Saturday, February 28, 2004
Earlier this evening I attended a meeting where Robert Jensen, the Professor of Journalism at the Universtiy of Texas, gave a speech. He explained what he does and how he does it, what he believes, and what the fundamental problem with America is today.
America is the largest Empire in the history of the World. Never in history has there been an empire that posesses the amount of power that the United States witholds. There are a little over 190 nations in the world, and the USA has military in at least 150 of these nations. This is how powerful we are. Never before has a country posessed such an extreme power for destruction that we could single handedly annihilate life, as we know it, from the face of the earth. We are more powerful than Rome ever was. We totaly blow the British Empire out of the water.
So, what does this mean for America? America bullies other countries and keeps them in check, but who keeps America in check? The Soviet Union used to do this, when it was the only other military super power - but it doesn't even exist anymore. The only ones that can possibly keep the great American Empire in check now is the people themselves. The ones in power are the very few and very rich people that are constantly doing whatever they can to consistently get more power and more wealth.
In order to keep their power, and to stay as wealthy, they have to make sure the people are backing them. One of their biggest methods, which they have loved to do post 9/11, is fear. It is the perfect way to manipulate the masses. "We have to do this, this, this, this, and this even if it means taking all these rights away because if we don't the terrorists will GET YOU!" The Bush Administration is of course taking advantage of this method of manipulation. Our society is one of the biggest problems. With every generation, people are getting more and more susceptible to the lies of the people in power, which allow them to do the horrible things that they do. It isn't "trendy" to be politically active, in fact it's looked down upon by people that are "cool." But what's more important? Getting a job that you don't like so that you can surround yourself with things you don't need in order to help you forget about how much you hate your job, or a life where you believe you are doing something that could benefit the world without worrying about trivial things like plasma telivisions, SUV's, and huge extravagant houses. Personally, I choose the latter.
The main point that Robert Jensen made was that it doesn't matter what president is in office. If Bush is overthrown and John Kerry (Or Edwards if a miracle happens) takes office that will not automatically fix all our problems. What many die-hard democrats fail to recognize is that even their beloved Clinton did some terrible things during his presidency, in fact he killed more Iraqi's than Bush. Sanctions over Iraq in the last decade have caused the deaths of over half a million Iraqi children. The only difference with President Bush is that he is even more radical, clearly stating what he believes America should be. The Bush admnistration believes that America is always right and should be able to do anything it needs to do, no matter what anyone says. Anyone that gets in their way, well we can just brush them aside - we're just the only remaining super power. It's not like a little country like Iraq could actualy stand in our way. If we want the oil in Iraq, we go in and take it. Further, all American people should agree with us and anyone who doesn't is an unpatriotic terrorist. They have actualy gotten legislation passed that gives them even more control over the people, taking many of our fought-for constitutional rights away. These people are very open about their plan to expand the American empire to consume the entire world, this is a clear and present evil that MUST be taken care of immediately. The people are the only ones left who have the power to do this, and it is our duty to make sure Bush doesn't get reelected in 2004.
Once we succeed in removing President Bush from office then we will have to keep going, it's not like we can just stop there. That's just the first step. The very next day we will have to be just as critical about John Kerry (or Edwards). We have to constantly watch all of our presidents, Democratic or Republican. Not just sit back and put trust in any one individual simply because he/she belongs to the same political party. That's ludicrous.
If we do not pay attention, then eventualy we will find ourselves in a total police state. There are some who believe we are already a police state, well - if so, it's just an early stage, and we still have the power to stop it. The few in charge are scared of the people. When we organize, we are strong.
It doesn't matter who is in office, we still need to be critical of that person. George Bush should definitley be removed, but that is not where it stops. Even after George Bush, we have to stay as politically aware as possible and always be ready to take action when needed. The people have been weak lately, and they love it, so it is time for us to grow strong and mobilize against this true clear and present evil that exists within our own government.
Thursday, February 26, 2004
Oh yeah and Urban outfitters can sue me for the idea.
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
"The state can do what they want to do," Bush responded.
And now he wants a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. What a hypocrite! We all know he has the hots for Brad Pitt.
Saturday, February 21, 2004
Bush/Cheney '04: Four More Wars!
Bush/Cheney '04: Assimilate. Resistance is Futiile
Bush/Cheney '04: Apocalypse Now!
Bush/Cheney '04: Because the truth just isn't good enough
Bush/Cheney '04: Compassionate Colonialism
Bush/Cheney '04: Deja-voodoo all over again!
Bush/Cheney '04: Don't Change Whores in Midstream
Bush/Cheney '04: Get used to it!
Bush/Cheney '04: No billionaire left behind
Bush/Cheney '04: Less CIA -- More CYA
Bush/Cheney '04: Lies and videotapes but no sex!
Bush/Cheney '04: Making the world a better place, one country at a time
Bush/Cheney '04: Or else
Bush/Cheney '04: Over a billion Whoppers served
Bush/Cheney '04: Putting the "con" in conservatism
Bush/Cheney '04: Thanks for not paying attention
Bush/Cheney '04: The economy's stupid!
Bush/Cheney '04: The last vote you'll ever have to cast
Bush/Cheney '04: This time, elect us!
Bush/Cheney '04: We're Gooder!
Bush/Cheney '04: Asses of Evil
Don't think. Vote Bush!
George W. Bush: A brainwave away from the presidency
-- Marilou Rickert
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Gay marriage on center stage
San Fransisco has now started to issue marriage licenses to couples of the same sex. They are doing it in protest of the California law which only allows only couples of the opposed sex to marry. I don't know why this is only happening in San Fransisco. We need to get this going everywhere. I have called my local representatives, you should too. It's really easy, pick up your phone and call them. Tell them that you want to end the bigotry. Now is the time. We must take a stand for what is right, no matter how popular it is.
