Kucinich Gores Bush

Gore Vidal speaks out in support of Dennis Kucinich’s call for the impeachment of the Current Resident.

“Although this is the most important motion made in Congress in the 21st century, it was also the most significant plea for a restoration of the republic, which had been swept to one side by the mad antics of a president bent on great crime.”

Of course, nothing will be done, as the lapdogs of power are well heeled and constrained with a tight leash. It remains to be seen whether a change to a Democratic administration can unseat the corporate oligarchy that holds dominion over the united States of America. Obama has talked a big stick. The press has fawned over the image of an “unwhite” Presidential candidate, which gives one pause, since the same press see fit to ignore the call for impeachment of their darling village idiot.

Whether Obama offers a true alternative to the status quo is somewhat suspect when one considers his rumored choices of advisors and future cabinet: Chuck Hagel and Arnold Schwarzenegger do not bode well for the future of this nation. Does Obama have the experience to keep popular neocons in place? Once the balloons are all burst and the confetti sent to the land fill, it will be too late to change what few minds are left in this country.

As if there were a choice…

What will you do when they declare martial law?

The stage is set, the props are in place, the actors are on their marks, all that remains is to open the curtains.

Look at the program: Barak O’Bama, the Muslim Irishman, looks good to beat Ms. Clinton to the podium at the Democratic Convention. John McCain, the right-wing Republican caricature, scowls in grandfatherly fashion as he mumbles his lines, dropping a fact here, a lie there around his wing-tip shoes.

Could the lines be drawn any more distinctly? It’s the white, privileged high roller status quo, military-industrial corporate cabal against … everyone else!

What will Rummy and Rove do when Obama rolls out the landslide victory? How will the military-industrial complex react when Obamaites start talking peace? What will happen when “The People” march into Washington, DC and take over?

I doubt they’ll be satisfied with stealing all the “O”s from the White House keyboards.

Think of the convenient excuse another attack on the United States would present to the Current Occupant and the Occupiers:

“Now is not the time to show weakness by changing the administration of this great nation. We must postpone the election for the duration of the emergency.”

“We must pull our troops from foreign shores to protect the Homeland.”

“The ‘Freedom Drones’ flying over your cities are for your own protection, their fully armed missiles a mere courtesy detail.”

“Papers, pliss?”

Move along; these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.

In this Atlantic Free Press article, Tom Engelhardt reveals the extent to which the united States military is resorting to targeted drones and remotely launched cruise missiles to attempt to assassinate what are considered to be al-Qua’ida leaders, in remote villages around the world. This is not just in Iraq, having recently been attempted in Somalia, where a Tomahawk cruise missile blew up a small house, killing 4 to 6 (reports vary) innocent women and children. The intended victim was not in the area.

Imagine launching a $1.5 million dollar piece of technocracy from a bazillion dollar warship standing miles off shore, its crew honed to fine readiness, backed up by 300 million “Support the Troops” banners flying safely back in the Homeland. The missile streaks across the water, recognizes the shoreline, follows its internally programmed map inside its glittering rare metal innards and smashes into a single crude mud hut in the middle of the African desert, where its detonates its highly tuned package of explosives, scattering heads and limbs of women and children across the dry, sandy soil outside what once was their home.

This is the face of American power in these modern times, Uncle Sam cowering in a small, dimly lit room, observing the mayhem and horror through a glowing phosphor screen, destroying the lives of innocent civilians across the globe to make the world safe for American hypocrisy.

This is the face of American imperialism: the overwhelming power of indiscriminate killing, the targeted civilians, the destruction of civilian infrastructure, the denial of basic rights to food, water and shelter. This is how we smash our chosen enemies, how we prop up our economy by inventing wars for our military-industrial establishment to play in, to build untold technocratic marvels to send overseas and blow up in the beds and on the dinner tables of unsuspecting mothers, grandfathers, and more than any other, the children who will never have a chance to know a normal childhood.

This is bad enough, this cowardly long-distance destruction in the name of an economic philosophy: corporate capitalism, military Keynesianism, call it whatever fits your viewpoint. It is the propping up of a “way of life” for the residents of a favored country at the expense of the lives and welfare of millions of those unfortunates in the gun sights. It is the abdication of democratic institutions in favor of petty greed, and the puerile lust for power at home.

In the united States, the mayhem is largely ignored. 99 44/100% of the people go about their daily lives completely unaware of the death and destruction visited in their name on children and families just like theirs. Nor is there any connection in their minds between the cheap oil, the fancy electronic gadgetry, the shiny new car, the fine clothes, the warm, creamy latté, the ubiquitous cell phone and the lives of billions of people around the world whose miserable existence makes such luxury possible. The awareness that does exists consists mainly of smug complacency that our “Defense” Department is doing a fine job protecting us from the barbarians who blew up the World Trade Center.

It’s good to remember that the industrial-military complex is always looking for new markets to test and deploy its glittering array of weapons systems. And one should recall that Homeland Security here at home is always looking for justifications to increase its influence (and budget) through domestic surveillance and the fostering of armed and dangerous constabularies. Pilotless drones are already being used to observe gatherings of unruly and unpredictable civilians. Surveillance cameras are everywhere, increasingly networked in seething tentacles linked by face recognition and Bugsplat software, all funneled through febrile wires and cables into the dark inner workings of Homeland Security, working safely miles below ground in undisclosed locations.

When will we witness our first crack house taken out by an armed Predator drone? A gang gathering broken up by a remotely controlled robot? And when will we have our first collateral damage as the technology of violent remote oppression comes fully home to roost?

The definitions of “yours” and “mine” are thin, transparent and separated by a tissue thickness of distinction. It will take only a slight breeze in the political winds to turn the sights from “them” to “us.”

