Friday, October 05, 2007

Slipping Further Into the Abyss of Immorality

Slipping Further Into the Abyss of Immorality

To paraphrase Edmund Burke the only condition necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing. In case you haven’t noticed (if you haven’t noticed you are part of the problem) evil is rampant in AmeriKKKa today. Alas good people seem to be doing nothing about it other than perhaps talking to a few friends and co-workers and writing on the Internet. This situation speaks to the moral decay and spiritual bankruptcy of this nation. Recent media revelations indicate the US Department of Justice under disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sanctioned and embarked upon a program of torture and deceit to conceal their evil. “When the Justice Department publicly declared torture ‘abhorrent’ in a legal opinion in December 2004, the Bush administration appeared to have abandoned its assertion of nearly unlimited presidential authority to order brutal interrogations. But soon after Alberto R. Gonzales’s arrival as attorney general in February 2005, the Justice Department issued another opinion, this one in secret. It was a very different document, according to officials briefed on it, an expansive endorsement of the harshest interrogation techniques ever used by the Central Intelligence Agency. The new opinion, the officials said, for the first time provided explicit authorization to barrage terror suspects with a combination of painful physical and psychological tactics, including head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid temperatures. Mr. Gonzales approved the legal memorandum on ‘combined effects’ over the objections of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general, who was leaving his job after bruising clashes with the White House. Disagreeing with what he viewed as the opinion’s overreaching legal reasoning, Mr. Comey told colleagues at the department that they would all be ‘ashamed’ when the world eventually learned of it.”
Alas the people now know the torture memos and abusive and brutal policies do exist. Thanks to the New York Times (of all papers) the AmeriKKKan people now know Bu$h and Co secretly pushed for torture, yet there has been no hue and cry against US torture policies nor any moral outrage against the Bu$h administration’s Nazi like initiatives from the AmeriKKKan people. This latest revelation comes several years after the abuses and pictures undeniably documenting the torture practices at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as well as leaks and admissions about secret CIA detention facilities around the world. Yet the silence of the AmeriKKKan people remains deafening. Admittedly the corporate mind control apparatus controls the dialog but still there hasn’t been that much about it in the Blogosphere or so called “alternative media”. This is a very dismaying development. It means AmeriKKKa has become desensitized to such official government behavior; much like AmeriKKKa culture sanctioned and accepted lynching in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries!
The New York Times October 4, 2007 piece exposed the inner working of the Gonzales Department of Justice as he moved to turn the “Justice Department” into a goose stepping arm of the Bu$h cabal’s Nazification program for AmeriKKKa. “When he stepped down as attorney general in September after widespread criticism of the firing of federal prosecutors and withering attacks on his credibility, Mr. Gonzales talked proudly in a farewell speech of how his department was ‘a place of inspiration’ that had balanced the necessary flexibility to conduct the war on terrorism with the need to uphold the law. Associates at the Justice Department said Mr. Gonzales seldom resisted pressure from Vice President Dick Cheney and David S. Addington, Mr. Cheney’s counsel, to endorse policies that they saw as effective in safeguarding Americans, even though the practices brought the condemnation of other governments, human rights groups and Democrats in Congress. Critics say Mr. Gonzales turned his agency into an arm of the Bush White House, undermining the department’s independence.”
Couple the inaudible public response to the revelations of the torture memos with the passive acquiescence to Bu$h’s wholesale illegal spying on the AmeriKKKan public, the nonchalance of the people about the Bu$h administration’s lies about WMD and their lies that led to an illegal and immoral invasion of yet another sovereign nation (Haiti and Afghanistan were the first) that had done nothing to threaten us plus the ho hum response to the NeoCrazies saber rattling against Iran and one could readily conclude AmeriKKKans are spiritually comatose and/or brain dead. Add to all this, the real state of the economy as it implodes before our very eyes and you get an ominous feeling regarding where this country is headed. In fact recent opinion polls indicate most AmeriKKKans are uneasy about the direction Bu$h and Congress are leading this nation. “President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress registered record-low approval ratings in a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday, and a new monthly index measuring the mood of Americans dipped slightly on deepening worries about the economy. Only 29 percent of Americans gave Bush a positive grade for his job performance, below his worst Zogby poll mark of 30 percent in March. A paltry 11 percent rated Congress positively, beating the previous low of 14 percent in July. The Reuters/Zogby Index, a new measure of the mood of the country, dropped from 100 to 98.8 in the last month on worries about the economy and fears of a recession, pollster John Zogby said.”
Add to this the rash of police brutality around the country and an alarming picture emerges about the AmeriKKKan psyche and its impact on the political state of the nation. “Racial profiling is a deep-rooted problem in the United States. Despite evidence that it is ineffective and often makes us less safe, many law enforcement officials continue to rely on this blunt race-based tactic in hopes of apprehending more offenders. This type of abuse has continued and gotten worse since the attacks of September 11, 2001. According to the most recent opinion polls and census data, there are as many racial profiling victims in the United States as there are people in Canada. At least 32 million (one out of nine) people in the United States report having been racially profiled.4 Additionally, on any day of the week, at least 87 million (almost one in three) people in this country are at high risk of being victimized in this way because they belong to a racial, ethnic, or religious group whose members are commonly targeted by police for unlawful stops and searches. Racial profiling is a human rights violation that can affect Americans in virtually every sphere of their daily lives and often has an impact that goes far beyond the initial incident. As the testimonies summarized in this report reveal, this seemingly ubiquitous human rights violation leaves its victims feeling humiliated, depressed, helpless, and angry. Furthermore, racial profiling reinforces residential segregation, creates fear and mistrust, and engenders reluctance in reporting crimes and cooperating with police officers. In these times of domestic insecurity, our nation simply cannot afford to tolerate practices and policies that build walls between individuals or communities and those who are charged with the duty of protecting all of us.”
As we become more desensitized, bamboozled and brainwashed by the corporate media, the ruling elites will get away with more crimes, launch more wars and institute more draconian domestic policies until we will soon look up and AmeriKKKa for all of us will be like the AmeriKKKa for the Native American and Africans in AmeriKKKa. With each passing day we get deeper and deeper into the abyss. Soon we will pass the point of no return, if we have not already done so.



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