Wednesday, April 02, 2008

So?...

Despensa yu', sa' ti hu tuge' gi i ma'pos na mes put i mina'singko na anniversary este na geran Irak. Ti maleffa yu' put este, lao ti siguru yu' hafa bai hu tuge'.

Estaba gaige yu' giya Guahan, annai ma hatme Irak gi 2003. Yanggen un gof tungo' Guahan, pues esta un tungo' (ya un siente siempre lokkue') na mampos mafa'militat. Bula na taotao Guahan mansindadalu. Todus i taotao hun, ma sapopotte i gera yan todu i bidan-niha i militat.
Para Guahu, ti hu sapotte este na gera, ya achokka' meggai na "liberals" umapreba annai ma bomba Afghanistan, ti hu sapotte ayu lokkue'.

Antes di bei konsigi', bei na'tungo' hao put i hinasso-ku put este. Ti hu kokontra todu gera. Lao yanggen gumegera hao put maolek yan sen gasgas na motibu, este sina hu sapotte. Lao yanggen un fa'gasgasgas hao, ya mismo gumegera hao put i hambiento-mu, taya' liberasion, taya' minaolek i hiniyong. Yanggen un hatme Irak, ya un sakke' i "oil" i Iraki siha, taibali na mumaolekna didide' na estao i Iraki siha. Ti sina un fa'na'an hao "liberator," sa' i manliberator siha, ma gaogao taya', ya ma chule' taya'.

Gi February 2003, hu taitai gi i internet put i mampos meggai na taotao ni' mamproprotest gi todu i nasion kontra este na gera. Hu li'e i litratun i "February 15, 2003" na protest, annai mas ki dies miyon na taotao manhuyong yan manessalao kontra i geran Irak.

Taya' na dinana' taiguihi giya Guahan.

Achokka' manggof siente i manaina-ta i dinimalas gera, tribiha ta e'eyak (mismo ta siesiente) i tinaibali gumegera. Todu i geran Amerika, manma'pos yan manpa'go, ta aksepta ya ta sapotte. Ma takpangi hit i "tip of the spear" ya kao manlalalu nu este? Ahe', ta silelebra!

I "lesson" ni' debi di ta eyak, annok gi i pinitin i manaina-ta, gi hafa ma sangani hit put i sinisedin-niha, lao mas gaige yan mas annok gi hafa ti ma sasangan ya ti ma sangagani hit. Hafa ma hahasso, lao ti ma hulat sumangan.

Achokka' mappot para i manaina-ta para u ma sangani hit este na "lesson" put i piligro, pinadesi yan tinaibali gera, sina ta sodda' este, gi gof klaru na manera, gi otro na lugat. Put hemplo, este na kanta, "War."

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all

War, huh, good God
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Ohhh, war, I despise
Because it means destruction
Of innocent lives

War means tears
To thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
And lose their lives

I said, war, huh
Good God, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

War, whoa, Lord
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

War, it ain't nothing
But a heartbreaker
War, friend only to the undertaker
Ooooh, war
It's an enemy to all mankind
The point of war blows my mind
War has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die
Aaaaah, war-huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
War, huh
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again y'all
War, huh, good God
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War, it's got one friend
That's the undertaker
Ooooh, war, has shattered
Many a young mans dreams
Made him disabled, bitter and mean
Life is much to short and precious
To spend fighting wars these days
War can't give life
It can only take it away

Ooooh, war, huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

War, whoa, Lord
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War, friend only to the undertaker
Peace, love and understanding
Tell me, is there no place for them today
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord knows there's got to be a better way

Ooooooh, war, huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
You tell me
Say it, say it, say it, say it

War, huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Stand up and shout it
Nothing

Noskuantos na ha'ani despues di i mina'singko na annivesary, mumagahet hafa masangan-ta gi este na kanta.

Kuantos na Chamorro yan taotao Marianas esta manmatai gi este na geran Irak? Mas ki nahong, esta dimasaio, mas ki i mismo bali-na este na gera. Lao gi i ma'pos na simana, un otro na sindalu mumatai, Joseph Gamboa.

Fihu dinilok yu' gi korason-hu ni' este na klasin "news." Gi i fine'nina na sakkan este na gera, nina'gof bubu yu' kada na hu hungok na un otro na sindalun Chamoru mumatai. Pot hemplo taitai i post-hu "Three Chamorros Dead in Iraq."

Lao pa'go, esta bula manmahafot. Lao ai adai, kuantos mas? Kuantos mas, esta ki ta fana' i minagahet i estao-ta?

Yanggen un faisen Si Dick Cheney, siempre i ineppe-na..."so?..." Ei, kada hu hungok este na taotao, hu faisen maisa yu', manu na gaige i tinaotao este na taotao?

Pues gi este na espiritu, nihi ta honra este mina'singko na anniversary.

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Monday, March 24th, 2008
So? ... A Note from Michael Moore

Friends,

It would have to happen on Easter Sunday, wouldn't it, that the 4,000th American soldier would die in Iraq. Play me that crazy preacher again, will you, about how maybe God, in all his infinite wisdom, may not exactly be blessing America these days. Is anyone surprised?

4,000 dead. Unofficial estimates are that there may be up to 100,000 wounded, injured, or mentally ruined by this war. And there could be up to a million Iraqi dead. We will pay the consequences of this for a long, long time. God will keep blessing America.

And where is Darth Vader in all this? A reporter from ABC News this week told Dick Cheney, in regards to Iraq, "two-thirds of Americans say it's not worth fighting." Cheney cut her off with a one word answer: "So?"

"So?" As in, "So what?" As in, "F*** you. I could care less."

I would like every American to see Cheney flip the virtual bird at the them, the American people. Click here and pass it around. Then ask yourself why we haven't risen up and thrown him and his puppet out of the White House.

The Democrats have had the power to literally pull the plug on this war for the past 15 months -- and they have refused to do so. What are we to do about that? Continue to sink into our despair? Or get creative? Real creative. I know there are many of you reading this who have the chutzpah and ingenuity to confront your local congressperson. Will you? For me?

Cheney spent Wednesday, the 5th anniversary of the war, not mourning the dead he killed, but fishing off the Sultan of Oman's royal yacht. So? Ask your favorite Republican what they think of that.

The Founding Fathers would never have uttered the presumptuous words, "God Bless America." That, to them, sounded like a command instead of a request, and one doesn't command God, even if they are America. In fact, they were worried God would punish America. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington feared that God would react unfavorably against his soldiers for the way they were behaving. John Adams wondered if God might punish America and cause it to lose the war, just to prove His point that America was not worthy. They and the others believed it would be arrogant on their part to assume that God would single out America for a blessing. What a long road we have traveled since then.

I see that Frontline on PBS this week has a documentary called "Bush's War." That's what I've been calling it for a long time. It's not the "Iraq War." Iraq did nothing. Iraq didn't plan 9/11. It didn't have weapons of mass destruction. It DID have movie theaters and bars and women wearing what they wanted and a significant Christian population and one of the few Arab capitals with an open synagogue.

But that's all gone now. Show a movie and you'll be shot in the head. Over a hundred women have been randomly executed for not wearing a scarf. I'm happy, as a blessed American, that I had a hand in all this. I just paid my taxes, so that means I helped to pay for this freedom we've brought to Baghdad. So? Will God bless me?

God bless all of you in this Easter Week as we begin the 6th year of Bush's War.

God help America. Please.

Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
MichaelMoore.com

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