"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

February 18, 2006

Paradox reviews the current century:

  • One should never underestimate the underlying theft of Election 2000 on 21st century American lawlessness. Bush was empirically shown that the law meant nothing when it came to him with Bush vs. Gore, so it’s completely unsurprising he had no compunction breaking any law going forward.

    Here we are five years later in 2006 and the All Bets are Off results are in:

    - The United States is an international pariah as the grossly illegal war in Iraq, coupled with institutional war crimes at Falluja and Abu Ghraib (fresh horror photographs were endlessly broadcast—except here—to the world last week), marks one of the worst stains of ethics, decency, and incompetence in our history.

    - In defending the President’s blatantly felonious domestic spying program utter charlatans to America proclaim that Bush has the right to break or obviate any law he sees fit. Congress means nothing, “war” means any rationalization they need to forget about the constitution.

    - Sprinkled over these two vast flaming pits of horrifying human behavior are hundreds of un-enforced laws Bush and Cheney despise or hurt their crony friends. Environment, labor, civil rights, all have been totally ignored this century.

    - Twisted denial wrings the populace; political opponents like Dean, Clinton and liberals are branded as “angry,” while the corrosive anger over 9/11 and wrenching social change are accepted without question.

    - Sy Hersch proclaims the Democracy “unrecognizable.” Liberals shout that they want their country back, but with crooked voting machines it may not be possible to get it back. Democrats are wedged over the war, Republicans wedged over domestic spying, while only the rich celebrate the century.

    If the United States wants to survive as a country—$450 billion mistakes like Iraq and obviating the rule of law will take anyone down—Bush, Cheney and the Republicans have to be stopped in 2006 by Democrats taking Congress. Our elected Democrats have a unique, historical duty to save the country or be forever, irrevocably known as the clueless clowns who stood there and let it happen.

Sorry, Paradox, but it aint gonna happen with our current Democratic Party. Only a revolution will save us now.

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