You shouldn't let skippy get you so worked up, it could be half the reason he does this stuff. I agree that all his posts are not-even-thinly-veiled
right-wing propaganda, and if George W. Bush asked him to lick his boots off after stepping in dogsh*t he would probably do it. That being said,
you're really only playing into his game by allowing him to get you worked up. He's also , of course, every bit as entitled to his opinions as you
or I or the 90-plus percent of people on here who disagree with him.
Also, please don' think his style of posting is necessarily representative of all Americans. I assume by the .au at the end of your name, cargo, that
you are an Aussie. I was privileged enough to spend the better part of two years in Australia and New Zealand and I have to say that as a general
percentage, the Australians and Kiwis are more open-minded, inquisitive, and critical in their thinking than Americans, it's true. But the number of
people who are sycophants for Bush and his neocon controllers is not as high as you would think, and it's shrinking rapidly if the polls are to be
believed. The most positive statistic I have seen in ages---even ahead of Bush's plummeting approval ratings, now down at or below 40 percent---was
the poll commissioned a few months back that shwoed that 55 percent of all New Yorkers now believe that 9/11 was , as we say here on ATS , an "inside
job." That shows that people are waking up from this long national nightmare.
Skippy's post here is a reflection of his opinion, and his opinion seems to be , from my perspective, that in order to be a "proud American," one
must back the Republican/neocon agenda 100 percent. If you ask a lot of people here why you should have any respect for Bush, they answer wimply
"because he's the President." Never mind that these same people universally despised Clinton and claimed at the time that it was only truly
patriotic to dislike the President. I'm not implying that Skippy here is that blind of an ideologue, he may be or may not be, I don't know him so I
can't say. The threads he starts do all reek of partisan agenda-pushing, but hey, if that's what he wants to do with his time, that's his right. I
find it more amusing than infuriating, myself.
That being said, I think that Skippy would find, if he researched the situation instead of beleiveing what Fox News and other corporate media outlets
told him, would find that most of these "bungling terrorists" are actually controlled assets of US intelligence. Look no further than the original
WTC bombing of 1993 for proff of that---the FBI had infiltrated the "blind Sheik's teroor network" all the way to the top and even provided the
would-be bombers with the parts and equipment to make the bomb!
Also, any true neocon should read the Project For A New American Century report from the year 2000 on "rebuilding America's Defenses"and then let
me know whether or not they don't think their beloved neocon leaders are capable of engineering "terrorist" attacks for their own benefit.
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