Wars on Nouns
We were eating dinner last night talking about the day.
The blog was breaking a new record, thanks to Crooks and Liars,
the Veep shooting victim story was still running its course,
and meanwhile, the UN is telling the US to either try the prisoners
they locked up after 9/11,
or let them go.
There is a new wave of evidence of horrible prison abuses.
There is more evidence that the Greenland melt is accelerating.
There is more evidence that government minders are trying
to control the opinions of the weathermen at NOAA.
There is more evidence that there was no evidence of WMDs.
And now there is this undenyable evidence that our leaders
have moments of reckless endangerment that result in serious injury,
To the nations,
To the earthfamily.
This is this same leadership that has brought the world
the War on Terror.
There have been other Wars on Nouns.
There was the War on Poverty.
Johnson gave us that.
And we are still losing it.
There was and still is the War on Crime.
We lose that one everyday.
And of course, there is the War on Drugs.
Which, according to the conservative National Review,
has resulted in the a significant erosion of civil liberty.
We have lost our liberties and the war on this noun.
Now we have another war on a noun.
And, it will be the mother of all wars on nouns.
We will lose our civil liberties, while gaining an imperial unified executive
that can declassify, reclassify, imprison, try, and convict,
enterpret, obey as it sees fit, and ignore the Constitution
unilaterally and with impunity.
We should all be nervous about Wars on Nouns.
They are never won,
and they generally are accompanied with significant losses
of freedom and resources.
But we should be very concerned about real war.
Real Wars start with W.
And they end with Roman Numerals.
They result in the loss of tens of millions of lives,
And the destruction of whole cities and nations and ways of life.
They are generally won or lost, and they tend to end.
The generation that survives it,
always vows that
It will be the last.
That would be a first.
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