Is There a Choice
By Jim Kirwan
The single most divisive force in the world today is the United States of America, under our currentleadership. Since his ascension to the Oval Office in 2000, Bush and his fellow puppets have usedthe destruction of this country’s founding documents and principles, as fuel for their fires of hateand division around the world. Bush calls this ‘a quest for peace’, when in fact this is nothing morethan an open-ended search for conquest in all it’s forms.Bush has proclaimed that the Christian Bible is now the national guide, for distribution of tax dollarsthat are going to the less fortunate, all of which makes a mockery of the First Amendment—especially when he did this as his very first act in office, by presidential edict. Now he seeks toenshrine his further destruction of the 5th and 6th Amendments, begun in both Patriot Acts, byappointing Alberto Gonzales as his advocate for torture and confinement without charges, to be thenext Attorney General of the USA.Bush appears to be about to overstep his authority in many areas simultaneously, and as thepublic is beginning to awaken; perhaps there will finally be a backlash. In Social Security, Bushbegan by giving away the reserve meant to supply the needed cash to the rich, in tax cuts, yetnow he claims there is not enough money to fund the promised payments from Social Securityfor the near future. As the one man who has single-handedly undercut that program, he cannotnow claim that “we” must change this program that he has begun to murder. Similar results arehemorrhaging from Medicare, from Education, and indeed almost every social service that thisgovernment has obligated itself to furnish for the public. Bush is not simply trashing theConstitution; he is being criminally negligent when it comes to providing the services that theadministration holds office to supply. Bush is claiming that he is on a mission, and that he hasbeen charged “by God” to undertake it. Part of this “mission” he sees as bringing “Freedomand Democracy” to the rest of the planet, by way of bringing “peace” to a troubled world. Yet, ashe is promising these freedoms to other nations, he is deliberately stripping this country of thosesame freedoms and the democratic principles that we had: these losses accelerate daily.In his War on Freedom, Bush has attempted to reduce reality, to black & white terms that are muchmore familiar to the 12th Century than to the 21st. He and his sponsors have restarted the Crusades,not for moral or religious reasons but purely for the profit of the very few. The non-sectarian natureof this nation is being vaporized for the petty profits of Bush and his friends and sponsors. Onceintroduced and established within the framework of US law, these nightmares will take decades toundo, if such a Herculean task is even possible. Those he is appeasing with his tirades, seek toplace their religious tenets at the heart of all American life, while nullifying the values and laws whichthis nation has been living under for over 200 years—this is not leadership in a democratic Republic,this is the tyranny of a feudal society: one that seemingly now hungers to embrace an evangelistainspired fascism. This amounts to an obscene invasion into the life of this nation, an obscenity, thathas no place this government and is something far better suited to a backward and primitive societywhere all must” follow the teachings of a single religious belief, marginalizing all other belief systems:and that idea has never been what this nation was about.The current resident of the White House has said: “we will wipe out evil in the world”: that would belaughable, if so many hundreds of thousands of people weren’t dying to appease the folly of thisman who is seriously unbalanced. Bullets and bombs have never been able to kill ideas – as he isproving in Iraq – each and every day. The longer we attack the people there, the greater is theirresistance to our occupation and their determination only grows with every new death we inflict uponthem. This entire war is as bogus as Al Qaeda is: http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/011305Z.shtmlBut Iraq is only the second nation on this long list of nations that we are planning to attack. UnderBush, we will attack all those who refuse to bow before our commercial juggernaught, who refuse tothrow away their way of life, their religious beliefs and their customs. In that process, those we haveinvaded have decided to fight us for their right to live and dream as they choose. We can never winthis war, and we will be defeated in Iraq, just as we were in Viet Nam.It is too bad that the media has chosen not to show the world the before and after satellite imagesfrom Iraq, as was done for the victims of the Tsunami. Had the whole world been able to see thehorror of the destruction in Iraq as we were able to assess the results in the Far East, perhaps thepublic here might have become as disillusioned with the invasion as the rest of the planet already is.On the one hand there has been a tremendous outpouring of compassion and help for the victimsof the Tsunami: while the plight of the people of Iraq continues unabated. Where is the outcry, whereare the demands for cessation? The Tsunami was caused by nature (maybe), while the War in Iraqwas created by greed and by power-hungry individuals protected by a cloak of stealth and artificialsecrecy, they are a cabal that chose to steal rather than buy, the national resources of another nation.And they did this under color of US national patriotism, which was a lie!Finally when one looks at the pathetic individuals that the current resident wants to put into officesthroughout the government – there can be no doubt that Bush seeks a crown and not the duallyelected office of a legitimate president of this Republic. Bush scorns any and all who might bring himbad news, or who disagree with his twisted policies. Look at the preparations for his coronation, $50million to anoint him King, and the public will be prevented from any natural participation.
The rest of the world is looking on in horror. One-20-05 will indeed be a black day for free speech, andfor the death of this nation, as a concept that once stood for the exact opposite of George W. Bush andall his cronies! The world waited to see if our boy-king would steal the elections here, again—and ofcourse they did. This “inauguration” will attempt to legitimize that theft, and soon we will all begin to seethe plans that have been made for us around the world, because now these plans will finally begin to takeeffect. Our money, our credibility, and our way of life will soon begin to reflect the real price that must bepaid, for these unilateral and illegal acts by this man and his minions, as they attempted to force theseconcepts on the world. The only future that waits for any empire is complete and total destruction – andthis nation is not exempt from those responsibilities that such behaviors always incur. 2005 promises tobe the year of real change!