Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Now I know we're all supposed to get along, but there are times when we must point out the insanity of those obsessed by politics and ideology.
Such a time has arrived once again. Last night, a poster named "Starpass" over at DemocraticUnderground.com ("DU") posted a screed that can only be described as a cross between the repulsive and the callous. The post was picked up by some observant lurkers from FreeRepublic.com and started winging its way around the internet at something close to the speed of light. The Admin Moderators at DU didn't pull the post until Andrew Sullivan picked up on the item and posted a link to his blog. Within an hour of Sullivan picking it up, the DU mods pulled it and killed it.
What follows is the text of Starpass' message from last night:
“I hope the bloodshed continues in Iraq”
I won't be hypocritcal. It is politically correct, particularly in any Dem discussion to hope and pray and feel for our troops and scream "bring them back now". I'm fighting something bigger.
I'm a 58 year old broad and I can tell you that what is going on in our country isn't the usual ebb and flow of politics where one party is in power and then another; where the economy goes through ups and downs.......yawn, yawn--just wait a bit and things will turn out peachy keen. That stupid la-la land is over.
I realize that not every GI Joe was 100peeercent behind Prseeedent Booosh going into this war; but I do know that that is what an overwhelming number of them and their famlies screamed in the face of protesters who were trying to protect these kids. Well, there is more than one way to be "dead" for your country. They are not only not accompishing squat in Iraq, they are doing crap nothing for the safety, defense of the US of A over there directly. But "indirectly" they are doing a lot.
The only way to get rid of this slime bag WASP-Mafia, oil barron ridden cartel of a government, this assault on Americans and anything one could laughingly call "a democracy", relies heavily on what a shit hole Iraq turns into. They [American soldiers in Iraq] need to die so that we can be free. Soldiers usually did that directly--i.e., fight those invading and harming a country. This time they need to die in defense of a lie from a lying adminstration to show these ignorant, dumb Americans that Bush is incompetent. They need to die so that Americans get rid of this deadly scum. It is obscene, Barbie Bush, how other sons (of much nobler blood) have to die to save us from your Rosemary's Baby spawn and his ungodly cohorts.
No wonder this got pulled. This is one of the more hateful and contemptable things one American could write about the members of their Armed Forces. Understand the reasoning here: if more Americans die, Bush might lose. Therefore, I am in favor of more Americans being killed in action because I want George Bush to lose the election.
It is highly embarrassing to the "progressives" who dominate that website. I grant you, as Sullivan insisted, that this must be a fringe view, even on DU. Yet there were "understanding" responses to the post from fellow DU'ers. Thus, I must come to the conclusion that there are a significant number of people on the Left who desire more American combat deaths in the hope that their side will win the election and get to divvy up the swag.
Thankfully, the efforts by DU to suppress this have failed. James Taranto picked it up for his "Best of the Web" column at the Journal. No turning back now.