wonder if the survivors of the war in Afghanistan share Larry's opinion about the beneficence of the SDA military?  
If the world benefits when Amerika is strong, how are the citizens of North Korea doing?  How about the poor souls living in war-ravaged Somolia?  How about the children being abducted in Nigeria?  How about the women living in Saudi Arabia?  How about the millions of Christians living in God-hating countries who literally fear for their lives every single day?  How has the Empire's strength helped them?
Larry believes that the people who hate the Empire do so because they hate our "values."  Larry defines our values as freedom, family and law and order.  It is incomprehensible to Larry that the citizens in foreign lands might hate the Empire because we maintain military bases on their property.  As I wrote back in 2014, "The SDA has military personnel in 148 countries around the world.  In addition, the SDA has 662 military bases in 38 of those countries.  For comparison purposes Russia has 14 military bases in 11 countries.  Ten of those eleven countries are former Soviet Republics.  The lone exception is Syria.  China, whom we all know has designs on world conquest and the utter annihilation of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika has a grand total of zero military bases on foreign soil.  The two most imperialistic military forces after the SDA and the Russians are the French (11 bases) and the British (10 bases).  Do you think the fact that the SDA has a military presence in almost every country in the world could have anything to do with the fact that the SDA is the most hated country in the world?  Hummm....makes one think."  Sadly, these facts do not make people like Larry think.  They are blinded by religious love for the Empire and incapable of rational thought.
Larry believes that the citizens of the SDA are free.  He is wrong.  We are considerably less free as citizens of this land under our current oppressive government than the colonists were under the Crown of England just prior to the Revolutionary War.  As I wrote last month, Amerikans hate freedom.  Go back and read that post for the argument.  Larry believes that Amerikans are the only people who love their families.  I can't begin to say how stupid that idea is.  Larry believes that Amerika is a land of law and order, where career politicians and other rulers are not exempt from a strict application of a wonderfully moral civil law.  Yes Larry, you go right on believing that.  40 million plus murders of babies is a sterling example of a beautiful moral law, don't you think?  49% of the population paying the entire federal income tax bill is a beautiful example of equity before the law, isn't it? 
Larry is a perfect example of the model Republican.  He loves the Amerikan Empire and quivers with excitement as he considers how King Donnie is going to drive us the greater and greater heights of world domination.  Good for him.

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