Most important story of 2008
The singular and perhaps most important indicator of how events of the next two years will take shape is the passing of HR 1, the Anti-terror bill. As such I am forwarding this diary to www.projectcensored.org with the hope that they too will understand what I think are blatantly obvious motivations.
As a preface I must state it is my opinion that Congress and the current Democratic leadership of the 110th Congress is displaying allegance not the American people but to the corporate donors and the military-industrial complex which paid for their campaigns. Even the "grassroots" movements have been so heavily indoctrinated into the concept of a global war on terror by a media empire dominated by corporate interests and operating with the sole purpose of profit.
We kill by one estimate 43,200 each year in auto crashes. Take that number multiplied by five and compare it to the 3000 in WTC and the 3000 soldiers. Now recall the last five years of "coverage" of events during the last five years. Do you remember a single day going by without some mention of GWOT, "it's a post 911 world", "the next one might be a mushroom cloud".
I had hoped Nov 7 would have put an end to all that, but no. The Democratic party leadership has given full reign and a blank check to the very same military-industrial complex Eisenhower told us about in 1961.
The hoped for "end" of the Bush reign of terror has been given new life in HR 1. A salesman tells me business is up, "lot's of start up homeland security types". The "end" of Bush could have taken so many other turns. A rollback of NSA spying for example. An honorable and legal out for our "guests" at Guantanamo Bay. A reaffirmation that America does not torture or "render" up people to places that do torture.
None of these options were taken however. Instead the Dems have embraced the recommendations of a whitewash commission a position they could have only come to as a suggestion from their corporate masters.
Lastly as I advance this concept "progressive" boards are starting to ban me for posting, Democratic boards, the party of "inclusivity" and "diversity". They are showing their true colors as Nazis just like the ones at hannity.com.
I started political activism with this quote and it was aimed at republicans. I end my activism by aiming it at the party of the "progressives".
“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the Trade Unionists, but I was not a Trade Unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then, when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me.”