There has been an inordinate amount of talk the last few days of martial law being invoked by the emperor-chimp, and I have to say it is more than a little unsettling. I don' recall any time in my life when the political landscape was this littered with dangerous minds. Looking into the American pathology has become more a thing of shame and disappointment than I care to admit. But what to do?
We have an absolutely criminal administration and an opposition party that looks more and more Chamberlinesque with each passing day. The convenience of politics, i.e, either participating or not, if you feel like it, the laissez faire, take it or leave it, no longer seems possible. To read or listen to conservative Bruce Fein tell it, the founding fathers would take up arms against this lawless BushCo bunch, and all things considered, it would appear we are through the looking glass.
JFK's assassination, the Vietnam war, Watergate, Iran-Contra, they don't even come close to the depth and breadth of of corruption and in-your-face deceit presented with such extraordinary hubris it stuns the senses. And Americans do nothing. The left blogosphere is blowing its top, which has been on-going to the point of fury-fatigue, but to what avail?
The fuckstick(s) in the White House have crafted yet another National Security Presidential Directive. Have a look at the list of NSPD's. Consider that any number of constitutional law scholars have called much of what BushCo has done/continues to do daily, illegal but end commentary with, "...but these issues will not get through the courts until Bush is well out of office." Or maybe until he cancels the election, declares martial law, seizes the assets of dissenters. The entire 1984 scenario is absolutely surreal until you look back carefully sorting through the details of what these criminals have done and then it seems strangely possible.
I have no answers, only prayers. Hopes that the spirit and courage of our ancestors who fought for the independence of this country 231 years ago still survives in the genes of today's Americans. I'm not sure what else to do but hope.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato