The Turd In the Punchbowl

OK – that’s me again.  I’m very happy about the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners.   I apprehensively watched some of the minute-by-minute coverage of the drilling and I wept with happiness when I saw the rescued miners reunite with their families.

So why am I not as thrilled as everyone else?

I just can’t get our troop numbers out of my mind.  33 men were just rescued – some even called them “heroes”  (HEROES!?)  Over 6 -THOUSAND Americans cannot be rescued because they died fighting in our hopeless, unwinnable Mideast wars.  Almost 100,000 are still there fighting and dying.  They aren’t shown by overwhelming media coverage – nor can they be sucked out of their situation by a high tech tube.

It’s a lot easier to think of 33 men than 100,000. Does one have anything to do with the other?  Yes – if we consider what’s important to this country. The only way these killing fiascoes can go on is if we forget about them.  And economic conditions, lying politicians, phony elections, and breaking-news situations help us forget about them quite easily.

2 Responses to “The Turd In the Punchbowl”

  1. Bill says:

    The military industrial complex will have its due, and it makes no difference who’s elected. Nixon was going to end the war; Obama was going to end the war. Yeah, right. If we do get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, we’ll simply jump over to Iran or Yemen. Maybe we could give Somalia another shot on account of nasty pirates and such. There is no end to this crap, and there never will be. May as well numb the brain with feel good stories from Chile.

  2. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    But we ARE getting better at it. With super developed technologies brought to us by the Nazi war scientists and NASA we now have bomber pilots completely out of harms way!! running high powerred drone bombersin pilotless drones over Afghanistan from Nebraska. KILLING WITHOUT WARRIORS! A BRAND NEW IDEA!!! or wait a minute- didn’t Adolph do that to London in the Blitz? Oh what the hell they aren’t white so it doesn’t matter. We even hav a Gibbonmook in charge to make us look good. Sorry Brenda, but I think a brown turd in a punchbowl is a beautiful captured moment of todays pre-midterm election Washinton. WASHINGTON- not my neighbors or freinds that agree.

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