January 28, 2006

Bleak January

Dear Friends: If you are looking for encouragement, maybe better surf on to another site. As the Bush regime closes in on its final capture of the Supreme Court, the instrument of Bush's original elevation to power, now about to become a rubber stamp of his fascist agenda, it's hard to find much to be cheerful about. Maybe time to look for another country to live in. When Pinochet Day comes in the U.S., who will be on the A list?

For encouragement, one must look beyond America, where nary a politician will stand up for even the most modest defense of the Constitution, once the light of the world. They've sold us out. We're done. America is owned by the New World Order now. In Latin America we see the rise of direct opposition to the New World Order of the corporate military state. One must look far beyond America for signs of hope for a humane future.

  • The earth's prognosis is very, very bleak -- "Curiously, aerosol pollution of the northern hemisphere reduces global warming by reflecting sunlight back to space. This 'global dimming' is transient and could disappear in a few days like the smoke that it is, leaving us fully exposed to the heat of the global greenhouse. We are in a fool's climate, accidentally kept cool by smoke, and before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable." The Independent
  • It Can Happen Here -- "...Most of us did not want to think about fundamental things and never had. There was no need to. Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about-we were decent people-and kept us so busy with continuous changes and `crises' and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the `national enemies,' without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us. Unconsciously, I suppose, we were grateful. Who wants to think?" From They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45
  • Deep Tragic Irony on Holocaust Day -- Today the UN declared a Holocaust Day, to mark and remember the horrors and the brutality of the Nazi regime. That's a good thing. What is sad is that the Geneva Accords, which were put together specifically to prevent a recurrence of the Nazi atrocities are now seen as "quaint" and no longer applicable by the top law enforcement officer of the United States of America, Alberto Gonzales. And that's only part of it. dw-world.de
  • Bush's Legacy of Peace and Prosperity -- Is it any mystery why the Right is working so feverishly to dismantle any remaining integrity of the electoral system? If people could really vote, they wouldn't have a prayer of remaining in power. Check this: "A majority of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate in November's congressional elections who opposes President Bush, and 58 percent consider his second term a failure so far, according to a poll released Thursday. Fewer people consider Bush to be honest and trustworthy now than did a year ago, and 53 percent said they believe his administration deliberately misled the public about Iraq's purported weapons program before the U.S. invasion in 2003, the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll found.... Bush defended his performance Thursday, pointing to an improved economy despite higher prices for gasoline, heating oil and natural gas. He said the November elections would be about 'peace and prosperity.'" Absurd, yes. But who cares? With rigged voting machines, you can keep your opinions to yourself. They don't have to care. CNN
  • More evidence of why the oligarchy likes electronic voting machines -- "President Bush's approval rating is stuck at a dismal 42 percent as he heads into next week's State of the Union address, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times poll." CBS
  • "A president who can do no right" -- New York Times columnist Bob Herbert: "This guy is something. Remember his 'Top Gun' moment aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln? And his famous taunt -- 'Bring 'em on' -- to the insurgents in Iraq? His breathtaking arrogance is exceeded only by his incompetence. And that's the real problem. That's where you'll find the mind-boggling destructiveness of this regime, in its incompetence."

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