Friday, September 01, 2006

Creativa, Restorativa, Positiva, Negativa and Imbeciliva

I was in line at Brooke Army Medical Center today getting a prescription filled.
I stood behind an older lady, chatting aimlessly with her when a young GI rolled by in a shiny new wheelchair, with both of his legs amputated and freshly bandaged.
The lady and I looked at each other sadly, and I said, "I hate this war."
She nodded in agreement.
I added, "And I hate the idea of those draft dodgers in the Bush administration waging this war. And I'm a liberal saying that."
She said, somewhat defensively, "I'm a Christian," as if being a Christian was the polar opposite of being a liberal.
I said, "Well, Jesus was a total liberal, so you're in good company."
By then, she was called to the window and walked away.
That was before I could explain to the old fool how Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11, and how Bush was a fucking idiot who embodied the Anti-Christ.

Attention Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus:
Your God does not advocate killing in his (or her) name.
Your God is not on anyone's side during wartime.
There is nothing holy about war.

If you love your God, you should hate ALL war.
It's as simple as that.


Omnipotent Poobah said...

Cheer up, the old bat probably wouldn't have listened anyway. If they did, we'd be out of there by now.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yeah, I guess so.
But given a captive audience in a waiting area or airliner, I've been know to talk more than a few people into seeing things in a new light.
:) said...

great post, KZ

keep sticking it to em...

we need more people 'taking the fight to them'...

Lulu Maude said...

Well said!

BigSis said...


p.s. that "Greatest Generation" bunch still remembers war as something that's only done when another country actually attacks us. I don't think they get that we were attacked by a bunch of crazy thugs.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

When they come to kill me, I'll kill them first.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Back in the WWII era, the countries we attacked had it coming (defense), but we also observed a quaint notion called the Geneva Conventions.
Now the Bush war machine (offense) will mow down civilians, children and anyone in its path, not to mention torturing detainees and prisoners of war.
Diplomacy consists of impatient threats.
This is what happens when people like Bush are packaged and sold like laundry detergent.