One Veteran's Voice

04 February 2006

Another incendiary Cartoon I found funny

9 Other Voices:

Elmo said...


2/04/2006 04:16:16 PM  
TBone65 said...

A little excessive, but these type of things are designed to be that way. I'm sorry Elmo, but it wasn't that funny to me. I'm in the security business, so I'm a little biased.

We can scoff at security if we want to...but without it, I think we would be in real trouble.

OV V, Balance is the key here. Please don't swing too far to the dark side of force. I think you are fairly level headed, so stay objective.

2/06/2006 07:51:05 AM  
Sarah said...

How can anyone be objective about a lie? Especially one that kills people. Many, many, many people.

2/06/2006 05:22:56 PM  
Anonymous said...

Thank you for your service. Your sentiments seem heartfelt, if I wholeheartedly and vehemently disagree. God Bless you for your service and God Bless the Country you defend.

I will continue reading, if only to see your evolution, perhaps to the left, perhaps, I sincerely hope, back toward the right, because we all know there is reason it is called the Right!

2/06/2006 11:26:47 PM  
TBone65 said...


Truth can be seen as a "lie" if you blindly believe everything you are fed from only one side. Blow a situation out of proportion long enough, and it sounds like you're "crying wolf". No one will take you seriously. Present the facts in a logical way, sans distortion and embellishment, and perhaps people will be willing to listen. That's why I asked OV V to stay objective. There are two sides to this story. To believe that only one side has the monopoly on truth is delusional.


I read your stuff. You have a big heart, and you care about people. That is why I think you do what you do on your blog. But, I know you are also a warrior. You have strength and honor. You have principles and conviction. Embrace the side that wants justice; but don't pander to a radically Left-leaning audience, thinking that you have to choose sides. Don't become another mouthpiece for an unhinged minority. Continue to present your side in a serious and deliberate manner. I'm sure you can win more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

Am I reading you wrong?

2/07/2006 02:32:11 AM  
Aethern the Lion said...

Funny in an oh-my-god-what-is-happening-to-my-country sort of way... And to anonymous and tbone65, I'm glad that you are able to hear what's being said here, despite your differences, but please spare us the tired old tripe about 'radical leftists'. There is nothing radical about believing that a society has a responsibility to all its citizens. There is nothing radical about believing that war should only be used when all other options are unavailable and only based on above board and rational reasoning. And there is certainly nothing radical about opposing an administration that is actively working to undermine fundamental American concepts such as habeus corpus and intellectual privacy. I'll make a deal with you. I will make a sincere effort to respect your views and not pigeonhole you into a shallow 'radical right winger nutcase' stereotype, if you'll promise to stop referring to us as radicals just because our political ideology differs from your own.


2/07/2006 01:44:10 PM  
Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I need to link that!

Funny yet sad because it does seem like that is where we are headed.

2/07/2006 02:58:56 PM  
OneVeteran'sVoice said...

Tbone-- in some ways I AM a radical leftist, in others, I am just a dude writing shit on my laptop for whoever wants to read it, and I certainly reject the notion that I am pandering to a partisan audience. If saying I'm a leftist 'out loud' means that I have no political future, I really don't give a fuck. Much more than I am convinced that I am a leftist, however, I am convinced that the whole right/left, red/blue division is childish bullshit, and I refuse to pigeonhole myself into any such simplistic worldview. The notion that left-leaning people are somehow unpatriotic is bullshit used by a right-leaning government running an unpopular and immoral war to manipulate the simple minded into supporting the war. And it's not really working that well anymore. They're having to base their arguments in fact again, rather than discounting anyone who offers dissent as some kind of wacky liberal. We can all thank Rep. Murtha for that. I do believe that policy decisions and arguments should be based in reality, and not some kind of prejudiced partisan side-taking. (Oh, you're for it, than I got to be against it) The real world is more complicated than that.

Tbone, thanks for calling me a warrior and endowing me with the esoteric qualities of honor and all that. As a warrior, I'd rather fight for those who have no strength or power than fight for the corporations, or even our own government. I respect Che more than George W. Bush. I think Che had more balls, and a stronger sense of honor and justice. I'm no revolutionary though; I put down the rifle and picked up the pen, cause I don't want to die. I'm also not a communist. I might lean left, but I don't lean that far left.

Does all this add up to me being a radical leftist, writing for radical leftists, doomed to irrelevance?

I think I'm a little more complicated than two words, a color, or a theoretical political concept whose definition is not even understood by the majority of Americans. At the end of the day, it's just me writing what I believe.

Tbone, Balance is key. Please don't swing too far to the dark side of the force. I think you are fairly level headed, so stay objective.

2/07/2006 06:18:18 PM  
TBone65 said...


2/08/2006 01:46:20 AM  

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