Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

September 21, 2004


Filed under: Bunker's Favorites,Society-Culture — Bunker @ 6:46 am

I’m being overcome by the Dark Side. The last couple of days have been evil, and it is trying to envelop me. It goes beyond Dan Rather, but he is the catalyst.

We have many people in this country, folks like MoveOn.org, Michael Moore, and the DNC heirarchy, who celebrate in their hearts every death in Iraq. They bemoan the deaths of American soldiers with pity, and the deaths of Iraqis and others with false angst. Because these haters despise Dubya, any death is part of their tally toward his defeat, another stone on the scale. I resent that. Life is precious. Apologizers might say these folks really don’t want people to die, and they are trying to prevent death. Bull. They weren’t crying about all the deaths in Iraq prior to our invasion. They aren’t crying about all the deaths in Sudan.

I’ve had to reassess my view of the Democratic Party and its supporters. Death and misery seem to be at their core. It is as if they feel they can succeed in gaining power only if people in the world are dying or near death. They claim to be passionate about helping folks, sharing their altruistic nature in campaigns. In reality, they do nothing to help once they have power. Charity begins at home, yet how many of them actually contribute anything more than words to helping others? Talk is cheap.

Aligning themselves with despots of the world, Democrats/Socialists seem to thrive on the misery those dictators create. The deaths of thousands in North Korea, Iraq, and Sudan do nothing but make them wring their hands. Deaths of thousands on 9/11 here did nothing but make them even more adamant that we were to blame. People like Kofi Annan and Jacques Chirac making millions from a mass murderer is fine, as long as they like us and don’t talk bad about us.

That carries over to domestic issues. Giving needy people a pittance, subsistence, will make them grateful enough to vote the right way, but it will do nothing to get them out of their personal rut. Misery is good for the DNC. And death. I saw a sonogram of our next grandchild last week. That baby is moving, has a strong heart, ten fingers and ten toes, and moves its mouth. It is alive. All I could think of when watching the video was, “How can someone say that’s not a human being? How can someone believe it is okay to kill that baby?” Death is okay if it serves their purpose. Death is good.

I dislike the political process, and am ready for it to be over this year. But it has been going strong since 2000. For the last year in particular, Democrats have offered nothing positive. Throughout their primaries, they seldom even talked to and about one another. The topic was always Bush. When the Swift Boat Vets came out against Kerry’s candidacy, the major media ignored them. Until they couldn’t any longer. Now they are again ignoring them by spending all their time on imaginary wrongs committed by or for benefit of George W. Bush. Yes, they are imaginary. I’ve found absolutely none of them to be true. And I have tried. Perpetuation of lies. Yet none can respond to the charges by the Swift Boat Vets. All they can do is try and find dirt on individuals in the group, attempting to destroy their credibility. How about Rather’s credibility? Where is the outcry?

Death and misery. Is that not evil? Are we not now in a fight between the Force and the Dark Side? In my view, the Dark Side in this country want politics to govern our society and culture. That is the opposite of what our Constitution was written to accomplish. I need to resist the Dark Side. I don’t thrive in that the way some seem to.


  1. This is an excellent essay that you should try to publish, Bunker.

    Comment by LB — September 21, 2004 @ 8:02 am

  2. In reading your piece, I kept thinking, I knew that others felt similarly. Thanks for letting it out, as I’ve had to do on more than one occasion, in fact on too many.

    Take care, and God Bless.

    Comment by Marvin — September 21, 2004 @ 10:27 am

  3. Bunker, thanks for your concise assessment of today’s Dumocraps! The Real JFK is probably spinning in his grave over what his party has become! I am one who echoes Reagan’s famous statement about his party having left him, not vice versa! It’s pathetic that bad news for America, is good news for them!

    Comment by DagneyT — September 21, 2004 @ 11:16 am

  4. An excellent, moving, heartfelt piece. Unfortunately, between now and the election, Kerry and his willing surrogates in the media are going to be talking about the “mess” in Iraq. It sickens me to think that behind closed doors they rub their hands in glee everytime we lose one of our men in Iraq.

