Max Blumenthal: Generation Chickenhawk: the Unauthorized College Republican Convention Tour
Need any more proof that American-style republicanism is populated by cowards of the most punkish sort? View this new mini-documentary on the young college republicans who love colonialist North America so much they are willing to support the U.S. occupation of Iraq with nothing but their mouths and high-brow, snobbish self-importance. Not one of the people Blumenthal spoke with served or saw any reason why THEY should serve. That's just the tip of the iceberg, others spoke of denying Gay people their basic civil rights and republican crime lord Texas Tom Delay makes it plain that if abortion had not killed so many Americans, there would be enough Yanquis to work those watermelon fields so illegal brown immigration from the south would not be necessary.
While I know that many conservatives do indeed deny established science, video capturing these young fascists is factual, scientific evidence of American political stupidity at it very worse. Remember, these are the very same people that lob "Liberal" and "Cowardice" at anyone that dares speak honestly about the only administration in American history that has come the closet to a U.S. styled dictatorship after more than 200 years of Christian-biased Eurocentric democracy. And just like their hero, all of them are too afraid of the death and mayhem they wish on others.
What little respect I had for U.S. conservatives has at this point dissapated. - The Angryindian
On July 13, 2007, I visited Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where the bodies of American soldiers killed in Iraq were freshly interred. Afterwards, I headed across the street to the Sheraton National Hotel, owned by right-wing Korean cult leader Sun Myung-Moon, to meet some of the war's most fervent supporters at the College Republican National Convention.
In conversations with at least twenty College Republicans about the war in Iraq, I listened as they lip-synched discredited cant about "fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here." Many of the young GOP cadres I met described the so-called "war on terror" as nothing less than the cause of their time.
Yet when I asked these College Repulicans why they were not participating in this historical cause, they immediately went into contortions. Asthma. Bad knees from playing catcher in high school. "Medical reasons." "It's not for me." These were some of the excuses College Republicans offered for why they could not fight them "over there." Like the current Republican leaders who skipped out on Vietnam, the GOP's next generation would rather cheerlead from the sidelines for the war in Iraq while other, less privileged young men and women fight and die.
Along with videographer Thomas Shomaker, I captured a vivid portrait of the hypocritical mentality of the next generation of Republican leaders. See for yourself.