- In looking over the debris that passes for the last four
years, what if anything stands out among all the shrapnel, all the dead
birds and broken glass, not to mention the twisted and disfigured forms
of all those that have died at the hands of the self-appointed leaders
in this war-torn world?
Perhaps a key component of the enabling process has to be the fact that
these knuckle-walkers are betting-the-farm, on the stupidity and knee-jerk
compliance of the American public. The question here is will we prove them
right, or will we balk, at their continued efforts to cover-up their crimes,
that are potentially treasonous in nature? That is one decision that is
indeed up to each and every one of us!
For many Americans politics is some kind of simple parlor game of red and
blue components, played our in civil conversations but only rarely thought
about. Perhaps the time has come to re-think this childishly simple proposition.
At the heart of the American system are the big-two artificial and almost
indistinguishably different political parties. Steeped in lore, and dripping
with ill-gotten gains, and failed policies, both parties come to the public
every four years with their hands out and their tongues forked"with
promises and pipedreams by the bucket full. Not to talk with anyone, not
to clear the air with at lest some bits of truth, but to simply pour old
lies upon new facts. And every year the public shrugs and plays the waiting
game, as though there were something to gain by withholding their political
This time around, it,s not a game; this election is for all the marbles.
What,s at stake is whether your life can be successful, whether your children
will have a future, or whether there will be a world that will be able
to sustain human societies that are not arranged as warring gangs, or as
lawless hordes, that answer only to the largest weapons.
While we were sleeping the landscape that we,ve come to know and love,
that warm blanket of pervasive security has been ripped away. Now the current
seekers of anointed power want to give us razor wire and triple locks,
against a world which they,ve created"a world of hate and fear and
terror of the very shadows in the brightest light of ordinary day. Even
the stars and stripes have changed their meaning. It seems now cowards
hide, where men and women once moved proudly, and working people are now
despised by those who claim to represent them.
What have we licensed here"what have we become? It seems we hardly
know ourselves, much less each other. And what now lies in store for a
population that has proven to be as timid as we are? Nothing but more fear,
new regulations and restrictions, more tyranny and lies are only waiting
for the next anointment one, before that new crescendo of complicity will
be ordered up without exception.
- But there are choices. We can prove them right. By remaining
deaf, and dumb and blind to all they continue to try and shove into the
nearest darkened corner of the government. Or we can pause, midstream"and
think about what,s happened to us, and how we came to be where we are today.
We are way past "Are you better off today, than you were four years
ago! This is no longer the question. The question is, can we survive another
twenty minutes without knowing what the hell is going on with those in-charge
Every day brings new outrages. Every day the rules are changed, now there
is no longer even a constitutional basis for our laws. The City of New
Orleans just decided that they,ll begin conducting unannounced searches
without warrants of anyone or any place they chose, no need for warrants
anymore security must come first, at least in that ridiculously primitive
Maybe New Orleans needs to secede from the Union, that way they can do
whatever they want, and return to the days when they had the crookedest
cops in the USA.
The man in the White House would have
us believe that we are here to serve him, when in fact he serves at our
pleasure. The Congress is who decides what will be investigated, by whom
and for how long"not the president, especially not when he is the
party being investigated. The president,s lackeys are not immune to the
laws of these United States, any more than are all the rest of us. And
now we just discover that our sainted Contessa of Lies "was the mysterious
caller who warned the top dogs not to fly or be in New York City on September
11th. Don,t you wonder who told her to do that? How did she know there
would be an attack that day?
Now the Dictator through a letter from his mouthpiece (Gonzalez) is telling
the 911 commission that all of this (testimony by administration officials)
is conditioned on the White House's decision (upon) written assurances
from the commission that such a step does not set a precedent and that
the commission does not request ''additional public testimony from any
White House official, including Dr. Rice.''" Does this sound like
something that an innocent party or parties would demand to have in place"before
As the man in charge, as the person who says he "owns 911, shouldn,t
Bush be just jumping at the chance to lay out the whole truth to the public,
just to show us how resolute and decisive he was on that day? Because if
he fails to contradict the image of himself that was what the world saw
of him then: we,ll be left with the image of a personal coward, a distracted,
disinterested, and disoriented fool. Hey, whatever works for this congenital
and proven liar!
The question is what can be done about all of it? The answer has to begin
with each and every one who gives a damn. There are lots of choices, provided
we do more than cast a ballot. This game, of politics has been dirty for
at least the last three decades now, but no one seems to even notice.
All the signs have been there. Even the official disinformation arm of
government, that would be the traditional news media, has occasionally
reported on the unbelievable degradation of our daily way of life. Yet
all of it follows the speeding bullets of the "news cycle and only
when a story is directly in that stream are we allowed to hear even the
smallest part of any truth. Never are there any hardball questions, never
any thought provoking words allowed. And then it,s gone"replaced by
celebrity gossip, lost puppies, whatever can distract. The crime is that
we do not demand that anyone stay focused.
But with the 911 Commission we finally have a forum and an opportunity
to get the truth"but only if we force the points that need to be investigated.
Do we have the will? Is there a way to alter the script that was written
by this White House before September 11, 2001: Because if the investigations
are allowed to stray off target, then we are done. Finished. Cancel any
plans you might have had, because the new administration will be making
all decisions for you, every single one!
Think about it please,
- Dear Jim Kirwan,
- Only the American people can stop the madness that is
threatening the future, not only for America but threatening the future
for all of humanity. You are not alone. There is a vast majority of the
world ready to stand with you against this madness but they cannot act
without you. The American people must lead. America still is, despite all
that's happening today, the freest nation in the world. The world will
stand with you and follow your lead to end this madness but lead you must
for the sake of the future of America and for all of humanity.