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Thursday, December 18, 2003

Rumsfield wins "Foot in Mouth" award

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=3916267

Sometimes you know that you know, but you don't really know... and there are uknown things that you don't know that could be known by other people that could not know yet you know that you don't really know yet you assume that you know when you know that something could very well be what you think that you know it is.

Right?

This is the sort of twisted logic Rumsfield showed at a press briefing. He outdid the president himself, and even AH-Nold.

What I find depressing is when I look at our history and take notice of all the great minds we've had. People that said meaningful things backed up with actual "reasons" and not repetitive lies. Remembering great minds and thinkers like Patrick Henry, who we still remember today for the famous "Give me liberty, or give me DEATH" quote. http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/henry.html

Benjamin Franklin also once said "Those who would sacrifice precious liberty for a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." And, yet, today, the powers-to-be who say such jibberish as Rumsfield said above, and our president who gives us "Bushisms" are taking away our precious liberties at every turn! And what is their excuse? What was their reason for the infamous "Patriot Act?" To protect the homeland, right? To make us believe we are being kept safe and secure, yet it's all false.... you'll never be completely secure, so there's no reason to be taking away our precious freedoms which so many men and woman have lost their lives to protect in the span of our American History.

So, compare now to then... sure, we advanced far more technologically than our founding fathers. But, I think I can be so presumptuous as to proclaim that society itself has become THAT MUCH MORE IGNORANT and susceptible to deceit! How else would we have come up with a statement such as "Freedom Fries?"

200 years ago: "Give me Liberty, or give me DEATH." Fastforward to the present: "Freedom Fries."

Need I say more?

-Eric

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