A NEW VIETNAM: The Me Generation sucks, and they all need to die....We don't seem content to simply have a fine new idea, we must have the new paradigm that will herald one of the greatest transformations in the history of the world. We don't really want to just recycle bottles and paper; we need to see ourrselves dramatically saving the planet and saving Gaia and resurrecting the Goddess that previous generations had brutally repressed but we will finally liberate.... We need to see ourselves as the vanguard of something unprecedented in all history: the extraordinarywonder of being us. — Ken WilberAnd please read all of Activism's Onanist Fantasy Ideology, which I linked to above. It goes a long way toward explaining a sneaking suspicion that I have harbored for some time. Mainly:For the Left, the war in Iraq is, in and of itself, neither good nor bad. It is a prop. The Iraqi people and their future matters not one whit; whether Iraq eventually winds up as a democracy, a theocracy, or a terror state is immaterial. The one thing that does matter is that America lose the war, that America is forced to withdraw from Iraq in shame. That will give "progressives" of the Me Generation the glue that will unite their current laughable hodgepodge of dissociated "causes": A NEW VIETNAM.And, with a New Vietnam, Me Generation leftists will be allotted one more great day in the sun, one more rendezvous with the glorious Sixties, one last chance to bring American cities to a standstill, to sing poignant folk songs and chant slogans and run around naked with their wizened appendages flapping. Is that worth the lives of a few thousand American soldiers and a few thousand innocent Iraqis?Oh, most definitely.[UPDATE 1/28/05: The most besotted asshat in all of American history, Senator Ted "Mary Jo? Mary Jo Who?" Kennedy, just made a speech that illustrates my point perfectly.
Fuck Thank you, Senator!]Posted by Alois on