2008/09/09

Has George Bush Had Any Positive Effects On America?

This administration has had great effects on our United States. I sat and tried, before I began to write, to discover some good which has come from the introduction of George W. Bush to the White House but I could not in all honesty, find one benefit, not a single positive contribution to the good of our nation as a result of this presidency.
How, I asked myself, could a person take on the responsibility to advance a civilization into a brand new century and not only dismiss his entire reasonability but to dedicate his entire being only to affect his own personal agenda and the welfare of the smallest portion of the American public, those whose power and capital can further benefit his cause.
In looking at our society now as compared to when he literally took the office in 2000, one of the most distinguishing changes we can discern is the absolute disdain which has occurred between the political parties which breaks it down to the most divisive issue, even surpassing racism, this country has ever endured. Sadly, they have pitted friend against friend, brother against sister, all born of the confusion created through the use of moral values and religion, the very things which wove the fabric of our constitution, which the fore-fathers fought and died for when our country was founded. Otherwise intelligent people have been emotionally misguided enough to become the necessary addition to his base in order for the party to have substantial support to manage his initial coup in 2000. Through lies and deception they have managed to maintain this support enough to hold these followers through the next election. This in itself has altered the cadence of American society. Never before have we displayed such animosity toward one another based on political party alone. It as though the actual views and issues of democrats, republicans, moderates, liberals and conservatives take back seat to the moniker.
Political parties are not baseball teams. The Yankees and the Red Sox despise each other for no other reason than geography. There is no true basis for their animosity, they just instinctively despise one another but baseball is only a game, meant to provide nothing more than entertainment and recreation. Politics, on the other hand, represents the affairs of our government. We do not become a member of a political party by our location or place of birth but by our life situations, our personal preferences in regards to the type of leadership and mode of governing which we believe is best suited for our country or our own particular situations. It shouldn't be decided by religion, morals or because you like the ring of the name of the party. These are not valid decisions for such a decision as religion and morals have no place in American government. Nor is it a valid response to despise a person based on their decision to chose the party which best suits their lifestyle. To do so is not only invalid, it is childish and ignorant. In today's society it is almost impossible to make a choice which entirely suits any one person, so varied and complicated most of our lives have become. This administration has turned an important and difficult political choice into a cult of personality. We have had eight years of so-called leadership which deals with such an absence of real substance that we have lost sight of what our parties even stand for. Because of this, we've developed an inherent hatred for just the name. Simply because I believe that George W. Bush is a dictator who has drawn this country into un-necessary wars, terrorized the population into surrendering constitutional rights and acted wholly on behalf of himself and the richest 2% of Americans I am instantly tagged as a liberal. Never mind that I'm against entitlement programs and I carry a gun, I must be a liberal and under the GWB Dictionary, liberal is a bad thing. This man has managed to alter our language with his control freak mentality. The irony of this is that he hasn't the slightest command of the English language. There is nothing inherently bad about democrats or republicans and the sooner we all subject ourselves to this line of thinking the sooner we take the first step back to being an intelligent nation.
Another perception which has been tragically altered by the current administration (and I do use the term administration loosely) is religion, although in this regard I must say that the republican party itself has cornered the "God" market. Everybody, get a life. Just because you proclaim yourself "pro-life" does not make you either holy or good. It seems though that "W" is the only man who can call upon God to protect the United States as we run around the world murdering otherwise un-holy people, such as Muslims, in order to fatten our wallet. In the first place, who ever decided it was the job of the federal government to regulate morality or religion? I don't care how intelligent you may consider yourself but if you can read into the constitution that the government has the right to legislate religious issues then you, my friend are truly ignorant. How you became this ignorant is a combination of wishful thinking and listening to the republican party make ingenuous promises. To overturn Roe vs., Wade would be reason enough for a revolution of the people under our constitution. Now, obviously, under George W. the constitution is just a piece of paper to wipe his ass with but remember, this is the main reason that most of this country wants him impeached or dead. Use your head, the government is not going to do one god damn thing about abortion. Not unless the next president is looking to go the same way this one is and heed my word, this president will be prosecuted, if he's lucky. He has confused this country, or at least those who have shown the ability to be conditioned by religion, into believing that he has the ear of God because he's the president. I don't know, though, if God has the same respect for a lying conniver who stole the office through dubious means as He ( or She ) would have for someone honestly elected. Either way folks, God does not grant anyone dispensation based on position or vacant promises. "W" has as much to do with God as my pet bird does. Religion has no place in the political world of our country and neither do lying dictators.
