All Rights Reserved © 2006 Thomas W. Day
There's a movie you ought to see on the web, 911 Loose Change. Suspend your credibility for a moment of 90 minutes and listen to the charges made in this film. After you watch it, come back and hear my opinion of this interpretation of events. If you've already watched Loose Change, stick around and here comes another rant.
You back with your doubting cap firmly in place? Ok, here I go.
I know you don't want to believe that Bush and his corrupt little band of rat-bastards blew up the Twin Towers, Building 7, and/or the Pentagon. I'm glad you have some sliver of optimism left in your shredded little hearts. I do too. Honestly, my vote is still out. I know the movie is mostly sensational. I know many of the points made have been refuted by moderately believable sources. Obviously, what little remains of our free press is ignoring this possibility out of fear, disbelief, and . . . more fear. Like the Kennedy and the grassy knoll, Martin Luther King's assassination, Bobby Kennedy and his lack of security in 1968, and the deaths of Wellstone and his family, I doubt that I'll live long enough to hear the truth about any of these national disasters. It's possible that we have heard the truth. Maybe all of these nation-altering events were as simple as the government has described them.
However, here's the real question you should ask yourself. Do you believe the Bushies wouldn't do something exactly this vicious, traitorous, and evil if they thought they could get away with it?
No, you don't. I don't either. I can't imagine a deed foul enough that, if there were profit in it for them, that these vicious sub-animals wouldn't do. Bush would betray his father, kill his children, smother baby kittens, bankrupt his neighbors, and sell this country to the highest bidder for a few million in profit. For hundreds of millions, Cheney would shotgun an old friend, disown his lesbian daughter, take an ink eraser and a pair of scissors to the Constitution, and hand over the keys to the national defense to Saudi Arabia, North Korea and China. Both of these men have emptied Fort Knox for exactly these financial causes and they will do more, much more, before they leave office.
You know it. I know it. Even their supporters, who will lose everything by the time these vile mobsters have gone to hell, know it. Anyone smart enough to breathe without assistance knows these men are amoral representatives of the worst humanity has ever bred.
As much as they hated him, even the dumbest neocon knew that Clinton wasn't vicious. Their "fear" of Clinton was more fear of ideas than action. They were terrified that he might extend civil rights, for women and minorities. They were worried that universal health care might piss off their corporate masters. They scared that Clinton might actually do something about the environment and, somehow, limit their access to oil and carbon monoxide. That fear was more an exercise in motivation than real. Clinton was proud to call himself "an Eisenhower Republican," so he was no real threat to the Establishment.
The fear is real with the Bushies and neocons, though. The only thing that, maybe, saves us from absolutely believing the premise of 911 Loose Change is that these guys are fools. Georgie's goofy lady lawyer friend, Harriet Miers, said "George is the smartest man I ever met." Come on. Is there anyone out there who doesn't know at least a hundred men who are smarter than G.W. Bush? If this is the kind of folks Bush surrounds himself with, we have a margin of safety, because they can only accomplish so much with their limited abilities. Incompetence will only protect us so far, though. Eventually, even the dumbest man (Hitler or Mussolini, for example) can create massive havoc on the country and the world. Given time, the neocons can turn back the clock on democracy, equality, science, justice, and progress. They will divide this country into a dim shadow of its former greatness.
This is the kind of people who are running the store in Washington. Dumb as bricks, crooked as the Dismal River, and vicious as rabid coyotes. If they didn't plane-bomb New York and Washington, we all know they would if they thought they could get away with it. The real question is, "if we know that, why don't we do something about it?" Are there any real Americans left. Citizens who believe that government is for and by the people? Are there any voting citizens who understand that "people should not fear their government, governments should fear the people?" If not, the "freedoms" that Bush keeps babbling about, as he removes them, will vanish faster than the assassin's bullet that took our most optimistic and courageous social and political heroes.