Friday, June 10, 2005

"Shame is for sissies" -- and other ponderings on the evil that men do...


If you read anything this millenium, read this powerful article by Hal Crowther.

Share it with friends, family, anyone who has even the slightest bit of doubt about the Bush administration and where it's leading America. Rest assured, in doing so, you'll be doing your part to salvage what's left of democracy in this country.

Here's a brief excerpt:

"We have no heroes among politicians; we've seen too many clowns and thieves on both sides of the aisle. We don't vilify the president (Bush) because we disagree with his philosophy; he has no philosophy. We oppose him because we're conditioned to hate liars, hypocrites, bullies and "serial abusers of little people," and he's assembled the most frightening collection we've ever seen."

This "frightening collection" of right-wing fascists savaged and impeached a damn good President and leader for a private, consensual sexual affair. They cast the mold and defined the standard for what is an impeachable offense.

Can't any of you fucking stupid, pig-headed fellow Americans see the difference between a lie about a personal affair and a fucking dump-truck full of lies about starting a needless war, invading and obliterating a sovereign nation that was no threat to us, sending 1700 (current count) brave American soldiers to their deaths, maiming 10,000 others, slaughtering between 50,000 and 100,000 Iraqi civilians (many children), cozying up to a corrupt Saudi regime (remember 17 of the 21 September 11th hijackers were from Saudi Arabia) all the while bankrupting this country's treasury, drastically cutting social services, enacting tax cuts that primarily benefited the already wealthy, enriching campaign donating cronies in the oil, gas, timber, financial and arms industries, gang-raping the environment, and -- with their Stalinesque Patriot Act legislation - preparing to turn America into a modern day goose-stepping police state???? Add in an unhealthy dose of fanatical religious intolerance with pinings for Theocratic government and you have the perfect recipe for a modern-day Neo-Nazi society. Are that many of you people in this country that bat-shit insane????

If American democracy ends up on the trash heap of history alongside history's previously vanquished and self-imploded empires, it will be the same old story --- a people craven and cowardly, afraid and unwilling to stand firm and look evil in the face and to sacrifice their own few crumbs of the creature comforts pie in order to save the collective soul of their countrymen.

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