Thursday, February 01, 2007


Bill Arkin - Slavemaster

Mr. Bill Arkin has penned a screed at the WaPo lashing out at the troops for expressing their opinions and thinks they should just shut up. Several hundred responses fill up his inbox so he pens another screed expressing disdain for the responses to his blog post.

Quoting Mr. Arkin, "[his detractors] hide behind the constitution and the flag and then spew an anti-Democrat, anti-liberal, anti-journalism, anti-dissent, and anti-citizen message that reflects a certain contempt for the American people."

Let's parse that and see who is contemptable.... If we use math and divide each word by the common denominator ie "anti" we get this.....

You must be a Democrat, a liberal, a journalist, or a dissenter to be considered a citizen. And these "citizens" are the American people. In toto. The rest aren't "citizens" and can be ignored.

He is advocating for a class based society where his "citizens" are the recognized class for political purposes and discussions. No other person's views should be heard or acknowledged.

Next he will be advocating that these "citizens" are the only ones that should be allowed to vote.

Citizen is one of those words that are especially meaningful in the worlds of politics and government. It invokes the governing/consent to be governed contract. By narrowly defining this word, he endorses the very definitions that condoned slavery and the notion that some residents of the US should be counted as less than a full citizen.

Ain't no republican, conservative, or patriot gonna call Mr. Arkin and his fellow citizens "massa." Ever.

We fight civil wars over that kind of shit. And as usual, the republican, conservative faction will be fighting for inclusion for all and the democrats will be fighting to exclude "certain people."

Nice going asshat. You're about 140 years out of touch.

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