    As for the sonogram (having witnessed many with my own children), it is inconceivable to me that anyone who has witnessed one can ever buy the argument that they have not witnessed a life. The pro-abortion crowd would have a lot more credibility if they would at least acknowledge the fact that the practice is abhorent and should be avoided at all costs, despite their belief that the Constitution allows the practice.

    Comment by John Adams at The Commons — September 21, 2004 @ 1:03 pm

  5. Thank you for such a great read, as always. You’ve stated what I’ve been feeling for a while. I read earlier today how Kofi Annan stated, “In Iraq, we see civilians massacred in cold blood, while relief workers, journalists and other non-combatants are taken hostage and put to death in the most barbarous fashion,”.

    So Annan what are you going to do about it? Talk is cheap. The terrorists responsible aren’t going to just stop murdering. What are you guys doing about the Sudan?

    It’s insane to me how Annan, Chirac, Moore & all the others secretly rejoice in this. People are being murdered everyday & all they want to do is sit around & point the finger at GWB & the US.

    Comment by Lorie — September 21, 2004 @ 3:36 pm

  6. I really appreciate the words of support from you all. I have had a couple of dark days, and needed to break the spell of this dark cloud. This country is too important in the world to have our politics treated so flippantly.

    Comment by Bunker — September 21, 2004 @ 5:41 pm

  7. Would that this were a new phenomenon. I have been voting since 1976, and the only thing I see different, is the degree of venom, and the start time for the venom to be introduced. Otherwise it is politics as usual, perhaps I only notice because of my cynical streak.

    Comment by Bubba Bo Bob Brain — September 21, 2004 @ 9:32 pm

  8. Bubba, I think it has become much more personal this year simply because it has had time to grow in four years of near-continuous harping.

    I doubt it rivals some of the campaigns in the 19th Century for venom, but we didn’t have a national media then.

    Comment by Bunker — September 22, 2004 @ 5:55 am

  9. Shame on you. That is an awful thing to say and absolutely not true. We want those men and women home and safe, not dying in foreign ands for a bunch of lies that serve only to enrich the friends of a pretender to the presidency.

    I am apalled that you would publish such horrible remarks, slandering good Americans whose only wish is for this country to be strong and safe and protect itself, and for those brave young men and women to return home safely.

    My father is a veteran of World War II. He received two bronze stars for his service in France and Germany. He also opposes this war and will be voting for Senator Kerry in November. Would you slander him too? Shame on you.

    I doubt any of this makes any impression on you, your hearts are so hardened with hatred. You couldn’t possibly be Christians, not you or anyone who has written their agreement with you. If you are, remember that to love one’s neighbor and treat them as you would be treated is the whole of the law. Nothing in there on loving them only if they agree with you about politics.

    Comment by ShameOnYou — September 22, 2004 @ 2:52 pm

  10. It is really a shame you do not even see fit to identify yourself.

    Perhaps you are simply logic-challenged, or failed to actually read the post. I don’t recall it saying anything about “people who intend to vote for Kerry.” My friend whose son was wounded only yesterday intends to vote for Kerry. Nor do you have a simple grasp of fact. Instead, you have listened to opinion and assumed it was fact.

    I hold no hatred, but it is apparent you do.

    Comment by Bunker — September 22, 2004 @ 4:17 pm

  11. “They weren’t crying about all the deaths in Iraq prior to our invasion

    Oh but they were; they were attacking the US for insisting on the sanctions. We were killing babies.

    OK, so we removed the regime and lifted the sanctions. Guess what; the criticism continues. Hitch had a piece on this in Slate a few months ago.

    And now we hear that the $200 billion we’ll spend in Iraq is urgently needed at home. But what about the people of Iraq? Ah well, they’ll just have to wait until we get our prescription drug benefits in place.

    Comment by The Redhunter — September 28, 2004 @ 4:32 pm

  12. Who are we?
    Truth has become irrelevant, people’s lives have become dispensible and ‘speciality teams’ of lawyers lie in wait to question the votes fairness, or to nullify the vote if it doesn’t suit them.

    Trackback by Wandering Mind — September 21, 2004 @ 1:29 pm

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