February 27, 2003
Reflections Upon America and the Bush Cartel, from a Canadian Reader
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Your record is a noteworthy achievement and another small beacon of hope shining out of your recently backward nation. As a Canadian with a distinct mistrust of American media, I am heartened to read the collective thoughts of progressive and civilized Americans on the Internet. It seems in the Republican America the progressive voice on television is generally relegated to fringe special interests and other "focus groups" (love that Bushit).
Your Soviet-style networks burn the mind with jingoistic rhetoric and fabrication as fact. A detached and insular populace, it seems is far easier to dictate to. I lament the extreme fundamentalism of your Republican Right. They are the over-funded version of an Islamic Terror group we have all come to know, then apparently forget about. With motivations both overt and horribly covert, The Bush Regime is warping the historical ideals of the U.S.A. into some pernicious Imperialist threat to the world's governments (democratic and autocratic alike). With flag in one hand and a bible in the other the Bush Regime is quickly evaporating everything that was honorable and desirable about the American Nation.
The work BuzzFlash does helps to slice the cacophony of lies bellowed by the imperialist drones and their guiltless fact morphing "patriots". An American patriot should be on guard against the rogue nature of his or her stolen presidency. Questioning authority and presenting strongly held dissenting opinions was a lynchpin of American culture until the "Patriot Act" and the resulting fear-mongering reminiscent of, yet more dangerous than, the democratic nightmare of McCarthyism.
America used to stand as a symbol of hope, fulfillment, free expression and imagination for the rest of the world. Your foreign policy has always been manipulative and self-serving but Imperialist was never a tag that could reasonably stick, until now. If the world is to watch as Americans incrementally invade and install "governments" across the Middle East, talk will eventually turn to uniting against "W" the mad dictator and his cabal of evil interests.
The Bush rhetoric toward the UN and its "relevance" is just one of countless examples of the repugnant Bush Legacy weaving its way around the globe. The only way the UN can stay "relevant" is to truly express the careful considerations and opinion of the world community. If that means attempting to slow the march of American Imperialism, relevancy dictates that The United Nations block the aggressive American Fundamentalist goal of autocratic war and worldwide dictatorship. Just because a nation builds its economy around war does not give it the right to test its weapons of mass destruction every decade or so in the convoluted guise of "Peacemakers" or "Liberators."
The horrific attacks on 09/11/01 have become a rally cry to set into motion agendas written over a decade ago by the amoral intellectual dinosaurs who have returned to the White House for another term of pandering to their Military Industrial Complex, Big Oil and Christian Fundamentalist benefactors. The Warmongers pull out 9/11 like a badge that excuses all future American indiscretions where sovereignty and ideology are concerned. Many would not be surprised to see another staged terrorist attack to further galvanize the jingoistic sentiment of the uneducated in America in the event that the media programming fails to keep American citizens towing the GOP line. The Bush regime seems to have utilized xenophobia, selective truth and raw fear to manipulate its own citizens. Those promoted as the terror state of the day get the real terrorism applied in the form of American fire in their skies.
Modern people want to see an end to shadow agendas promoted by those who kill without compunction to achieve profit and power. People would like to see defense forces used for defense not global redefinition catering to needs of a few dubious democracies and their corporate interests.
I saw "W" laying out his Lewis Carol version of post-war Iraq and the middle east under American Military dictatorship. With an arrogant sneer he laid out his vision of the Arab world embracing American troops as liberators, while falling in line out of love for their new occupiers. What he didn't say is the threat of "regime change" is now the diplomatic card played by America when other nations do not bow in its service. The permanent Middle Eastern occupation by US troops will be his big stick.
If the American government took the trillions of dollars that will be spent bribing "allies" and invading sovereign nations and put it into research and development, America could be the country that solves pollution and energy problems the world over, not the plunderers of foreign resources.
I know there is a fantastic capacity in the American Soul for imaginative and non-destructive social evolution. I know that there is more to America than shoddy pseudo-democracy imported on the end of a gun. I am positive millions of Americans would like to see their flag stand for creative and innovative world diplomacy not as a banner of fundamentalist aggression and ignorance.
I hear growing American dissent. There is still hope.
Peace and prosperity to all.
p.s. I installed two of your tickers on two of my grossly amateur websites. Thanks for the "unfiltered" American perspectives. The world needs to hear more from freethinking progressive Americans as your War Machine is globally dispatched at an alarming pace. America must regain its stature as a freedom loving example of human progress and denounce its new world role as the emerging Evil Empire under the Bush Regime.
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