It's hard to tell if 2/3s of those that voted are
willing to hand over their daughters, wives, or grand daughters to fight
on the front lines and be slaughtered, just like their sons, husbands,
and grand sons. Or, perhaps those that voted were responding hypothetically
to the question, and do not have family members that might actually be
shot at, injured, or killed.
- Earlier this week, you posted a story with the headline,
"63% US Sheeple Support Israel Near Record High." The results
are astonishingly similar. It's a reflection of our war-like thinking.
While the CNN Quick Vote is not scientific (and Gallup talking to 1,025
people is???), I think it's an interesting snapshot at what people are
thinking. Note that the screen shot indicates that 48,760 people voted
on the question.
- Today I was in my local Post Office buying stamps. The
woman in front of me had a box of cookies and goodies she was sending to
Afghanistan to a family member. The postal worked commented that his son
was over there and his son's wife just had another baby. Although it's
nice that family members send packages to the soldiers, how sad that we
even have to be doing such a thing. When it was my turn, I said to the
postal worker, "So your son is in Afghanistan?" He replied, "Yes,
he's in the Army Chemical Corp. He has friendly snowball fights with the
locals. He's having a GREAT time!" Maybe that just what the soldier
tells his folks, so they won't grow a tumor worrying about their boy.
- Or, it might be that people have to take that kind of
perspective to maintain their sanity. I am aghast at people eternal ability
for self delusion. Between the Gallup poll you reported and the CNN Quick
Vote, I am deeply saddened an how STUPID we have become.