Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Have They All Drank The Kool-Aid?

Have They All Drank the Kool Aid?

“Applause and cheering are signs of approval and are accolades for a job well done. The man speaking to the nation, and indeed the world, is a criminal, not a leader. George W. Bush is a puppet of corporate interests and political thugs. He has brought Americans to the closest brush with Fascism they has ever experienced, and he has waged an unending, illegal and immoral war that has shamed us as a nation. There should have been silence, but there was applause.
There should have been silence for the thousands of dead American and coalition troops, and for the maimed and blinded and limbless soldiers who have been sacrificed for nothing more than greed and hubris. There should have been silence for the hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded Iraqis whose nation will never recover from its wounds.
There should have been silence for the victims of Katrina whose plight has been ignored and forgotten in Louisiana and Mississippi, and who know first hand that their President is a professional liar who cares nothing at all for their continued suffering. And, last but not least, there should have been silence for the Constitution of the United States that is now on its deathbed. There should have been total silence, and yet, there was applause.”

I watched George Bu$h give his 2007 State of The Union address to the AmeriKKKan people and the world. I was amazed and appalled at the reaction by the US Congress. Are these people crazy, jumping up and down clapping at the words uttered by this obvious madman? The whole thing reminded me of Jim Jones the supposed charismatic leader of the People’s Temple who seduced over nine hundred of his followers mostly African-American to commit mass suicide in Guyana in South America in 1978. One account says Jones’ voice was blasted over the loudspeaker constantly and the people were mesmerized, brainwashed and intimidated into doing whatever Jones told them to do. Ultimately he told them to drink a concoction which contained deadly poison.
While Washington D.C. is not Guyana it does have a similar group think culture, protocols and insanity. Take last night for example, supposedly responsible adults many elected to office on a fervent backlash against an extremely unpopular president who launched an invasion, occupation and war based on lies acted like puppets rising up and down and clapping despite the nonsense and obvious bull dung Bu$h was sputtering. At one point Bu$h even had that characteristic smirk of his on his face like, “wow these suckers are actually falling for this stuff.” Bu$h covered a myriad of issues during his speech: the economy, immigration, entitlement programs his cockeyed “voodoo economics” policies have helped undermine, education his No Child Left Behind law has crippled and the bogus War on Terror in which Bu$h is leading AmeriKKKa over the abyss into the junk heap of history with all the other megalomaniacs like Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolph Hitler. Bu$h as usual made promises he cannot keep and his warped vision of the world is not within the framework of most folks’ notions of reality. “The war on terror we fight today is a generational struggle that will continue long after you and I have turned our duties over to others. That is why it is important to work together so our nation can see this great effort through. Both parties and both branches should work in close consultation. And this is why I propose to establish a special advisory council on the war on terror, made up of leaders in Congress from both political parties. We will share ideas for how to position America to meet every challenge that confronts us. And we will show our enemies abroad that we are united in the goal of victory.
One of the first steps we can take together is to add to the ranks of our military — so that the American Armed Forces are ready for all the challenges ahead. Tonight I ask the Congress to authorize an increase in the size of our active Army and Marine Corps by 92,000 in the next five years. A second task we can take on together is to design and establish a volunteer Civilian Reserve Corps. Such a corps would function much like our military reserve. It would ease the burden on the Armed Forces by allowing us to hire civilians with critical skills to serve on missions abroad when America needs them. And it would give people across America who do not wear the uniform a chance to serve in the defining struggle of our time.” Bu$h actually managed to utter these words with a straight face and not be suited for a straight jacket by the guys in white suits! To add insult to injury he had some honest well-rounded folks in the audience and pointed them out as examples of AmeriKKKan sacrifice, heroism and good will. Of course one was a military man, a warmongering fascist like Bu$h had to get that in there to make war and killing seem noble. More alarming than Bu$h’s crass dog and pony show is the fact he is calling for generational imperialism, a continuing campaign or crusade against Islam. Plus he is asking for additional cannon fodder and a civilian reserve corps to keep his program going!!! What’s even worse is the fact the dolts in Congress actually clapped with approval!!
Are Bu$h and Cheney like Jim Jones? Have they gained a demonic hold on the minds of people who enter Washington? Or do their minions the lobbyists, bag men and prostitutes craftily go about entrapping the our politicians, enticing them into compromising positions as hidden cameras roll and once they are in the mix they cunningly whitemail them into doing whatever they want?! There must be some logical reason for the behavior of Congress as even newly elected representatives sell us out as they sat listening to that mess. I wasn’t alone, another blogger put it this way, “Of all the Bush State of the Union addresses I have heard, this one has been most tolerable. Maybe that’s because he had a new speech writer, maybe because there’s a Democratic majority, maybe (but not likely) Bush has become humbled by his defeat during the mid-terms. The first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pilosi might have had an effect. Maybe, just maybe, Bush is trying to become more bipartisan…not likely though. Improved healthcare (he stopped short of universal healthcare) by way of tax cuts…hmmm don’t know about that. Researching and funding alternative sources of energy to improve the American economy…nice way of putting the environment in Republican terms. Adding 20,000+ troops so troop levels would rise to original Iraq invasion and post-”Mission Accomplished” sign levels and then expecting things to magically change…obviously this President went to Yale and got a 2.0 gpa (and that’s Yale, which means grade inflation). Maybe we will actually elect a President who earned his bachelors in 2008.” This was a Cornell student’s blog and was pretty tame.
At any rate it seems our Congress critters have drunk Bu$h’s Kool Aid and fallen for the okey-doke. They have no plan of their own and the prospects of them turning this thing around look bleak. Giving them the benefit of doubt, perhaps they were just being polite and “bipartisan”. At any rate I would have felt a lot more comfortable if more of them hadn’t clapped or responded favorably to his BS. As we have seen Bu$h has a history of making grandiose promises but never delivering on anything except chaos, bloodletting and war. Let us not go out that way, drinking Bu$h’s Kool-Aid.


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