Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

By Matt Kaste

When Republicans (the New Radicals) go on the offensive, thousands of innocent people die, the environment is further damaged, the poor and middle-classes get stiffed and the developing world is further exploited. But those of us who do not agree are obliged to go on the offensive and take back our country. A tiny, rich elite are screwing us right now as I sit here typing this, all under the guise of “security.” Look through the thin veil of their propaganda and desperate diversionary tactics, and it becomes clear that these people do not represent the principles upon which our country was founded. Lots of well-meaning, but misinformed Americans have believed the lies because they think questioning the actions of our leaders somehow makes them unpatriotic, or sympathetic to the “enemies of America.”
If we have been fighting all of these wars for “democracy,” why don’t we start behaving like we actually live in one? We feel passive, apathetic, confused and overwhelmed because of our over-exposure to scandal, hypocrisy and sensationalized reporting of just about everything. We have handed our hearts and minds over to distant leaders because we don’t want to deal with the “crooks,” and we accept the pre-packaged lies dispensed to us by the few mega-corporations that now control the media. If you think that this “democracy” we now live in is what the “second Americans” had left the repression of Europe for, you are living in a fantasy world. There is a new King George in town, and we Americans need to take back our country from him and his scary ilk.
For a little trip into the well-developed Republican brain, take a look at this link… Sadly, this site is no parody, and I’m sure “NASCAR fans for W ’04” is selling like hotcakes. It may even be outselling “W Stands for Whupping Democrats in ‘o4.”
In contrast, please compare these Democratic stickers.
If you’ve bought the line that Democrats and Republicans are virtually indistinguishable, think again. Their ideals, concerns and basic worldviews are fundamentally different. Republicans are having their day in the sun, and they are doing damage right now which may never be repaired.
In conclusion, if you like the way it has felt to be an American during the Reign of King George, support your President, let Fox tell you what to think and have another Hot Pocket.
Matt Kaste

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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