Mar 14, 2012

Take the Money and Run

This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue
Two young lovers with nothin' better to do
Than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube
And here is what happened when they decided to cut loose
Thanks to Driftglass, I was musing (once again) about George and what has become the Fourth Reich. On Becoming One With the Darkness. It's brilliant, go read it. It reminded me how much I truly hated GWB and his wars, his profiteering, his "bring it on" bluster. How, thanks to the modern "Pearl Harbor" of 911, the corporate right got everything they could have ever wanted, and we're now living in the ruins of it. It could have been so different... segue into Al Gore watching his own version of It's a Wonderful Life and all that would have happened if he had not become president. We're there, living in Pottersville (Bushville) every day.

Much was written back in the day about the similarities between Bush and Hitler. Both claimed "Gott Mit Uns". Both declared a "Fatherland" or "Homeland". Both began wars based upon lies and paranoia. Both found a racial and religious stereotype on which to focus collective fear and hatred. Both employed financial shenanigans to create an illusionary bubble of economic well-being to fund the war machine.
They headed down to, ooh, old El Paso
That's where they ran into a great big hassle
Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle
Bobbie Sue took the money and run
The only thing really different between Hitler and Bush is that Bush did not have the good sense to die in his bunker and bring closure to a really nasty decade. There was no great trial, no war crimes tribunal. It just continues on. There has been no judgement, no justice. The bumper sticker says "If you want peace, work for justice". I don't know what it will take, a "French Revolution", or what. But it has to be that way. Justice is coming. That's just the way the story works itself out.
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run

Note: youtube video uploaded by iNUKEDbinLADEN. 'nuf said.

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