Re: New monologue
In Response To: Re: New monologue ()

The sad part about much of this war that we're fighting is...we still haven't come up with a viable energy policy for OUR country that doesn't depend on oil from the mid-East.

It might interest all of you to know that every U.S. President since Eisenhower who ran for a second term has tried to "make nice" with the Arab governments, Saudi Arabia in particular, to bring down the cost of gasoline here in the States. A temporary stay of prices, or a small reduction, is set in place, and then prices go up again. When are we going to learn that we, the PEOPLE, are being manipulated by our elected officials? The truth? The Arabs won't be happy until the U.S. Government stops supporting Israel. THAT'S the sticking point to all of this. Why don't you see that, Peter? Every Arab nation, in varying degrees, has their collective heart set on Israel's elimination. How many Camp David Accords or Wye Mills Conferences will it take to bring peace to the mid-East? The answer...ZERO! There will be no peace until Israel is bombed out of existence, as far as the Arab countries are concerned. The United Nations hammered out Resolution 242 how many years ago? Why the devil hasn't it been signed off on by now? I'll tell you why...it's not in the interest of the United States to have it accepted. Without the document being ratified, which, by the way, does little more that recognize Israel's right to exist, we, the Imperialist United States of America, can nationalize any country's property we want, now under the fascist Patriot Act. If WE really want to take some responsibility, we need to explore alternative forms of energy that can help to eliminate some of our dependance on resources from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and so forth. But that doesn't line the pockets of Mobil, Exxon, Amoco, Shell, and the rest, does it? Can't make enough profit on it. And it goes 'round and 'round. Anti-Semitism is good business, isn't it, you right-wing blowhards! Just keep the money rolling in and everything will be fine!

Business goes on as usual. Nothing changes.

"When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn."

Michael, I'll bet when you started this discussion with Cindy announcing your new monologue, you WERE expecting passions to fly high.

Congratulations. You got what you wished for.

Have a nice evening.