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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:01 PM
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What I wouldn`t give for a little ray of hope......
Perhaps I`m some kind of yellow-bellied freak, but I`m not doing any celebratory dance over the impending execution of Saddam Hussein. I`ve had my fill of death in Iraq. In fact, I`ve had my fill of death everywhere: Palestine, New Orleans, Darfur, Afghanistan...anywhere that humanity lost out to indifference, or worse. Normally, I`m not big on White Knights, but I`d love to see one round the bend about now. A healer-in-chief, a humanitarian, a do-gooder...one of those special people us bleeding heart liberals hope will appear to counteract the savages. There are way too many machetes, too many IEDs, too many mini-nukes, too many with face paint and way too many flag-draped caskets.

We hear chatter about a new day dawning but chances of that are rather slim so long as we insist on calling for more blood. Couldn`t a few million of us get together and buy an island to set aside for the War People? They could spend the rest of their lives blowing each other up, fighting for territory, raiding each other`s houses. They could lay down a zillion land mines, invent new nuclear weapons, design new torture techniques and have themselves one hell of a good time while the rest of us used our energy to feed the hungry, address global warming, house the homeless and help spread peace. Why does peaceful coexistence come under the heading of Foolish Utopian Thinking? Must we accept that we`ll always have plenty of money for wars but never enough for goodness?

Our miserable failure media is at it again, breathlessly whipping everyone up in a frenzy over a Death Watch. Pop the corn. Get a front row seat. If all else fails, we can scour the internet for the video of a human being hanging by his neck. Next week maybe we can graduate to watching someone burn to death or get gored by a bull. We`re past the reality shows now and straight on to gruesome. Yeah, baby, wasn`t that horrific?

My tolerance meter is broken. Although I can`t stomach any more of this stuff, I hope George Bush is enjoying his bike rides. Someone else will deal with the soldier whose leg is lying in the gravel across the road, the Baghdad Road, the Shock and Awe Road.

I`m going to concentrate on finding one meaningful thing I can do to give myself a ray of hope. What that won`t be is donating to, canvassing for or voting for anyone who supports the continuation of this American-made horror in Iraq. I`m fed up enough to not care if I`m one of only 14 people who feel this way. Enough is enough.
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hashibabba Donating Member (894 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:06 PM
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1. Totally agree with you. Make it one of 15. n/t
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:06 PM
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2. The Bush family is hanging Saddam....
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:06 PM by Joanne98
It's important to not let them hide behind the "Iraqi Government".

It was a family feud and the Bushies used our military to settle a personal score. Saddam is being hanged for revenge and so he can't talk about "bidness" deals..

THE BUSH FAMILY IS HANGING SADDAM
THE BUSH FAMILY IS HANGING SADDAM
THE BUSH FAMILY IS HANGING SADDAM

Let's make sure they get the credit....
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:15 PM
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3. Find peace within your heart
that is the way out of this, I think.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:38 PM
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4. Just give me a small plot of land and a shack
I am done with this so called civilization . All I want is enough land and seeds to grow food and a water source , a bed and table with two chairs and some sort of lamp and I can live out what's left of my life just fine and dandy .

Man I just can't take anymore of these never ending horrors . If we in the year 2007 still haven't found a way to peace and fairness for all then we will never find this .

Hanging , what a sick and bizzare way to deal with anything , leave it to mankind to find more ways of ending a life than ways to provide hope for a future with fairness .
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