15 May 2006
The Once Great Kingdom
I fully expect this blog and every other blog originating from the United States and containing the letters B-U-S-H with a capital “B” to be recorded, traced and tracked. By whom, you ask? The NSA of course!
Last week, as most people know, it was leaked to the press that the NSA was recording the numbers dialed by tens of millions of American telephone users. The Bush administration scrambled with their usual, “Trust me, I’m the president - it’s okay because I say it’s okay. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!!!” And, when people tried to say, “What about our privacy?” Bush was quick to throw out a parade of his favorite catch phrases. “Since 9/11…” and “War or terror! War of terror!” and “To fight terrorists…”
All I can say is, for any American above the age of 12 – we need to pay careful attention to everything that goes on in this presidents administration. We need to watch his nominations, we have to watch his claims, we need to watch what he signs and what he vetoes, we need to watch his government – because this country is making a rapid ascension into fascism.
Just for the record, according to the American Heritage Dictionary – FASCISM is “A philosophy or system of government that is marked by stringent social and economic control, a strong, centralized government usually headed by a dictator, and often a policy of belligerent nationalism.”
We stand here in the gap of history where-in our 230 year old democracy is quickly coming to an end. We have a president that breaks the laws with impunity; a president who had his cronies and his lackeys trump up the most unbelievable lies and tales to lead this country to war; a president who encourages his intelligence agencies not to go into the nooks and crannies around the globe to fight terrorists – but instead commands them to violate his own citizens rights and privacy and this little thing called The Constitution. And, to make matters worse – both houses of congress are controlled by the most crooked, immoral and self serving Republican party in the history of this nation.
One of my biggest, newest, fears is that somehow Bush will manage to turn this country so far around that we will never be able to get ourselves back on track and moving toward true prosperity. George Bush has alienated us from our global allies; he has lied and gotten us into a 350 billion dollar – un-winnable war for nothing more than personal revenge; he has lied and cost 2400 Americans their lives; tens of thousands of Iraqis their lives; he has put in place comfy tax breaks for the richest 2% of Americans – who he has proudly and publicly called, “His base”. I simply fear that this man has destroyed a once proud and a once great nation.