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Friday, June 30, 2006

Dedication Friday: If I Had a Rocket Launcher

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I am not one of those “living well is the best revenge guys”. Likewise I am not a “turn the other cheek” guy. I am of the school that if someone hits you, you hit them back. Harder.

I believe in the death penalty. I think there are just some people out there that need killing. Or at least a real good ass kicking.

Wow. This post is getting a little heavy.

It seems every day there is something new to get outraged about or someone new at which to get pissed off. Domestic and foreign terrorists, third world civil war, genocide, men who beat their wives, women who kill their kids, pedophiles who abduct and abuse children, murderers, drug dealers, con artists who bilk elderly people out of their life savings, and on and on and on.

My heart goes out to the victims. Who speaks for them? All too often, nobody does. The world seems to be real short on justice these days.

Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn wrote this song in 1983 after visiting Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico. Whenever I hear the song, though, I think about all victims who ever suffered at the hands of evil men and women. Who among us wouldn't love to be in a position to dish out some payback? Who among us wouldn't like the opportunity to exact some justice?

Is it justice, or is it revenge? You know what? I don't care.

If you aren't familiar with the song I urge you to seek it out. It has a haunting stirring melody. At least I feel it does. If I were less technically retarded I could probably figure out how to upload the song here, but we all know that my skill set does not yet include that ability.

Anyway, this song is dedicated to all the evil out there in the world.

If I Had a Rocket Launcher

Here comes the helicopter -- second time today
Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
How many kids they've murdered only God can say
If I had a rocket launcher...I'd make somebody pay

I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate
I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states
And when I talk with the survivors of things too sickening to relate
If I had a rocket launcher...I would retaliate

On the Rio Lacantun, one hundred thousand wait
To fall down from starvation -- or some less humane fate
Cry for Guatemala, with a corpse in every gate
If I had a rocket launcher...I would not hesitate

I want to raise every voice -- at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes
Situation desperate, echoes of the victims cry
If I had a rocket launcher...Some son of a bitch would die
On a cheerier note, have a great weekend, and if you have not yet done so, don't forget to enter the contest for a $50 gift certificate to Mystickal Insense & More!
Note: Dick and Nobody have been disqualified. Currently there is a three way tie between Fantastagirl, Amanda, and Dixie with 70 each. Stay tuned!
Oh, and just for Katt: Nooooooooodle! :)


Blogger Lorraine said...

Agreed, there is too much evil, the problem with revenge or justice is that sometimes you take innocents as well...
How do we stop this madness?
On a lighter note, I think the nobody was me. Well, I tried, but my computer was acting up!

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was six I asked for a rocket launcher for Christmas. I never got it. That's when I found out the "truth" about Santa Claus. I'm still scarred over it - and, well, being "disqualified". That really hurts.

5:42 AM  
Blogger kattbanjo said...

YAY!!! You love me, hahaha. I am happy now. If I had a rocket launcher I would also use it on Britney Spears and various other celebrities that I am sooo sick of hearing about.. Great lyrics to that song.

6:27 AM  
Blogger EuroYank said...

Nice Blog! Well written and easy to read with great colors.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Annie Drogynous said...

OMG, my eyes, my eyes! Please change that red font to another color!

I agree, this post was definitely heavy. But right on target. Thanks for sharing.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

You know how I feel about things going on the world today. It makes me sick.

I have always loved that song but never actually knew the complete lyrics so thanks :)

I hope I still have time to enter the quiz, I will try tonight when I have time.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

Agreed. Evil will always preveil when good men stand by and do nothing... something to keep in mind...

7:49 AM  
Blogger Shelli said...

I got the exact same comment from EuroYank. Go figure. He must be a robot.

I can relate to this post, as well.

7:59 AM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

way to much evil in this world...

8:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Lorraine--I promise not to take any innocents when I go :)

Dick--But the love, Dick. The love is still here.

Katt--Oh now, don't go picking on Britney now...

Blair--I knew you would enjoy the sentiment, if not the song LOL

Mel--It makes me sick too. What is sad is that I find myself trying NOT think about it, when I should be doing the opposite...

Fantastagirl--Very wise words...

Shelli--Robots are fun!

Beady--I agree. Like your landlord with the A/C!

8:48 AM  
Blogger D said...

I am seeing Bruce Cockburn next weekend - he's always amazing live.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

hey I cheated too, i demand to be disqualified!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Man, I wish I had a rocket launcher.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

A rocket launcher looks like it would be fun to use, lets get one and shoot frozen chickens out of it and see how much damage we could cause.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

D--I am jealous! Have a great time!

Bluepaintred--No such luck, young lady!

Lynda--And here I thought you were a pacifist...

Lori--But we can't eat the chickens afterward...

2:57 PM  
Blogger Suze said...

Quite right! I can think of a few people I would like to exact revenge on. Now lend me that weapon.

Did somone say threeway? Is that like a Menage a trois?

3:24 PM  
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