To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence. - Sun Tzu

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Don't get fooled again

Sorry Colin, but remember the last time you said some country has WMDs?

Monday, November 08, 2004

I am a Hippy.

Which America Hating Minority Are You?

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Iraq: Yes, You Have Seen This Before

Congratulations military occupants of Iraq and PM Allawi: You are idiots.

Declaring military law in Iraq was the WORST thing we could have done to hasten and end to the violence. Violence, over-reaction, city-obliterating offensives- how exactly is this supposed to 'win the hearts and minds' of the Iraqis?

For those of you tuning in: This operation, and the next few weeks, will kill unprecedented thousands of Iraqis, not to mention the dozens- possibly hundreds- of Americans. It will cause millions of dollars of damage. It will ruin peoples' lives. And the relatives of the innocents we kill for the crime of being in the wrong place at the wrong time will pick up their guns and be shooting at Joe from Ohio the next day. That's who the insurgents are, and indiscriminate mortar fire and carpet-bomb retaliation recruits them faster than it kills them.

This taxi driver, I guarantee you, is an insurgent or dead today.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

'The Consent of the Governed'

If, as history shows is likely, this government oversteps its bounds in some way that demands a response, we must have the framework and networks of people-on-the-ground in place to respond. Violence is not an option, because then our credibility would be completely gone. So, it will be the next best thing: A General Strike. Disable the country's industry, transportation, and bureaucracy with the same sort of protesting we, the left, is already good at. Choke Moloch with our bare hands.

I hope it does not get to that point, because of the dire economic impact, but we may end up with no other option. But if it does, on that day that we say 'that's too far', then we will have to be prepared.

Take note of which local businesses and neighbors displayed 'Kerry '04' signs, and cars with Democrat bumper stickers. People don't have those things because they look good- they're the ones who will join you. Form a local cell, and keep a list of 'just in case' phone numbers.

The key when talking to potential support is DON'T SCARE THEM. We are NOT plotting the violent overthrow of this government. Think Poland 1980's. In fact, the goal would not even necessarily include 'overthrow of government' at all; just a reversal of the incident.

Don't tell anyone else about your list, don't put in on the internet, don't leave it out in the open. Just keep it loaded.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Contingency Plan

Okay, so we lost, mostly due to fraud. Why do exit polls show a Kerry win? But with an all-Republican government, that won't get investigated. So here's what we can do to survive the next four years:

-Move away from major cities. Bush's imperialist policies will galvinize support for terrorist organizations, and so they'll have the resources to carry out larger attacks.

-Stand in front of bulldozers. Corporations will have a free pass to lay waste to the environment for profit, so do all you can to oppose them. Sue. Picket. I won't support sabotage, but I will say, don't get caught doing anything illegal.
Just hold out for four more years.

-Pay only 2/3 of your taxes, in protest. If this government will continue to engage in not only stupid but also inconsistent policies (why is it okay to kill alive people but not okay to kill people who aren't alive yet?), then it does not represent us. Go to jail as a hero.

-Hunker down for '08. One of two things will happen in the next four years: Either the inevitable attacks will show the American people that Bush's belligerence is counter-productive (odds: Snowball's chance), or the attacks will be seen by the populace as totally uncalled for and we should invade another country to 'teach them a lesson' (odds: yes. this is what will happen).
So what about 2008? Bush might get himself elected "President for the Duration of the Conflict", in which case we definitely rise up. If the legitimate process continues, he doesn't have an heir. Dick Cheney can't get elected. No one in the cabinet is electable either. So it'll be a no-name Republican vs one of the many potential rising-star Democrats: Obama, Clinton, Edwards, heck, even Feingold, the list goes on and on. The Republicans have no charisma.
So if you're a "glass is half full" sort of person, there you go: At least we'll have someone at least somewhat sane in 2008. Then, according to the Mayan calendar, the disputed election in 2012 results in the end of the world. Whee!