Shut Up America

What in the hell is wrong with America? Are we on such a power trip and drunk from flattening the Taliban that we think we can take on the whole world? Can we just be honest about it and just tell everyone it’s about oil and world conquest instead of bullshitting the UN and claiming disarmament and regime change is the only goal?

Donald Rumsfeld had a great quote when questioned about Germany and France threatening to veto any action against Iraq. He didn’t bother to address the question itself, that would require diplomatic finesse and perhaps it would offend Germany and France to say that we don’t need them to fight a war in Iraq, instead he blurted out:

“You’re thinking of Europe as Germany and France. I don’t,” he said. “I think that’s old Europe. If you look at the entire NATO Europe today, the center of gravity is shifting to the east and there are a lot of new members.”

I mean seriously, our Secretary of Defense basically came out and told Germany and France that they were old and should be put in a nursing home. Come on folks, when did the US start getting tattoos and piercing and cruising downtown Europe in the middle of the night bumping Eminem and waking up the old folks? Can we get back to reality where the US is the conservative old man who wants to cover up boobies on statues? Why don’t we go ahead and start calling Putin a commie again, I’m sure we could start another Cold War if we just put enough effort into it. Perhaps we can ship some weapons over to Moscow to get them started again so we could have a real enemy worth fighting against. Iraq is a joke and I’m sure I’m not alone feeling like my country is a schoolyard bully who picks on the smallest, weakest kid because he won’t give us the ball. Well, that little motherfucker is going to give us the ball at some point but we better make it a really good beating because we don’t want to have to ask twice the next time we “ask” someone for their ball.

I guess it would be nice if that was just an isolated incident and George Bush told Rumsfeld to chill out, but our tax dollars are hard at work pissing off half the world on a regular schedule each week. For a guy who had no idea where Vietnam was before the 2000 elections, he sure knows how to point missiles and carriers at old enemies like North Korea. When did we start having a problem with North Korea anyways? Isn’t it enough of a challenge for airport security to screen for middle eastern guys in turbans without having to screen for Asians too? I guess we can look at domestic policy for that answer, with Bush’s new stance on Affirmative Action which basically reminds everyone that unless you are wealthy, you don’t mean shit to this administration. Being from a poor neighborhood or black no longer helps you, but if your mom, dad or some relative went to the school before you, you still get to have a huge advantage over everyone else applying.

Let’s move on to our economic policy, which guarantees that everyone making under $100,000 is going to get pissed on equally in a redux of trickle down economics. That shit didn’t work in the 80’s and I’m curious why anyone believes it’s going to work now. The only major difference between the 80’s and now is that everyone was too wasted on coke to give a damn, and those who figured out what was going on were busting their ass to get in on it. Iran-Contra was in full swing and banks were failing at a record rate. I guess we have a lot of great shit to look forward to, except all the cool drugs today are owned by Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Abbott. Everyone go ahead and take your Prozac and stop giving a fuck about the economy.

Which brings me to a vocal minority of protestors and the anti-war movement. We can’t win with these fuckers either because the majority of them are backed by Socialist philosophies and stupid ass dreams where everyone has health care provided by the government, the taxes are like 2% or some stupid crap and we all sit around smoking a joint while drawing a paycheck. I know that I’m being a bit extreme, but come on you idiots, what’s the point of tossing out a capitalist socialism philosophy in order to replace it with a communist socialism philosophy? This country has $15+ trillion in debt, your backwards idealism is no different that Bush’s backwards idealism (albeit his version of Robin Hood is to steal from everyone and give to the rich, and theirs is to steal from the rich and give to the poor).

Anyways, I want to kill that fucking Robin Hood asshole. Theft is theft, and I don’t need to steal food off of anyone else’s plate in order to put it on my own. I don’t need to go fuck with every country in order to make myself feel good. And I don’t need to pick on people smaller and weaker than me just because they are smaller and weaker than me. I’m just going to leave them alone. I’m going to protect myself if some asshole tries to harm me, but I’m also not going to be a retard, push the little kids around then go cry about it when one of them decides to kick me in the shin or shove a pencil in my eye.

I’m going to mind my own fucking business, and I wish America would do the same thing. It’s time we grow up, shut the fuck up, and leave the rest of the world alone.

