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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 11:42 AM

32. No, see, you just miss all of the talking points on the right.

We need to make sure that the American poor bootstrap themselves into prosperity, damnit, and the only way to do that is to take away every crutch that we are actually using to hold them down until they can stand up on their own two feet like gawd intended them to. So let’s eliminate every single social safety net until they do.

Now see in camel-land it’s different. We’ve got a helluva lot of ordinance to test, and ,well let’s face it, just use damnit, because if we have all these warehouses full of old bullets and bombs, we can’t very well make the case that the military budget needs money for more new bullets and bombs next year too.

And that bootstrapping thing only works on our own brown people over here too, those gawdless heathen over there in Arab-land can’t be trusted with their own war, er, oops, oil, er, oops, I meant “economy”. I mean we’ll do Faustian business with them to keep other brown folks we don’t like in check, but until they come to jeebus they’re just not going to be trustworthy.

Okay sorry, I was feeling a little smart ass this morning. Your comment “it was ‘fine’ to bomb them after 9/11 but it was a waste to go to war with them” kind of gave me pause. Ever wonder why after watching the Russians run home with their tail between their legs from Afghanistan, we decided we should take a shot? I always have.

It’s the same old story though. Just follow the money. It has absolutely nothing to do with solving any “problems” that Afghanistan might have, or problems we might have with Afghanistan. It’s a pretty good fucking political drum to beat anytime you need to though, that’s what permanent conflict gives you.

And it’s a great weapon because it lets you call folks back home who disagree with you about the war “unAmerican”, and you get to say provocative shit like “why do you hate America?” on your shitty radio show.

Sorry again, I’m apparently “on one” this morning. Peace.

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