By Cindy Sheehan
10/17/07 "ICH' -- -- There is quite a lot of interesting, but
wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive
circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about
whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer
of Executive power in the ’08 elections.
Unless or until George Bush appears on our TV boxes one night,
wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie with his hands
sweatily clasped in a desperate death grip on top of his desk in
the Oval Office, telling us that some catastrophic event,
whether man-made or natural, has just occurred somewhere, and he
must, for the good of the Homeland, declare martial law and
“temporarily” suspend elections, the fears of many people are
truly speculative. In my nightmare scenario, after George drops
this fascist bomb and kills the rest of our Republic, he will
tell us not to worry and to go about our holiday shopping,
traveling and celebrating: it’s the American way, after all. God
The order of events in the conversations I have heard or read go
something like this: BushCo and Congress, Inc are ramping up the
rhetoric for an attack on Iran (true). In their little minds and
black hearts they still assume that most of us are still stupid
and we will believe anything they ever say again (true). Yet,
they have told us that Iran and Ahmadinejad have done just about
everything except try to assassinate George’s Pop (still true).
So, if you believes that 9-11 was a “false flag” op, then you
say that BushCo will engineer ANOTHER false flag op, blame Iran,
declare martial law, (George can do that unilaterally now
because of Presidential Directive 51) and attack Iran, possibly
using “strategic” nuclear strikes on “military” targets. Then of
course, when our Homeland is in such a terrible state of
emergency, it would be an awful idea to “change horses in the
middle of the stream,” you know, so we must suspend elections:
Thereby, staging yet BushCo’s third coup in a row: the first two
being the stolen elections of 2000 and 2004.
If, God forbid, any of this does happen, my guess is most of us
will go shopping and have our holidays as usual, however, I am
not so certain that martial law or even suspending elections
will be necessary. Whoever becomes our president in 2008 will
likely be more than happy to continue the neo-con agenda of
global, imperial and military, American hegemony.
The likely nominee for the Democratic Party will be Hillary
Clinton, a Fem-Bush who has been virtually endorsed by George
and accepts money from Rupert Murdoch, he of Fox “News” infamy
and who will soon own every newspaper and cable news network in
the Homeland. Hillary guarantees and assures us that if she is
elected she could nuke Iran and maybe, just maybe have most of
our troops home from Iraq by the end of her first term. One
would have to step down onto the 2nd tier of Democratic hopefuls
to find a candidate who would guarantee us a swift end to the
occupation of Iraq but they are no match to the money or machine
behind the Clinton mojo.
I don’t want to even discuss who is likely to be the Republican
nominee, because besides having little foreign policy difference
between any of them and Hillary, anyone of them would be a
complete disaster on matters of war and peace, with the possible
exception of Ron Paul (Tx). Even though many of them, (except
Rudy Giuliani who had the “honor” of standing on a pile of
rubble at Ground Zero with George after 9-11 and sharing a
bull-horn with him), distance themselves from the miserable
failure of the Bush regime, they will all joyfully allow
themselves to be used by the military industrial complex, after
all, every president since FDR has. There is no reason to think
any Repug or Dem will break with this deadly pattern.
The “fix” is in, folks.
The “fix” stopped Al Gore, who really won the 2000 election,
from fighting for our country and our constitution by supporting
those Congressional members who begged him, through tears, to
sign on to continue the recount in Florida. The “fix” stopped
millions of Americans from pouring into the streets to protest
the fact that the Supreme Court treasonously and treacherously
appointed the less than mediocre governor of Texas as next
president of the USA, (which wasn't the Homeland, yet).
The “fix” is why Kerry cave into George faster then anyone could
even say "recount" in 2004, breaking so many hearts and crushing
so many hopes.
The “fix” is the elite establishment status quo of the way
things have “always been.” We have always had just a Democratic
and Republican Party, right? Wrong!
The “fix” is in the mainstream media, which rarely discusses any
substantive issues and has in the past intentionally misled the
Homeland in its partnership with BushCo to glorify war while
hiding, or glossing over, its awful costs and consequences.
The "fix" is in compromised voting machines whose programs are
written by the elite establishment and the "fix" is in the
disenfranchisement, literally and spiritually, of hordes of
voters who have seen their votes go uncounted for years and who
see their "elected" representatives ignore the will of their
constituents, in any case.
The "fix" is in We the People who believe that we some how owe
any kind of allegiance or support to the elite establishment who
have impoverished, imprisoned, oppressed and killed our children
for generations while we furiously, but inexplicably cling to a
status quo that clearly only benefits a very chosen few. It is
acceptable to protest obvious infractions like the illegal and
immoral occupation of Iraq...but don't scratch the surface too
deeply because we are not sure of what may ooze out. What
emerges may be something that is very hard to acknowledge, let
alone face and overcome.
George Bush simply does not want to be President any longer. You
can see it in every twitch (when I think he is really trying to
smirk), every gray hair and every line on his face. He
desperately wants to go back to Texas and go on permanent
vacation to give high paid lectures (?) to pad his bank account
so he can jog, ride bikes, clear brush, and live the rest of his
life with the moral certitude of a simpleton. He looks like he
is barely being held together by baling-wire, spit and some
judiciously placed wads of bubble gum. Stick a fork in him: he’s
done. I do not even think that Dastardly Dick could force him to
remain President after January, ’09. I hope I am right, but
there is still the “I can not put anything past the Bush Crime
Barring an electoral revolution of American citizens wanting to
fix the “fix” by voting with our humanity, consciences and
integrity, instead of out of fear that the greater criminal will
win. We will be faced with two choices, depending on ones
perspective: Evil or Less Evil.
I will break my voting hand before I vote for Mr./Ms Lesser of
Two Evils, ever again.
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