- We could try facing the truth for a change.
- What is a president of the United States? Is it a person,
a position, a figurehead or a slave to the vested interests of others in
the world? A US president is a bit of all of the above. What is clear is
that the American voting public seems to have no idea of what a president
actually does, or what the qualifications for that office should be.
- A president is not a king, not a dictator, definitely
not a god, or someone who thinks that he might be the personal instrument
of any particular 'god' or religion.
- A president of the United States is first and foremost
someone chosen by the people of the nation, to lead this nation, above
all other nations. On this point a president gets the respect that the
office is entitled to. When the office-holder steals that office, he is
not entitled to any respect whatsoever. He should be treated as the thief
that he is, awaiting trial for his crimes. That has not happened with
- A president should be a well-traveled and experienced
person, a natural and formidable leader, as well as an interested and
individual, at ease with others and comfortable in his own skin. None of
this applies to the current occupant of the White House. Dubya, is
probably the furthest thing there is from a natural leader. He is a
failure at almost everything he has ever undertaken. Bush is also terrified
of questions, about any of his actions, and he is positively paranoid about
having to answer legitimate questions from the public.
- Bush has forgotten that he is an employee, and that we
pay him to carry out our wishes, not his. He does not have the mental
to deal with his job, yet he insists on telling the public that we
understand" about each and every one of his bungled policies. The
man has no inkling of what it takes to accomplish anything of lasting
As he has done nothing with his life, he does not value any of the things
it takes to earn a living, or create a life.
- Bush is not a leader, he has no grasp of what any
requires and consequently he cannot lead anyone anywhere, except by force.
Brutality and barbarity come naturally to this failed president, along
with a determination to deny the public most of what the law has accorded
to us for the last five decades. Dubya slashes funds and fails to budget
programs he is bound by oath to fund, and protect. He seems to see himself,
as having the divine rights of the Dictator, that he now believes he is.
Which could explain why he refuses to answer any questions.
- He ran as a compassionate conservative, but he has no
idea what compassion involves, much less how it might ever be part of any
political stance. He also ran as an environmentalist, a "uniter not
a divider" and a lot of other stuff that was all just a bunch of lies.
Bush is a pretentious patrician party-boy from nowhere pretending
to be the president of the United States, yet he is literally terrified
that the truth will soon come back to haunt him and end this sick charade.
So he just walks off stage rather than to explain his relationship
with the indicted former head of Enron, his single biggest supporter.
- Here is a man who claims to be afraid of nothing, and
yet is terrified of both the written and the spoken word. He is very free
with condemnatory slogans that have castigated whole peoples and religions
with just a few crude sentences. But he is incapable of seeing how that
kind of hate will come back to haunt not just him, but this nation as well
as all the efforts that have been made to create a better, a stronger,
and a safer world.
- The measure of any president can be seen in those he
chooses to implement his policies. His choices in that arena will haunt
this administration for as long as records are kept, as the evidence of
his failure is everywhere. Take the case of "national security."
- Those he appointed to "manage" this one are
so inept as to be beneath contempt. Look closely at Ashcroft, this man
is no more qualified to be in charge of the Department of Justice than
Rumsfeld is qualified to run the Department of Defense. Both men are the
worst possible examples of what is needed in each of their respective
Tom Ridge is something that needed to be put out to pasture, not promoted,
to head the largest department of the US government that there has ever
- The majority of his cabinet has no military experience.
Most are experienced only in dodging responsibility for their failures
(just like Bush). To put such people in positions of authority and
is to court disaster. Ashcroft is still haunted by women's breasts,
by Custeresque dreams of military grandeur, and Ridge is nothing but a
broken man without a single clue at all. These three are in control of
our individual rights, our service to the nation, our dreams and our very
lives. Can these three be the very best that Bush could find to stick into
- None of the these men have any experience in
of any kind. None have any real experience in managing anything. Yet when
it comes to the disruption of daily life, whether that be a fake terror
threat, a phony war, or just complete confusion in the name of a
color code this troika of fools are the sole powers in charge.
