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"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Another Attack on The Way

With yet another resignation in the Bush administration, I can't help but wonder, "what do these folks know that we don't"? Is there something that is being kept from the American people? Could it be that all these rats are jumping ship because they know the real truth is we've been incredibly lucky so far and time may be running out? By leaving now, they can all say, ..."It didn't happen on MY watch...". Is America really any safer than we were on September 11th, or is it just a matter of time and convienence where the terrorist are concerned? It came as no big surprise when Colin Powell announced he was leaving. Realistically he left a year ago. He was just a warm body until the election was over. I was shocked to see Ashcroft go, and with his resignation began what appears to be the domino effect. All the kings (read dubya) horses and all the kings men, don't appear to want to hang in there with the king again. Could it possibly be that all those who voted for Bush, thinking he was the better man to keep us safe, are about to find out just how wrong they were?
If I lived in urban America, I'd not only be very concerned but really pissed that once again big city America will pay for the ignorance of small town choices.


Tuesday, November 30, 2004

America Spoke
(or did they)

I keep hearing how the recent election was a broad statement from mainstream America about their desire for a return to old fashioned values and morals. Rural America rose up and shouted loudly to the big city folks and they said we don't want your screwed up big city way of life infecting our America.... They (rural America) want God in their schools, they want prayer at their football games, they want God in the Pledge of Allegiance. They don't want their children taught about condoms, or homosexuality. They don't want homosexuals teaching their children. They don't want teenaged girls being given access to abortions without parental involvement. They believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. They are a people of deep religious beliefs and they are tired of feeling like they have to hide their Christianity. They want a President that represents their beliefs and most basic values. So enmass they rushed to the voting booth and re elected, George W. Bush and his repugnican Republican Party. A man and a party that would represent the will of the real Christian American public.
Lets put aside for the moment how incredibly insulting that is to every person who did not vote for Bush & Co. and just focus on the whole religious/Christian ideology. By definition Christian means aspiring to be Christ-like. One who professes belief in the teachings of Christ. So how is it that these Christians managed to elect the most arrogant, power hungry (you're either with me or against me) President and party since God only knows when?
Didn't Christ teach humility? To love your fellow man as you would love yourself? Weren't things like kindness and generousity of spirit at the core of his teachings? "Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness..." , "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.", "... blessed is he who is kind to the needy" . This is suppose to be the Christian mantra, is it not?
Well, can someone please explain to me how a man who thinks that the poor are lazy slobs (as stated by George Bush in his senior year at Harvard) can be the choice of a people who claim to be such devout Christians?
How is it that the Democratic Party espouses the belief that we are our brothers keeper yet it's the Republican Party (I worked my butt off for what I have, so get off your lazy ass and work if you want more) that the Christians choose as their leaders? Why is it that men like Karl Rove ("I change constitutions...") and Dick Cheney (I am here to insure that the company I worked for, who gave me a huge golden parachute, gets the biggest and best government contracts available), who personify arrogance and greed are the hero's of the so-called Christian Americans?
Something is rotten in Denmark. Or is it in the USA? The only conclusion I can come to is either 60 million people are really not as Christian as we've been led to belive. Or something much more sinister (fraudulent) happened on November 2nd.

ps: For those who would tell me, "get over it already, they won, you lost", well let the Ukrainians be an example to us all. Had they simply sat back and "got over it", there would be no talk of a new election for them. Instead they took their voices to the streets and protested until the world was forced to listen. You may not see me in the streets but, I will not go qentle into that good night. I shall rage on against the blight that infects our government and justice system. I will not be silenced, neither by your scorn nor your contempt. I will fight this fight with the only available weapon I have, my words on a page.


Sunday, November 28, 2004

We Have Seen Our Enemy...
and they are us

From Greenthoughts comes the best thing I have read in ages.

Strength In Unity?

One can only hope Mr Brooks is right on all accounts!


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