woensdag, maart 17, 2004

You Love Life, We Love Death

No, this isn't an offshoot of the popular you say tomato, I say tomahto jingle, rather it is the transcript of the al Qaeda videotape claiming that they carried out the Madrid bombings.

John Donne had a bit to say about this:

Death Be Not Proud
John Donne

DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then;
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.


Of course, if you are someone prideful of killing so long as it is for the right purpose, like President Jesus Bush, whose popularity exists solely in the mind of reactionary paranoids who believe every syllable of dyspeptic rubbish that dribbles from his lips, you might tend to believe that this is yet another example of the evil in others. In some ways, you might even say this logic goes hand in hand with Bush's New World Disorder, the theme song of Jesus and this followers in the White House.

President Jesus Bush knows that the Spaniards have made a grave mistake. He has even scolded them, noting that they'd probably get nothing but coal for Christmas in their stockings and further, that Americans, unlike the Spaniards weren't dumb enough to play right into terrorist's hands by letting democracy take it's course. Oh no. President Jesus Bush knows that if Democracy comes to America, they'll just fix the elections so that it comes out "right".

"What happened in Spain", he said, will never happen in the United States. "They'll never shake the will of the United States. We understand the stakes and we will work with our friends to bring justice to the terrorists."

Right on, President Jesus Bush. It's in the bible even, I'm sure. God and Jesus don't want no democrats fucking up democracy by giving in to terrorism like cowards! He wants us to stand up and be counted, kill indiscriminately like real lovers of the lord!

And of course, no bit of insane, if not convoluted and slightly off kilter logic would be complete without an utterance from the man himself, the Donald of Death, U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who criticized the new Spanish government's position but said he doubted it would undermine the coalition in Iraq.

"If you think that by feeding the alligator you'll be the last thing it eats, you're going to be wrong. My guess is that other countries will step forward and add troops."

Indeed. Everyone knows that the it is the last person who EATS the alligator in a big pot of alligator gumbo who wins the war on terror.

Según (El presidente de la Comisión Europea) Prodi, Europa no tiene que entrar en "el miedo" y debe reaccionar de manera diferente a como han reaccionado los norteamericanos a la amenaza terrorista. "La sociedad estadounidense vive con miedo y desde hace dos días también Europa está entrando en el miedo pero Europa tiene sus medios para salir de esta situación, que son diferentes a los usados por Estados Unidos, que hasta ahora se han mostrado ineficaces", añadió el presidente europeo.

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