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Let’s assume Barack Obama will be elected president in November.
I know that depends on a whole bunch of other assumptions. You have to assume that the conditions that led to the election theft in 2004 have been addressed and corrected. Since they haven’t … we’ll have to assume that soooo many voters turn out for Obama that the election can’t be stolen for the Republicans. Or we can assume that The Corporate Powers That Be will be perfectly happy with an Obama Presidency.
Regardless … let’s assume Barack will become the next president. Now What?
Until recently my pipe dream was that the Obama Administration would magically take us politically back to September 10, 2001. He would rewind all the horrors that the Bush Regime perpetrated upon the citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United States in the pursuit of Bush’s War on Terror.
What’s on My Wish List?
Stop the killing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stop the torture. Release all political prisoners. End rendition and our secret world-wide illegal detention centers. Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security. Repeal the Patriot Acts. Get rid of Blackwater and other criminal contractors and rescind their immunity. Restore the Constitution and repeal telecom immunity. Repeal Bush’s “Signing Statements” and end their abuse for all future presidents.
And of course … indict and prosecute for murder, George W. Bush and all of the members of his administration who led this country to war with lies.
One more thing. Make reparations for the invasion and occupation of Iraq but unlike the reparations we were supposed to make to Vietnam … This time … actually come across with the cash.
While Obama’s at it he might as well hose out the Justice Department and all the other government agencies where lamprey-like Bushies have done their damnedest to hollow out the principles of good governance.
Like I said … It’s my pipe dream. The chances of any or all of this coming to pass is not based upon any sense of morality. An Obama administration will do what has always been done and follow the righteous path of political expediency.
The best example I can think of is when the Democrats praised themselves for increasing the minimum wage … at the same time giving Bush 105 billion to fund the Iraq war. So over a two year period the minimum wage will go from $5.15 an hour to $7.25. A shot in the arm for the American Worker with a simultaneous shot in the head for Iraqis. Seems only fair. Hey … it’s our political system at work.
But lately I’ve expanded upon my political pipe dream.
My dream has taken a nostalgic course. Everyone is nostalgic for some magical time from the past. And I’ve always defined nostalgia as … Warmly remembering something that never happened. But the era I’m most intensely nostalgic for is not Mel’s Diner from the Happy Days of the Fifties, nor a drug-induced paean to 60’s Hippie Communal Living.
I want to return to the birth of globalization and the outsourcing of jobs and industry. When GATT and NAFTA really started to kick ass. To hell with my Liberal Dreams. I yearn for the 24/7 wall to wall coverage of Monica-gate. I want to party like it’s 1999. I want to go back to a time when America was still America.
I want to return to December 2000. To the day before the Supreme Court handed George W. Bush the presidency.
The Crazy Conservatives want to overturn Roe v. Wade. I think the only way America can get back on track is to overturn Bush v. Gore.
Not only do we have to rectify the incredible damage the Bush Regime has wrought to the world and our nation … we have to go to the source of The Evil Nile.
The 5 Justices of the Supreme Court that stole the election for Bush: Kennedy, O’Connor, Rehnquist, Scalia, and Thomas, in throwing away the votes of 50 million Americans, committed one of the biggest and most serious crimes this nation has ever seen … trumped only by Bush’s war against Iraq.
How can we as a country “Move On” without rectifying this seminal crime?
For starters we can impeach Kennedy, Rehnquist, Scalia, and Thomas and drag Sandra Day O’Connor out of retirement for her trial.
When 5 people fundamentally alter this country such that it is unrecognizable … isn’t it reasonable that they do a little jail time?
From None Dare Call It Treason by Vincent Bugliosi:
“That an election for an American President can be stolen by the highest court in the land under the deliberate pretext of an inapplicable constitutional provision has got to be one of the most frightening and dangerous events ever to have occurred in this country. Until this act–which is treasonous, though again not technically, in its sweeping implications–is somehow rectified (and I do not know how this can be done), can we be serene about continuing to place the adjective “great” before the name of this country?”
But we’ve moved on. Nudged, pulled, and pushed by an unrelenting Corporate Media and their blind, stupid, partisan audiences. If you want to see America anymore you’ll have to look in your rear view mirror because we’ve all moved on.
So that’s my little dream. The New Administration will roll the clock back and try to put right the most grievous wrongs this country has committed against the world and its citizens. Look at what the Bush Regime has done in only 8 years. And realize what won’t be undone for generations … if ever.
“Well, now time passed and now it seems Everybody’s having them dreams.
… I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours,”
Bob Dylan said that.
Forward Into The Past! September 2, 2008