permissible progressives like Maureen Dowd of The
New York Times the recent election of George
W. Bush means among other things a return to the
use of leaches in US healthcare. Such melodrama
makes the usual front pages here only because its
easily dismissed as laughable by simians like Sean
Hannity or Bill OReilly on Fox News.
still within the confines of what will be considered
acceptable debate Bill Moyers gets to wonder aloud
on corporately sponsored public television why the
Democrat Party hasnt been more of a contender
than it is. As a general rule radical analysis wont
be given much or any space in most advertising based
print or electronic media such is the nature of
system supportive propaganda in so called free market
democracies. But its not hard to give it a
instance, in the rain forests of northwestern United
States there lives a species of snake called the
rubber boa constrictor. It defends itself by waving
its head shaped tail fooling its adversaries to
bite there to their detriment. The power elite in
the US function pretty much the same way periodically
waving the Democratic Party in front of voters getting
them to foolishly choose it rather than smash the
head or just leave it alone.
a lot of snake bitten people are despondent over
Shrub getting the nod rather than his fellow Skull
& Boner John Forbes Kohn (aka: Kerry) who as
Gore Vidal said looked like Lincoln after the assassination.
Had John Kerry got the nod hed have only done
a better job than Shrub in carrying out his evil
policy twins policies. After all, the US is
an oil-based economy under Democrats or Republicans.
Heads or tails, its still the same snake.
Kerry been elected wed be marching on to Tehran
rather than being bogged down presently in Falugia.
Worse, all the faux liberal anyone-but-Bush types
would be apologizing away for Kerrys Cambodian
like conflagration into Iran. At least as things
turned out they will not likely cheer lead Shrub
for doing that.
fact, Kerrys loss will do a better job re-galvanizing
the anti-war left everywhere than his win would
have. So you see hope does spring eternal.
word has it there have been over 200,000 American
hits on the Canadian immigration web site since
the election. And one poor fellow has even committed
suicide at Ground Zero because of the Machiavellian
re-coronation of this nasty little Yankee Prince
despite all the previous light shed on his past
death warranting, stock swindling, draft dodging
& deserting. Bushs alcohol and drug abuse
was clearly the least of it.
enough teeth gnashing! Remember 1972? Nixon &
Agnew won 49 out of 50 states in their re-election
bid. The war in Southeast Asia was in full blossom
and Watergate was openly festering away. And still
those two bums beat George McGovern, a real live
pro-labor progressive who was a genuine war hero
Kerry had nothing on McGovern and Bush couldnt
hold a candle to Tricky Dick. Yet Nixon and Agnew
were chased out of office within two years of their
1972 landslide. Why? Not for their Christmas Bombings
of '72 or their not so secret War in Cambodia or
their illegal overthrow of Salvadore Allende in
1973 but for taking bribes and getting caught covering
up the burglary at Democratic Party headquarters.
is a nation of values all right, screwed up values.
Like Noam Chomsky said: Nixon going out on
Watergate was like Al Capone going out on tax evasion.
How else could a transparent fraud like Bush get
away with pretending to be Christian? Ask any so
called Christian: Would Jesus have signed
all those death penalty warrants? Would
Jesus have ripped off his shareholders? Would
Jesus have invaded Iraq or Afghanistan? Watch
the blank stares. Then ask yourself why John Kerry
didnt ask Bush any of these questions among
watching John Kerry give it up so quickly like a
virgin on prom night
reminded me of how nonetheless satisfied a pragmatic
Chinese Communist is when he loses out to a Hardliner
in some Communist Party struggle because well at
least a fellow Communist has won. Therefore, expect
that Kerry will continue to support Bush in the
US Senate all in an effort to (ahem) heal the nation
bad in a sense because the Electoral College vote
isn't until next month and with the unraveling of
potential voter fraud as procured by Diebold election
machines there is always the possibility of faithless
Electors (as in many elections past) giving Kerry
the constitutional nod.
don't hold your breath. Thats not likely to
happen and even if it did the only plus might be
Conservative Republicans successfully demanding
the dismantling of the Electoral College like they
did in 1969. Otherwise, John Kerry would just have
been a sugar coated Bush. Poison for progressives
and death for dark skinned people abroad all the
same. At least with Bush his foul smell will keep
most of us awake and thatll be a good thing.