I then remembered a story on tonight's network news of our First Lady, Michelle Obama, wowing and inspiring a group of young British female students. And as these young women stood in awe and admiration of Mrs. Obama, I juxtaposed that image with the recent headlines, "US drone kills 17 in Pakistan" and "US Military Wants 10,000 Additional Occupation Troops for Afghan 'War.'" And I tried hard to reconcile the outflowing of love for Mrs. Obama as expressed by a group of adolescent English schoolgirls with the actions of her husband, president Obama.
And I'm of the opinion if Mrs. Obama cannot bend the ear of her husband away from the Powers That Be which seem to be dictating many of Obama's most important policies, Michelle Obama is, as all of us are -- as a nation -- in danger of all becoming just another Laura Bush.
Here then is that brutal comment by one who calls himself "Hatred":
"The only thing that will change the American mindset is bloodshed on US soil. Otherwise, generation after generation of dummies will be sent overseas to "fight for freedom" and be cheered on by their clueless mothers and tearfully proud fathers. They'll come back in boxes or bags or wheelchairs and the dopes who thought the whole exercise was a great episode will cook a fucking turkey or some shit and bleat about heroes and the 'merkan way. And then go on about their useless lives. Have these people face the horror that is inflicted on others worldwide for just 15 minutes and there would be a massive sea-change from their ivory-tower view of the other 95% of the planet's population. An American "soccer-mom" quivering in fear of gang rape in her house as shots ring out across the neighbourhood would be sufficient to have her think again about cheering for the obliteration of villages and the destruction of burkha-clad mothers halfway around the world."
(NOTE: As Dada has reminded before yet can't seem to remind enough: "Earth cultures have one basic thing in common: They are all dysfunctional. Once a culture has decided which dysfunctional aspects it wishes to represent, it raises a flag to declare its position, packages its preferred brand of dysfunctionality for consumption at home and abroad, and passes it off as a national heritage to be proud of and protected at all costs." (an alien transcription from "ET 101," the book)