Thursday, April 06, 2006

Who Hates our Freedom?

The bush administration complained recently that the enemy in Iraq is waging a propaganda war via blowing up roadside bombs and killing people. They claim that that’s the reason they blow things up because they know it will make front page news. Meanwhile the US is waging a propaganda war via paying to place articles in Iraqi newspapers and possibly American newspapers

The true propaganda is the attempt by this administration to warp American minds into believing that this war was necessary and legitimate They want us to think that there are so many evil people bent on our destruction that we have to edit the Constitution in order to make it fit our new found needs. If we are fighting “them” over there why must we curb freedom over here? If the enemy is “over there”, why is the right to privacy being fought over here? If we are winning the war on terror, why are we losing the war for our own rights and freedom?

Who exactly is the Patriot Act protecting? Is it protecting us from the enemy? By making us more vulnerable to the government’s probes how does that advance our safety? How much privacy must we surrender to the government before the enemy decides they don’t want to destroy us? And, who is this enemy who we are told hates our freedom? I would say it is those who seek to take it away.


Blogger pinkfem said...

There is a secret clause in the Patriot Act making Bush the head of the new state-run Christian religion. But it is written in Aramaic so lots of Congressmen just skimmed over that section.

April 06, 2006 4:04 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Who could have foreseen that the bozos who "handle" the Preznut (cause you don't think HE'S capable of too much planning or thought...."I'm not the President...I just play him on the TV") would have utilized Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four as a playbook?

April 06, 2006 5:37 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Nice light topic, PoP. Why the enemy must be terra-ists since the war is against terra. Remember, the right of privacy we all cherish so isn't spelled out in the Bill of Rights, so to wingnuts it doesn't exist. Of course neither does the right to own guns if you're not part of a well armed militia, but consistency is not something we expect from them. I'm just not sure why the dumya administration can't see that by their actions, the enemy is winning. The roadside bombs don't take away our freedom, the Iraqi insurgency doesn't take away our freedom, and flying aircraft into buildings doesn't take away our freedom. Making us be searched and give up our fingernail clippers and razors if we want to fly and listening to our telephone conversations does take away our freedom. Thank you George, you are the enemy.

April 06, 2006 8:09 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

Right on Patricia!

April 06, 2006 2:37 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Well, one good thing is that they're employing online sex predators over at the Dept. of Homeland Perversity!

April 06, 2006 8:42 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I think Ben Franklin said it best when he said:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Bush and his friends have done such a nice job polarizing the country politically to the point where many Republicans will support whatever Bush says or does simply because the Democrats (their enemies!) don't like him. Doesn't it seem that somebody who doesn't like the Constitution and who seems to view the House and Senate as nuisances would alienate a lot of "patriotic" voters? Maybe not... maybe because they are more into nationalism than they are into patriotism.

The flip side of course is that the USA is so politically polarized that many of us Democrats will support what a Democrat does or says mainly because Bush and the Republicans disagree... but I tend to see what Bu$hCo is doing as far more destructive to the country than anything any previous administration has ever done.

I am a lefty, but there are actually a lot of Democrats in positions of national leadership whom I do not particularly like. I think if more Republicans took that approach toward people in their own party, particularly those who want us to give up our essential liberties, like Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, DeLay, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, et al... our nation would be in much better shape.

April 07, 2006 11:50 PM  

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