posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 08:55 PM
THE RHETORIC OF "FREEDOM" & "LIBERTY"
OK, so there were no electoral ''anomalies'' in Ohio that the public would accept as smoking-guns, no last-minute miracle that was going to
block the coronation. The reality we progressives have to face is that Bush&Co., with a compliant mainstream media in their pocket, are moving their
political juggernaut full-steam ahead, not disguising in the least their reckless, rapacious agenda. Here's a list of nine post-Inauguration things
we know about our current situation. How we progressives, liberals and moderates deal with these stomach-churning political realities will determine
our future, and likely the future of our country and the globe.
In foreign affairs, Bush&Co. remain enthralled with the arrogant neo-con theories that call for America aggressively to change the world in its
image, first by bullying and bribing, but, if that doesn't work, by bomb and bullet and torture. (Now that the CIA is being frozen out of the loop,
Rumsfeld, who approved various torture policies, is running "black ops" from out of the Pentagon, including assassination squads -- supposedly to be
inserted only in foreign countries.) Cheney rattled the sabers at the Bush Administration's next target, warning the Iranian mullahs that unless they
changed course, the U.S. might not be able to prevent Israel from attacking Iran to knock out its fledgling nuclear program -- and suggested that, if
Israel didn't attack first and Iran continued to try to develop nuclear weapons, the U.S. might be forced to do something itself along those
Constantly using the focus-group tested memes of "liberty" and "freedom," Bush's Inaugural Address promised the removal of "tyrannies" and
replacing them with governments of "freedom." Those terms, of course, are amorphous and elastic enough to include or exclude anyone, as you choose.
Bush&Co. will do business and support authoritarian leaders like Putin in Russia, Musharraf in Pakistan (both countries possess nuclear weapons),
Mubarak in Egypt, and the Communists in China, but will go after the Iranian mullahs, North Korea's Kim Il-Jung, and even try once again to overthrow
the popularly-elected President, Hugo Chavez, in Venezuala, whose country, surprise!, is one of the leading oil-producers.
Some one shed some light please on these progressive parties,I am interested in other less known policies of this party..
By the way,I've just heard that Assad of Syria is in Russia making arrangements to buy some of their nuks...BBC,still have to find a link though.
seems like we're in for a noisy 2005.. :