We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
During World War II, the Japs developed a way to try to demoralize the American forces. Psychological warfare experts developed a message they felt would work. They gave the script to their famous female broadcasters generically termed "Tokyo Rose" by GIs, and every day they would broadcast this same message packaged in different ways, hoping it would have a negative impact on American GI's morale.
What was that demoralizing message? It had three main points: 1. Your President is lying to you. 2. This war is illegal. 3. You cannot win the war.
Does this sound familiar? Is it because Tokyo Reid, Tokyo Kennedy, Tokyo Pelosi, Tokyo Feingold, Tokyo Murtha, Tokyo Kerry and their ilk, have picked up the same message and are broadcasting it on Tokyo CNN, Tokyo ABC, Tokyo CBS, Tokyo NBC ... directly to our military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan?
The only difference is that they claim to support our troops before they demoralize them. Come to think of it, Tokyo Rose told our soldiers, sailors and marines she was on their side, too!
Why do they want this effort of liberation to fail? Is it purely political? Or worse?
Image: One of the best-known of the Tokyo Roses (Iva Toguri d'Aquino) in prison. She was the seventh American - yes, she was an American - to be convicted of treason. She was ultimately pardoned by Pres. Ford as his last act in office.
This is an important insight--the parallel messages a plus-half-century apart. The only real difference in then and now is that then, the American Tokyo Roses felt compelled to transmit from enemy territory.
Though I suppose that even today, an "improper" administration makes USA into "enemy territory" too--with the added advantage of, no need to risk any actual physical journey in order to have that good ole "feel good, risk-free, on the cheap" feeling!