Tuesday, May 16, 2006

We are losing our country

Well, I have been saying that for a few years now - ever since they started up a war where none existed outside the approval of the UN. That was a direct violation of our constitution, and a very serious violation at that. We have also abandoned the Nurenburg principles, the Geneva convention, and god-knows-what-else.

In America, we have:

our government "disappearing" people

detaining people in prison without charges, arrests, or trials

condoning and promoting torture

spying on everyone, no judicial oversight

secrecy about nearly everything, but particularly business matters

an executive branch that feels it is answerable to no one and no US or international laws (hey, our corporate media does not even recognize international law)

corruption and graft

wars started for no reason on a pack of lies

American babies dying of dehydration at major American landmarks in major American cities

inability of our government to aid their citizens in a natural disaster (or is it unwillingness?)

horrible economic policies, huge debt load, and huge trade deficit

and god-knows-what-else (probably no ability to stop any terrorist attacks).

Looks like Bob Hubert (op-ed in NYT) recognizes it now:

"Well, I give you fair warning. This is a road map to totalitarianism. Hallmarks of totalitarian regimes have always included an excessive reliance on secrecy, the deliberate stoking of fear in the general population, a preference for military rather than diplomatic solutions in foreign policy, the promotion of blind patriotism, the denial of human rights, the curtailment of the rule of law, hostility to a free press and the systematic invasion of the privacy of ordinary people."

Yes, we are losing our country...... and I guess we deserve this, for all the violence and human suffering we have fostered on the world while the citizens went about their lives and ignored what evil the US government was doing for all these years.


johnx said...

"Don't be like them" - bob dylan.

Anonymous said...

your a f*ckin tool. you apologetic whining liberal pinhead. it is assmonkeys like you that are turning the greatest country in the history of mankind into a sniveling sewage pile of subservient sheep. you make me sick with your lips planted squarely on the ass of the u.n. as that useless leach of an organization works with shitbags like you to take this country down. you had better get your ass out of this country because i am on my way to find you and kick your ass so hard you will be wearing it as a hat. were the founding fathers still alive they would bitch slap you silly.