....LMB: "Axis of Justice Online"....

August 08, 2002

I've mentioned here before that I've been organizing a small political activism section of the Ozzfest concert tour this year, on behalf of System of a Down and former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Well, we finally got a small website up about the section, which we've been calling the "Axis of Justice," a riff on George W's "Axis of Evil."

Mainly the page is just a list of contact info for the various groups that have/will work(ed) the booth. You can check it out at AxisOfJustice.org. I'd appreciate it if you did.

Posted by Jake at 04:17 PM
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I think that you people should support the President and your military. This war is not about the procurement of oil. It's about cutting an evil leader off at the pass. It's about stopping a man who has no regard for human life, except his own. I'm sure that you people would have been spreading the same crap about intervening where Hitler was concerned. You may say it is different, sure, hindsight makes it look different. Just so you people get to go on with your daily routine and not have to worry about being inconvenienced, you're happy. Well, freedom and security come at a price. Get a backbone. Oh, and I am in the military.

Posted by: at February 27, 2003 06:52 AM

I just saw a spokesperson for the Axis of Justice on Tv, and although he is articulate and passionate about his views he is obviously very misguided. The potential war against Iraq is not about oil. Sadam Hussein would like to have a larger market for his oil, and we could merely make a deal if we needed his oil. His is not the only oil in the world.
So, I would ask that you have a little more respect for those who obviously know more about the details that you do. While I truly hope there is no war, if we acquiese in the face of a bully, then we will loose respect and be the object of all other bullies in the world and will not longer be the proponent of independence, freedom, and supporter of those wanting freedom. I personally KNOW some of the Iraquis and they know what Sadam Hussein is really like, unlike those who are looking for an outlet for their frustrations and take to the streets on a band wagon. Thankfully, America guarantees the right of freedom of speech and assembly- unlike in Iraq. So, enjoy the freedom to protest. God bless America!

Posted by: Martha at March 1, 2003 05:52 AM

Well, not that I have anything against taking out Saddam, I don't think war is the way to do it. He IS contained. He can't do the damage that he did before the world mobilized against him. He is NOT a threat to the United States or its interests because he is under wraps.
Also, as the father of a child who could possibly end up fighting in this unnecessary action - I don't like the idea that my daughter (or her husband to be) could end up killed in a pointless battle that is basically George W's way of making up for his dad. Its a personal Vendetta.
Korea is a much larger threat and also needs to be addressed in a non combatant manner.
War is a LAST resort and the good guys don't attack first.

Posted by: Bob Larkin at March 1, 2003 08:00 AM

Bob,
It's time to wake up from the usual spoon fed bullshit of the LEFT!
First, how long are we going to sit on our hands over there and "contain" them?
Second, HE has been a threat since we left the Gulf in the 90's. Remember Saddam SUPPORTS suicide bombers families financially. He hates our way of life and will not let anything get in his way of destroying both Americans and our way of life. Do you actually trust this man to just go away?
To prepare for peace you must prepare for war. Its the human condition and it must be dealt with, not ignored.
Pointless battle? What if the parents of WW 2
veterans would have said that same statement. Just remember that FREEDOM comes at a price and America's sons and daughters must stand for that freedom or it will cease, BOB! You have become a leech sucking up the blood of CNN, ABC, CBS, and the Dan Rathers of the world. Your statements of personal vendettas would better be left to the Hollywood leftists, who enjoy Bush bashing rather than help our cause and those of the Iraqi people who are suffering. We tried sanctions (didnt work), we tried diplomacy (didnt work), we tried inspections ( didnt work),
what will it take for your kind to get your head out of the sand? Have you gotten so soft in mentality and heart to be so decieved by your reasoning?
If we went after Korea your leftist friends would still be saying the same things and the Demogogues would still be going after the RIGHT!
Rogue States understand little without using force. Korea even stated that the use of sanctions would be a declaration of war. HELLO,
BOB AND THE LEFT!!!
War is a last resort and our country has responded with a patient dialogue, the U.N. has dragged its inept feet, and our media has given Saddam comfort. As far as I know we didnt attack first. Remember, the Khobar Towers, U.S.S. Cole, U.S. Embassy bombings in both Kenya and Tanzania, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. All terrorist actions during our spineless liberal President Clinton's watch. He demonstrated that the lack of force is impotent at best. Do nothing, and hope it goes away.
This logic's futility came at a price on Sept. 11, 2001. Enough of your blind rhetoric BOB!
We gave peace a chance NOW let's kick ass!

Posted by: Steve Bosley at March 2, 2003 04:53 AM

what is war? but a way to kill and deprive our children of thier own families,to fight for what, themselves? never. we are big and stong and will stand down to no one? what if, just what if we are stepping into the revelations KILLING the holy lands with our "death showers". we will be the ones who pay... all of us for either sitting on our asses, fighting bushs war,or publisising and waging on all of this , because we are all americans they paint the pitcure for all of us .WE WILL BE JUDGED. WE ALL WILL PAY FOR OUR FREEDOM. saddam has won. or maybe worse, satan.
did we actually try talking to him? well even if, i wouldnt talk to the son of the man sent to kill me either.i hope they seen us protesting against this and realize that we are not the government here ,we dont wear strings,we are you and we want peace not money not blood not death, but love,hope, free will,and a chance to dream.soon enough we will all see the true victors of war.
and it wont be bush.god bless thee americans and or spirit to keep peace even though we are all mind washed to beleive a president that hides behind war not we the people...oh thats a different story....

