Thursday, April 06, 2006

As the facts leak out, it becomes more apparent that the Bush administration has played the American public like a fiddle, and that we've all been lied to, duped and used like cheap hookers for the gratification of a small cadre of Ivy League elitists
This today on the wire from AP:
WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide told prosecutors President Bush authorized the leak of sensitive intelligence information about Iraq, according to court papers filed by prosecutors in the CIA leak case.
Now I'm sure that all the Bush cheerleaders will breathe their last uttering "it's all a media plot to defile the GOP's magnificent agenda," but at some point people must actually see facts as facts, truth as truth and lies as just plain lies, not national security billboards that serve to protect us from ourselves.
How much of this bull@*#! will the lobotomized GOP faithful take before they finally wake up and smell the coffee? I asked this question two years ago and my answer then,sadly, is the same as now – limitless amounts. It seems to me that the nature of politics has become a life-or-death struggle between two factions; one that supports overwhelming government power, government with the authority to do anything it likes to anyone who opposes it, and one that believes government should be "for the people, by the people and of the people," to paraphrase a phrase I once heard in history class somewhere in the distant past.
The GOP lusts for absolute power; as Mr. Bush said, "It would be easier if we had a dictatorship," or something to that effect; and make no mistake, the GOP would love to have a dictatorship rule this nation, so long as it's led by a GOP slave. The Dems are nitwits, for the most part; spineless, unimaginative nitwits, as evidenced by their lack of action when confronted by the reckless, insane, blatantly abusive use of power by the administration. So forget them. The two-party system is going the way of the dinosaurs and soon will be nothing more than a bad memory, a footnote in the history of the world.
No, the factions I speak of aren't Republicans or Democrats, those parties are withering, aged, decrepit groups that have little difference between them and about as much relevance as a gnat on an elephant's balls has to your getting to work on time.
The factions I speak of are the awake and the sleeping: On the one side, we have the sleeping people of America, who stagger through life doing what they're told, never daring to waver from the dogma they've accepted from their parents, and their parents, and their parents, and an evil alien from the planet Glorxfloxscrigploz (whose agenda it is to nurture a planet of edible beings for sale on the galactic market to the highest bidders). On the other side we have the awake citizens of this nation; the ones who refuse to blindly accept the dictates of policymakers and legislators but, rather, who choose to THINK about what is happening and consider possible solutions to every given problem. The one's who leave well-enough alone when there is no problem, but who stand up and speak out when they see injustice or abuse in any form.
The sleepers and conscious, if you will, will decide the fate of this planet. And God help us all if the sleepers are allowed to make the BIG DECISION when it comes time to make it.