Home     Writers     Op/Ed     Book Reviews     News     Bookstore     Photoshops     Submit     Search     Contact Us     Advertise  
  You are here: 





Are We Crazy?
Sunday, 08 August 2010 18:15

by Timothy V. Gatto

I have a friend who is a conservative. He watches FOX News and is a very old school type of fellow. He really doesn’t understand me politically, believing that because I despise FOX and the rabid right, that I must be a Democrat. Since he is staying at my house for the week, we are together most of our waking hours and as hard as we try, the subject of politics always rears its ugly head.

I believe that I have finally convinced him that I am no Democrat and hold the Democrats in the same light as I hold the Republicans. My friend likens the two political parties like this; The Republicans come right out and tell you they are going to screw you, but the Democrats act all warm and fuzzy and tell you that they are your friends and end up screwing you worse than the Republicans. Maybe he’s right, maybe not. However, there is some grain of truth in what he says. Obama is a perfect example of his Democratic vision. This is a man that promised great changes and gave us nothing.

War seems to be this country’s greatest export. The only export that we sell above all other nations is in arms, we are the world’s largest purveyors of instruments of death. We spend over half of our discretionary spending on our military. This year, after all of the supplemental funding for the war in Afghanistan, this nation will have spent over a trillion dollars.

When I ask my friend why we spend ourselves into debt at the height of a recession that put more Americans out of work since the Great Depression, I get the answer that if we leave Afghanistan, al Qaeda will walk into the country and use it as a base to launch terrorist attacks. WTF? Why does al Qaeda expressly need Afghanistan to launch attacks on the United States?  Couldn’t they do their planning in Belgium or Luxembourg?  How about Pakistan? From the information gleaned from Wikileaks, it seems like the leaders of the security forces there would be only too happy to help them launch an attack on the U.S.

Known and very popular cialis coupon which gives all the chance to receive a discount for a preparation which has to be available and exactly cialis coupons has been found in the distant room of this big house about which wood-grouses in the houses tell.


Left is right and right is left. We want war with Iran, another country in “The Axis of Evil”. Why Iran? What is it that threatens us? Are we just slaves to Israel, a country that over the years has turned into a nation that resembles Nazi Germany more that it reflects the beliefs of most Americans? Most of our politicians are millionaires and if they are not, by the time they leave they usually are.

Why are we threatening Latin America? What have they done to us? If they want socialism, so what, it seems that capitalism hasn’t worked out very well for them. Are we going to invade Venezuela? Why? What have they done to us?

This threatening of nations in Latin America is all done for the corporate interests that REALLY run our government. Know that and you can see clearly why we do the things we do. “Government of the People”? That ended a long time ago. We are a government ruled by multi-national corporations that could care less about the American people. It’s really time to wake up and smell the corruption.

timgatto@hotmail.com Read my books, they are on Amazon or Oliver Arts and Open Press

More from this author:
Change People NEED to Believe (4782 Hits)
by Timothy V. Gatto Adolf Hitler amazes me in one sense. Here he was, a brown-eyed, dark haired little man, and he convinced a large number of...
Democracy and Empire: Both Illusions (5506 Hits)
by Timothy V. Gatto The last few weeks have been enlightening, although utterly depressing. If this sounds like a contradiction, all anyone...
The Issues and the Constitution Obama Ignores (4983 Hits)
by Timothy V. Gatto I am sick to death of the Democratic Convention and all that they have brought to the table in their feeble attempt to show...
The Issues and the Constitution Obama Ignores (5013 Hits)
by Timothy V. Gatto I am sick to death of the Democratic Convention and all that they have brought to the table in their feeble attempt to show...
Federal Corruption and Meaningless Elections (7037 Hits)
by Timothy V. Gatto Just as I expected, these political campaigns of both Barack Obama and John McCain are totally mindless and mind-numbing....
Related Articles:
Crazy? (2700 Hits)
by Jayne Lyn Stahl A recent blog asks its readers to come up with a psychiatric diagnosis for John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, asserting...

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments (0)add comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger



Top 123