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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:00 PM
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The Shame of the Nation: A Collective Perversion - by Stephen Lendman

The daily headlines about a single congressman's online pedophiliac behavior obscure the greater issue of a nation off its moorings and afflicted by the collective perversion of defiling the foundational equity and justice-for-all letter and spirit of what the nation long-claimed to stand for but no longer does if it ever did. Nearly everyone in the administration, Congress and courts share the collective guilt and shame and by their actions destroyed Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address "resolve....that this nation....shall have a new birth of freedom (in a) "government of the people, by the people, for the people (that) shall not perish from the earth."


The Bush Neocon Road to Hell With No Good Intentions

One day, George W. Bush's inauguration on January 20, 2001 will be remembered as a day of infamy in the nation's history if it's not already. It was also disturbingly reminiscent even then of the fall of Paris on June 14,1940 to the Nazi Wehrmacht when the people of that city were assembled to watch the jack boots parade along the Champs-Elysees turning the "City of Light" to darkness. So too a shroud of gloom fell over our capitol and nation on our dark day for those afraid of what would follow from the fall of our government and democracy to the invading neocons. They wasted no time, and as soon as the inaugural festivities ended began the process of dismantling what remained of our democratic freedoms in earnest. Before he could even find the West Wing, George Bush immediately signed executive orders reversing the few more enlightened policies of his predecessor. It was a clear sign of what was coming.

It's an agenda to tyranny aided by a tsunami of socially destructive and authoritarian executive orders to go along with the legislative and judicial acquiescence of the other two government branches to a shameless, corrupted front-man stooge for a cabal of neocon bandits led by the Vice-President in the lead role. This alliance jeopardizes the republic that now hangs by a thread that could give way on any pretext because that's what the people now in charge have in mind. Like other past "master race" regimes, their morality and agenda are corrupted by a Manichean world vision and delusions of superiority that they have a God-given moral authority to rule the world with an unchallengeable closed fist.

For them democracy, freedom and the rule of law are anathema. They stand in the way of their quest for global dominance and the subjugation of everyone in it through the barrel of a gun abroad and the so-called Department of Homeland Security at home that's our version of Hitler's dreaded Gestapo state police and his Schutzstaffel praetorian guard "Protective Squadron" known as the "SS" that had administrative control over the whole Nazi "homeland security" operation. Both these agencies became symbols of terror as justice under them was cruel and arbitrary. Their methods are now becoming standard practice under Bush neocon rule where anyone for any reason (including citizens) can now be seized without cause, called an "enemy combatant", renditioned to a torture-prison hellhole in an undisclosed corner of the earth with no chance to be free again or be able to get help. In CIA terms, the law of the land now allows the state to do openly what it's been secretly doing all along - make everyone it targets "ghost prisoners" taken on "ghost planes" to be held in secret "ghost prisons" subject to the justice of a military tribunal with no competent defense or right of appeal. Is there any clearer definition of tyranny than that?
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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:21 PM
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1. Everything changed after 9/11
It did not! But people keep repeating that phrase. What do you expect from a country in which half the population didn't read a book in the last year. Anything that is put together can be taken apart.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:24 PM
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2. Sums it up
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 07:29 AM
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3. This one is worth a kick
Great stuff! I printed this one out.
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