Posted by: beelzebub at March 25, 2003 05:35 PM

what is war? but a way to kill and deprive our children of thier own families,to fight for what, themselves? never. we are big and stong and will stand down to no one? what if, just what if we are stepping into the revelations KILLING the holy lands with our "death showers". we will be the ones who pay... all of us for either sitting on our asses, fighting bushs war,or publisising and waging on all of this , because we are all americans they paint the pitcure for all of us .WE WILL BE JUDGED. WE ALL WILL PAY FOR OUR FREEDOM. saddam has won. or maybe worse, satan.
did we actually try talking to him? well even if, i wouldnt talk to the son of the man sent to kill me either.i hope they seen us protesting against this and realize that we are not the government here ,we dont wear strings,we are you and we want peace not money not blood not death, but love,hope, free will,and a chance to dream.soon enough we will all see the true victors of war.
and it wont be bush.god bless thee americans and or spirit to keep peace even though we are all mind washed to beleive a president that hides behind war not we the people...oh thats a different story....

Posted by: beelzebub at March 25, 2003 05:35 PM

what is war? but a way to kill and deprive our children of thier own families,to fight for what, themselves? never. we are big and stong and will stand down to no one? what if, just what if we are stepping into the revelations KILLING the holy lands with our "death showers". we will be the ones who pay... all of us for either sitting on our asses, fighting bushs war,or publisising and waging on all of this , because we are all americans they paint the pitcure for all of us .WE WILL BE JUDGED. WE ALL WILL PAY FOR OUR FREEDOM. saddam has won. or maybe worse, satan.
did we actually try talking to him? well even if, i wouldnt talk to the son of the man sent to kill me either.i hope they seen us protesting against this and realize that we are not the government here ,we dont wear strings,we are you and we want peace not money not blood not death, but love,hope, free will,and a chance to dream.soon enough we will all see the true victors of war.
and it wont be bush.god bless thee americans and or spirit to keep peace even though we are all mind washed to beleive a president that hides behind war not we the people...oh thats a different story....

Posted by: beelzebub at March 25, 2003 05:35 PM

what is war? but a way to kill and deprive our children of thier own families,to fight for what, themselves? never. we are big and stong and will stand down to no one? what if, just what if we are stepping into the revelations KILLING the holy lands with our "death showers". we will be the ones who pay... all of us for either sitting on our asses, fighting bushs war,or publisising and waging on all of this , because we are all americans they paint the pitcure for all of us .WE WILL BE JUDGED. WE ALL WILL PAY FOR OUR FREEDOM. saddam has won. or maybe worse, satan.
did we actually try talking to him? well even if, i wouldnt talk to the son of the man sent to kill me either.i hope they seen us protesting against this and realize that we are not the government here ,we dont wear strings,we are you and we want peace not money not blood not death, but love,hope, free will,and a chance to dream.soon enough we will all see the true victors of war.
and it wont be bush.god bless thee americans and or spirit to keep peace even though we are all mind washed to beleive a president that hides behind war not we the people...oh thats a different story....

Posted by: beelzebub at March 25, 2003 05:35 PM

Beelzebub,
First, learn how to think. Second, learn to spell. When are you "peace" people going to learn? Would you rather see and hear of the Iraqi people suffering, raped, and brutally murdered? Come on! Judgement is not for those that want to help innocent victims of a very evil regime. You should read your Bible sometime instead of empty reasoned statements. Bush is not there for oil as the LEFT will propagate. We were also not there for oil in the original Gulf War in '91. If we were don't you think Iraqi oil would be in our tanks and Saddam would be removed from Iraq. You peaceniks think that evil dictators should be left alone and all is well. That is wrong! What does it take for you people to open up your eyes? You would have befriended Hitler in the name of "peace", that makes me sick. Where were all you bullshit marchers when your disgraceful President Clinton was "in office?" Nowhere because it wasn't hip to bash that Liberal Son of a Bitch, but innocent Muslims still perished due to his bombing. Kosovo, Somalia, Bosnia, where were you? Where were your Asshole leaders at the United Nations during all the African conflicts? Where were they during the 12 yrs. of Saddams' reign of terror? I'll tell you where they were they were, here, like you, siphoning off our tax dollars for their failed programs, criticizing our freedom, trying to circumvent and put an end to our constitutional freedoms that many, not you, have given their utmost to preserve. The only brainwashing going on resides with the Leftist media, the drug infested pukes that choose to negate reality, the mindfucks at our "academic" centers, and the heartless "parents" that "raise" these Red Diaper Doper Babies. Don't forget the tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of its patriots to survive in an evil world. You are neither a patriot nor one to comment on those that love freedom. Your problem should not be President Bush, but your own mind. Here's to all you peacenik freedom hating third world degenerates: FUCK OFF and get a life or an issue worth debating!

Posted by: Steve Bosley at March 26, 2003 04:55 AM

"the tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of its patriots to survive in an evil world"??
wow..quite poetic..how bout u be the first to send your children to die in a pointless war thats going to turn into Vietnam part 2
or how bout u go yourself

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