May 15, 2003
Revolution or OblivionThursday, it's getting late. Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their world. Let it be a bloodless revolution like the fall of the Soviet Union. The Junta is ridiculously out of control. Their level of corruption -- open, arrogant thievery, conflict of interest, bribery in front of everyone's face -- this has all gone way too far. More and more people are realizing that their TVs are lying to them and things are seriously out of whack. The threat to a secure and peaceful world that has been on the horizon for half a century is suddenly coalesced and is now manifesting, becoming reality, shaping the new world.
What a miracle that the Internet comes at a time when it is so desperately needed to ward off a threat to establish a global totalitarian system. The same kinds of electronic cyber communications technologies that have enabled multinational corporations to mount a drive to consolidate power into a world dictatorship also make possible its defeat. Through the Internet, the massively greater numbers of the population will bring down the junta.
It will happen inevitably if each person takes some action. If you are a filmmaker, you can make a film. If you are a songwriter you can write a song. If everyone who has woken up to the fraud of the Bush junta takes whatever action makes sense within that person's powers, this psychotic agenda can be derailed.
As a tiny minority exercising governmental power with virtually no regard for the will of the majority, it has no legitimacy. Even with his illegitimate rise to power through the non-election of 2000, he could have established legitimacy by governing justly and fairly, respecting the majority. But Bush's pledges to "govern from the center" turned out to be, like virtually all of his promises, just something to say to get what you want, then to forget about and do the opposite.
I run into old friends on the street. Everyone wants to do something. "A few weeks ago I was ready to quit my job and become a full time activist," said one woman tonight. "I was just going around crying. I couldn't sleep. I want to do something."
Every day more people are waking up to the threat created by the psychotic, aggressive machine in control of the U.S. government. The momentum is in that direction. Very few people are moving the other way. Many remain effectively brainwashed. But as the administration continues to cause conditions to deteriorate, more and more people wake up. And the ones who are awake are getting extremely pissed.
Here are some good links to tune into:
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted to repeal a ban on the development of small nuclear bombs that had been in place many years. In an interview with Richard Butler, a former arms inspector, looks at that situation at Dateline (Scroll down to "Inteview with Richard Butler" and click "view transcript" or try clicking here. The White House Lied. This is extremely important. As columnist John David Rose puts it, "'The White House Lied' was the headline on the ABCNews.com Web site on April 25. They weren't harking back to the days of Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Nobody died from Clinton's dalliance or his lies. The ABC News report reveals a White House so depraved that it makes Clinton seem like a choir boy. Wrote ABC News reporter John Cochran: "To build its case for war with Iraq, the Bush administration argued that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but some officials now privately acknowledge the White House had another reason for war - a global show of American power and democracy." E.J. Dionne in the Charlotte Observer points out how strange it is that the media -- and the people? -- let Bush get away with so many lies. While Gore was jumped on endlessly for supposedly saying he invented the internet, which he never did, Bush lies every day and the media report it as if it were nothing. Dionne writes, "Consider this paragraph from The New York Times on May 7 about that already legendary Bush-in-a-flight suit moment. 'The White House said today that President Bush traveled to the carrier Abraham Lincoln last week on a small plane because he wanted to experience a landing the way carrier pilots do, not because the ship would be too far out to sea for Mr. Bush to arrive by helicopter, as his spokesman had originally maintained.'" Something very strange going on here. Russians who left the Soviet Union now feel like Brezhnev followed them to America. See The Nation. The re-emergence of Al Qaeda in full murderous form shows that Bush didn't know what he was talking about when it said Al Qaeda is "not a problem anymore." See Maureen Dowd. The wrong questions. Americans don't like anything about Bush's policies, but he gets stellar approval ratings. What are the questions? Check out The New York Times. The contradictions are in the poll results. The executive producer of CBS' "Hitler" made the mistake of likening the climate of fear in Hitler's Germany to that in the US now. What a heinous crime to make a statement that the climate of fear is similar in some ways to that of 1930s Germany. So CBS fired him. Demonstrating that there are more similarities between the two periods than he named. See . After Mel Gibson's company pulled its funding from Michael Moore's film about the Bush-bin Laden family connections, Disney's Miramax stepped in with some cash. See smh.com.au. A lot of right wing cyberthugs herded by the Drudge Report are compaining to Disney. If you want to thank the company, e-mail: Andrew.T.Robbins@miramax.com. Someone said: On "Good Morning America Carl Bernstein said of The New York Times, "I can think of no other institution more committed to the truth." (genuflect, genuflect, genuflect.) These people are dreaming. The Times is into conditional truth. Florida Senator Bob Graham said that the new Al Qaeda attacks may not have happened if Bush hadn't diverted resources to fight an unrelated war. See KC Star.