- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Sarah N. Dippity
Friday, Jun. 13, 2003 at 2:00 PM
"Fascism: a system wherein, after work, 25% of the population goes to picnics, 25% goes to war, another 45% goes to concentration camps, and the other 5% makes sure that everyone knows where they will be going tomorrow after work." - unknown
by Bridget Gibson June 12, 2003
There is an old joke about the death of a patient after surgery: The operation was successful, but the patient died.
The success of the Bush administration in overhauling the image of the United States of America has been phenomenal.
In just more than two years our country has surpassed and is approaching records in so many categories it is hard to keep up. Here are a few of the highlights:
We have had the fewest press conferences with any standing president in our country's history. (Having someone make a speech without taking questions is not a "press conference.")
We have scorned and abandoned international treaties.
We have a highest per capita number of prison inmates than any other civilized nation.
We have the highest annual deficit on record.
We have the highest number of uninsured on record.
We have created a concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay, complete with an execution chamber.
We have waged war against two nations simultaneously - while considering which other nations to invade and attack pre-emptively (Bush Doctrine introduced in October 2002).
We have ceased to regard the Constitution as the law of the land and are incarcerating citizens without charges or representation.
Oh, but it is a Brave New World Order that we have created! America the Beautiful, how I hardly know you.
Our Pentagon has relied upon the word of a convicted embezzler for the information regarding the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) that Iraq supposedly possessed. Upon this scoundrel's word we have lobbed more than 20,000 bombs into a country that is now in complete chaos and which falls deeper into a quagmire with each passing day.
Yesterday Mr. Ahmed Chalabi decided to tell another whopper: He saw Elvis (oops! I mean Saddam) passing out dollar bills to incite the murder of our service men and women. There can be no other reason for the flower throwing Iraqis to have such a change of heart in desiring the occupation of their nation by our armed personnel.
That our 'liberal' media promotes the printing of such spurious claims by such a discredited figure only adds to its credibility. No corporate or conservative media would espouse such lies and misrepresentations! Who would they (the lies and the liars) serve?
By never questioning the source and the credibility of these stories, our 'liberal' media has led us to war and has given us the profile of a third world nation.
Who needs to count all the votes in an election when you can count on a partisan court for the appointment of your leaders? Why ask for any sacrifices from those that have benefitted from the success of the country to make their millions to pay for the armed guards that will incarcerate the dissenters? It is so much easier to forget about the ruined lives and the devastation wrought by bad policies than to face the fact that you have been lied to and mislead in such a grievous fashion.
Just go back to sleep citizens. There's no story here.
Copyright 2001-2003 AmericaHeldHostile.com. All rights reserved.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 4 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
More Local News...
Paraphysique de psychosomatique
Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy
Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk
Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement
The Dictatorship of Corporations
18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting
Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue
Shopping du bashing
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Probabilités de fin d'humanité
Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW
Steer clear of work morality!
The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally!
August 2018 Honduras Coup update
Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges
Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts
Paraphysique de contextualité
Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism
Ex-voto de réification
Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh
Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation
Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council
Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming?
More Breaking News...