Monday, April 11, 2005
The Bloodless Attack on the People, aspects.
Away from democratic republic & toward theofascism and empire.
Away from Social Security, toward desperation among the weak.
Away from genuine bankruptcy reform, toward debt slavery.
Away from social awareness, toward social neglect.
Away from religious pluralism, toward monoculture.
Away from election, toward appointment of all "representatives" and "public servants."
Away from an individualsitic judiciary, toward narrowed, religious morality & law.
Away from public education, toward the bridle of ignorance.
Away from principled economic practice, toward crony capitalism.
Away from a nation centered within itself, productive for itself, toward a nation crippled and strangling the world.
The reprobate Bush Regime dooms us until we control our country again.
QUOTE:Taking Issue with Social Security Campaign
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.: "Informing the public is the president's responsibility; using taxpayer resources to mount a sophisticated propaganda and lobbying campaign is an abuse of the president's high office."
Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo.: Seventh member of the Colorado congressional delegation to say people should not be removed from a presidential event for a bumper sticker- as happened March 21.END QUOTE.
Henry Waxman is the man to watch when you're looking for someone to expose corporate and political underhanded dealing, manipulation, and crime. If the man was not in Congress, he'd be an excellent detective. He brings the content of whistleblowers to light regardless of who looks bad. He's one of my heroes.
NARROWNESS IS IMPOVERISHMENT
To narrow the basis of judicial review and policy in general impoverishes the nation. Though that's true,
A DEGREE OF NARROWNESS IS NECESSARY
in the creation of intellectual products.
THE PRICE OF WAR, THE COST OF WAR
One was discussed but never debated going into the "war on terror," and the other has been hidden from the public. The soldiers died not privately, but as citizens representing the United States in a foreign country. As such, their deaths were public, their homecomings should be public, and there should be public mourning over them. People should be attending the landings at Dover in droves, and should be permitted to take as many pictures as they want. They are not. The Bush Regime and neocon Pentagon have prevented them from doing so with diligent labor and endless obfuscation.
QUOTE:The Pentagon has been accused of smuggling wounded soldiers into the US under cover of darkness to avoid bad publicity about the number of troops being injured and maimed in Iraq. The media have also been prevented from photographing wounded soldiers when they arrive at hospital. ...
It is not even clear how many troops have been injured since the start of President Bush's "war on terror". The Pentagon says that around 12,000 troops have been evacuated from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, though because officials only list as casualties those soldiers directly hurt by bombs or bullets, the actual total of injured and wounded is believed to be closer to 25,000. Walter Reed says it has treated 4,000 troops injured in Iraq. ...
At the beginning of 2003, Mr Bush issued a presidential order that the media should be banned from photographing the return of troops' coffins when they are flown into the US, usually at Dover air base in Delaware. Parents of dead soldiers have also often been banned from meeting the coffins. Controversy raged last year when the Pentagon released a series of photographs following a Freedom of Information Act filing, but later withdrew them.
But officials have also banned the media from taking pictures of the wounded being delivered to either Walter Reed or the National Naval Medical Centre in nearby Bethesda. Ms Kurkal told The Independent on Sunday: "We no longer allow such photos for patient-privacy reasons." However, a reporter from the online journal Salon was recently able to enter Walter Reed and photograph wounded troops without revealing their identities.
Nancy Lessin of Military Families Speak Out, a group made up of relatives of US troops, said: "The entire Bush administration has been trying to keep the cost of this away from the public. The whole issue of casualties and the toll has been very much hidden." END QUOTE.
This multi-faceted censorship of casualties in the American media is a political act. It has nothing to do with privacy and respect. It is the self-serving policy of a government engaged in endless imperialistic war. It is the closed system attempting to perpetuate itself through lack of exposure, reflection, and review. What they fear most, is that people who support them will change their minds. They know they cannot package this one such that the majority will buy it. So they hide it.
A NON-NEOCON REPUBLICAN
Read this speech by Representative Ron Paul.
GEM OF A QUOTE: Our government fails to recognize that legitimate elections are the consequence of freedom, and that an artificial election does not create freedom. In our own history we note that freedom was achieved first and elections followed-- not the other way around. END, GEM OF A QUOTE.
(truth, common sense and history) + neocon policy = oil and water, cognitive dissonance, identity crisis, existential breakdown.
ENJOY IT! ALL RIGHT! http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/4/9/14344/92756
A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF THE IMPERIAL UNITED STATES
Please note that this chronology begins in the first year of the 20th century, two years after we became an imperial power.
QUOTE: A SHORT HISTORY OF US GOVERNMENT RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE
Does our government respect human life the way it claims to do? Hardly. And being a soldier is no deterrent. Ignore for a moment the lies surrounding 9-11, TWA 800, the USS Iowa, and the Gulf of Tonkin, and step back into horrid history with me. END QUOTE.
Couple a history of racism, contempt for the impoverished by the elites and unbridled avarice with imperialism, militant Christianity and social darwinism and you should not be surprised that these are the results.