I’m Feeling Much Better Now
Okay … I Get It Now. I’m all better. All I had to do was completely understand some concepts on a deeper cellular level.
George Bush, all on his own, doesn’t have the necessary skills to be the night manager at a convenience store, would be on his fourth court ordered participation in a 12 step program, and about to flunk his next urinalysis. But this is the Real World. And in The Real World, a mildly retarded man with heavy family and business connections, with an unlimited amount of cash behind him, can be the front man for people who are dismantling this country and selling it for scrap to the highest bidder.
The people in the Bush administration lie constantly. And those lies have paralyzed rational thought in this country on every conceivable level.
It’s insane to “Speak Truth To Power.” Guess what? “Power” knows the truth already and doesn’t give a rat’s ass whether or not you know it too. So you might as well pack up all that research filled with those pesky facts and get the hell on outta here. “Power” sez, “Screw you, The Truth, and the horse you rode in on.
That’s essentially what Ron Suskind reported in the New York Times.
… I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. … the aide said that guys like me were ”in what we call the reality-based community … That’s not the way the world really works anymore,… We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality … we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.”
Which means … They Make Shit Up. And if anybody calls them on it … They Make Up More Shit.
And everybody in The Press is seemingly caught so flat-footedly by surprise at the sheer audacity, The Incomprehensible Hugeness of The Lie, that before anyone can get their breath back … Bush Lies Again! We saw this happen during Bush’s press conference about the recent NIE Iran report. He lied … and within seconds … told another lie that contradicted his first lie. And later his Press Secretary came out and lied about that.
But John Conyers says we can’t impeach:
“There aren’t the votes there, period, … You need 218 in the House to impeach and 67 in the Senate to convict, and 218 and 67 just aren’t there.”
“… Nobody [in Congress] would be able to do anything else while they were doing impeachment, Nobody would be able to work on stopping the war, or any of the dozens of other matters that need immediate attention.”
Conyers, for some bizarre reason, is concerned about the dozens of other matters that need immediate attention, as if an out of control president and his gang of werewolves plundering and destroying this country does not warrant immediate attention! Nancy Pelosi and John Conyers may have “A Secret Plan” but it is pretty goddamn obvious that their plan doesn’t include the salvation of this country as a functioning democratic republic.
Well if our elected representatives won’t respond to sanity … let’s turn to The People.
In 1976 Paul Eidelberg wrote On the Silence of the Declaration of Independence:
Studies reveal that a shockingly large number of Americans do not even recognize the Declaration of Independence. Asked to comment on passages abstracted from the document, many express hostility to its fundamental principles, regarding them as subversive or suggestive of the teachings of Communism.
Herbert Spencer once said, “The greatest of all infidelities is the fear that the truth will be bad.” That fear of embracing The Bad Truth leads us directly into denial. This denial has infected and possibly outright killed rational political thought.
As Bill Blum (from Rogue State) wrote, “The American mind … is, politically, so deeply formed that to liberate it would involve uncommon, and as yet undiscovered philosophical and surgical skill.”
But perhaps Sydney Schanberg said it best, “”We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.”
But I prefer Stephen King (from Thinner), “Some guys–a lot of guys–don’t believe what they are seeing, especially if it gets in the way of what they want to eat or drink or think or believe. Me, I don’t believe in God. But if I saw him, I would. I wouldn’t just go around saying ‘Jesus, that was a great special effect.’ The definition of a jackass is a guy who doesn’t believe what he is seeing.“
The majority of the people in this country refuse to believe what they are seeing and hearing. It has been an almost completely impossible task to explain to people that wars entirely based upon lies costing thousands of American lives and billions and billions of dollars to kill hundreds of thousands of people who were not any threat to this country … Is A Really Bad Thing.
It’s like trying to play chess with people who are too stupid to understand checkers. It’s surreal. It’s like living in a world where 2 plus 2 equals fish.
So if The Mainstream Press won’t do their job … and our elected representatives won’t do their jobs … and The People can’t be bothered to secure their rights as citizens … then our best (!!??) hope is that somewhere … soon … because Bush and Cheney only have less than a year to get their World War Three off the ground … Elements within the Military and Intelligence Communities step in and “Save The Country.”
And then we are reduced to hoping that when the dust settles there’s something akin to a democratic form of government.
Not the military’s strong suit.
Yep … I’m feeling much better now.
January 24, 2008