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alive in the land of the dead
won't last long in a prison they call life
If you want it, Re-Up'll make you plummet
i'm running down, in circles
now it's time for you and me
breaking rocks in the hot sun
kill the conscience, with lives on the line
you can take what you want from me but you're neve...
my freedom's an illusion
Monday, February 18, 2008
i'm like a sniper, hyper off the ginseng brew:
I just interviewed George fucking McGovern. I'm not going to lie: I think that's pretty cool. McGovern, whatever his faults, was definitely Too Hot For The U.S. Senate. According to Robert Sam Anton's 1972 campaign biography, just before McGovern's 1971 attempt with Senator Mark Hatfield to de-fund the war failed, McGovern said on the Senate floor, "Every Senator in this chamber is partly responsible for sending 50,000 young Americans to an early grave. This chamber reeks of blood." You can't say that shit!
And here he is in a Playboy interview with Milton Viorst:
Viorst: I suppose that Nixon would like to make the late Ho Chi Minh into the Vietnam Hitler. Are you suggesting he might be the North Vietnam George Washington?And he was right! Ho was unquestionably the father of Vietnam in exactly the way Washington was the father of the United States! (Except Ho didn't have like thirty goddamn dicks.) And yet you can't say that sort of thing, because the Bill Kristols will excoriate you and the Mike O'Hanlons will tsk-tsk you. But like the Pope said to the Gdansk shipyard strikers, we need not be afraid.