January 30, 2005

Democratic Undermineground Bemoans Freedom

The tyranophiles at Democratic Underground are in top form today. ShinerTX is disgusted that Iraqis are voting. Honestly, I don't know what type of nutritional deficiencies are required to allow the ideas espoused in his forum entry titled "The Iraq vote is making me sick this morning". Take a gander at these choice lines:

I had to turn off CNN because they kept focusing on the so-called "voters" and barely mentioned the resistance movements at all. Where are the freedom fighters today? Are their voices silenced because some American puppets cast a few ballots?

Wow. The Ba'athists and foreign terrorists are "freedom fighters" and voters are "puppets". "If you try to vote I will kill you! I am a freedom fighter and you will do as I say!" Er... Shiner? The freedom fighters are voting.
ShinerTX just can't wrap his mind around what he's witnessing:

I can't believe the Iraqis are buying into this "democracy" bullshit. They have to know that the Americans don't want them to have power, because they know that Bush is in this for the oil, and now that he finally has it he's not going to let it go. This election is a charade.

Yeesh. That's right, folks. Obviously we're there to, somehow, steal their oil (though, I've never understood the logistics of how that might happen), and thus the elections are moot. Wont matter. It's all a distraction meant to lull the Iraqi people into a false sense of security so we can catch them unaware when we finally enslave them, mwah hah hah hah hah!!

Dazed and confused by the behavior of the duped Iraqis, ShinerTX then wonders if the Iraqis are onto the Americans' evil plans:

Maybe they're afraid and felt they had to vote. That's the only way I can explain it to myself.

See, it's fear of the coalition forces and the new Iraqi government -- with their long histories of feeding people into plastic shredders -- that is frightening them to the polls where they are in danger of being blown up by "freedom fighters". That's the only thing that makes sense, dag nab it!

Or, ShinerTX hopes, maybe they're dancing in the streets because they're voting for anti-democratic candidates...:

They're voting in candidates who they know will widen the resistance, take the fight to the streets, and finally drive the occupying forces out of their country. Perhaps they're smiling because--right under the American's noses--they're planting the seeds of a bigger and more effective resistance movement. Wouldn't that be fitting? Use *'s own tools against them?

Y'know, faith in a false premise can lead you to some really interesting revelations. If God Himself appeared and told a JFK conspiracy theorist that Oswald acted alone, he'd shout "Why, this conspiracy goes even further than I thought!" ShinerTX can't understand what he's seeing because he can't accept that Bush isn't Hitler. Pathetic. I almost feel sorry for the guy.

After spewing some rot about how Bush's inaugural address was an announcement of a world war on all non-democratic governments, ShinerTX concludes:

Let's hope the resistance got voted in, or if not, they only increase the fight and take down those who betrayed their country today by voting in this fraud election.

"Please let them vote for tyrants and terrorists who'll kill more Americans!" This is what "Democratic" Underground stands for, folks. Well... at least the member sobriquetted (sobriqued?) ShinerTX. I'm a-gonna explore a little more and see what else is there...

UPDATE: Thankfully there are some DU'ers who aren't so wacked out. While most of the other posters I've read echo many of ShinerTX's points (ie: the election is a sham), some commenters are genuinely appalled at what some posters and commenters have written. One example from ermoore (a regular with 383 comments under his/her belt) responding to another commenter:

Hey, it's fine to oppose * and repukes, but you need to step back and look at what you're saying. This is sad and ridiculous.

"They are fighting against all odds to preserve the integrity of their country from an occupying force. What is not to admire and respect about that?"

WTF?!!! Are you serious?!

You do realize that we invaded Iraq and not Sweden, right? There's a helluva lot not to respect and admire about people who would rather have Saddam in power than a democracy (yes, even an American-imposed democracy), especially when their means of opposition is killing civilians.

Are you one of those people who think that Stalin was a great hero and that the USSR was people's paradise to be emulated by all?

"Do they make mistakes? I'm sure they do. Do innocent people get hurt? Probably."

What we have here is a failure to communicate. You see, their mistake isn't when civilians are killed. They're trying to kill civilians. Civilians are the targets. "Probably"? You make me sad for the state of DU. Disgusting.

Thank you, ermoore, for restoring my faith in rationality among Democrats.

Posted by Tuning Spork at January 30, 2005 05:10 PM

Wow, going into the front lines so us common folk don't have to... good post, I'm glad to see the balance between the fruitcakes and the sane reasonable people out there. I know as a Republican, it is sometimes easier to make a point by just grouping together all Democrats, but that is unfair and does not give credit to those who are reasonable and thoughtful about their beliefs (no matter how wrong they are! J/K...)

Posted by: Jody at January 30, 2005 06:07 PM

'zactly, Jody! Common ground isn't hard to find once we learn to overlook the moonbattery of the loud minority. Go Freedom! :)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 30, 2005 07:32 PM

I just realized that the moonbats don't want freedom for Americans or Europeans, lest we reject their worthless ideas - so what chance do you suppose an Afghani or Iraqi would have?

Posted by: Bloodthirsty Warmonger at January 31, 2005 03:04 PM

Yep, BW. Moonbats don't trust the People to hand over their sovereignty to the State. That's 'cuz they're commies.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at January 31, 2005 07:55 PM
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