Sunday, December 2, 2007
Just checking in...
It has been over 2 months since my last post. My wife suggested in early October that I take a break. I was getting a bit too emotional trying to exorcise the lemmings who continue to buy into the trinity: Rush, Sean Hannity and Fox News. It was an exercise in futility as these individuals continue to march forward with an ideology that appears to be more fascist in nature with each day that passes.
I really had to let go of the idea that I was, or currently am, capable of changing the mindset of misguided individuals. I must have faith that our Creator will eventually allow good to triumph over evil, and that, yes, the "truth will set us free."
A recent documentary was released on DVD. The piece is entitled, "No end in sight" (www.noendinsightmovie.com) I recommend it to anyone who has not closely followed the Iraq quagmire...errr...conflict since the mission was declared "accomplished" back in May of 2003. The individuals interviewed in the documentary were those asked to head the reconstruction of post-conflict Iraq. Their stories will leave you in disbelief and perhaps even infuriate you. To see the lives of these young men and women who are maimed and severely damaged emotionally, having fought and given their lives for the empty rhetoric of "Global war on terror" and "spreading democracy", is the ultimate shame for this highly corrupt and pre-fascist White House administration. In ten years or less this documentary will be shown as part of the curriculum in social studies/history classes nationwide. You can contain the truth for a period of time but you can never make it disappear forever. (If Dick Cheney can't do it, no one can)
I recently purchased the latest book by Naomi Wolf, "The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, A Citizen's Call to Action". Wolf does a superb job of highlighting the frightening similitudes between fascist regimes like those of Hitler and Mussolini and those of the current Bush Administration. The thread that ties the book together is the fact that the regimes of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy did not fully blossom overnight, but rather, in a long, systematic process that devoured civil liberties piecemeal. Wolf delivers her thesis in a chilling intellectual manner, subverting emotion to remain factually and historically accurate. If you don't believe you can be arrested at random and be labeled an "enemy combatant" by George Walker Bush and be sentenced to a military prison for years without a trial and subjected to torture, then you are guilty of one of three things: 1) you have not read the list of executive orders delivered by Bush over the last 16 months or noticed that OUR political leaders passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (click here for information), or 2) you do not know the full story of Jose' Padilla or 3) you watch Fox News and believe that Bush, if he had the power to do that, is justified in doing so (Yeeeee-haw...Freedom ain't free you A-rab lovin' librals!).
Either way the information is out there. It's free, but it won't come to you without your seeking it out.
If you think you are patriotic, if you love the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, if you believe that Ben Franklin, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were men of principle and foresight, if you long for the days when this country was respected, then both the documentary and book are for you.
There has never been a democracy like ours in the history of mankind. Enjoy it while you can.