|April 25, 2005||EDITORIAL ARCHIVES|
The Republican Party Loyalty Oath, Courtesy of Kim Jong Il of North Korea
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
BuzzFlash recently came upon what appears to be the Bushevik Republican Party loyalty oath in the most unlikely of places (but we'll get to that in a minute).
Here is what BuzzFlash believes Republicans at the highest levels must swear to:
Sounds pretty accurate to us, doesn't it to you?
Well, we have a confession to make. We were reading a Neo-Connish account of North Korea that we received from a publisher who obviously doesn't read BuzzFlash. (You know the book's got a Neo-Con orientation when the first book jacket quotation of praise is from the American Enterprise Institute and the second from an organization whose board of directors includes the former Executive Director of GOPAC, Newt Gingrich's controversial political fund.) The information in the book is actually interesting, because Kim Jong Il is kind of like George W. Bush without voting booths. They both inherited power -- and they both think that they are in their positions because of higher forces.
We admit Kim Jong Il has had more time to wreak havoc in North Korea, including an estimated 3 million people starved to death, and is almost a cartoonish villain out of "Austin Powers." Jong really is a bad boy and threat to the world. He lives in a bubble, you know, like some other people we know -- and always thinks he's right. Civil rights have been permanently suspended in North Korea because of threats to the "homeland," but George is working on catching up.
Well, you get the picture. Sometimes it doesn't seem too far from here to there.
And this is one reason why. The Bushevik Republican Party loyalty oath BuzzFlash posted above is actually adapted (by BuzzFlash) from the loyalty oath to Kim Jong Il (originally written for his father, Kim Il Sung) as excerpted on pages 70-71 of "Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea," by Jasper Becker:
All [North Korean Communist] party members have to:
This ironic similarity in loyalty oaths between a nascent totalitarian regime (Bush's) with a member of the "Axis of Evil" (Kim Jong Il of North Korea) takes on more ominous -- and less laughable -- implications, when you consider that the American national government is now a one-party state. In this one-party state, everyone from Tom DeLay, to Karl Rove, to George W. Bush, to Dick Cheney, have instituted processes and placed people in positions (e.g., Alberto Gonzales) where they will not be prosecuted or seriously investigated for violations of American law.
Furthermore, we are about to embark on the final stage of Bush's "Biblicalization" of the Federal Courts through the appointment of incompetent hacks, whose only loyalty is to the oath of "Bushism" cited above. They will be consistently and unhesitatingly loyal to Bush because they would have never merited the honor of being on the Federal bench except that they are lackeys for the Busheviks. Putting incompetents on the Federal courts will buy you a lot of loyalty in the effort to turn America into a Biblically run nation.
As the "Lexington Herald-Leader" of Kentucky noted on Sunday, April 24, 2005:
We have gone through a period of weeks when judges have been verbally assaulted and physically threatened by the likes of Tom DeLay and religious extremists who form the base of Bush's Party (with the corporate prostitutes providing the seed money to spread the faith in return for contracts and tax deductions).
Everything that the Busheviks have treasonously uttered could have been said about purging the ranks of dissenters from the "pure" Communist ideology of Bush's evil "mini-me," Kim Jong Il. One recent Bushevik fundamentalist with criminal intent said that non-Christian thinking judges should be put to death as Stalin dealt with his foes: "He had a slogan, and it worked very well for him, whenever he ran into difficulty: 'no man, no problem.' " Shouldn't the Secret Service or FBI have had a little conversation with this Bushevik implying that judges should be killed if they don't follow "orders"?
Totalitarian regimes aren't built overnight. The Busheviks are still putting their people in place.
But know this, these appointees may swear allegiance to the Constitution -- and lie their way through confirmation hearings -- but their only loyalty is to the phone call from the White House when a crucial decision comes up.
Kim Jong Il knows the routine.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
In the front leaf of "Rogue Regime," it notes "North Korea's Kim Jong Il made himself into a living god, surrounded by lies, flattery and beyond criticism." Imagine that happening to someone in the United States! Hey, George, we are talking about you, listen up.