IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH!! The Cheshire's Blog: Lies and Other Truths

Monday, November 21, 2005

Lies and Other Truths

Lies and Other Truths

"We believe [Saddam Hussein] has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." -- Vice President Dick Cheney - March 16, 2003

"I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons." -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld - May 14, 2003


Sometimes it just becomes too much. Watching and reading the news is like stuffing ten pounds of shit into a five pound bag. Every time I hear the news media bleed out yet another mind-numbing article of right-wing propaganda, I feel the desperate need to take a shower. I want to stand in the hot sunlight to burn away the sins of a nation that insists upon perpetrating the same kinds of atrocities that are condemned by every other so-called intelligent society.

Where are we supposed to turn, when our own government is walking hand-in-hand with our supposed enemy? A nation and its people are much like a marriage in that it must work to gain one another's trust. Over time, that trust is built into a faith and an unshakable stronghold. America once held that sort of marriage with its people, but now I wonder if it isn’t just staying together for the sake of the kids and the house mortgage?

Our government continues to perpetrate crimes that are tantamount to those which we are supposedly fighting against, and what’s worse is that this same government is doing this in our name. How can you spread thousands of pounds of depleted uranium over two different wars, and talk about spreading liberty and democracy throughout the world? How can you then claim that this same uranium isn't the root cause of so many birth defects? How can this country serve as a beacon of human rights, as a signer of the Geneva Convention, then turn around and uphold torture policies?

How can you give tax cuts to the rich when the homeless population is growing, and more families are slipping below the poverty line from year to year? How can you continue to call this country a democracy when far too many politicians have been bought and sold to the highest bidder? Where the PATRIOT Act tramples the Constitutional rights for which so many have fought and died? Where electronic voting without a paper trail makes elections a sham? Where both political parties have forgotten who they are suppose to serve? Where the people themselves have been trained to parrot their corporate master's lies?

Sometimes it's all too much for me. Sometimes I just need to take a shower to wash clean the sins that are being carried out in my name as an American.

AG

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