PS. I am still working on the photo gallery, sorry for the delays. Also, I am trying to get back on a writing schedule and get an article out at least once a week on Monday. Feedback is always appreciated (the comments work for those of you who noticed).

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. Yeah… but the only problem is … we’re RIGHT this time!

    So Stephen … shut the fuck up your own bad self.

  2. Damn straight! American was better when it stuck to neutrality. Now it’s the police-force savior of the world, kicking everyone’s ass in the name of “freedom”. America needs to shut the fuck up.

  3. Yeah it was better when the US was so retarted to not know that we were going to be attacked by our own planes and thousands of our own people died because of the country the live in.

    And it was great when Iraq’s military killed 5000+ people and disfigured children and civilians in Iran with the world’s only use of chemical warfare.

    It was great when Iraq’s PEOPLE (not the government) died by the hundreds of thousands trying to take over other countries (Kuwait, Iran) by order of their ‘leader’.

    We should just back down from someone who pays cash and donates arms to militias and terrorists who kill OUR people for no reason but their birth country.

    Read your history books you idiots. If we don’t do anything to protect people of the world from these acts, people will die worse than us fixing the problem before it happens. And if we did nothing, YOU would be the people screaming about the people needlessly dying from terrorist attacks.

  4. Ya know you fucking idiots saying this war is about oil need to read up on your facts. Funny how could this be about oil when we get less than 2% of our oil in America from Iraq. Ya know who has the biggest oil deal with Iraq? France. Hmm and I wonder why France is so against action against Iraq and why they are pushing so hard for continued inspections. Hmm I wonder. Last time I checked Resolution 1441 is about disarmament not inspections inspections inspections. Sure lets keep inspections going. Let’s give the tyrant Saddam Hussein more time to build up his weapons. You all know he has them. Why do you have to keep lying to yourself and say he doesn’t? You think he was gonna leave them out in the open for us to find? DUH! Hell no. Of course he is going to hide them. And you think a team of a dozen inspectors is gonna find them? No way. What needs to happen is we send in oh say 2000 inspectors. Then see what the fuck we can turn up. Iraq isn’t some small little country. It would take 12 inspectors quite some time to inspect the whole state of Arizona so imagine how long it’s gonna take them to inspect all of Iraq? All I know is I support action against Iraq and the sooner it happens the better. Anyone who compares Bush to Hussein needs to be shot for treason. Sorry last I checked Bush hasn’t killed thousands of his own people with chemical weapons.

  5. For hollywood, I hope that you realize that every fact you presented is fictious. You can read or watch whatever media outlet that you choose but the media’s purpose is to sell you a show. This show includes solders triumphs and thier patriotism but this show is just selling you a false sense of reality. AND YOUR BUYING INTO IT. The reality is that YOU, ME, POLITICIANS, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD, HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON. WHY, BECAUSE WAR REPORTERS CANNOT PRESENT LIVE COVERAGE, THESE REPORTERS HAVE TO GET THIER REPORTS CHECKED OUT BEFORE THEY GO ON THE AIR. WHO DO THEY GET IT CHECKED OUT BY ? GOVERNMENT CONTRACTED MEDIA PERSONAL, IT IS ALL BULLSHIT.



  6. You are all morons. This is on a larger scale, George W’s daddy talked about it on Sept. 11th 1991 he talked about a New World Order. This is lead by the big banks of the world, IMF (International Monetary Fund), World Bank ….and families like the Rothschilds, Rockafellers and then you have groups like the Bilderbergs and free Masons. The war on terrorism is a joke, we fund all the countries we attack and claim they are terrorist. Therefore our political leaders should all be locked up for funding terrorism. Go to or ….. we are in a war right now, an INFOWAR …. we need to start arming ourselves with guns and knowledge. I shall leave you with a few quotes …. Patrick Henry once said, “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” ….. PATRIOTS are not “Revolutionaries” trying to overthrow the government of the United States.
    PATRIOTS are “Counter-Revolutionaries” trying to prevent the government of the United
    States from overthrowing the Constitution of the United States. – Unknown Author ……
    “Beware of the leader who bangs of war in order to whip the citizenry into a
    patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both
    emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind.

    “And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils
    with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing
    the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with fear and
    blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and
    do it gladly so.

    “How do I know? I know for this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”
    —Julius Caesar