Sunday, September 27, 2009


Lord, God – What Will it Take?

So, you're watching this movie.

It's a political thriller. Harrison Ford is in it. They advertise the new Chrysler in it. Jessica Alba has a nude scene. You're having a good time.

The plot is pretty basic. You have this CIA agent, Ford, that finds out the truth about his government. He follows the clues left by the hot undercover agent, played by Alba, that works in the cafeteria at the NSA.

Towards the middle of the movie, the agent finds out that the President is an absolute menace and will do anything, including creating multiple wars, to consolidate power, money, and maybe the entire world.

So, the agent goes to his superiors, to the press, to the American people and explains, in that shaky, angry Harrison Ford way: "The President has taken us to war under false premises, he rigged the last two elections, and he plans on more war; not only that, he plans to turn this country into an oligarchy reminiscent of 1984!"

Slowly, the camera pans from Harrison Ford to the American People. All of us, masses of us; you can see us from New York to Seattle and we all have our back turned to him. Up in the air hangs the moon and on the moon American Idol is being broadcast like a giant drive in movie. No one is paying attention to Ford.


But, it's far too late. When the broadcast is over, the Americans try to go home, but realize that 67% of them are now under arrest and that the rest will soon be off to war in Iran.

That's what this feels like.

An article just came out: NIGHTMARES.

Imagine that. Let's look at the money quote:

Ritter described how the U.S. government might justify war with Iran in a scenario similar to the buildup to the Iraq invasion. He also argued that Iran wants a nuclear energy program, and not nuclear weapons. But the Bush administration, he said, refuses to believe Iran is telling the truth.

He predicted the matter will wind up before the U.N. Security Council, which will determine there is no evidence of a weapons program. Then, he said, John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, “will deliver a speech that has already been written. It says America cannot allow Iran to threaten the United States and we must unilaterally defend ourselves.”

“How do I know this? I’ve talked to Bolton’s speechwriter,” Ritter said.

Ritter also predicted the military strategy for war with Iran. First, American forces will bomb Iran. If Iranians don’t overthrow the current government, as Bush hopes they will, Iran will probably attack Israel. Then, Ritter said, the United States will drop a nuclear bomb on Iran.

This isn't a crackpot, this is a Marine and ex-Chief Weapons inspector in Iraq until 98.

What the hell does it take to throw Bush out of office?

Has Bush arrived at the "Nothing is true; everything is permitted" stage of apocalyptic ascension?

Is being a successful President nothing more than stepping around chubby inters with open mouths? Hey, as long as you don't pork the intern – you're good.

Hell, 50% of New Yorkers believe Bush had prior knowledge of 9/11.


That's just belief, but if people believe this administration to be this terrible…how the fuck is he still in office?

And the hits keep coming. This guy has more bad weeks than the last season of Seinfeld.

Just today Libby has fingered the upper administration (most likely Cheney) as OK'ing the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, Michael Brown (Katrina douchebag extraordinaire) is blaming the Bush administration for the slow response to what amounted to mirco-genocide, and another CIA official has come out of the Iraq closet to describe how Bush doctored the Iraq war with no probably cause.

And I'm not even going into the illegal wiretapping thing.

Maybe because another poll showed that 50% of this country are OK with it.

Look, I know a lot of you would sacrifice your liberties and freedom for peace and order. Benedict Arnold was a fan of that. "Look, the British aren't that bad. Why are you making such a fuss? I'm not having my house bombed by the Brits for a right to vote."

And that's just what that 50% is doing. They are selling America down the river for a little peace of mind.

"Oh, but look at all the attacks the President stopped with his wiretappings."

Bullshit. If that list is real, and according to the mayor of LA there's a good chance it's not, it doesn't tell us anything.

First of all, what is considered a credible threat? If LA was a credible threat and all those "ELEVATED ALERT" purple and gold bullshit alerts that seemed to pop up every time Kerry was up in the polls are credible…well, then; where does that leave us? I don’t recall anything coming out of them and many were after the dates on Bush's top ten "I STOPPED THE BAD GUYS" list.

But, let's go further into credible threat. Was LA spared from a terrorist attack, or was LA spared from Alonzo Raphael of Rancho Cucamonga, CA who told his buddy in P.E. that he was going to blow up a tower in LA? Meanwhile, Alonzo isn't old enough to drive a car.

But, hey, that's a credible threat.

A man in South Dakota was arrested and got a couple years for saying he was going to kill the president. Was this hick from South Dakota a credible threat?

My pocket knife, that's so small it fits on a keychain, is a credible threat to Alaska airlines. So much so, that I can never get it back, and damn if I didn't like that knife. It had abalone on it….

Pointing a toy gun at a police officer is credible threat; look at how many kids died in the 90s playing laser tag.

So, I don't know that I'm buying the credible threat assessment.

But, let's just say that all this wiretapping is working. Let's say that I wouldn't be alive today if Bush didn't wiretap some Saudi's conversation with his buddy in Renton.

Well, where does it stop?

If we all want to stop terrorism and make sure, 100% certain that it doesn’t happen, I'll tell you how to do it: jail the populace.

That's right. No going anywhere. We get Halliburton (that creeps me out that Windows doesn't spell check Halliburton, its fellow war profiteer) to build the largest jail system in the world and we fortify it with the hardest diamonds we mine from the passing comets that our ballooning defense budget pays for. No one gets in, no one gets out. There you go: no more terrorism. You have no rights, but damn if you can rest assured you won't get hit by an airplane.

But, hey, safety is nice. And you have a right to be safe. But, if you think for one instant that you're safe from this administration, then you're wrong.

Al Queda might not get you, but the jackboots of goosestepping Bushalikes might.

Hey, it's your country.

Well, it was.

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