How much longer is this nightmare going to continue? Bush/Cheney continue to murder innocent civilians for no apparent reason other than to create even more resistance to the occupation. The national debt has reached such obscene proportions as to be virtually uncorrectable. Bush continues to appoint cabinet members on the basis of loyalty rather than qualifications. The Republican Congress changes the rules to protect felons. The environment continues its inexorable path to disaster. Our children and children’s children fall further and further into debt. Corporations acquire more and more power and control of government. Lobbyists rule. Civil rights continue to evaporate. Fascism is either already established or imminent. At least half of the American public seems to have been convinced that might makes right, or that lies are truth, black is white, and gross immorality is actually moral. But not to worry, the mainstream media will keep you informed of what is important: the Michael Jackson fiasco, the Scott Peterson trial, Janet Jackson’s titty, Desperate Housewives, the benefits of viagra, cialis, enzyte and Levitra, to say nothing of such remarkable drugs as vioxx and crestor. It is, indeed, a wonderful world we are living in these days.
I hope you all watched NOW with Bill Moyer this evening. If you had any doubts about the appointment of Condi Rice as Secretary of State I hope they were encouraged by what you saw. What an absolute travesty! The appointment of an obviously incompetent, sycophantic, demonstrably failed National Security Advisor to the position of Secretary of State. How could it be more obvious that Bush is totally unconcerned with the well-being of the United States and only concerned with his own Presidency? All of his other cabinet appointments reveal the same thing. Indeed, everything he has done, including the war on Iraq, the timing of elections in Afghanistan and Iraq, the attack on Fallujah, the postponement of the increase in the national debt limit and the coming attack on Social Security, to say nothing of a possible draft, all were clearly designed to get him elected so he could continue his remorseless attack on the middle class and the poor.
We (the United States) are in big trouble. And if something drastic doesn’t happen to turn things around in the near future we will have simply self-destructed. This will not only mark the end of the American “Empire,” it will mark the end of our current “Banana Republic.”