January 30, 2003

Vonnegut: Keystone Cops Coup

  • Kurt Vonnegut said, "I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been. What has happened, though, is that it has been taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d'etat imaginable. And those now in charge of the federal government are upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography, plus not-so-closeted white supremacists, aka 'Christians,' and plus, most frighteningly, psychopathic personalities, or 'PPs.'" See inthesetimes.com
  • According to libertypost.org:
    Bush spoke to the “Citizen Service Act,” an impending law which has two versions. They both appear to sneak a “Volkssturm” (citizen’s army) into an educational package. This, in obvious concert with the now famous “Citizen Corps.” The intent appears to be to force a federal loyalty oath upon more and more citizens, containing criminal liabilities – if disloyalty is alleged. In total, there appears to be the equivalent of a Nazi Party formation, especially as described in Presidential Executive Order No. 13254 – forming still another “loyalty” entity, the “Freedom Corps,” directly answerable to the President – and FEMA! See "The PSYOPS of the Speech"
  • Feeling his oats, the increasingly blustery elder Bush took on Bishop Frank T. Griswold III, the senior Anglican bishop in the United States, who called Junior's rhetoric about Iraq "reprehensible," and said the world sees the US as "greedy, self-interested and almost totally unconcerned about poverty, disease and suffering." Bush Senior said, "I found these quotes offensive, and knowing the president as I do, I found them uncalled for. And I can tell you they hurt this loving, proud father very much." See Fox, if you have a strong stomach. ABC News also reported on this.
  • Jon Carroll of the SF Gate writes, "So now it's very late January, and suddenly the inspections have been declared a failure unilaterally. The Bush administration's efforts to manipulate the U.N. Security Council have proved futile, so they've decided to denounce the recalcitrant members. Germany and France represent 'the old Europe,' said Donald Rumsfeld, failing to describe where the 'new Europe' might be located -- perhaps wherever Tony Blair is brownnosing this week."
  • Senator Kennedy said he'll seek a resolution requiring Bush to show the need to use military force. See The Daily News
  • Paul Krugman aids our failing memories to show Bush's colossal credibility problem. See nytimes.com
  • Time magazine is calling John Kerry a "front-runner." Time is surely more comfortable with an old Skull-and-Bones Yale man married to the heiress of the Heinz fortune who voted for Bush's give-me-everything war bill than for a genuine anti-war voice like Howard Dean of Vermont. Kerry is welcome to join the antiwar movement and is a thousand times better than Bush, but beware of Time magazine and the co-opting of the antiwar movement. See Time
  • Jimmy Breslin tells it like it is: war = death. See Newsday

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