“Sheepish Submissiveness”

Creeping Fascism: Lessons From the Past

Raimund Pretzel’s book, Defying Hitler, should be required reading to qualify to vote in the united (sic) States.

I’ve long had a feeling that the US government (not MY government), was heading into what in 1980 Bertram Gross called Friendly Fascism, that is, the domination of US government by corporate interests, leading to a corporate oligarchy in charge of domestic and foreign policy.

That time has arrived. Defying Hitler points out the unavoidable parallels between the burgeoning 1930s Nazi Germany and the united States of the 21st Century.

It’s not as if it has been a closely held state secret. 9/11 has long been compared to the Reichstag arson (let’s not forget the FIRST, failed World Trade Center bombing, a security agencies SNAFU). Noami Klein has clearly demonstrated the pattern of “Shock and Awe” employed at each and every opportunity to inure the public to increased surveillance, control and manipulation. Little more needs to be said.

I have Defying Hitler on reserve at the PUBLIC library. I’d better check it out before they lock the doors.

Bush’s Private Army

Take a trip into the bizarre…visit the Blackwater web site http://www.blackwaterusa.com/, especially their “newsletter” pages for a real eye-opener.

These people make the Ku Klux Klan look like a Kindergarten Easter egg hunt. The Blackwater korporate kulture is hate, hyperindividuality, extreme right-wing extremism, fear, paranoia and above all else, insouciant macho posturing.

They have cutesy quotes on each page, twisting the words of pacifists and socialists, such as Helen Keller, to fit their own demented world-view.

This is a nauseating preview into the Dark Side of Dick Cheney and his Puppet in Chief, the world they envision for us all. Carry a candle if you dare walk here.

Read this and take it very seriously.

Paul Craig Roberts has correctly identified, in this article, the threat facing us in the next twelve months. Just as with the events of 9/11, it won’t matter whether a terrorist plot, aided by the security establishment, is allowed to fulfill its purpose, or the Bush regime produces and carries out a true false-flag operation, an excuse will be found to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution, and “postpone” the next election in the name of a national emergency.

As Thom Hartmann points out Bush’s new Executive Order lays the groundwork for the imperial Presidency. It remains for a convenient excuse, a la Gulf of Tonkin, to take the final and ultimate step.

Hartmann advocates for impeaching Bush and Cheney. While this is the most logical and rational action, it seems unlikely that there exists the political will to carry this through. The Democrats are hoping for a complete turnover in the next election and are therefor lying low, playing the patient, long-suffering victims in this game of political gotcha. Meanwhile, the Republicans and their Neocon handlers know that if the election goes to completion, the Republicans will be out of power for a very long time to come. There are literally billions of dollars resting on the outcome of the next election, or, more accurately, on the maintenance of the status quo.

It could come in the form of a “dirty bomb,” an attempted coup, an assassination of a public figure pinned on the “terrorists.” Keep an eye on Dennis Kucinich, now in the hospital suffering from “food poisoning.” (a warning, perhaps?) If you have any resources, keep him very safe. We need Dennis now more than ever.

Expect increased security alerts over the next year, and increased domestic oppression from Homeland Security. It will be important that the American public become inured to police-state tactics and procedures. It will become increasingly important that the public sees the United States as being under siege, that fear and uncertainty are on the rise, so that when the final event takes place, the Bush administration will be seen as the cavalry riding to the rescue of a beleaguered America.

This is how the Nazi Party took power in Germany.

“Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” — William Pitt “

Bush/Cheney must be stopped!

The Bush/Cheney administration has proven true the words of Thomas Jefferson:

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” Thomas Jefferson

It has gone way too far. The Bush/Cheney cabal is destroying the lives of the people of the United States, to feed the vapid greed of corporate America.

Cheney is sending fathers of young children and children yet to be born back into the quagmire of Iraq, and the upcoming invasion of Iran on Cheney’s drawing board. Cheney is throwing away innocent lives in the Middle East and America, to feed the megalomaniacal lust for power of the insane occupants of the White House.

It’s time to impeach the crooks and thugs in control of the United States government, and if Congress doesn’t have the will to impeach them, then we must march to Washington en masse and throw them out of the halls of government.

This does not mean a violent revolution, since violence only begets violence. We cannot birth a just and rational nation in the pangs of violent revolution. However, revolution can be just and complete with no compromise in the defense of human liberty and the sanctity of all life. The Present Occupants can be shown the door without harm, and left to fend for themselves in the empty streets of the nation they despise.

The difficult part is that the revolutionary response must be in overwhelming numbers, and most people in this country have been trained to be quiescent and accepting of authoritarian oppression. In our airports, expediency is brought the to the fore when we are forced to accept demeaning “security” procedures by figures of authority when we are anxious to complete our important journeys to work or to loved ones. We accept unnecessary oppression in order to be allowed to go where we want to go, when we want to go there. This is exactly the techniques used in Nazi Germany to build acceptance for the oppressive Nazi regime.

Left to ourselves, we are only one person facing the TSA goons, forced to miss our plane and sit in the airport, or jail, for expressing our outrage at having had our liberties torn from us.

It will take a massive march on Washington, DC, of millions of people, crowding the streets of our federal capital, to tell the cowards and feebs in Washington that we’ve had enough and we will no longer tolerate imperialism, warmongering, bribery (campaign financing), graft and corruption in our name.

We demand that our politicians return home to face the people, and if they will no longer do the bidding of the people they feign to represent, that they be stripped of their office and replaced by delegates appointed by assemblies and federations from their representative districts, delegates who will do the bidding of the people, free from corporate bribery and usury.

It’s time we spread some Democracy around the United States of America!