one man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
Sunday, May 09, 2004 | When there is nothing left to say
It does not matter now whether, as some have suggested, the US decided to admit what has been common knowledge in the Majority World for quite some time, whether the photos were leaked in order to demonstrate just how far the American public has sunk; that the Secretary of Defense can sit in front of the ostensibly representative legislators of the United States and find all in agreement that the Geneva conventions do not apply to some people, in other words, everything you see here and more, is indeed done according to US decree as long as someone says the victims are connected in some way with the increasingly nebulous and shape-shifting umbrella of "Al Qaida."
The policy is echoed, unquestioningly, matter-of-factly by the regime's propaganda mouthpiece, the Crusade News Network.
"But wait, there's more!" hawked Rumsfeld and the Congress, in a marathon infomercial hinting at even juicier, more prurient material to come - Rape movies - with SOUND! Hear the screams, America, right there in your living room, as the press heard them as former Gitmo boss Miller gave a tour of Amrika's famous torture camp - no talking to the victims allowed.
Rape movies of children, too! the public is promised, would be just radioactive if THOSE got out, mused Rummy. But they MUST, panted Congress, a film of fine sweat forming on it's upper lip.
A later tease from the mainstream press assured viewers that necrophilia fanciers will not be forgotten in the Great American Media Dump. Big tent. Big, big tent.
Whether Torturpalooza 2004 will have the intended effect on the Iraqi people is yet to be seen. Certainly no one can blame the OSP for its assumption that brutal horrific regimes are effective in quashing dissent. Lord knows it has installed and maintained enough of them for decades.
It's playing well with the domestic audience though. On an internet message board, someone with a conscience mentioned he was thinking of writing a LTTE (Letter to the Editor) to a popular Arabic satellite channel, something to the effect of Washington may not be sorry but I and many Americans are, and horrified to boot, and thick and fast came the replies - Better not, they'll come for you. Too dangerous. Not a good idea.
It is not, then, that Americans are unaware that "OK to do it to some" means that at any given moment, their own grannies, their own 12 year old daughters can be designated as "some," it is simply that they accept it.
The New Strategy of the American mainstream will not be to change the government, to assemble in unprecedented masses of biblical proportions, but to keep mouth closed and eyes down (except when they are being raised to view Coming Attractions).
A country that can accept that its young people are sent to invade a sovereign nation, there to function as uniformed sexual predators and torturers against innocent people, has only two choices: either throw off the regime, or embrace it and everything it stands for.
One of two messages to send to the world: that the American people so vehemently oppose the actions of their government that they brave the moths and haul out the old Declaration of Independence and holding it aloft, descend en masse upon the generals and politicians, or they acquiesce, and send the message to the world that all in the New Release and Coming Soon section is done with the consent and approval of the American taxpayer.
In such a situation, those opposed, both within US borders and without, also have somewhat limited options.
There is nothing left to say that can be posted on the internet.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill