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Sunday, September 10, 2006



George W. Bush is the leader of the most powerful and destructive global terrorist organization the world has ever seen. G.W. Bush, Dick Chaney, Donald Rumsfeld and the US government are the ‘terrorist president’ and ‘government of death’ respectively. Rulers of a fear filled world. Power mongers the likes of which the world has never seen. In G.W.’s address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American public on Sept. 7, he again attempts to justify past war crimes and gain even more power to perpetrate more crimes against humanity.

This administration terrorizes the people of the world keeping them in fear and poverty. A law unto themselves, they will not subscribe to the Geneva Convention or the International Court. They believe they have the ‘god given right’ to imprison their enemies without charging them with a crime, appointing them a lawyer or giving them any rights at all. They continue to torture them in secret, and would prefer their military tribunals to try people so as not to be restricted by the humane laws of their own country.

The unfortunate souls who dare to oppose what Gore Vidal names the Bush-Cheney Junta, who dare not accept their unquestioned ‘rule’ but instead take action against America’s ‘war crimes’ around the world, are perceived by indoctrinated Americans to be the terrorists. The majority of Americans are told, and many believe, that these people are terrorists and couldn’t possibly be victims fighting back. “The War on Terror”, properly defined, should be a U.S. war against itself. As an American citizen, if you were made victim to preemptive strikes and invaded by a foreign power, would you not attempt to fight back? Lest you forget Papa Bush’s ill-fated Gulf War.

These mass murderers, your leaders, have no respect for people of the world including their own. The unfortunate ‘aliens’ or ‘foreigners’ are fair game for financial and military abuse. In his speech he clearly threatens the world yet again with the statement “You are either with us or you are with the terrorists”.

I suppose the rest of the people of the world are potential terrorists as they do not believe in American’s dreams. Or maybe they are the ‘unclean’, not the chosen ones, the soulless masses of ‘animals’, that are dispensable. And we are only too aware that the loss of life of our poor and underprivileged, the bulk of our military, can easily be chalked up to a necessary price to pay to secure money and power for the ‘almighty’ corporations and the godly rich.

Listening to his speech it is so easy to be sucked in and very difficult to see what he is doing. The misleading language, the Orwellian double-speak, this administrations uses so regularly in the media makes it very difficult to know what the truth is and what is a lie.

Against his own people Bush uses a spineless mass media, controlled sympathetic live audiences, a complete distortion of events, propaganda and the last bastion of the scoundrel, patriotism to plow forward with this illegal war. The American people’s perception of what is happening is completely skewed as a result of this psychological manipulation. Hype and repetition of events in the media is a very effective means to instill fear in the people. And the call for patriotism and compassion for the injured, are all good ways to get the support of the people for whatever crime you wish to commit.

The tools used for the success of their agendas are so vast it is impossible to list them all. We know the obvious penchant for lying, bribery, corruption, electoral fraud, biased Supreme Court Justices, governmental policies that increase their policing and military power i.e. the ‘Patriot Act’, to name but a few. America has the largest military budget of any country in the world and most of them combined. They also have the largest prison population of any country, mainly filled with blacks who would vote against them. Their tax policies are daylight robbery of the people’s money. Their economic policy manipulation is designed to make the rich richer and the poor destitute and subordinate. They represent and are in the pockets of the rich and the multinationals and the oil companies. They have shred to pieces citizen’s civil liberties. They say you are free then they take away your freedom, tap your phone calls and download your computer files. You are imprisoned in their system of power and control. Where do they stop? World domination.

In his speech Bush is calling the American people and the world to more wars. He is giving more power to the “intelligence agencies”, CIA and the FBI. He is strengthening the department of homeland security by creating another cabinet level position for Tom Ridge. He wants to “use every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement”, basically just continue to torture suspects without trial in secret locations and prison facilities and try these people in military tribunals to decide their fate. We are supposed to be grateful that he finally admitted the existence of these secret international prisons. What is your president asking you to be part of? More wars, more murder and torture.

This behavior is reminiscent of extreme Nazi Germany and the National Party of Apartheid South Africa. I lived under right wing, power crazed, religious behavior during aparthied as a child and did not know enough to speak out against it. I cannot hold my tongue this time.

The tragedy of 9/11, which was conveniently allowed to happen so as to be an excuse for the Bush-Cheney war, and is still no excuse for the wholesale slaughter of men, women and children in sovereign countries around the world, is being made a mockery of by this administration. This administration abdicated responsibly to protect the American people when it failed to give the order to the Air Force jets to intercept the hijacked planes until the second tower had been hit. They have no right to parley the lives lost in that attack into justification for wars, murder and torture. It is obscene. Murdering civilians, preemptive strikes, military occupations, wars, and supporting warring factions are not actions this government should so easily be able to talk its people into. Who are these people you trust with your lives? What is the true agenda of this government who continues to maraud the world over causing people to despise and to attack you?

Bush speaks as if the 9/11 attacks have just happened and thus are still reasonable justification for more military and law enforcement agencies crimes against humanity. This is a blatant attempt to drum up support for future murders and torture, and the removal of more freedoms. And give more power to the police and military which they control. All the while the actual goal is ultimate control of the Middle East.