I was often bewildered by the choice of many of the people who actually voted for George W., people who are lower middle class, hardworking people who would benefit in no way by having such a presence in office. My mother, who is a devout Catholic, who dedicated every fabric of her being to her family and her church and who exists on a meager social security check and the assistance of her children, voted for Bush. When I asked her what it is that prompted her to vote for him rather than a democrat, which is what she voted when my Father was alive to help guide her, her response floored me. "He is a holy man, we can't allow women to go around murdering their babies at will, it's against God's law". When I tried to explain to her that , first, it wasn't the president's job to enforce God's law and second, that it was only a political issue that he uses to gain the religious vote as he obviously doesn't even care about actual living life, proved by the fact that he allowed an attack on his own people, killing thousands and then falsely instigated a war which is causing the destruction of hundreds of thousands of more lives it was as though I never spoke, she was blinded by the visualization of slaughtered infants. What an deviously evil mind concocts such a scenario for the cause of the continuation of murder by war and terrorism.
The true base of this administration, which is hardly recognizable as the republican party, is a strict corporate-military establishment (with a misguided support from an extreme right wing religious constituency), which places the value of the dollar above human life. They hypocritically proclaim themselves pro-life in regards to a fetus while they have no compunction in regards to the involvement of a staged terrorist attack on their own populace or the absolute lies and misdirection of information in order to send their own citizens to their deaths and decimation in an illegal war in which hundreds of thousands have died for no other reason than increased profitability. This is probably the most profound change in the landscape of America. This country has always stood for the betterment of its' citizens. It used to be said that with hard work and integrity anyone could be a success in America. Notice I didn't say rich, I said a success. I define success (financially) as the ability to live a comfortable life in the average manner of the citizenry, with the ability to afford health care, education and provide for a comfortable retirement. This should be afforded by any man or woman, equally, and the escalation of these standards should be dependent on ones abilities and desire to apply themselves to better education, more responsibility and more personal investment. What this country has become is a land where anyone can be successful according to one's ability to apply financial investment. Period. You don't have to work hard, you don't have to work at all. You don't need any integrity whatsoever, as a matter of fact it is apparent that you will be rewarded for a lack of integrity. This standard has become pandemic during the Bush years and this, above all else, is the antipathy of everything America stands for. It is however, the standard of George W. Bush. Disgusting.
Hopefully, the good people who have been so cunningly deceived into believing that they have been serving the greater good in the name of God will soon awaken to the fact that God is the furthest thing from the minds of these evil manipulators and will join the ranks of Americans not so easily deceived by shallow rhetoric and cleverly devised propaganda when the time comes to prosecuting these war criminals and traitors.
Although the actual scale of the crimes committed by these fascists are far beyond the realm of crimes perpetrated by most atrocious serial killers and predators the most despicable aspect of their (crime) is the gross negligence of our rights and freedoms and the trivialization of the theft of those commodities. The obvious narcissism and lack of empathy for their fellow man (
http://samvak.tripod.com/objectrelations.html ) alone would be cause for concern in even the lowest managerial capacity but when these characteristics are the foundation of motivation for the highest position in the land the results are obvious, we are experiencing them.
Since the Bush administration was sworn into office in 2000 every aspect of our government actions have been directed toward the betterment of the richest, most powerful entities in the world, regardless of the consequences on the lower classes, the average working class and the civilian population of third world nations. Sacrifices must always be made in the advancement of any civilization but in this administration it is the custom for the people who have historically made the greatest contributions, in life, in labor and with lack of equitable remuneration to, not only continue to do so but to accelerate their sacrifices to the degree that they must cast aside the rights and freedoms offered to every segment of society under our constitution and even further, render themselves to the advancement of every cause of the corporate-military establishment which has been implemented, not only for the express benefit of the top 2% of the population but for the ultimate demise of their own way of life. The majority of Americans, under the plans of the current Republican administration, are expected to lift their arms in surrender and sacrifice themselves to the cause of the elite. We are taking millennium size steps backward in civilization to a time when the ruling elite and the church were the reason that the population existed, but only as slaves and worshippers. In the past several years more and more have awakened to that realization but now to discover that the administration is so deeply rooted it's difficult to discover where the establishment ends and our actual government begins. How far have they gone with buyouts or actual threats to honest politicians in order to either win them over or back them off. And most of all, what do we actually know of their tactics. What is the "promise" which made John Kerry stop campaigning in 2004 when he was an almost obvious winner just three weeks before the election? What was said to Bill Clinton which all of a sudden sealed his friendship with the administration which terrorized him through his entire term in the White House and further turned his wife into a democratic candidate campaigning with the integrity of a carnival barker, espousing views which reflected an endearment with the republican party. Even John McCain, who once criticized this administrations tactics vehemenently has suddenly become George's evil twin while trying to impart the impression of vast difference.
