I just can’t hate you even though you are a kook. There’s something just… almost figured out in your brain if you can let go of this parade of neocon hating for a few seconds.
JOHN W. DEAN - Sept 2006
…the Administration needs to create a more fearsome enemy. That new enemy is Islamofascists - whoever these people may be, they sound more frightening and important than the previously-named enemy. The Administration is aware that Americans are not sufficiently afraid, and that clear thinking will be its demise…
This is really close, JTF. This snippet is correct about one thing only… clear thinking WILL defeat this administration. Problem here is that the people who need to be doing the clear thinking are too busy looking at or dreaming up the negatives of Bush and pals instead of thinking up their own original shit which is better (hopefully) than what the current administration has to offer. All I am seeing from your posts since like day one is “Be Afraid of Bush!” “Bush is a Nazi!” “The Neocons are Trying to Enslave Us!” and other such chicken little bullshit. Thus, my bitchfest in the Liberal Trolling thread.
Dammit I would just love it if you could take this one step further and come up with an alternative besides fearmongering and shadowy hints at stuff that isn’t real/relevant.
So let’s say that you have a problem with increased surveillance of international telephone lines because it’s some kind of fascist invasion of our privacy. Okay let’s go crazy and run with this. Instead of posting about how this is irrefutable evidence that the sky is falling, howsabout you come up with a better idea to help us get the job done in monitoring for terrorist activity? What else do you expect security officials to do? Is there some more effective or more inobtrusive measures we could be taking here?
Or even better, can you find some way to reassure the American People that everything to prevent the sequel to 9/11 is being done, and that it isn’t necessary for us to increase the surveillance in the first place? Are they going to buy it?
Let’s see some of that clear thinking, okay? We’ve had enough of the “Bush is Hitler” crap.
“Shadowy hints at stuff that isn’t real/relevant”
For the last 220 some odd years we’ve been told who the real enemy will be when he comes – still you fall for the ol’ “dark guy with a beard” trick. (don’t feel too bad, even some fairly smart people did)
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
“Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.”
“Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.”
“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.”
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
“Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”
“The Department of Defense is the behemoth… With an annual budget larger than the gross domestic product of Russia, it is an empire.”
-The 9/11 Commission Report
Terrorists, no matter how many people they kill, cannot take away our freedoms – only our bloated government can do that. What would be more devastating to the US, a terrorist setting off a suitcase nuke, or us bombing Iran and the price of gas going over $5 a gallon?
I am not afraid of terrorists. Like I said before, why do you think we haven’t been attacked since 9/11? It defies logic. Our borders were left WIDE open after 9/11 and 300 tons of cocaine still comes into the US through the Mexico-Central America corridor every year – they know point A and point B and they can’t stop it. Most of the heroin comes into the US by courier on COMMERCIAL flights.
So if terrorism is such a threat, how come we haven’t been attacked already?
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”
It’s the illuminati! They did it!