Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Liar, liar, pants on fire

Sometimes when you're still waking up the mind has a moment of great clarity. This morning was such a morning as I watched C-SPAN. Some jackass was talking about Iraq and how the Iraq Resistence fighters are freedom haters. My instantaneous reaction was to call him a liar. "Liar, liar, pants on fire." He's lying because the Message from the Iraq Resistence video DOES tell the truth about what is going in their country and why, thus lifting up the skirt on this administration and our foreign policy to expose their dirty laundry. (See link on the right.) I leave it to the viewer to use their own bullshit meter on the video compared to what you get in the American media and from the administration and then tell me which speaks with sincerity and humanity.

Then the jackass went on to disparage Castro and socialism. That was when it hit me. How did these people, these right wing ideologues, become the keepers of what is "politically correct" and why are people so afraid of them? I think it began in earnest with McCarthyism, which itself began with a lie. They have confounded right and wrong and good and evil so much that they have made caring for others a wrongful act. To me, that is evil.