Saturday, September 30, 2006
RANT OF THE WEEK: It is Official--We Are Now a Fascist State
Get a load of this. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez seriously believes that the president is Commander and Chief of the entire nation during a time of war.
According to Gonzales, "Judges must resist the temptation to supplement these tools based on their own personal views about the wisdom of the policies under review." Gonzalez has also gone on the record as stating: "When courts issue decisions that overturn long-standing traditions or policies without proper support in text or precedent, the cannot--and should not--be shielded from criticism...a proper sense of judicial humility requires judges to keep in ind the institutional limitations of the judiciary and the duties expressly assigned by the Constitution to the more politically accountable branches."
Having read this statement in the September 29 online edition of the LA Times I just have one question to ask?
Who in the hell does this moronic little man think he's kidding? Never mind the fact that he has neither the intelligence nor the morality to qualify as a local dog catcher, the man is so in love with the twin ideas of power and sexual sadism that he allows his perverted nature to cloud virtually every judgement that he has ever and will ever make. To date the Attorney General;'s only real qualifications are his hatred for democracy, his addiction to kinky interrogation techniques, and his ability to tolerate the flavor of the President's rectum. Beyond that I can't think of a single solitary trait that might qualify him as a fully evolved human being much less as the Attorney General of the United States.. When it comes to basic concept of simple human decency Gonzalez, like his Texan Fuhrer and so many in this administration, are so utterly lacking in morals, intelligence, and a basic understanding of the Constitution, that it is difficult to believe that they could ever and would ever support any form of government except a unitary system in which the President reigns like a totalitarian dictator.
The irony in the Attorney Generals remarks are that they reveal a capacity for self judgement that devolves into the irrational. Gonzalez has the audacity to warn federal judges about overstepping the limits of power when he boot licks on a regular basis a president who is incapable of debate, cooperation, or discussion. Bush has always been a bully. He bullied his young siblings while he was growing up; he bullied Laura (indeed, he recently refereed to her as "a lump"), and he bullies the press. The man is so afraid of being proven wrong or of having to defend his position that he automatically resorts to bullying tactics. He creates insulting names for members of the press; he demonizes alternative points of view as "cutting and running." He has temper tantrums when reporters asking him pressing questions. The man is so afraid of discussion that he surrounds himself with people who as warped and as as depraved as himself. And that includes the democracy-hating, torture-loving Gonzalez.
This is a president that has all the emotional and intellectual maturity of a seven-year-old. He truly believes that the ends justify the means. And to paraphrase psychiatrist Justin Frank, the reason we raise and discipline our children is to correct them of the dangerous belief that the ends justify the means. We raise children to believe that the ends do NOT justify the means; that there are qualities such as honesty, integrity, fair play, and honesty. Indeed, we raise and discipline children so that they will NOT turn out like the sixty-year old boy who currently occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We raise our children so that will not turn out to be like George W. Bush--seven-year-old bullies in adult bodies.
Again to paraphrase the ideas of psychiatrist Justin Frank, In Osama Bin Laden, George W. Bush seems to have found the definitive dance partner. They both believe in Fundamentalism; they are both intolerant of any view of their own; they have no respect for anyone or anything except those who embrace their very narrow and very delusional world view, and they are both perfectly willing to kill without conscience to get their way.
Granted, Attorney Paul Gonzalez may be a fart in the wind when compared to his rectal orifice of a master, but that could be said of ALL the Demander and Thief's lackeys.
Okay, so why are we so upset? Well, it might have something to do with the fact that when George W. Bush signs the recently passed bill which permits torture, limits habeas corpus, and retroactively gives him and his band of drooling, right wing perverts a free pass on his acts of murder and sadism, we will have officially become a fascist state.
Congratulations Mister Bush. Congratulations Misters Gonzalez, Rumsfeld, and pedants too numerous to mention. You have achieved what the British could not accomplish in the late 18th Century. You have accomplished what the Confederates could not accomplish in the 1860s. You have accomplished what Kaiser Wilhelm II, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin never could accomplish.
You and your sado-masochistic pack of bullies, thugs, and corporate criminals have destroyed American Democracy and turned us into a Reich wing dictatorship.