Oscar: Americans love freedom, huh MacIntosh?
Oscar: Sos they want the Egypt peoples to be free from theirs dictator, huh MacIntosh?
MacIntosh: Not everyone.
Oscar: Some people don’t want Egypt to be free?
MacIntosh: Neocons, the oil industry, supporters of Israel…they have conditions.
Oscar: Like whats?
MacIntosh: They want the new guy, if there is a new guy, to be “our guy”.
Oscar: Whats he gotta do?
MacIntosh: Cheap oil, act as a buffer between Israel and the Arab world and, from time to time, torture the hell out of someone we send to them.
Oscar: Whys would they do that?
MacIntosh: Billions of reasons.
Oscar: I think them neocons and peoples have a different history book.
MacIntosh: How different?
Oscar: In their book the Declaration of Independence says “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…WITH CONDITIONS”
Oscar: And it says “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…WITH CONDITIONS”
MacIntosh: Maybe they thinks it’s true just for them.
Oscar: Then theys got a different Abraham Lincoln that says “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves…WITH CONDITIONS”
Oscar: And theys got a different John F. Kennedy who says “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty…WITH CONDITIONS.”
MacIntosh: The neocons think we should put America’s interest first…or at least third after Israel and oil profits.
Oscar: I thinks the American peoples, all of them, the liberals and the teabaggers, should get together and make them neocons take a time out untils theys remember what it means to be an American.
MacIntosh: Good idea. Maybe they can make them memorize what Ricardo Flores Magon said in 1914.
Oscar: Whats did he say?
MacIntosh: “We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.”