You May Not Want To Hear This But: Midterm Elections Demonstrate Need for Revolution, Now Add: Bush Confessions, Pre-Meditated Middle Class Destruction…
Americans must stop being deluded and distracted by the forces of division, misdirection, dissection of issues and cries for incremental rational peaceful acceptance of a new reality that is being imposed upon us. If we continue to do nothing, continue our feeble protests within the system this nation as we would have it exist will be lost. It is the system that has failed.
We have permitted that failure with our apathy, timidity and feigned resistance. Those would fundamentally alter the governance of this nation do not give a damn about what we say. We are well on our way to being a lesser nation, a lesser people, a subservient fear cowering mass who will become the raw, and expendable materials of those who be our masters. The Masters Of War, the Wall Street High Rollers and The Corporate Powers Eisenhower foretold and warned this nation about have immerged intact from their “all-in-gamble that has given us our 2nd “Managed Depression”.
Only this time they know enough to gain greater controls over us through enforced unemployment and homelessness. They prepared to spend what it takes to maintain power, control as puppet masters of congress. Our nation has gone politically mad and we are with whining accepting the most bizarre and absurd of human conditions being imposed upon us. If you Believe it can’t happen here; you are a fool!
The Constitution is meaningless unless we require that it be honored. The laws of this land are meaningless if we permit our leaders to be exempt from them.
BUSH NOT SAFE IN LONDON
It is not yet clear whether George W Bush is planning to cross the Atlantic to flog us his memoirs, but if I were his PR people I would urge caution. As book tours go, this one would be an absolute corker. It is not just that every European capital would be brought to a standstill, as book-signings turned into anti-war riots. The real trouble — from the Bush point of view — is that he might never see Texas again.
One moment he might be holding forth to a great perspiring tent at Hay-on-Wye. The next moment, click, some embarrassed member of the Welsh constabulary could walk on stage, place some handcuffs on the former leader of the Free World, and take him away to be charged. Of course, we are told this scenario is unlikely. Dubya is the former leader of a friendly power, with whom this country is determined to have good relations. But that is what torture-authorising Augusto Pinochet thought. And unlike Pinochet, Mr Bush is making no bones about what he has done.
Unless the 43rd president of the United States has been grievously misrepresented, he has admitted to authorizing and sponsoring the use of torture. Asked whether he approved of “water boarding” in three specific cases, he told his interviewer that “damn right” he did, and that this practice had saved lives in America and Britain. It is hard to overstate the enormity of this admission.
The UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Ernesto Mendez, urged Washington Tuesday to prosecute offenders as well as senior officials who ordered the abuse of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. "The United States has a duty to investigate every act of torture. Unfortunately, we haven't seen much in the way of accountability," Mendez said.
True intellectual dissent was wiped out long ago. For the most part, universities stand cowardly, silent accomplices of the corporate state, doing corporate bidding.