CBS which already had a segment ready for broadcasting on the dishonest rationale for the “war” in Iraq has now decided not to air it because it would be “inappropriate” to do so just before the election. So when the hell would it be appropriate? After the election? CBS obviously caved in to pressure from the White House and now has distinguished itself as every bit as bad as the rest of the major media. There is no doubt that the media is complicit in giving every conceivable advantage to the Bush/Cheney campaign, and CBS is no different from Fox and the other major networks with respect to this travesty. Even the Kremlin never had it so good. Thank god for the internet – but even that may not be enough to overcome the effects of such a totally dishonest and partisan press.
And now for compassionate conservatism at work. Haiti, suffering unbelievably from hurricane damages, with at least 1500 dead and hundreds of thousands without food and water, with people rioting in the flood ravaged streets trying to stave off starvation, begging for aid from anyone, fighting with each other for a crust of bread or a drink of water, is about to get a “generous” contribution of $60,000 from the Bush administration. The European Union has pledged $1.8 million, Venezuela a million, and the United Kingdom $810,000. I am certain that our contribution of $60,000 will not go unrewarded in the future. But, hey, what can the Haitians do except go on working for slave wages for American and Canadian companies? Thanks to our benevolent concern for the Haitians over the years they no longer even have any trees left to hang themselves. But not to worry, the corporations will greatly benefit from all this poverty.
Apparently in the state of Ohio registration for Democrats is up by 250% whereas registration for Republicans is up only 25%. In our local paper, basically very conservative, letters to the editor run probably five or six to one against Bush/Cheney. In Madison, Wisconsin this summer the paper actually tried to recruit people to write pro-Bush letters as they had so few. Even in Idaho, the most dismally conservative state in the nation, it is said that what used to be a 70% to 30% split in favor of Republicans is now more like 55% to 45%. What does this tell you about the mood of the country? It doesn’t tell me that the election is too close to call. I even hear now for the first time people suggesting that if Bush/Cheney get elected there should be a revolution. Let us hope it will never come to that. But there is no doubt that Bush/Cheney and their evil gang of war criminals has to go.
War criminals belong in jail - not the White House!