by Terry Vanden-Bosch
Your love of country can be witnessed coast to coast by the
flags you wear on your sleeves. Why, there is hardly a product
sold in America that doesn't feature a flag on the package
or in the advertising. Although the toilet bowl cleaner ad
was a bit over the edge. You have come to recognize the transformative
power of our stars and stripes. Less than two months ago more
than 70% of you thought of our president as a less than scholarly
frat boy who couldn't deliver a speech unless it was fed to
him line by line on the teleprompter. But once we wrapped
him in the flag he became an international diplomat in whose
hands you gladly placed the future of your country and your
planet. It is beautiful how readily you mistake packaging
for practical substance.
There is little common ground between our leaders and the
working class, but we have covered that carefully with touching
photo ops with children and catchy phrases that make you think
we are just regular folks. Our unity is so great that there
is really just one political party in this country today and
politicians and newscasters alike march in lockstep. Together
we will establish a new world order where corporate destiny
dictates political action and personal freedom gives way to
the greater considerations of national freedom.
Yet there are still some who resist. Sources tell us that
a few in Seattle, San Francisco and elsewhere see our momentum
as a death knell for America's soul. Some even wear black
as if they were bereaved. These are the unenlightened ones
who do not realize it is time for America to assert itself
globally. The resources of our planet should be ours to control
because we have the wisdom to use them to best advantage.
We are engaged in a holy war against the evil ones, and out
of this conflict will come a world of profit and power for
the elite never before realized on this planet.
America is inherently good, so it follows that all we do
is blessed by righteous light. It is our responsibility to
destroy evil through any means necessary. We are good and
good always prevails over evil.
Cynics say that global hot spots of terrorism overlay with
amazing accuracy the global deposits of fuel. This is simple
coincidence. Terrorism is evil and must be eradicated by any
means necessary, even if that requires we employ their tactics
to succeed. The media understands this so they join with the
ruling elite repeating the rhetoric of war. They see the need
to continually stir America's passions so anger is deflected
away from our leaders toward more suitable targets like those
at the periphery of society. As long as we can keep your minds
focused on fear, you won't notice the liberties we are taking
with the Constitution. Other countries newspapers are mostly
news with relatively few ads, American newspapers are mostly
ads with little news. And that's what you want. You would
rather know what trinket to buy to impress your neighbor than
bore yourselves with the details of government. And we love
you for it!
This isn't a war against religion, even though most of the
1,000 people currently being held without legal recourse are
of the Muslim faith. This is a war about shifting global power
away from the limited individual perspective to a healthier
corporate worldview. To achieve that we must convince the
rest of humanity of the truth and goodness of our policies.
It is your task, dear citizens, to support this effort without
question. Don't ask for the underlying reasons foreign countries
distrust us. We wouldn't tell you anyway. Trust that national
interests must be protected.
The best part is that you are too frightened right now to
even look at what we are doing. Don't think we don't appreciate
it. Your self-concern allows us the freedom to negotiate treaties
and contracts that will yield corporate profits for decades
In this hour of threats against our homeland, er, homefront,
it will be necessary to extend police powers so we can better
protect the leaders and officials of this country. They are
the first targets of the evil ones and hence our greatest
concern. Elected officials have grown comfortable with their
power and positions and will not raise their voices to protest
the steps necessary to maintain them. The loss of rights and
liberties for the commoners is merely unavoidable collateral
damage, Surely you can understand that.
In a recent speech in New York City, our vice president promised
this would be a war without end. He said it would "continue
long beyond the lifespan of those in this room." It may continue
beyond the lifetimes of your children. But we cannot fail
to eventually win the hearts and minds of those we bomb. Our
cargo planes drop food, and most recently transistor radios.
The only channel receivable will repeatedly broadcast our
massage of command and compassion, "Surrender now and we will
let you live."
Everyone must make sacrifices in this changing world, but
the sooner you accept our new worldview the easier it will
be for us. Support America without question and arm in arm
with arms we will raise America's flag over every oil field
on the planet. Then and only then will we be able to return
to the complacent, freedom soaked days we once enjoyed. Trust
us. Your government would never deceive you.
Karl Bush and George Rove