[The American Years]

Friday, March 28, 2008

Vote homeland security

This is not a political blog.

Brace yourselves: Kentucky might actually matter! The Kentucky primary is in May sometime, and so Kentucky is never on the radar politically (or in any other way for that matter).

But because the Clinton campaign can't add, the campaigning might continue right up until the (completely not) decisive contest in the Bluegrass State.

Senator Clinton will be here tomorrow. She'll step over the border for about an hour from a campaign stop in Indiana.


Remember 2004?: Scare tactics were used in the campaign: "A vote for us keeps you safe at night." From both sides.

However, by all reports, we're less safe today because of our nations dealings overseas. Now propagandists can easily portray the US as evil agressors. Forget what's said over here for a minute. It's easy to make the assertion that America hates the Islamic world. It would be easy to convince a young muslim of that.

Just look at the data (with no impassioned rhetoric from either side). America invades and occupies an islamic country, killing civilians in the tens of thousands, probably more. America disrespects holy sites over there.

It's a poster for anti American recruitment.

So how do we vote for security? Counteract that image? Make young
impressionable Muslims think twice before attacking American targets?

Elect someone named Barack Hussein Obana as president. Sure seems less
likely that our country is evil if that guy with that name is the image of

Before you say "That's a silly reason to elect someone," remember 2004.
That's exactly the single issue that drove campaigns.

If that's the single issue that drives you to vote, he's your candidate.

Also the "Bad things will happen if you don't vote for us" argument strikes me as being the dictionary definition of terrorism. Using fear to achieve a desired behavior.

This is still not a political blog.

1 comment:

Giddy said...

go Obama!

I am so tickled that Indiana might also be meaningful for once.