Saturday :: Aug 13, 2005


by Duckman GR

I snuck over to fellow San Diegan Tbogg's place Friday afternoon for some humor, looking to see what kind of trouble devil dog Beckham may have caused, just for amusement.

Scrolling down I came to this first, and stopped.

I'd read Digby's piece on Cindy Sheehan's impact earlier, I [Cindy] said I want the president to explain what was the noble cause that my son died in, because that's what he said the other day when those 14 marines were killed. He said their families can rest assured that their sons and daughters died for a noble cause. And I said, "What is that noble cause?"

Disgust has an impact, like when bush did his funny little skit looking for WMD's. Ha ha, dead people. But Tbogg has pictures, and if they don't rip your heart open, nothing will. It's bad enough when loved ones die, but so young? And for what? Look at these pictures. They were clear in my eye driving home from work today, in my anonymous car, my anonymous world, my anonymous bubble. For some reason I had my Journey CD, Infinity, with me, so I pushed it in and turned it up, since it seemed appropriate. Simple, trite, love songs, from a truly tight band and a truly powerful vocalist (say what you will about commercialism, but that album was a huge success because of the talent, not the marketing-it does happen that way sometimes, children) And tears flowed. I imagined the mother or father burying their child, and I couldn't find the noble purpose exactly. Can you tell the wife or girlfriend why, why the man they loved is gone, for what purpose, what reason?

I can't, and neither can that coward in Crawford.

I can't put my self in Cindy's place, or any of the loved ones who have suffered this terrible price for Bush's Noble Cause. I can't speak for them, but I feel for them. How can you not, seeing the grief in their eyes, their bodies. Look at those pictures, please. Think of how many more there have been, and how many more to come. And for what? I wish I was with Cindy right now, waiting for that answer.

For civil war and ethnic cleansing? For more dead children? For oil? For proving a point about our toughness? I thought we did that already, but then again, that was the poppy bush's generation, not george w bush's generation. Is that the Noble Cause, proving himself to his daddy? Christ.

My heart aches, and I don't expect to get much sleep tonight.

JOURNEY - "Patiently"

Here I stand so patiently
For your lights to shine on me
For your song inside of me
This we bring to you

In the shadow of love
Time goes by leaving me helpless
Just to reach and try
To live my life
These are my reasons, so

here we stand so patiently
For your song inside of me
For your lights to shine on me
This we bring to you
One, One, in a million

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