Monday, July 25, 2005

Support our troops == I'm too much of a pussy to fight.

No doubt you've been inundated with these ridiculous yellow ribbon magnets that proclaim "Support our Troops!", these magnets, proudly displayed on the back of gas guzzling SUVs are meant to alleviate any guilt involved with being too much of a pussy to fight. Because, let's be honest, if you HONESTLY believe that this is a justified war you should enlist. Recruitment is down, so the military would love to have you, no excuses now, if this war is necessary and is protecting us from terrorists like people like to believe... then enlist... uh uh... no excuses... enlist.

So I had this idea, I'd make up a bunch of magnets like the one to the left and I would go to the mall and every gas guzzling SUV that has one of these ribbon magnets on it, I would remove the original and replace it with one that is better suited for them. One that more correctly reflects the feeling of the person who is increasing our dependency on foreign oil instead of alleviating it.

I support the troops, how do I support the troops? By being opposed to this war. By insisting that the troops receive the equipment and support they need, by ensuring that they are not being put in harms way based on lies and deceit.

I support the troops by putting the country above my political party, by voting for the right person instead of my party.

I support the troops by thinking with my head, instead of thinking with my feelings.


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