November 30, 2006

Gimme Some Truth

I have been rather quiet politically recently, partly because my life is running very smoothly at the moment. I am busy, happy, and working like a crazy person, but today I saw this image and read these words in two different places, and their convergence made me think. I couldn’t withhold my disdain for this man any longer and had to post something.


While much of what he says in his letter makes more sense than I would like to admit, and I would love for many Americans to read it objectively, it is painful that he sees himself as somekind of human rights prophet. Here is a man running a country that still stones woman for adultery, and he is talk about empathy and justice. How can he possibly even mention the word freedom, when his very own people must cover their hair by force? The must censor their thoughts? Their Art? Their lives?

I guess my question is- why do we allow ourselves to be lead by men of this calibur? Are we so pathetic, that we cannot take power from these morons? As a US passport holder, I have to live with the shame of being from a country that is run by a dim-witted religious fanatic who can barley construct a sentence, and as my birth country, I am led by this lunatic. Why can’t I have leader I am proud of? Where is my Ho Chi Minh or Eugene Debbs? Where is my Malcom X or MLK?

Maybe it is because I am so busy living my life that I allow these men to run the very nations I love. All of these thoughts made me think of this song by John Lennon and redone by Pearl Jam to be more fitting for today. Reading these stories and hearing these men speak is just making me tired. Perhaps it is time to get more active? But how? When? With Whom? In the meantime…

I'm sick and tired of hearing things,
from uptight, short sighted, narrow minded hypocrites,
all I want is the truth,
just gimme some truth,
I've had enough of reading things,
by neurotic, psychotic, pig headed politicians,
all I want is the truth,
just give us the truth,

No short haired, yellow bellied, son of tricky Dicky is
gonna mother hubbard, soft soap me with just a pocket full of oil,
money for oil,
money for oil.

I'm sick to death of seeing things,
by tight lipped, condescending, mommy's little chauvinists,
all I want is the truth,
just gimme some truth,
I've had enough of watching scenes,
of schizophrenic, egocentric, paranoia prima donnas,
all I want is the truth,
just give us the truth,

No short haired, yellow bellied, son of tricky Dicky is
gonna mother hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of oil,
money for oil,
money for oil,

No short haired, yellow bellied, son of George-Porgy is
gonna mother hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of oil,
it's money for oil,
no blood for oil,

I'm sick to death of hearing things,
from uptight, short sighted, narrow minded hypocrites,
all I want is the truth,
just gimme some truth,
I've had enough of reading things,
by neurotic psychotic, homophobic hypocrites,
all I want is the truth,
just give us the truth,
all we want is the truth,
just give us the truth,
we can handle the truth,
just give us some truth,
share with us the truth,
we'll give you our truth.

1 comment:

  1. Amen, BZ. I have missed your more political posts. I completely echo your thoughts on our leaders. Why don't we legitimately choose and hold accountable the men we elect to represent us? No one values their right to vote; their right to choose. And although American capitalism greatly diminishes the weight of you and I's vote, we still have an obligation.

    Your point on Ahmadinejad is spot on. He is a horrible man, one who has taken more from his own people then even our own reactionary pseudo-tyrant. We can only hope that our leftist brethren who value freedom and equality will be able to use all of this political tension to their advantage and instill a democratic socialist society via revolution. At the present, this seems as though it is the only good solution to the crisis with Iran.

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