Stringing out the obituary report with Bush administration flip-flopping, our nation, like a drunken Illinois governor, prograstinates brave lives away.
We know, now, how the bipartisan Baker/Hamilton Report was a token crumb of legitimacy flicked to the hearts of still-believing citizens. During the election campaign, 43 stood behind men with indisputable integrity donning their promise of legitimate, sincere discourse the way mail-room hipsters don cowboy hats on a Saturday night and strut in beer joints. The gesture was only for show, and it cost him the further loss of good will and a heapin’ helpin’ of whatever credibility he still posses . . . which, of course, is almost none.
The peace “rally” I encountered December 9 at the southeast corner of Sixth at Monroe is a lamentable testament to the betrayal of our nation’s founding fathers and mothers (Aaron Burr among the latter if you know what I mean.) by the president and congress. I say congress because the majority in the House and Senate lapped up 43′s disingenuousness the way a kitty takes in warm milk. The rallies becan years ago at the Lincoln statue on the state capitol grounds at Second at Capitol. Peg Knoepfle, members of the Catholic sisterhood and a fair share of men have been involved with these gatherings. I attended the first one with a hand-made sign and have stood with them too few times since. I am out of their “loop,” and that’s okay. They have their standards, y’ knows. But they do welcome me when I “happen by” and stand with them awhile, and that’s okay too.
The move of the gatherings to the current location, all in conformance to Springfield statutes, of course, gives them more visibility at what is almost certainly the busiest downtown intersection south of Sixth at Jefferson. The motion of traffic at this location is slower and besides, if they moved to Sixth at Jeffereson, two blocks north, they might bother the tourists who might not come back until the war is over . . . heaven forbid.
They always have extra signs for people to carry.
So my message to innocent readers of this bloggerification (as 43 might gurge) is thisss. IF you see these fine folks holding their signs at Sixth at Monroe on any ol’ day, park your Hummer and go stand with them for half a frikkin hour! Less than that will suggest you’re only a token patriot; you’re better than that . More time than that may scare the womenfolk. But if you have the time, run that risk. They will be grateful and who knows? Larger numbers make a statement that not evem MyWCFN can ignore.
Remember when you wonder “for whom the bull toils. He toils for thee.”