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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 | America's Last Chance Slipping Away
Tonight the United States sent another of its clear messages to the world.
These messages have been increasing in frequency of late, but it is wishful thinking to suppose that they are a cry for help.
Tonight's message was, if the lights are bright enough, the champagne sparkly enough, the pretty girls friendly enough, if flattery and promises are spread on thickly enough, that sector of US society from whence one might hope that opposition would come, can be bought rather cheaply, and dissuaded from the notion of all but the most superficial pretend opposition.
To the Majority World, particularly those currently suffering from US aggression, the message was even clearer: Even if you don't think that little girl should have had her feet blown off, agree with us now that her sister should suffer the same fate. We will put a Democratic face on it. A multinational face on it. We will make stirring speeches, here have some more champagne, would you like an invitation to the really exclusive secret party? You have impressed me a lot, give me a call after the election, I bet the such and such would really be interested in talking to you.
No one can say how many Iraqis, how many Afghans, how many Palestinians died agonizing deaths, how many torture victims, both adults and children, screamed as the Democratic Party continued its celebration of the slaughter, as the champagne flowed.
And no one can say when the inevitable will come. But it is a question now of when, not if.
It cannot be staved off by bribing poodles and puppets and aspirants to join Amrika's happy band of torturers and sexual predators as they defend the freedom of a select gaggle of corporations to enjoy very impressive quarterly results.
No champagne flows in the death camps, the "interrogation facilities," the dungeons and freight containers and cages and holes in the ground where the Beast ravages his prey. No feel-good rhetoric is likely to ease the pain of burns, of shrapnel wounds, of torture. The young mother at the checkpoint, grieving over the mangled corpse of her almost-born child is not renewed and inspired by the prospect of a cushy job at the local party office.
Foolish are those who hoped against hope that some would refuse to be caged, refuse to be converted into war crime accomplices, endorsers and celebrators of murder, of torture and rape.
Naive are those who beseeched assorted and sundry deities to deliver them from the evil of brutality, the evil of apathy, the evil of greed.
Tonight, the Beast, gorged from its feast, slumps over, sleeps, to feast some more tomorrow.
It does not see the billions of eyes, waiting...
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