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Went into work this morning, but I really wasn't too well... So I've come home, for the third consecutive working day... But I didn't intend to stay there anyway - the idea was, I'd go in for 8am, get a bit of work done, then come home and rest...

I've felt really rough for the last five ish days... Ho hum...

I'm not making much sense, on account of how I'm really too fucked to think straight right now. When I was at work, I only had a shirt on and it was practically soaked with sweat, just from the temperature I'm running. Over the weekend I had halucinations, which wasn't fun, and I can't bring myself to eat anything substantial...

A few things though...

For starters, just because I'd happily see Israel wiped off the map doesn't make me anti-semitic. To be honest, I don't give a fuck what religion somebody is. It's the Israeli government, and those who keep them in power, that I have a problem with. And, as I said elsewhere on my journal, if practically every country in the world thinks Israel is in the wrong, then no amount of crying about how "the world has always been prejudiced against Israel" is going to change anything. The human fucking race (conspicuously minus America) thinks Israel is out of line. What possible argument is there to the contrary?

Secondly, this whole US troops dying in Iraq thing. Um.. I actually quite like that fact. I'm not really a fan of anybody dying per se, but as I said before the conflict, if it's a choice between an Iraqi dying on his own soil trying to defend it against people he perceives as invaders, or an American soldier dying in a foreign country that his army is occupying on dubious legal grounds... Well, I'd pick the American to snuff it. I'm sick of this bullshit "what if it was your son fighting for his country?". For starters, you need to draw a crucial distinction. Nobody is fighting for America. They are fighting for American interests. Possibly for Iraqi interests. But nobody is fighting specifically to save America from any sort of threat...
I dunno. Once again, it was watching the fuckin' news that really threw me off. It depressed everyone. It's just so scary watching the news, how they built it all out of proportion, like Iraq was ever our could ever possibly under any stretch of the imagination be a threat to us whatsoever.
There's no forced conscription in the USA when last I checked, so everybody serving in the army signed up of their own free will. I mean Jesus, if it was my son, or brother, or friend, or whoever, I'd probably have disowned them by now anyway. Anybody who goes into the US army in the current political climate would have to be fucking stupid (though I'm not sure whether recruits at any other time are especially smart).
There ain't no one out there who’s a fuckin' threat to us, okay? They don't exist.
I guess the point is, this is a war, people are going to die. And I'm just glad that it's the right people that are getting killed - the aggressors, the invaders, the real threat to world peace. If a couple of hundred deaths among US troops is what's needed to get the selfish self-serving US public to decide they don't want to play any more, then so be it. If every death dents the republicans' chances of winning another term, or indeed being able to get away with attacking another country, then good, bring on those deaths. If this was a truly just war, if the people really believed that fighting it was somehow connected to their own safety and freedom, they wouldn't be too bothered by a few deaths.

So if a couple of hundred grunts have to die in Iraq in order that the US public realises that its leaders are on Satan's payroll, then I say bring on the Elite Republican Guard.

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not all Americans are that stupid, and/or blind to whats acctually going on compared to what the news shows. I don't know if you heard and I'll try to linking by the time I'm done writting, but there was a study done and showed that the more that an person watches Fox compared to say PBS the less they know about the war. Interesting right? I hate the fact that there are a lot of Americans that believe in what Bush is doing.

I found it The Hazards of Watching Fox News

Any way.. and it makes us all look like complete idiots. I wish there was a way so that the government was acctaully for the people, by the people and of the people instead of for prestige, and big companies, and made up of lying sun-of-a-guns.

but then again I'm a "bleeding heart libral" and to idealistic for the real world.

Ps. Hope you feel better soon.

Sadly, I highly doubt that this (the death of the troops) is going to make any difference in the long run. I have hopes that the republicans will lose next time around, but only time will tell with that.

Most of my friends are heartily sick with all of this stuff. Thing is, there's an incredible feeling of helplessness among most of them. They don't know what to do to make it better. And, perhaps it's impossible in the current political climate. Hell, I don't know what to do to make it better. I have very little say, if any at all (nada, really) in what the USA does. It's come to the point that I don't define myself as "American" anymore, but as a dual citizen of Ireland and America.

I'm happy to live here and take advantage of the good stuff, but jesus, it's sickening.

If you come up with some solution, do let me know.

Reading your posts about America hurts my heart and embarrasses me.


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