Let me remind you, these ‘terrorists’ are human beings not unlike you and I, who one could argue have had enough of being blasted into oblivion by the U.S. and it’s client state, Israel. Would you like it if you were subjected to what the US has been doing around the world and would you want to be at the end of what Bush is proposing? Think about it. The rules the US plays by are the standards to which the world will hold you to. Bush and his family will never find himself and his cohorts in a torture chamber or being tried by a foreign military tribunal. He has made sure that he is not accountable to the world for his war crimes.

Why is the US government doing this you may ask? Why else, but for ABSOLUTE POWER. They are acquiring this through being the most powerful, technologically advanced, unmatched military force on the planet, through uncontrolled capitalism, and inciting christian fervor.

How can they do this and get away with this, you may ask? They do this ONLY WITH YOUR SUPPORT.
How do we stop them? Easy, stop supporting them.

Remember, the people of the world are your fellow travelers on this journey of life and don’t let the powers that be turn you against one another, united we must live together in harmony.

Listening to commentary about the presidents’ speech on NPR I could not believe the ‘language’ being used. It has all become so distorted as to encompass all the lies and perverted agendas of the corrupt republicans and democrats. The critiques do not question the inherent flaws in ‘the machine’. This reminds me that one cannot argue about the bible using the language and ideas within the bible. One needs to be objective and stand back and see it for what it is. A hierarchical, power based, contradictory belief system that uses the illusion of kindness and morals to justify its rampant march for supreme power.

The president’s speech is a distortion of reality, “freedom at war with fear” implies that the people who oppose the US are responsible for the loss of freedom and the increase of fear. In fact, it is the current regime that is responsible for this manufactured fear and taking away of the freedoms of US citizens and those of other people of the world.

Changing the perspective of the people to accept the point of view of the ruler is an art form. Good, kind people believed Hitler and normal working folks fell for the lies of the South African Apartheid government because they didn’t stand back, without fear, to be objective. They unwittingly spoke the language of their oppressors.

We the people of the world who do not believe the lies and spin, who are capable of objective thought and know that we are being taken for a ride, are the governments potential ‘terrorists’. Just people who will not agree with mass murder, torture, foreign occupation, imprisonment without trial, armed robbery of land, oil, minerals, markets and wealth of the people of the world for the benefit of the few rich and powerful.
Might is not right. In this case the US government is the ‘evil’ it blames others of being.
Throughout Bush’s speech he repeatedly points fingers at others and lays down ultimatums. Do yourself a favor, change the point of view, put yourself in the shoes of the people who have had their lives destroyed by the capitalistic imperialistic acts of America, and you will understand what I mean.

There will be no end to this supposed ‘War on Terror’ because as long as there are poor and relatively defenseless people in a position of powerlessness the rulers who have the power will maintain that power. They will turn the people against one another to control them and take from them what they want. First it is the countries with oil reserves and markets then it will be countries with some other economic asset that the rich require to fill their coffers and so on. Where will it end? It will not ever truly end unless you take away their power and change the way they think. They will control every blade of grass if you give them a chance.

One day it will be your turn to face this mighty sword of ‘evil’ absolutism and religion. Now is the time to stand together as brothers and sisters, fellow travelers on this journey of life and say, NO MORE. Stop this madman, impeach him and his government, make them accountable for their actions. Don’t destroy your way to the future as they are doing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and so many other places around the world. Change is our way to the future.

This planet is our home, on which we all need to live in harmony, maintaining the necessary balances for life and nature. Thugs and bullies have no place in our world. Life is for all of us, not just for the rich.

Bush wants you to, “live your lives, and hug your children.” To “be calm”, be patient while he upsets your lives and invades your rights to privacy with his military regime. Most importantly he wants you to “uphold the values of America” and keep on shopping. What he is asking you to do is to sit by idly and supply him with the money to destroy your lives and your planet. It is so easy to just ignore what is going on and live your life - go with the flow for the short term illusion of comfort and security. But if you allow this to happen you and your children and the planets children will ultimately pay dearly. Previously when you stood by, they stole control of your government in two sucsesive elections and they have been destroying the world as they please ever since.

You have no choice but to stand up for people like yourself and nature and take back your power of self determination. Support the small man and don’t spend anymore money than you have to. Simplify your lives. I live on mainly rice, fruit and veggies, only take what you need and no more. Use as little energy as possible.

We on the ‘near left’ of the political spectrum represent shades of grey, mutual respect for all of nature and humane treatment of others. Living in LOVE and harmony and maintaining the critical balances necessary to sustain life on this planet, for us, our children, humanity and nature. There is no greater way to live your life, than in the service of others. So many say they are will to do just that for a ‘god’ why not for your fellow traveler?

We the people are STRONG, stronger that any political party and we will not allow the destruction of our planet by the war mongers. With our courage, conviction and action we will over come this neo-con rot that has set in.

We stand for non violence, kindness, compassion, consideration and love to the world and its peoples.
We demand the end to war, murder and torture.
We demand an equitable return of the balance of power.
We demand economic reforms.
We demand the removal of walls and fences and all forms of market entrance barriers. We demand basic human rights for all, and immediate attention to the ecology of our home planet.
We demand the Junta be impeached.