I’ve really had it with Aaron MacGruder. His cavalier attacks on the Iraqi people for daring to vote really has gone over the line.
Let’s take the sentence from the comic I linked:
“All I’m saying is, the people who actually come out and vote in the Iraqi election must have a near fanatical belief in Democracy”.
And there’s something wrong with that? There’s something wrong with having a near fanatical belief in building a political system where you get to determine your country’s leaders?
We forget – MacGruder, especially, forgets – that not all that long ago, we had a similar election here in the United States. Instead of a small band of insurgents backed by a couple neighboring countries who wanted to stop the election we had people banded together whose sole purpose was to make sure that MacGruder’s ancestors continued to live in chains, as property. We forget that the Presidential Election of 1860 was so full of threats of violence that President Lincoln, running for re-election, had to sneak into Washington dressed as a woman (or maybe this is just something we never got taught). We forget that we have our demorcacy today only because people who came before us risked their lives to create it.
But MacGruder could apparently care less. He has an axe to grind and it doesn’t look like he cares who he has to run down to make it. I’m certainly glad, though, that my forebearers were near-fanatical enough about democracy to stand up to the threats of violence in 1776 and in 1860 and 1864. Had they not, MacGruder today wouldn’t be able to churn out his bile, would he? He’d be too busy working on a plantation.
Category: Moonbat Nonsense