NeoCon’s and Their Supposed “Patriotism”.

dimstar27.jpg“Patriotic American” and the NeoCon movement in the US have become synonymous terms in the minds of the far Right Wing Republican Party.  Yet, the more I surf through their blogs, the less “Patriotic” they seem.  Unless attending church and not summer camp, as a part of the Millitary Reserve, is the more patriotic behavior.  I have yet to find a NeoCon with any experience at all in the Iraq War.  Few of these Right Wing Republican, self professed Neo Cons, have any millitary background whatsoever. 

Is millitary service required to be a patriotic American?  Absolutely not.  However, if you profess your patriotism over and over and advocate the invasion of countries and the use of millitary force, then perhaps you should have a leg to stand on.  Wake up Neo’s, sending the millitary into situations which risk their lives with no real plan or strategy is, well, the current situation in Iraq.

NeoCon’s appear to be nothing more than religious zealots who have found the courage to run off at the mouth, through the anonymity of the Internet. 

I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of them were given great nicknames in high school.  Does Swirly ring a bell?  No, how about Scooter?

Scooter Libby is a perfect example of the weasel like personalities, which I have come to find dominate the NeoCon landscape.  I can just hear Scooter bragging to anyone who would listen, how tough he was.  The “go to guy” for the administration.  Now that he finds himself left behind by the adminstration to “sink or swim”, he is crying the blues.  What a big cry baby, tough as nails though when he had something to hide behind.

Good Ole Ollie North must feel as though he is caught in a waking nightmare.  He was able to face the music when he was caught up as Reagans “go to guy”.  Now the party that he put it all on the line for has been subverted by the NeoCon loud mouths.  He faced down Congress, Libby couldn’t even face the person he betrayed.

Where are you level headed Republicans?  You seem to be left in a coma.  Why have you allowed the loud mouths to shout you down?

Patriotism is not a Political point of view.

Patriotism is acting, when one has the ability to act, in a manner which benefits all Americans; regardless of race, political affiliation or religion.

Dim

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~ by DimStar on June 14, 2007.

8 Responses to “NeoCon’s and Their Supposed “Patriotism”.”

  1. Howdy, Diego! Thought I’d pop in to comment, since you accused me of being ungrateful for your own comments.

    Hey! I’m a conservative AND a veteran. But U don’t consider myself a “neocon”. Are there really some dorks out there who use that term to describe themselves? Sheesh! They need to get a life and not spend so much time in politics.

    Best Wishes and now I only owe you about another 20 or so comments!

  2. Hey! Is this thing on? THis is my second attempt to comment, in the spirit of counter-party exchange. Plus you have insinuated I owe you something for posting comments on my stuff.

    Um, where was I? Oh yeah, I’m a veteran, and a conservative and a Christian, but I would not use the term “neocon” to describe myself. That sounds pretty dorky. Like a bad episode of Star Trek or something.

    Take Care- only 19 comments to go!

  3. And nobody is more guilty than Sean Hannity. Have you ever listened to his radio show? I hear snippets every once in a while, and it’s awful. Every few minutes it’s “i love our troops” and “support our troops”. It’s so sickeningly patronizing.

    Flying an American flag, putting magnets on your car, writing supportive statements of the troops, supporting the President, and being a loyal Republican do not a patriot make. As you’ve succinctly pointed out, it takes much more than that.

    And yet, it’s also more simple. The dictionary defines it as simply “love of one’s country”. I would just love for these partisans to grasp the idea that the other side also has a “love for one’s country”. It’s just that their ideas differ on what is best for said country. The majority of the population now believe the Iraq War was the wrong way to go. That doesn’t make them unpatriotic.

    Very nice post, btw. 😛

  4. That’s great T.R. but I’m not Dimstar. Dimstar is Dimstar, and I is not he.
    “Neo-cons” are an interesting lot. Utopians are rarely pleasant. Wow we agree. At least you’re not a total lunatic.

  5. Of course I say that in jest. You are most certainly a lunatic.

  6. Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    – Samuel Johnson

    [The flag is] a reminder of what we stand for, not a replacement for actually standing for it.
    -Bill Maher

    Politicians, neo-cons or otherwise, are all about power–period. They’ll use symbolism, patriotism, war, peace, hurricanes, smiling babies, sports teams, religion, cute puppies, babies in wells, and anything else at their disposal to sucker people and retain power.

    The really sad thing is that the people continue to fall for it. If Hillary Clinton puts on a yankees cap, or George Bush puts on a union jacket then they persuade a certain number of people that they’re “one of them” or “on their side.”

    If they push enough different kinds of buttons then eventually they get enough people on their side. Man, people are stupid. No, I guess distracted and indifferent is more accurate.

    You’re either with us or against us.
    -George Bush

  7. boy oh boy, did realitology take the words right from my mouth! i was raised in a very political house, but even my family didn’t feel like blind trust was what we should give our leaders.
    patriotism is the act of not only loving your country, but putting your walk and talk on the same page. get out and vote america and get rid of the lowlifes and scoundrels!!!!!!!

  8. I just read a post at Crooks and Liars and I immediately thought of this one:

    http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/06/25/responsibilities/#more-18747

    It talks about the difference between patriotism and nationalism. Here’s a great quote:

    The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war. — Sidney J. Harris

    Amen to that.

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