Everything We Learned a Myth?
April 26, 2003
By Ronald Gerughty
Remember when you were a child and your parents told you
that everything happens for the best? It was a way to soothe
the hurt of something gone wrong - to ease the pain of a loss
of something or someone dear.
Throughout our formative years, we were taught that might
does not make right, crime doesn't pay, cheaters never prosper,
and the guys in the white hats are always the winners. We
were led to believe that justice would prevail, that good
conquers evil. Peace and solace were gained by clinging to
those beliefs. Our lives became more manageable when we believed
in these principles.
However, hovering in the background, out of sight and out
of mind, were everyday examples of the myth of those glorious
beliefs. Now, today, these beliefs are shattered beyond repair.
The Bush administration has stolen not only an election, but
also the very essence of our American being. A small group
of delusional fanatics has formed a cabal aimed at dominating
the minds of the American public and directed toward world
domination. They have laid waste to our fundamental beliefs.
They purloin many of our hollowed personal freedoms while
they desecrate our Constitution. They arrogantly wage war,
both foreign and domestic, against the weak, defenseless,
poor, and aged. They spread fear and intimidation, while killing
indiscriminately as their minions carry out the illegal savaging
of the innocent. The world is held hostage, the people impotent,
and the carnage continues unabated.
What is happening to our nation? We are slipping quietly
and rapidly into the abyss of fascism, yet there is no outrage
from the populace. Sitting peaceful beside their television
screens, they, like sponges, absorb the drivel served up by
the corporate media and consider it gospel. Too stupid or
complacent to challenge the sanitized version presented, they
think everything is A-okay and George is doing just fine.
Dissenters are pinko-commie bastards, anti-American traitors
who deserve to be jailed or shot a la Kent State University.
They know the score; so don't bother them with the facts.
As law-abiding, flag-waving patriots, they have nothing to
fear from the Patriot acts and any other blatant infringements
on our Bill Of Rights. It's only those lousy rabble-rousers;
leftist weirdoes, who are concerned with the loss of personal
freedoms. Obviously, they have much to hide.
So, what do we tell our children? What lessons are they to
derive from this narcissistic fraud that leads a coalition
of the coerced against humanity, against all that is decent,
against the poor, the weak, the defenseless? Our children
aren't stupid. They know the difference between rhetoric and
actions. They see what works and how goals are obtained. After
all, the media serves up its daily plate of consumables for
all to watch and listen.
May we honestly say that might doesn't make right? No! The
arbitrary use of the overwhelming power of the United States
military against anyone who dares to disagree or fails to
be subservient to the Bush cabal belies that statement, for
obviously, might does make right in the eyes of ignorant Americans
and some of its allies. So let's be honest, change the books
and the sermons to reflect the new world order according to
Bush. Tell your children that when you have the power, might
makes right. That is a lesson learned from the neoconservative
right wing fascist government of the United States of America,
so it must be true.
We can also tell little Johnny and Susie that under the circumstances
crime does pay, and cheaters do prosper, if you have the right
connections. It is all right to lie, cheat, and manipulate,
if it serves to obtain your goals. After all, the ends justify
the means, so don't be concerned with what you have to do
to get there, do anything and everything you can think of
to grab your piece of the pie. Obviously, the Bush regime
criminals have profited immensely from their illicit activities
and plan to continue to do so as they expand their illegal
forays into yet to be determined nations. So little ones,
lie to your heart's content, cheat on all those exams, but
make sure to get what you're after. It's the end that counts,
not how you got there. Just emulate your government.
Nothing could be more evil than the Bush regime and the enablers
(the media and pundits) who mete out death and destruction
in accordance with their hegemonic desires. Killing, like
lying and cheating, is just another way of reaching their
goals. Life is cheap, especially when it belongs to someone
else. Color it anyway you wish, it's racism, pure and simple.
It's genocide, survival of the richest. So my children, you
can see that handing out death to those who oppose your desires
is perfectly acceptable - your government says so and your
President practices it routinely with the blessing of Congress
and the majority of the American people. It must be the way
to go or it wouldn't receive such overwhelming support from
So, where is justice? Does good triumph over evil? Given
the climate of fear and intimidation in this country, the
answers are obvious: justice does not exist and evil thrives.
As long as the American public continues to be duped by the
Bush cabal, our children will suffer the maelstrom that passes
for democracy in the United States, unless they belong to
the privileged class.
Wake up America before it's too late. Find your voices and
protest this subversion. Return our country to a nation of
laws and protect our children from the soul-consuming hatred
spewed by the Bush regime. As Theodore Roosevelt admonished:
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."