Revolt of the ‘flown over’

by 1389 on July 27, 2013

in 1389 Blog Mailbox, military, music, Syria

Flyover Country

“A couple of guys in first class on a flight
From New York to Los Angeles
…30, 000 feet above, could be Oklahoma
Just a bunch of square cornfields and wheat farms
Man, it all looks the same
Miles and miles of back roads and highways
Connecting little towns with funny names
Who’d want to live down there in the middle of nowhere?”

Jason Aldean, “Fly Over States”

From the 1389 Blog mailbox:

A Republican organizer of this little rally against war in Syria describes Oklahoma as a “fly over state”.

There is nothing of interest to the outside world in Oklahoma. And people in Oklahoma are probably not extraordinarily interested in the outside world.

But some of them have enough common sense to want to mind their own business.

Could this non-partisan rally be the start of a revolt by the “fly over” people in the United States against being dragged into foreign wars of aggression by the elites who fly over them?

One can hope so.

They can join the world of peoples tired of being “flown over”

The Oklahoman: Rally at Oklahoma Capitol opposes U.S. intervention in Syria

Sign: There are NO humanitarian interventions

About 200 Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians, conservatives and liberals, hawks and doves show their opposition to U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war in a nonpartisan rally at the Oklahoma Capitol on Friday in Oklahoma City.

By Michael McNutt Published: July 13, 2013

An estimated 200 Oklahomans put aside their political and philosophical differences Friday night to join together to oppose U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war.

For an hour Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians, conservatives and liberals, hawks and doves didn’t seem to mind the nearly triple-digit temperatures during the anti-war rally on the south steps of the state Capitol.

“This is an interesting mix of folks,” said Ben Odom, a former state Democratic Party official, before speaking to the crowd.

“That’s been the positive thing about this,” said Odom, of Norman. “People talk about where’s any sort of bipartisanship or the ability to span ideological gulfs — well this has done a little bit of that. You’ve had people working together that normally don’t work together.”

Those attending the rally are concerned the United States may support the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has regained the upper hand more than two years into an insurgency.

They were asked to sign petitions asking Oklahoma’s congressional delegation to support two bills, HR 2495 and S 1201, which would prohibit the president from intervening militarily in Syria without explicit congressional authorization.

“We have no political or moral obligation to intervene in another nation’s civil war,” said state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore, an organizer of the rally.

American troops are exhausted after fighting the past dozen years in Iraq and Afghanistan, he said.

“We have spilled enough American blood in the desert sand,” Wesselhoft said. “This civil war is not our business.”

Nathaniel Batchelder, director of the Peace House in Oklahoma City, said it’s hoped the rally will prevent escalation of U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict. Those opposing the war should not be considered unpatriotic, he said.

Much more here.

Jason Aldean – Fly Over States (Official Lyric Video)

Published on Feb 16, 2012 by JasonAldeanVEVO

Music video by Jason Aldean performing Fly Over States (Official Lyric Video). (C) 2012 Broken Bow Records

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