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How Do We Feel About Mr. Bush?

Posted by jeremiasx on January 23, 2007

Well…to start off…most of us in the segment of what one might call the “intelligent” population believes he should never have been President in the first place…secondly, now that we’ve been stuck with him for six years, we’re going to try to find a way to get rid of his sorry ass from office, hopefully through impeachment processes which are gaining a huge amount of momentum on the Internet and through calls to our Congressional lawmakers to grow a pair of collective balls and get it done.

This man, Mr. Bush, represents only the face of an insidious beast which seeks to destroy our country from within. He has manufactured, along with his accomplices in the Neocon movement, a method of dividing the country along the lines of race, class, religion, and morality…just to name a few.

I’ve never seen politics so polarized in my own lifetime…I didn’t get to see what it was like during the height of the Vietnam era, though I’ve heard plenty of stories from those who lived through it…the similarities are quite striking. Bleeding heart liberals and hawkish “tough-guy” conservatives fighting each other, literally in the streets…the protestors versus the cops, the peace activists versus the angry voices of the pro-war forces…it’s all coming to life, but this time it’s not in the streets…not yet.

If the Internet chatter I’ve heard invariably in political chats provides a good indicator of the reality of the mindset of the parties involved in this current act in American history, the confrontations we’ll see in the streets shall be bloody, violent, and destructive. People openly threaten each other with physical violence in blogs, chat rooms, and other forums for public discussion when their views collide. Where is the civility, folks? What happened to political debate and discourse that didn’t involve screaming epithets and threatening people’s lives and physical safety? I’m no pussy, so I’m not worried about 99% of these morons…but the problem is, many people ARE scared…and when they get scared, they get quiet…that’s the aim of the ones who will use threats of violence and fearmongering to try to slam their rhetoric into our minds. They succor silence with fear.

I am a peace activist and believe that we’re in a phony war to bolster the interests of the international bankers, the corporations, and the military-industrial complex of the United States. Anyone who looks at our history through the lens of honest self-appraisal will easily see the parallels, the similarities, and the mind-numbing rhetoric which is still being employed against our population through the media and the politicians.

How long will we persist in the delusion of living in an open and free republic when we are moving closer and closer each day to a totalitarian regime, which has set itself further into power by skirting, rewriting, and altogether IGNORING the rules and traditions of U.S. Constitutional law and due process which have made our country “work” in the past?

It’s disgusting, it’s disheartening, and it BETTER scare some of us into taking action before this is all too late. We need to bring the focus back into the arena of civility real quick, or it’s going to get out of hand…maybe worse than it ever has. I pray that we will not turn a deaf ear to our brothers and sisters in this world for the sake of being right in our own eyes…a greater folly there never was.

Peace.

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2 Responses to “How Do We Feel About Mr. Bush?”

  1. growler said

    The subversion and perversion of the constitution has been, perhaps, the cruelest cut of all.

    Let’s toss the bums out.

  2. Ken Larson said

    Your post has some excellent points. Here’s some additional data:

    The Department of Defense, headquartered in the Pentagon, is one of the most massive organizations on the planet, with net annual operating costs of $635 billion, assets worth $1.3 trillion, liabilities of $1.9 trillion and more thatn 2.9 million military and civilian personnel as of fiscal year 2005.

    I am a 2 tour Vietnam Veteran who recently retired after 36 years of working in the Defense Industrial Complex on many of the weapons systems being used by our forces as we speak.

    It is difficult to convey the complexity of the way DOD works to someone who has not experienced it. This is a massive machine with so many departments and so much beaurocracy that no president, including Bush totally understands it.

    Presidents, Congressmen, Cabinet Members and Appointees project a knowledgeable demeanor but they are spouting what they are told by career people who never go away and who train their replacements carefully. These are military and civil servants with enormous collective power, armed with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Defense Industrial Security Manuals, compartmentalized classification structures and “Rice Bowls” which are never mixed.

    Our society has slowly given this power structure its momentum which is constant and extraordinarily tough to bend. The cost to the average American is exhorbitant in terms of real dollars and bad decisions. Every major power structure member in the Pentagon’s many Washington Offices and Field locations in the US and Overseas has a counterpart in Defense Industry Corporate America. That collective body has undergone major consolidation in the last 10 years.

    What used to be a broad base of competitive firms is now a few huge monoliths, such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Boeing.

    Government oversight committees are carefully stroked. Sam Nunn and others who were around for years in military and policy oversight roles have been cajoled, given into on occasion but kept in the dark about the real status of things until it is too late to do anything but what the establishment wants. This still continues – with increasing high technology and potential for abuse.

    Please examine the following link to testimony given by Franklin C. Spinney before Congress in 2002. It provides very specific information from a whistle blower who is still blowing his whistle (Look him up in your browser and you get lots of feedback) Frank spent the same amount of time as I did in the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) but in government quarters. His job in government was a similar role to mine in defense companies. Frank’s emphasis in this testimony is on the money the machine costs us. It is compelling and it is noteworthy that he was still a staff analyst at the Pentagon when he gave this speech. I still can’t figure out how he got his superior’s permission to say such blunt things. He was extremely highly respected and is now retired.

    http://www.d-n-i.net/fcs/spinney_testimony_060402.htm

    The brick wall I often refer to is the Pentagon’s own arrogance. It will implode by it’s own volition, go broke, or so drastically let down the American people that it will fall in shambles. Rest assured the day of the implosion is coming. The machine is out of control.

    If you are interested in a view of the inside of the Pentagon procurement process from Vietnam to Iraq please check the posting on this blog entitled, “Odyssey of Armaments”

    http://rosecoveredglasses.blogspot.com/2006/11/odyssey-of-armaments.html

    On the same subject, you may also be interested in the following sites from the “Project On Government Oversight”, observing it’s 25th Anniversary and “Defense In the National Interest”, insired by Franklin Spinney and contributed to by active/reserve, former, or retired military personnel.

    http://pogo.org/

    http://www.d-n-i.net/top_level/about_us.htm

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