3.20.2003

Another thing that's got me furious right now is these folks that support the war, but when talk of The Draft comes up, the first word out of their mouth is "Canada."

I guess I'd have a more blase attitude about war too, if I was convinced I wouldn't have to sacrifice anything for it.

One more thing: today is the first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox. In spite of the horrors happening in the world, try to have a good day.

To lighten the mood a bit, here's a bit from the Daily Survival Calendar:

How to Escape from a Bear

If you see a bear but it does not see you, make your presence known and back away. Talk loudly, clap, sing, or call out. There is no guaranteed minimum safe distance from a bear: the further, the better. If you are in a car, remain in your vehicle. Do not get out, even for a quick photo. Keep your windows up. Do not impede the bear from crossing the road.

If the bear looks as if it is about to attack, do not run - remain still. Remember, bears can run much faster than humans, and bears can climb trees. However, documented attacks show that an attack by a mother black bear often ends when the person stops fighting.

If you are lying still and the bear attacks, strike back with anything you can. Go for the bear's eyes or its snout.

This war in Iraq is rude.

But Saddam Hussein is an evil man! all you hysterical know-nothings exclaim. He gassed his own people! He's a malicious dictator that possesses dangerous weapons!

I'm sorry, but this rings so hollow for me. I find it irksome to 360 degrees that people are willing to waffle their position on the war just because it's started. Folks, that's retarded. It's just really, really fucking stupid and in your hearts you probably know that but you're too afraid of what your co-workers will think if you say this is wrong after troops are in the field.

I don't understand the double-standard with the weapons of mass destruction. Why are we allowed to possess them? Because we're the "good guys"? Because we have "restraint"? Ask Harry Truman about restraint.

And I don't know, for the life of me, whether or not Saddam Hussein is an evil man. Please, give me something besides major-media reports of his evildoing. Please, give me something that didn't hit print or the airwaves via the US government, because I won't trust the things that did.

The more I think about this, the angrier I get.

Fuck!