Remembering my days as a hardcore neocon.Submitted by armchairpickleback on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 02:05
After watching Dr. Pauls floor speech today on Iran, I recalled my days as a war drooling neocon. Today I find it laughable that I actually believed in the rhetoric of the pundits and my own imagination on these silly affairs. I grew up watching war movie after war movie, playing war with my friends in the woods. Good times indeed. It was glorified for me, through those with an impact on my perceptions, or my own driven desire to be some sort of hero.
I joined the Navy at 18. Thought I was going to Eff shit up. Previously before that (knowing I was going into the military) I registered republican because I knew republicans would increase my pay. How Fucked up is that! Ahh the days of stupidity and ignorance, sometimes I miss them.
Voted for Bush twice. Defended that fucker for more times than I can count. This is all I will say about this, I get too enraged. Then, Ron Paul.
I heard him speak in 2007, just like many of us. I was so happy that there was a fiscal conservative and a social liberal all wrapped up into one. But then of course I heard about the newsletters and I was gone. Scared by the MSM into thinking Dr. Paul was a racist. uhh, fuck me.
So of course I did what I had to do, Give John McCain some of my money. ARRRGGGGHHHHH! I want that 500 dollars back so bad I might have to see a shrink about this problem.
I will end this with sincere honesty, If Obama didn't turn out to be a neocon, I would not be a hardcore Paul supporter. Obama's BS is what turned me.
This thread is for the stories of transition. I am sure there are more exiting ones than mine.