Supporting the Troops by Rewriting History
Veterans have been coming before their own affairs committee for 55 long years. And in one day - one acrimonious, cannibalistic bazaar - the ruling class’ ruling class completely cut veterans out. As for Buyer, the little demon that pushed this rule through, he was appointed to the committee’s board of directors by Republican Representative Tom DeLay,
Shame. Shame. Now we can stop wondering why 2.2 million veterans are on a waiting list for healthcare. Now we can stop wondering why over 2 million
While all of this was happening, the rest of us were gawking at Bush’s “spirited” defense of his war, telling us his critics, many now in his own party, are “rewriting history.” So, in the vein of our glorious leader’s speech on Veterans Day, 2005, I would like to present my own rewrite of the propaganda that was regurgitated to my generation in grade school. Ready for this? I hereby decree …
- Christopher Columbus helped create the transatlantic slave trade.
- FDR knew attacks on
- Red States have higher instances of Methamphetamine and Cocaine Abuse than Blue States.
- Blue States have fewer instances of Divorce and Violent Crime than Red States (so much for the “morals” debate).
- The CIA is behind vast amounts of illegal drug trafficking and actively targets poor, black communities.
- Previously placed demolition charges, not jet planes alone, brought the WTC buildings down on Sept. 11, 2001.
- The War in
Every item on that list is rarely discussed fact. Well, except the last two assertions, which have been ubiquitous issues in our most recent round of national debate. But if our C.E.O. can rewrite his own lies based on “the best available intelligence,” I can take a shot at our history textbooks. At the very least, I can say with little argument that Bush is the new Nixon. Except Nixon was a liberal by today’s standards.
Consider the recent revelations of the CIA’s “black sites” littered across
Winston Churchill once said, "The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
Should Americans assume that Winston Churchill would consider our Executive Branch to be totalitarian in nature? Has Bush turned us into a Fascist Oligarchy? You decide. But consider the lessons of history. I do not want to believe Those Who See All have set out on a Fascist Agenda, but consider the words of the Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini: “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” He must have known what he was talking about, having run a Fascist Oligarchy himself.
As for Double-You, he’s about as “solid” a leader as John “Flip-Flop” Kerry. "Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is,” said Bush as Texas Governor, referring to American troop deployment in
By this time next year, it may be in the GOP’s best interest to support Democratic attempts to impeach this guy before he completely destroys his party. Can you see it? I can. Blood falls on the horizon, and morning comes at an early hour. We will march on a road of bones.