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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-09-08 11:39 PM
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28. I call bullshit on "Unable to process..."
Edited on Fri May-09-08 11:44 PM by TheMadMonk
Once upon a time it was a case of everyone just pitching in and doing what they could do.

Yes, it is conceivable that some people suffered because they were missed or overlooked in the confusion, and that others might have been over-serviced. But dicking around until all the 'I's are dotted and 'T's crossed and a plan for optimal delivery is arrived at simply ensures that everyone suffers equally.

Oh and that corporate darlings benefit enormously.

It is a sad sad world in which the only ones willing to risk their precious skins do so for animal rights, whilst those who would (or should) fight for human rights swallow whole the bullshit propaganda about safety and equitable/optimal disbursement of resources, all the while they wring their hands and decry bureaucratic obstructionism, but not one in a hundred lifted a finger to actually oppose it.

FFS, STFU, pick up an aid package and start walking. DARE the opposing forces to open fire.

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson.

If those who had aid to offer had simply marched upon New Orleans there is no possible way in the world that the outcome could have been worse than what did happen in the aftermath. The first Blackwater bullet fired to stop them would have been the crack of doom for the Bush Administration. This nightmare that is America could have been over more than two years ago, if even just a handful of true patriots had been willing to give the Tree of Liberty the refreshment it so desperately needs.

And the same applies here. The best possible outcome for the peoples of Burma would stem from the Junta opening fire upon aid workers armed with nothing but food and medicine.

But instead we will continue to do nothing but flap our lips to express our horror at the needless deaths of true innocents, whilst distancing ourselves from all blame.

So again I call BULLSHIT! This time upon ourselves. We who claim powerlessness, when in truth we are accomplices and enablers for those who would profit from the misery of others. We are not powerless. We simply would prefer to see a thousand, or a million others come to harm than risk our own precious skins in their defense.

If tyrany and the black shadow that has fallen across this world is to be lifted then we must willingly spend our own live to see it lifted and not allow those we claim to oppose to spend the lives of others as an example to keep us properly cowed.

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  -US official: 1 shipment to be allowed to Myanmar uppityperson  May-09-08 12:35 PM   #0 
  - I wonder who gets the food?  SimpleTrend   May-09-08 12:46 PM   #1 
  - sold to the highest bidder n/t  excess_3   May-09-08 10:43 PM   #25 
  - Blogger from that region  Robbien   May-09-08 12:48 PM   #2 
  - Myanmar seizes UN aid supplies, 'not ready' to let in US  SimpleTrend   May-09-08 12:57 PM   # 
  - They are allowing Italian, Indian, Thailand and several other countries  Robbien   May-09-08 01:11 PM   #9 
     - I know. I'm glad they are accepting whatever from whomever, agree no strings should be attached.  uppityperson   May-09-08 01:13 PM   #10 
     - Wrong, aid should not be given to a government that then lets people die or live  seriousstan   May-09-08 01:26 PM   #13 
        - saying aid should be given without political strings attached=supporting genocidal gvt?  uppityperson   May-09-08 01:29 PM   #14 
        - Many of the areas hit by the Tsunami were ruled by military juntas  Robbien   May-09-08 01:38 PM   #17 
     - I was just watching Al-Jazerra (satellite TV)  SimpleTrend   May-09-08 01:33 PM   #16 
        - Interesting  Robbien   May-09-08 01:52 PM   #18 
  - Quoting one pro-genicidal government patsy doesn't prove a point.  seriousstan   May-09-08 01:07 PM   #8 
  - I believe the Myanmar people are caught between a rock and a hard place  Robbien   May-09-08 01:15 PM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-09-08 08:09 PM   #23 
     - Well, you sure told him.  uppityperson   May-09-08 10:39 PM   #24 
     - I see you are new to DU  Robbien   May-09-08 10:45 PM   #26 
  - How can the junta actions not be called genocide?  SunDrop23   May-09-08 12:51 PM   #3 
  - When that junta is paid by Chevron Oil whose main supporters are the GOP  Robbien   May-09-08 01:04 PM   #7 
     - You could mention that France's Total and Thailand's PTTEP are co-partners with Chevron  Psephos   May-09-08 07:50 PM   #21 
  - The Burmese government is deliberately trying to kill their people.  razorman   May-09-08 12:53 PM   #4 
  - It is a paranoid gvt, and they are afraid of letting USA/France/etc  uppityperson   May-09-08 12:57 PM   #5 
     - I saw a report this morning that said aid shipments were being confiscated.  razorman   May-09-08 01:03 PM   #6 
  - how many of us remember that bushie refused help from cuba after katrina?  niyad   May-09-08 01:22 PM   #12 
  - not just Cuba --  nashville_brook   May-09-08 02:14 PM   #19 
  - I call bullshit on "Unable to process..."  TheMadMonk   May-09-08 11:39 PM   #28 
  - Why does this always come back to Katrina  twiceshy   May-09-08 02:43 PM   #20 
     - Why shouldn't it?  TheMadMonk   May-10-08 12:24 AM   #29 
  - What's the problem?  Contradistinction   May-09-08 01:33 PM   #15 
     - You don't get the problem because it's an abstraction to you  Psephos   May-09-08 08:05 PM   #22 
     - Enjoy your stay. May it be a brief one. nt  TheMadMonk   May-09-08 10:49 PM   #27 

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