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Neo-con's Definition of Freedom

by D. Burbeck Saturday, Apr. 30, 2005 at 7:48 PM

It is imperative that the American people understand what this word means to the neo-cons.

The freedom that Lincoln gave to the slaves is the classic

case, and I will not give a lengthy discourse of it, for it

is what we all know and understand. But this is only one

variation of the definition of "freedom".

Consider the experience that we all have had - being

robbed or mugged or burglarized. Did the Police do

anything more than take a report? Did they actively

investigate and pursue the perpetrators? NO. Their

excuse would be, of course, that they cannot devote

detectives to every small crime that is reported. And

we all accept that. "Buy some insurance and get back

to your TV." The point is that people are actually free

to live a life of crime.............. until they get caught


But look at the other extreme of the criminal world.

Look at the corporate criminals. People like Michael

Milken, Fastow, Ebbers, etc. etc., and ask yourself -

Do these types of criminals get the justice they deserve?

Milken was the only one of dozens of shysters who

was even taken to court, and his punishment was a

laughable 18 months in minimum security and a fine

of 0 million - when he and his gang ripped off

close to BILLION from the public and the


Now your starting to see the definition of freedom

that is cemented in the minds of our elected officials.

At a press conference during the massive looting in

Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld was being grilled with questions

when he put his head down, began shuffling his papers

getting ready to walk away, and said "These people are

free now. Free to become criminals."

The freedom to be bad......and receive a slap on the

wrist is a wonderful freedom. Billion in Iraq totally

vanishing is a pretty good example, but a much more

lucrative game is the corporations gaining complete

control of the Federal Government (and proof is out

there that they did it with the control of the E-voting


The corporate world is becoming free to do anything

they want - destroy air quality, poison the water

supply, not be sued for harm to citizens, etc. They are

having Congress pass laws that take rights away from

citizens that have been in place for over 200 years. And

they are having Congress REMOVE laws that took

decades to get passed (deregulation). And a funny thing,

Congress is not updating the punishments for crime that,

nowadays, amounts into BILLIONS of dollars in theft.

Having the freedom to own a post office box in the

Cayman Islands and avoid hundreds of millions of

dollars in taxes, the freedom to buy into shady tax

shelters and avoid hundreds of millions in taxes, the

freedom to move operations to a communist dictatorship

and avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in wages and

benefits, the freedom to pay themselves astronomical

salaries and options, the freedom to shovel profits into

off-shore accounts, the freedom to keep the white collar

criminal code 100 years behind the times, the freedom to

decimate communities with Walmarts while sending sons

and daughters off to fight in illegal wars, the freedom to

break long-standing nuclear arms treaties with 180 nations

of the world, the freedom to break conflicts of interest rules,

the freedom to give mega wealth to your family and friends

for war profiteering, the freedom to keep the people in

turmoil over threats to their social and physical security

in order to keep their minds off of all of the above.....

these are the freedoms that the neo-cons love. And if you think

the Democrats are the answer.......think again.......they feed

from the exact same trough as the Republicans. (Just check

your Democrat's voting record to be sure.)

The really sad part is that these "freedoms" are being handed

over to them by a complaisant electorate that has a remote

control in their hands and would much rather watch a good

game on TV than stay informed about the sadistic game

being played on THEM! And the neo-cons are banking on it,

because they are quite aware that there are very tough times


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