Running on Inferno's Platform
By: Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" (Abandon all hope, you who enter
Dante Alighieri – The Divine
There is an inordinate frenzy to
occupy the White House in 2009.
Perhaps Mr. Bush’s overreach and abuse of Executive powers has inspired
candidates; or it may simply be the idea of rescuing the United States
from her various dilemmas. What is
undeniable is that while some candidates may be sincere in their aspirations,
others simply want a chance kill in our name. Twitching fingers ready to commit
genocide, one presidential candidate had even been practicing how to commit mass
murder to a tune.
Senator John McCain (R, Arizona)
while on a campaign in N. Carolina, was videoed singing “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb
Iran” to the tune of the Beach Boys
To this ‘hero’ of the Vietnam War,
the White House means not only prolonging the Iraq war and the
death of more Americans and slaughter of Iraqis, which he has strongly endorsed
, but also the genocide of innocent Iranians. Given that he is lagging behind in
fundraising, it comes as no surprise that he should target Iran, lie about Iran’s aspirations to destroy Israel, and hope
to receive AIPAC’s blessings and be bank-rolled by them. No doubt, in spite of inciting mass
murder, the mainstream media will boost his popularity with the backing of
AIPAC, and he will be the frontrunner for the 2008 Republican elections. The war hero who learned nothing from
Vietnam and the killing massacre that
went on there.
It is up to us, the American people
to evaluate our standing at home and in the world. Have we reached the ‘point of no
return’, the gates of hell described by Dante, where the likes of McCain will
lead our future to more lies and bloodshed? Not only has our country been run amok
by the current Administration, but those who look to step into their shoes are
planning to take us to far darker places. McCain is not only a United States
Senator who represents the people of Arizona,
but he is a high profile representative of the United
What message are we giving to the world when presidential candidates walk
around telling the world that America will “bomb, bomb, bomb”
whomever they don’t like?
A man like McCain is not fit to hold
political office. He is not above
the law, and if he has disgraced the United States and his office, he
should be asked to resign. If we
continue on a self-destruct path of maintaining not only double-standards, but
starting wars and occupations, we will find that we have indeed failed the
inferno test. Should we fail
to act now, then we are deserving of the fate that awaits us tomorrow through
the politicians that will lead us to hell.
"Through me the way into the
Through me the way to the eternal pain,
Through me the way
that runs among the lost.
Justice urged on my high artificer;
My maker was
The highest wisdom, and the primal love.
nothing but eternal things were made,
And I endure eternally.
every hope, ye who enter here."
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