Ok, no-one has summed this up better than South Park’s Parker & Stone.
Script from the brilliant Cartman & the founding fathers” episode
Cartman: I learned somethin’ today.
This country was founded by some of the smartest thinkers the world has ever seen. And they knew one thing: that a truely great country can go to war, and at the same time, act like it doesn’t want to. [a shot of the crowd]
You people who are for the war, you need the protesters. Because they make the country look like it’s made of sane, caring individuals.
And you people who are anti-war, you need these flag-wavers, because, if our whole country was made up of nothing but soft pussy protesters, we’d get taken down in a second.
That’s why the founding fathers decided we should have both. It’s called “having your cake and eating it too.”
Randy: He’s right. The strength of this country is the ability to do one thing and say another. <bwhahahaha!!>
Skeeter: Yeah, but… if it weren’t for all you guys protesting, why everyone around the world would hate the American people instead of just the President.
Gerald: And if it weren’t for you people flexing your arms, America could easily get taken over by terrorists or… or China.
Mr. Mackey: I guess we… owe you an apology.
Stuart: Eh-ah, I guess we owe you one.
Kyle: Cartman? Cartman saved the day?
Stan: Can’t be
Cartman: The Founding Fathers want you all to know that we can disagree all we want, as long as we agree that America kicks ass. 🙂
I have a feeling the notorious warcriminal Bush Family watched this episode very closely and learnt from it well. C’mon now, lets all agree again together now..
1, 2, 3, …AMERICA KICKS ASS!!! hooray !
– now watch they don’t go bomb or invade anywhere else to distract you ya’all again you hear?