Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Wall

So now we are to have our very own wall, Bush. Our own symbol of repression, exclusivity, and denial. Hurrah! I gather that you are sure to sign the bill passed by a cowardly, pandering Congress to erect a 700-mile long barrier to keep the barbarians out. I trust that it will prove as successful as the historical models. I think of the Great Wall of China, Hadrian's wall in the north of England, built to keep out those dreadful Picts and Scots. And of course, in our own time, the wildly popular Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. Something of an irony, no, that we cheer the destruction of those barriers and, so short a time later, put up our own? No doubt the yahoos will be gratified. No doubt your stout, patriotic Republican "protectors" of this country will garner their votes.

Next, may I suggest, another wall to the north, to keep those Canadians at bay? That would leave only the east and west. Surely we can think of something, well, oceanic, to solve the issue there. A Great Barrier Reef of our own, perhaps? Then, maybe, finally, we'll be safe. Except from ourselves.

Cheers, Bush. Have a good Saturday.

6 comments:

PK said...

Lovely... now we will have our own 'Berlin Wall', just what we need... what a putz! What? Can't anyone see the man is deranged? The rest of the world can! Now we've even gotten Chavez telling our federal judges to mind thier own business. Bush can do what he wants. I just can't believe it! And they wanted Clinton out of office for an indiscretion. .. Ye Gods and little fishes, as Grams used to say...

Anonymous said...

Additionally, the Saudi's are planning a wall as well, along the border with Iraq. Seems they are planning ahead to stem the refugees they see coming their way. That from Juan Cole today.

GringoWithoutBorders said...

Got to be the voice of the voiceless. Let us not forget the racist little abomination of Israel building their wall.

The Neo-Cons are using the same magic that Israel does; deny the truth until lies become the truth and hold others to international law that you violate.

I also heard of the Saudi wall. The only justice for the Middle East is to end all support of our Dictators and our Racist little trouble makers.

Injustice is not conducive to justice.

PK said...

I wish I could see into the future to see who it is that is going to say those words that I still remember. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down these walls!". It will of course be whoever is in office in whatever country, just pick one. Because at this rate it's becoming a trend.

GringoWithoutBorders said...

Maybe Chavez will say it, "Satan, tear down this wall, you smelly son of a gun."

GringoWithoutBorders said...

Ooops, correction. I don't think Bush is in favor of building a wall.