Friday, December 13, 2002

Maybe honesty IS the best policy...

It seems as if anti-war protests will not work. It sort of made me realize: What else do we have?

Then I was thinking...what if...

What if we could get Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice, Cheney in the oval office. All together. And then we show them this effigy of Saddam. They start to chant: kill the pig, smash him down, kill the pig...

They all stand in a big circle and chant just like the kids in Lord of the Flies? They beat the effigy with sticks. Beat it to death like the kids did to Piggy. Make film that flashes to effective 'pigs head' clip covered in flies. The effigy must be very lifelike. Hmmmm. It would work best if we could just get one of those Saddam lookalikes. I have reason to believe the real Saddam is a nice tasteful guy but I don't think he wants to die. The lookalikes though--would they do it to save Iraq?

I have some moral qualms of course. I don't think "the needs of the many are outweighed by the needs of the few...or the one" as Spok did in that Star Trek movie whatever-it's-called.

Perhaps it is not so immoral if he does it of his own free will?

That might work! I'll bet that would work better than any anti-war protest ever would. (I don't think Wm. Golding would agree. If you buy the main premise of Lord of the Flies this won't work at all. Still...)

The obvious problem: How do we get them to do this? I think this drawback is not insurmountable. I'll keep working on it.


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