“A million people die in Iraq, and all these people go, ‘Hey, as long as it doesn’t happen over here.’ But it is over here! It’s over here=over there! It’s people you don’t know, who were born somewhere else, who fucking got jacked.
You get trapped in that whole idea of ‘this is my team, these are my people.’ And someone fucking plays a country music song, and throws up a flag. I’m in. Fuck it. Feels good. Feels good to be in, doesn’t it?”
I haven’t always been a Joe Rogan fan- his Carlos Mencia call-out was pretty epic. But this video definitely puts me in his camp. Do I believe that Obama is equal to Bush? God no. I believe that Obama will be a transformational two-term President. (Who’re the Republicans gonna run? Huckabee? Romney? Pawlenty? PALIN? Please.)
But questions being asked are never a bad thing. And 90 percent of his points are spot-on.
And his points on Eisenhower’s “Military Industrial Complex” speech are so apt as to be goddamn depressing. Roll on, great river, roll on.