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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-31-07 02:23 AM
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4. Oh, now it's IRAN that is destabilizing Iraq!!! I thought it was Al Qaeda!
This would be hilarious if it weren't so scary and appalling.

"The perception that Iran is ascendant in the region and that there are no limits to what Iran can do - that's what is destabilising." --anonymous "senior US official."

Iran invaded Iraq, don't you know? Slaughtered 100,000 people in the initial bombing alone. Tortured thousands of innocents in prison. Stole billions and billions of "reconstruction" money. And set up a puppet government with which to steal Iraq's oil.

That evil Iran. We'd better nuke 'em. They're causing all the trouble.

God, these Bushites. Where do they come from? How does our democracy and our educational system produce people like this? I realize they are in the minority, and always have been. It's one of the few propaganda successes of the war profiteering corporate news monopolies that truthful, rational, progressive Americans who despise Bush are, or ever were, in the minority, and that lying, stupid, irrational fascists who love Bush are the majority. But still, I am shocked at how many lying, stupid, irrational fascists got born on these shores and became members of the Bush Junta. And I'm really at a loss as to what to do with this spawn of the Devil. Re-education camps? What? Maybe they should all be stripped of their U.S. citizenship and sent to live in Saudi Arabia. Can they be taught to be useful, reasonable, honest citizens of a democracy? I don't think so.

This is what corporations teach. Lying. How to say anything at all, no matter how untrue, to sell products. Snake oil salesmanship, writ large. Capitalism gone starkraving mad. So maybe it's not so surprising that the land of the free, home of the brave could produce this assembly-line of robotic, lying S.O.B.s who work for Bush. But I think their kind may have a more ancient lineage, back to the witch-burners and inquisitionists of the Middle Ages--a type of ungodly freak Puritan that has always been with us, and that the Corporate Rulers have chosen to promote and have given a Big Trumpet to, in order to smash all the accomplishments of the Enlightenment, science and reason that gave birth to democracy and progressive ideals. The Corporate Rulers couldn't be more undemocratic. Corporations are medieval institutions--throwbacks to the 10th century--and are as hostile to democracy and progressive ideals as were the Medieval Popes. So, ultimately, these Bush "pod people" derive from a mistake that American democracy made, some time around the Reagan era, by overly associating our democracy with capitalistic greed and its methods. We've always had capitalism. However, prior to Reagan, it was tempered with democratic regulation and curtailment of big business, and the more socialist notions of the New Deal. People could get rich here, but the poor were given a leg up with good schools, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Social Security, small business loans, a progressive tax system, free lending libraries, free community colleges and nearly free public universities, upward mobility and the common goal of a Good Society. And big business was kept in check--not allowed to accumulate too much wealth and power in vast corporate monopolies.

I don't know if our system can be saved, it's gone so bad. But I do know this. Most Americans are NOT Bushites (stupid, lying fascists). Most Americans want to restore the ideals of the Good Society. And that gives me hope.
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