Monday, January 05, 2004
Linked from What Really Happened
From the Online Journal
Excerpts from Commentary: “What we can and must do” by Bev Conover - Online Journal Editor & Publisher:
Collectively, we the people hold the power. But holding the power means nothing if you don't exercise it and it is the exercising of it that the Bush regime and the corporations are bent on preventing you from doing. And by not exercising it, you not only are acquiescing in your own enslavement, but in whatever evil they are bent on perpetrating.
We have a bogus president who used bogus attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to declare a bogus war on terrorism, and who has rained down death and destruction on two sovereign nations—Afghanistan and Iraq—for bogus reasons. If you let him, his corporate cohorts or even his possible replacement get away with this, they will rain death and destruction down on us and more sovereign nations for more bogus reasons.
We must take Stan Goffﾒs sage advice and immediately draw a line in the sand—and that line is the demand that our troops be brought home now!
The operative word is demand. To be sure, we'll hear excuses—whether they come from Bush, his successor or the Democrats who support illegal wars in the quest for empire—as to why this cannot be done. But we must hold to that demand as the antiwar movement of the Vietnam era did, until we arouse enough Americans to the evil being perpetrated in our name for the benefit of the corporations who want to profit from grabbing other peoples' fossil fuels and rebuilding the infrastructure we destroy, and for the benefit of their political hacks who dream of a global American empire. Profit and empire is what it is all about. This is what the lives of our troops, British troops and the troops of the handful of other nations Bush has bribed and bullied into joining his "coalition of the willing" are being sacrificed for, along with the lives of innocent Iraqis and Afghanis.
Nope, "our" government wouldn't do that to us. But it is "our" government that on the one hand is the world's biggest drug dealer, while on the other hand incarcerates petty drug pushers and users. The CIA uses illicit drug profits to finance all manner of madness, so is it surprising that after being told that the Taliban had curbed opium production in Afghanistan, that opium production is at an all-time high (forgive the pun) now that the US has "liberated" that country? Kind of neat, eh? Neater still are the private fortunes some of America's "best" families made by selling opium to the Chinese (and you thought that was all a British enterprise).
Are you foolish enough to believe that the trashing of our constitution, all the color-coded "terror" alerts, and all the "security" nonsense are really meant to keep us free and safer? Can you not see that this is nothing more than laying the groundwork for the next 9/11 the Bushies may pull in their desperation to hold on to their power and solidify their dictatorship? Did Bush not say several times that things would be easier if this were a dictatorship and he were the dictator? Has General Tommy Franks, now retired, not warned you that in the wake of another 9/11 the constitution (what is left of it) would be no more?
Read the entire article and some of the things you must consider doing here, And if you can see the inversions of reality, then tell everyone you can find! Consider it your duty and your responsibility.
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