Today’s Dread-0-Meter

I saw a documentary about the UFO phenomenon called “The Disclosure Project” about seven years ago. It was a video of the press conference The Disclosure Project group held at the National Press Club where more that 20 military, government, corporate and intelligence community witnesses came forward to urge open congressional hearings on the subject of UFOs. One of the witnesses talked about photographs he had seen of alien bases on the dark side of the moon.

At the time we lived less than a block away from the neighborhood store and I walked over there every couple of days to pick up some disposable diapers for our one-year-old Little Guy. After seeing the documentary, even the most mundane day-to-day tasks became … somehow more dramatic. Instead of just walking over to the store for another pack of Huggies … I found myself thinking, “Here I am … going to the store for some more diapers and … there are alien bases on the dark side of the moon!

Now I didn’t believe that there were alien bases on the moon, I just remembered that sometimes … new information can completely change one’s “World View.” And regardless of The New Paradigm … and all of its earth-shaking consequences … I still needed to pick up some diapers.

And yesterday I read this:

Last Friday, Dick Cheney was in Saudi Arabia for high-level meetings with the Saudi king and his ministers. On Saturday, it was revealed that the Saudi Shura Council — the elite group that implements the decisions of the autocratic inner circle — is preparing “national plans to deal with any sudden nuclear and radioactive hazards that may affect the kingdom following experts’ warnings of possible attacks on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactors.

there will be no warning, no declaration of war, no hearings, no public debate. The already issued orders governing the operation put the decision solely in the hands of the president: he picks up the phone, he says, “Go” – and in twelve hours’ time, up to a million Iranians could be dead.

And everything I’ve done since I’ve read that article is immediately followed by the thoughts:

“Jesus H. Christ … Dick Cheney is gambling that our country can kill up to a million Iranians in an instant … people who posed no threat to our nation … completely innocent people … and the rest of the world will do nothing in retaliation?! China and Russia will allow an unprovoked nuclear attack against their ally and stand idly by?! The civilized world will look away as we literally bring nuclear hell down to earth … again … after a 63 year hiatus … Really?

Or is Dick “I’ve Got A Bunker And You Don’t” Cheney in Full Dr. Strangelove mode? Expecting retaliation and channeling George C. Scott as General “Buck” Turgidson:

Is This Where We Are? No member of the House or Senate to call? No protest to stage? Nothing we can do to stop our country from becoming The Global Pariah Nation of all time?

Because … No warning, no declaration of war, no hearings, no public debate and 12 hours away from global insanity and unimaginable death for millions.

Didn’t these bastards ever see any of the post-nuclear war apocalypse movies? On The Beach, Fail Safe, The Day After, Testament, or The War Game? Those were warnings not blueprints.

Or are Cheney, Bush, and the rest of the cabal, the spiritual descendants of Hitler’s Bean Counters who neatly add up all the dead on an Excel spreadsheet and find the figures … acceptable.

And even if, by some miraculous circumstance, there are no repercussions … Highly doubtful … but even so … What is it going to be like to live in a country whose leadership has gone completely berserk and slaughtered innocent millions at will?

On July 5th 2007, Congressman John Olver said he was deeply concerned whether we will actually have an election in Nov. ’08, as he believes this administration will likely strike Iran from the air, declare a national emergency, and cancel the ’08 elections.

Kind of makes me wish we could all live peaceably on alien bases on the dark side of the moon instead of living in the belly of a Rogue Nation Beast.

Things To Do Today:

Pick up The Little Guy from school, get him over to his Aikido practice by 6, maybe have dinner afterwards at that Vietnamese noodle soup place and … oh yeah … check to see if we have enough canned chili stored up in case there’s a nuclear war and the whole goddamned world goes crazy.

PS – But in case the above just turns out to be A Dick Cheney Fascist Nuclear War-Mongering Ghost Story … we can only hope … here are a couple of items to jack up your Dread-0-Meter:

Arctic Shelf Collapses
The International Herald Tribune – A chunk of Antarctic ice seven times the size of Manhattan Island has suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk


Food Prices Rise Worldwide
CNN – Consumers worldwide face rising food prices in what analysts call a perfect storm of conditions. Freak weather is a factor. But so are dramatic changes in the global economy, including higher oil prices, lower food reserves and growing consumer demand in China and India. In the long term, prices are expected to stabilize. However, consumers still face at least 10 years of more expensive food.

Today’s Dread-0-Meter

March 26, 2008


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