Thursday, August 31, 2006
Fighting the Nazis again?
The parallels to what Hitler did to make the German people believe he was right are uncanny. Don't like the constitution? Hitler overthrew it. W considers ours a hindrence to his presidential power, it's a mere piece of paper, he said so. But so far he has been unable to destroy it. Thank God for that.
Don't like the way the courts rule? Stack the courts with judges who are like minded individuals and to hell with the rule of law. After all aren't the courts there to do the bidding of the commander in chief? After all he does rule the world... oh excuse me, he's the leader of the "free world" wherever that is. Wasn't the 3rd Reich supposed to rule the world too? Something about 1000 years, wasn't it, or is that the post rapture world of the end time Christians? It's all a muddled mess isn't it? Can't keep all that dictator for life stuff straight lately.
Christian moral values? Yep, Hitler was big on values - Arian family values. Clean living God fearing values that every "good" German would possess because of their superior breeding.
Don't like Jews, gypsies, Poles? Deport them. You know, like those pesky foreigners from Spanish speaking countries. Or better still, sterotype the population of one ethnic or religious group. Jews then,Muslims now. Poles then, Hispanics now. Aren't all "foreigners" less American? Just like non-Arians were less human?
Less human, you mean like the sick and elderly? Easily get rid of them; not quite like Hitler by warehousing them in "facilities". No, just force them to accept substandard medical care that they can't actually afford. Legislate medical and health care choices away from them. Make "helpful programs" like Medicare so complicated that they are only a burden on them. They will eventually become dishartened and give up, "decreasing the surplus population" I think is the way Dickens put it in the Christmas Carol.
Media in the way? Darn that stupid Freedom of the Press thing. Those pesky press people telling too many of your back room secrets? Call them liberal, and make everything they say seem impossible or implausible. Don't explain any of your choices or edicts, never defend yourself. Never admit making a wrong choice or - shudder - a mistake. If one of the minions makes a mistake promote him and praise him. Well it almost worked, but then Katrina was more than "Brownie" could handle and it was too big a mess to hide under a rug.
Defend your standards or judgements against any questions by attacking the attackers. Never accept criticism, even if it's deserved. They are disloyal, they are misinformed, never admit to anything, make them look bad. Soon no one will believe the press or media no mattter how much truth they find out.
Make everything a matter of "national security" so they can't "spread fear."...actually spreading truth is more accurate. The only fear spread is that of the White House making. If something makes sense and people start questioning the administration then tell the people to look at something else and make them fear. Make them anxious, misdirect their focus. Feed the fear should be the Republican motto because when things go wrong for them they can always find a way to make you forget it by telling you about the fear. How many times have terrorist plots been uncovered just as bad news comes from the Republican quarter? Too many times to be mere coincidence.
Seal any historial political records, censor national archives in the libraries, classify government documents as top secret, even if the "secrets" are 20 to 30 years old already. If you can't trace the truth to its source it never happened. Like the X-Files used to say "the truth is out there." only this administration doesn't want you to find it.
Curb freedoms. Ah yes, for the good of all we must be willing to sacrifice some personal freedoms. That was more Nazi propaganda. Worked then, and apparently to those too ignorant of the former usage it still works. They aren't taking freedom from you YOU ARE FREELY GIVING IT UP!!! Warrentless wire tapping? Sure it's okk after all if you have nothing to hide then why fear it? Right? Until they come for you.
Why? What is the reason? How many 30 second sound bytes will it take to explain it? I have the answer to that - none - because it will never be explained. It's like having your parent say "because I say so" and if you are uneducated and have no power then you beleive what you are told. You dare to question authority?
If you're not with us you are against us? Hitler made that very clear too.
Education is key. Key to what? Ignorance? While spouting how much he improves education W complicates it by starting programs he doesn't fund. No child left behind? Before W came into office the budget for education was in the billions. Now it's only in the low millions. What happened to nearly $20 billion that used to support education? Teaching creationism in schools? Ignoring science in favor of Biblical historical teachings? Does this make American school children more competitive on the world market? Does this allow creativity? Does this foster critial thinking? Does this let children learn that it is good to question the establishment? Nope. Didn't the Socialists used to say "religion is the opiate of the masses?" Well this "Christian" president is sure feeding our young plenty of it to keep them docile and unable to do anything without it.
This president and his minions are more fascist than the terrorist they like to wave in front of us.
Fear the terrorists like we feared Nazis? Hell, I fear those in power in my own country than I do the few fanatics in other countries.
Nope that was Marx. LEt's run away to Canada.....