[A-List] Behind Enemy Lines: Rocinante in Texas
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Sun Apr 1 14:05:42 MDT 2007
Behind Enemy Lines: Rocinante in Texas.
by Martin Freed.
Rocinante, our camper, floated over the interstate into the
belly-of-the-beast, Texas. Our “Dump Bush” sign on the rear door was large enough to be read
from at least 30 feet. So far, we had received nothing but thumbs up or even
cheers from passing drivers. What can be expected in Texas?
That question was quickly answered upon pulling into a truck stop for fuel
and breakfast. The waitress asked where she could get one of our “Impeach Bush”
buttons. After handing her one, two 18 wheeler truckers came over and asked
if they too can have some. You know the Neocons are in trouble when truckers
in Texas want “Impeach Bush” buttons.
After driving 10,000 miles in the past couple of months with anti-Bush
advertising and receiving almost 100% positive responses, it began to feel a bit
uncomfortable. It was much more fun when we were small candles in the black
wilderness of ignorance instead of being in the overwhelming majority.
It’s apparent there is only one thing to do. No matter how difficult, we
have to become Bush supporters so the feeling of being isolated can be regained.
We crave the pleasure of being a small but sharp thorn in the soft, white
underbelly of the majority, no matter what it is. Must be something genetic.
If we tie our brains in knots, perhaps we will be able to understand how the
occupation of Iraq is protecting us while costing hundreds of thousands of
lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. We can learn to love perpetual war
if that’s what it takes. Hopefully the brain tangle would also result in us
appreciating why multibillionaires need tax breaks more than the middle class
and poor. Perchance we can even convince ourselves that it isn’t important to
take care of returning veterans, the old and the disabled. Another half hitch
or bowline on a bite will surely lead to the revelation that we really do
not need civil liberties. After all, the founding fathers were just a bunch of
wide eyed liberals and should have understood that unless you are born into
money and power, you deserve nothing but poverty and servitude. You exist only
for the pleasure of the aristocracy.
With our brains tied in knots and if we roll ourselves down a mountain and
then try to stand up, in our dizziness, we should be able comprehend the
statement: “We have to fight them there so we do not have to fight them here.”
Nah, I doubt it! That would be too much for any brain larger than a pea to
rationalize no matter how twisted it is. Better skip it.
In any case, since being in the minority is most comfortable, we now declare
that we are Bush supporters and any you anti-Bushies who want a
confrontation, please we beg you, come see us. It would feel real nice “biting your heads
martin and ruta
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wild edible gathering, self-sufficient living.
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