How could I have been so stupid for so long? For the last three years or so I have wondered why nothing has ever been done about the blatant violations of law and human rights under the Bush Administration. For example, why has no one pushed for his impeachment? Certainly there are obvious reasons he should have been impeached, not the least of which is the fact that he lied to the Congress and the American people about why we should have gone to war with Iraq. Why has nothing ever happened about the Plame affair? Why has nothing happened about Cheney’s secret energy meetings? Why was 9-ll whitewashed by a so-called non-partisan committee? Why has no one in the Bush/Cheney administration been held responsible for any of the failures of 9-11? Why has Bush failed to exercise even one veto since being in office? Why did the Democrats go along with his illegal war? Why did they go along with his tax breaks for the wealthy? Why do they not raise hell about his gifts to the pharmaceutical industry and other corporations? Why has no one said the obvious – Bush/Cheney are war criminals?
The answer to these questions came to me this morning in the form of an epiphany (although why it should have come in that form I do not know as the answer has been obvious for a long time even though I did not understand it). The answer horrified me as it is so simple. The reason for all this inactivity is simply that the Democrats are in the same Fascist conspiracy as the Republicans! And why not? They draw their support from the same corporate masters as the Republicans. As members of the “ruling class” they have the same interest in controlling the elections as do the Republicans. It is the same age-old battle of capital versus labor. The situation is different from the problems in the early 1900’s only in that labor is not quite so downtrodden as it was. Capitalism has thrown a few more bones to the working class than before but they still control the situation. Think of it. There are more poor people now than there were even ten years ago. There are more people without health insurance. There is more unemployment. Jobs are being increasingly outsourced so the corporations can generate more profits at the expense of the workers. Voting rights are being trampled. Civil rights are being taken away by the Patriot Act. People who wish to express their displeasure with the current Administration are being arrested or otherwise removed from the meetings, even for wearing t-shirts with the wrong message. People are forced to sign loyalty oaths even to be allowed to hear Republican speeches. In at least one instance the crowd was even implored to recite a loyalty oath to the Republican party.
In spite of all these blatant violations of our democratic process, of international and national law, of common human respect and decency, the Democrats have done nothing. Absolutely nothing. The Fascist conspiracy has reached its fruition, or at least is about to do so. Do not expect any help from either Republicans or Democrats. Only the people themselves can turn this around, can stop this move to turn us once again into little more than serfs and slaves in the interest of corporate profits. Wake up America before it is too late!