This is one of the more frightening mysteries which surround these zealots. I don't believe that money and power are always as capable of buying a persons ideals as they are made out to be. Unless accompanied by a vile threat, not only against one's self but a threat of such a horrific nature that the decision makes itself, would so many people who started out with great intentions suddenly and without obvious reasoning turn to giving up the fight. This is what we must overcome. This unknown proposition is obviously the most potent weapon they possess. It's what made Kerry quit, it's why marches and slogans will never sway Nancy Pelosi, it's what silences the most powerful voices in the media and the democratic party and it's what we need to expose above all else.
I've said, many times, that I believe that there are members of congress, the senate, the military and other powerful political organizations who have designs on rectifying our affairs in Washington. I've stated my desire to make contact with these people and offer assistance in any form to achieve the goals of removing this element from our government. I don't believe that an election, a fair election, under our constitutional design will destroy this virus. We have no idea to what extent it has infiltrated our systems and in what capacity portions will remain, even after a perceived win, that can still have effect and reinstitute itself as a designing element and bring us back around full circle. We must be assured that there is no one remaining in our government who believes in the possibility of taking control of any portion of our ruling system and instituting policies which affect our constitution and bill of rights. This administration has not taken the risks or expended the energy to alter, not only the policies and implementation of rule but the perception of the American people that their ambitions are for the good of all, only to give it all up in a fair and democratic election with no further inside interference or illegal maneuvers. Furthermore, we have no assurance that this president will not take drastic measures, as he has done in the past, in order to declare Marshall law and cancel the elections indefinitely, institute the use of the hundreds of internment camps constructed in the past several years and put into utilization the civilian security forces of Blackwater, Halliburton and foreign governments which the Bush administration has contracted with.
What will you do when men and women in uniform are manning our streets, interrogating us, asking for identification and on occasion taking someone into custody. Are you prepared to deal with that? Should we even have to be, in the United States of America? This statement alone is cause enough for alarm. But like I've said, there are powerful people who are aware, who are prepared and we need them just as I believe they need us. When you listen to just the Hollywood crowd, whom we should never underestimate, not in intelligence, nor in power, you will hear echo's of our sentiments. Men such as Alec Baldwin, who I consider one of the most patriotic Americans of our times, are not sitting on their hands waiting for a bunch of rent-a-cops to disrupt their lives. They are very close to Washington and without doubt, have plans. We need contact. Are we being watched? I believe that many of us are. Should we be individually concerned? I believe, yes. But all the more reason to have contact with a more powerful element in this country who believe what we believe, who have the ear of the masses. These are the type of people I mean when I discuss reaching others. They are out there and they are listening. They may even be reading Op-Ed. If they aren't they may have friends who do. We're surely not getting anywhere by being quiet and I don't believe that marches and petitions are going to influence anyone who has the power to intercede and hasn't already. As I said, this administration carries with it a great fear factor.