The right has been crying, "We're hearing from people throughout the country," says a hoarse Glenn Stanton, spokesman for Focus on the Family, a conservative group in Colorado Springs, Colo. "They don't know which to be more outraged at — the death of marriage or the death of democracy." What does that sound like? Oh yeah, the civil rights movement. It was very unpopular to not only free the slaves but also end discrimination. The right was using the same cries then. But now everyone seems to the left was right then. Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, these people were all leftists. But the right just assassinated us back then, now they pull character assassinations. Look at a great leader, Bill Clinton. He has been killed politically. (Sorry, thats another story.)
For a long time it was not legal to marry some one of a different race. But guess what, some radical leftist mayors steeped over state laws, and made it legal. Now that was crazy that we did not allow people of different races to marry, but back then people freaked out. And sure enough the used the bible as a shield for their bigotry. We have seen this before. The left turns out to be right every time.
"Fear leads to Anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to suffering."
What is so scary about this again?
Hey! Well, we got Bush and Blair on our side now!
Monday, February 16, 2004
I am really starting to like John Kerry.
I have been watching him, and it seems like he is the type that will not take crap from anyone. And if you hit him, he will hit you back much harder. He proved this last week. Bush (or should I say Rove) started the Republican smear machine started this week. And you guessed it, Kerry was the target. They made an add that explained that Kerry takes lots of special interest money, from tobacco and ect. Well, I have news for Rove, Bush and the whole gang. Kerry is DONE being a target. He took three bullets in Vietnam, and now he will not tolerate it. So the Kerry campaign set out to hit bush back, and they did. They created an add called "More Than Anyone." Showing how Bush has taken more from special interests than anyone EVER (Seen here). Good work Kerry, keep it up! Learn more here.
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Friday, February 13, 2004
Bush Releases military records
Some 400 pages of President Bush's military files were made public Friday amid questions about whether he fulfilled his required service in the Air National Guard. None of the documents relate to service between May 1972 to May 1973, when Bush transferred from Texas to Alabama. -- CNN
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Wesley Clarke Drops, and Endorses John Kerry
Well, guys, it looks as if John Kerry will come out on top.
Wesley Clarke has dropped from the race, and it seems he will be endorsing John Kerry. This was a good choice for him, I suppose - although i've supported Clarke from the get go. I actualy wish he would have backed Edwards, since I find him more appealing.
Well, as Bill Maher said, this is the year for the veterans. John Kerry is a very respectful Vietnam war vet, who gave his medals back in protest of the war. He's noble, he's got charisma, and he is saying a lot of the right things.
Compare him to Bush, and there's no contest:
1. Kerry is a Vietnam war hero. Bush was in the Texas Air National Guard, and was AWOL most of the time. Bush also used Cocaine, and has had DWI's, up untill he was 41 years old.
2. Kerry is not for big buisness, he is for the people. Bush is for big buisness... he starts wars for economic gain. This is called imperialism. It was not right for us to attack Iraq, there were other ways to settle the issue. Bush has lied to us on numerous occasions, there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction. He says he is for the people at the bottom of the social ladder, but there is only evidence going against that LIE. He promised 5.5 million jobs in his tax-cut package called the "Job Growth Plan." Only 296,000 jobs were created. Now he promises more this year... so let's see what happens with that.
It has been the greatest sustained job loss since the depression: Since the recession began 34 months ago in March 2001, 2.4 million jobs have disappeared, a 1.8% contraction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics began collecting monthly jobs data in 1939 (at the end of the Great Depression). In every previous episode of recession and job decline since 1939, the number of jobs had fully recovered to above the pre-recession peak within 31 months of the start of the recession. Today's labor market would have an additional 3.88 million jobs if jobs had grown by the 0.7% rate that occurred in the early 1990s recession and so-called "jobless recovery," the worst record prior to this current period. The picture is bleaker for private-sector jobs, which have dropped by 2.9 million since March 2001, a 2.5% contraction. source: http://www.jobwatch.org/
Bush has talked about patriotism, liberty, and righteousness throughout his presidency. But his actions have shown only greed, incompetence, and irreverence towards the American people. It is time we get the white house back, guys. It is time.
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Bush AWOL story is not going away.
The AP is calling the people in the Montgomery-based 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group in 1972. And Guess what? No one that the have called ever remembered seeing him. What a shock, huh? He was not there. Oh yeah, and those pay stubs the Scotie-boy gave the press have an eight month gap. So I don't even see how this is a question. HE WAS NOT THERE!
He has lied to you before and he will lie to you again. But we have the truth...
Caleb, 13 year old founder of www.anti-bush.com
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Kerry wins nomination!
Well, it looks like Kerry will be taking on Bush in 2004.
I think the primaries are over. Kerry has proven he can win all over the country. That was really all he had to prove after winning every state so far except two in the south. Now we know "He can win in the south."
I endorsed John Edwards for the nomination but it is over now and I must get over it. Kerry will be the nominee. He may not be the best democrat in the field but, he is the one. The chosen one... If you will.
Now we must focus on beating Bush and not the other democratic candidates. We don't need to be beating our selves up anymore. In fact, we must STOP NOW. Lets not give Karl Rove anything to go on.
Now he may not be perfect. He may have voted for the war. He may have some skeletons in the closet. But I want you to think about this... Who was the last Democrat to run for President that was also a Senator from Massachusetts? What are John Kerry's initials? Just picture this JFK vs. Bush.
I can't wait. Oh wait... the time is now. The wait is over, we have our nominee. Let's go pull some Bushes out of the ground! GO KERRY!