Thursday :: Jan 20, 2005

Thoughts on the Revolution


by Duckman GR

Okay, let's stipulate that this is going to be a long and ugly day. Driving to work was ugly, or perhaps it was just my mood, but there seemed like there were a lot of, charitably, distracted drivers out there. And then I got to work. And then, after fixing a cup of the burned Starbucks coffee that our vendor supplies us, I read this AP story.

Yeeessshh, it's going to be a long day.

The AP writers sure seem to know a lot of what's going on in peoples' heads, such as awaking at the dawn of a new term as president, [dipwad] relished taking the oath of office or, my favorite, [t]he president was in a cosmic frame of mind... , all the while I wonder how these hacks, er, "newspaper journalists", coz it seems to have taken 2 of them to write this tripe, got their jobs as newspeople to begin with. But that's just me being bitchy, I suppose, because we all know what fine investigative journalistic work they do at the AP and other bastions of journalistic integrity, right?

But this stuff vomited from the mouth of the princelings chief of staff really struck me.

"The president fully understands that he has an opportunity to change America and to change the world, and the window of opportunity won't stay open very long," Card told ABC's "Good Morning America."

Change America from what, a Democracy to a Fascist State? A New Roman Empire? Did poppy misspoke with his Thousands Points of Light and really mean A Thousand Year State?

That pretty well sums up the essential truth about bush. He's not a conservative, because conservatives conserve, not change. No, he's a radical corporatist bent on privatizing this country to the most tribal bidder. bushCo is a tribe, dumbya is the figurehead chief, and poppy and dick are the warlords.

They talk much of hope and freedom, yet follow this passage, and think on what has happened in this country.

Inaugurations, though, are a time to talk about hope.

"The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands," Bush [said to] inauguration watchers ... across the globe. "The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world."

More than a half million people were gathering in the snowy capital in near-freezing temperatures for the swearing-in at the West Front of the Capitol and the traditional parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Snipers were dispatched to rooftops and bomb-sniffing dogs into the streets. Miles of metal barricades gave a fortress-like feel to the city, which is well acquainted with post-Sept. 11 security.

We've had 3 major terrorist attacks in the past 12 years or so, yet in Israel and Baghdad they have them daily. In Spain, in France, Germany, Ceylon, they've had dozens of attacks. Yet we have become an armed camp, our civil liberties eroding, our checks and balances shattered by threats and propaganda and grotesque partisanship, and we're supposed to feel good about this disgusting coronation?

bush wants a chief diplomat with no diplomatic skills, who, when challenged, whines back about somebody picking on her, an economy based on unending credit card use with no payback, and no accountability for anyone, as if the election, stolen, was a blanket pardon for any and all actions, past present and future.

Yes indeedy, today is a great day. It feels like a Monday Mourning to me, and I don't like Monday's.

Duckman GR :: 8:39 AM :: Comments (13) :: Digg It!