We are not looking for violent confrontation. This is not going to get us the desired results. I'm prepared to defend myself but this is not about me. My death or the death of some sorry-ass misguided K-Mart security guard employed by the government's henchmen is not going to influence the outcome of our situation. The only deaths which will bring desired results would be impossible for members of the general population to insure. If it were that simple it would have happened years ago. This is the most heavily guarded and secured administration in history. I wouldn't even venture a guess of how many groups there are in this country who are, at this moment, devising a plan to get to any members of the party who step into the light but we can't depend on that. We must concentrate our efforts on a legal strategy which employs the masses. Our best option at this moment is an overwhelming landslide victory over the republicans including any incumbents. The 2000 coup could not have been accomplished without a close majority. The republicans (apologies to faithful members of the true republican party) managed to sucker enough real votes to accomplish the necessary miniscule manipulation to tangle up the issues and play a shell game with the electoral process. Without the close proximity of votes they cannot, in stealth, convince the masses that they have indeed gathered enough of a majority to call for recounts or admissions which would affect the outcome. This is why I believe that it is imperative that every single potential voter who is against John McCain go to the polls or use the absentee ballot to vote for Obama. Forget third parties or protest votes. No one cares about your protests. This is not a game, actual lives are at stake. This will only be the first step in removing the Corporate-Military-Religious regime from power. They will not relinquish power just because the have lost the office of the presidency. There may even be major distractions, terrorist attacks or assassinations. They must not prevail, they must be recognized for the rogues they are. It is imperative for Obama to win, whether or not you like him, disagree with his policies or are a racist who doesn't want to see a black man in office. The alternative is not a president that you don't care for, the alternative is the end of the United States of America as you know it. They must be defeated, they must be prosecuted. We can only hope that Obama is the real deal but even if he disappoints some, no one person is going to fit every mans description of their perfect candidate, this one time though this one man may just prolong your life. This election is much different than any we've ever had before. This election actually brings together black, white, man, woman, straight, gay, young and old. Not because Obama is a black man but because we are all together in a common place with common goals, to save the American dream, the middle class, the people who, without realizing it, have been the common fabric, the sustaining foundation of a way of life which has been the dream of millions around the world for centuries. These are the people who have been used, deceived into believing that individually we are nothing more than insignificant occupants of a country made up of groups of other people with their own special interests who are all vying for a commodity which should belong to only our own special group, as if by allowing them their desires or needs we would be losing something ourselves. What no one seems to recognize is that the only other group who want anything which would detract from us are the very people who promise to protect us, keep us safe from the evils of the world. These are the pontifical hypocrites who would protect us from foreign religions, abortion, even ourselves if we would only surrender some of our rights and trust them to make our decisions for us. Black, white, man, woman, gay and straight, together give them the power to rule us by allowing them to separate us. We have more in common than they will allow us to believe because together we are the United States Of America and they are only a pack of greedy, power hungry sloths who would suck us dry and turn us against each other because they realize that in unity, there is strength and the last thing they want us to have, in a long list of equities, is strength. Knowledge is strength and lately we are gaining the knowledge that they do exist and the threat they impose. In their haste and greed they have exposed themselves for the liars and deceivers that they are. They have been slowly gaining power for decades, one step at a time, one assassination, one more murder, one more bill passed in the middle of the night but finally, in this administration they have, in all of their arrogant cockiness, displayed themselves to a public that they have considered so naive, so ignorant, so beneath themselves that we could never conceive of such a glorious plan and even if a few of us did, they would be capable of sublimating the masses, preying off of our instilled hatred and fears of each other, quelling any possibility for a gathering of the masses and not only expelling but prosecuting them for their crimes.
Now is the time for us all to recognize ourselves strictly as Americans, not white or black, gay or straight religious or athiest. We must recognize that it is not the duty of the government to settle differences in the populace, not to take up moral or religious issues or to involve themselves into rights which should otherwise be decided by state and local offices. We must vote on issues involving the federal government, protecting our populace from true foreign threat, monitoring and regulating international trade and corporate matters as they affect workers, investors and consumers. They work for us. We elect them based on their policies and promises and as soon as they begin to deviate from those policies and promises they are to be removed from their offices and treated as any civilian who violates our laws. Under these circumstances this administration, in its' entirety, should have been removed and prosecuted seven years ago. We must now do what should have been done and remain united against all future political figures who would dare to tread on our constitutional rights or use the powers of the office for their own personal betterment against the best interests of the American people.
We have the ball rolling, we must not relent. Now is the time to push harder, put aside any imagined or insinuated differences as we are all victims, equally transgressed, equally burdened by this establishment. Recognize the true enemy, no matter how difficult to perceive and recognize your true comrades, the black man, the white man, the gay woman, the pro-choicer and the pro-lifer. Realize that these differences have nothing to do with the functions of the federal government. These are human rights issues which we must come together and solve on our own. The corporate-military complex in rule now does not care about any of these issues, these are only tools of divisiveness which they use to keep the masses at bay and retain their own power. They truly don't care whether you live or die. If they did we would not be in a war in which we have no goals, or business. Nor would they antagonize other countries with unstable rulers who have nuclear and biological capabilities. This is not how you protect the population, this is how they place us all in peril while they and their loved ones retreat to their mile deep bunkers.
So, if you believe that the only thing affected by the Bush administration is your pocketbook, or that they will ensure that your right to life stance will be justified, or even that you make enough money that their tax cuts will save your life when the time comes, think again. They only do the perceived good to suck you in, to get your support in the next election because all that matters to them is that they maintain the power accrued during the Bush years and carry it on into the McCain years. Don't give McCain power.
That would be our tragedy and it may just be our last.
Make some noise.

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