- This administration is very fond of saying: "because
of 911, nothing will ever be the same again" This is said as though
there were no alternative. There are other alternatives, but one must begin
by getting to the bottom of the crimes of nine eleven. If that were done,
then it would be apparent that the very people who are in charge now, were
and are involved in creating all of this, and with their legitimate removal
from office, anything is then truly possible.
- In the current state of semi-continual terror, what is
the definition of a target? This could be anything and everything, so long
as the people in charge now remain in office. There is no ability to
for any possible defense against whatever, or for how to actually begin
to end, this constant and forever invisible threat to our way of life.
That is unacceptable to most people.
- Part of the reason why the administration and Israel
insist that "we can never go back to pre 911" is that they have
assumed that we can never admit that mistakes were made. Israel is our
officiallyunofficial advisor in all matters of terror and terror
And since they can never change course, neither can we. Yet we must begin
to tell the truth. We must begin to face the failures made by all involved:
and make the changes necessary or this planet will indeed be doomed.
- For any "authority" to be credible, that
must be capable of managing the tasks it has taken unto itself; this time
it is the national security of the USA. Bush thinks he is living in a war
movie. Keeping the USA safe is about a lot more than bombs and guns and
cloak & dagger operations. Security involves financial stability, job
security, the health and welfare of all citizens, not just the elites:
but most of all people need to be able to trust the government to do
is required to deliver on the promises that each person made when they
undertook the offices they now occupy. This includes the congress and the
courts as well as the administrative offices of the executive branch. All
three have failed us, over many decades. This needs to be ended now.
- When the government speaks about targets they seem
to exclude people, and only tend to mention us as an afterthought. When
they speak of attacks one would think that the entire nation would soon
be ablaze, when in fact this is a huge nation, with many resources and
a vast physical territory. Given this fact, why has government given no
consideration at all to that reality? When looking over their record of
colossal failure each and every time that the word terror is mentioned
why should people believe anything that this government says? The
facts on the ground are these: we have dozens of intelligence services,
and they have all failed us in every instance.
- We have a massive bureaucracy that has only increased
in size, while we as people, remain in ever-greater danger from this
ineptitude. We are charged for every single thing in life, sometimes
times over, and the return on our investment in this country is not only
not worth the effort, but, we are being defrauded by this same government
who says they have protected us and the multi-nationals at ever turn. Fire
them all and start again?
- We are capable of far more than what Israel and the Bush
administration is offering, by way of choices. The first choice that needs
to be made is that Bush and his outlaws need to be dealt with as the
they are. A major conference needs to be called to re-align US foreign
policy, and redirect the use and misuse of our military forces around the
world. There needs to be a bill of particulars instituted for corporate
practices that will include responsibilities along with the perks they
now enjoy, and the laws on the books regarding conflicts of interest,
and fraud must be reinvigorated that would be a start. This is not
impossible, but in the current quagmire of the national psychosis regarding
fear and paranoia, it is probably not "realistic" I mention
it, only because it is possible, no matter how remote.
- Real protection comes from within each of us. The
and courage needed to stop this charade is within each person the
challenge is getting most people to see this inconvenient truth. The
is not a beauty contest; it is a position that will have a major impact
on the lives of everyone, both here and abroad especially if the
person in that office is an imposter, a thief, and a total fraud.
- Lies can never be tolerated at the highest level of this
or any other government. To continue to fail to deal with the past mistakes
of this administration is to openly court disaster. And to accept the idea
of no choice at all between candidates is to accept this farce as all that
there can be: And this is to surrender everything the nation has worked
toward for so many generations. We are not the people that won the right
to be free, or the people that demanded the right to have a Republic. We
aren't really much of anything at all, unless we begin now to fight for
what others have earned for us with their lives, since the Revolution that
gave this government its reason to be.
- Either demand some changes now or go silently into
economic slavery, under the jackboots of enforced security, and the
brutalization that will remove all traces of personal preference,
or promise of any kind. It matters greatly who actually is the president
of the United States of America because where there is no choice there
can be no freedom. If we are winning the war on terror, why have we lost
so much of everything that was still ours in 1999 and how are we
safer now that we have no protection from this arrogant and belligerent
government that used to work for us instead of against us?