Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A Government of Empty Suits

The big news around Blogtopia is the resignation of Scott "I can't comment on an ongoing investigation" McClellan, and the curtailing of duties for Karl "I've already said too much" Rove. The t.v. talking heads are all atwitter as they speculate who will be the next punching bag for the White House Press Corps. But seriously, how does this change anything?

Scotty's replacement will be just another empty suit robot, programmed to parrot the propaganda that Karl Rove will now be spending his full energies on creating and distributing. They have absolutely no will or desire to democratize their circle of influence. It is the same cabal of chickenhawk policy advisors who are advocating for the spread of war. If you disagree with their worldview, you are either a traitor or a terrorist.

I wish I could say with confidence that the American public will correct the destructive path the country is currently being lulled towards by the cooing of Rita Cosby's voice, but that should've happened in 2004. The neocon propaganda is everywhere, and as long as a substantive group of Americans get all of their news from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, there will always be a cushion of supporters for the Empty Suit Brigade.

Karl Rove quipped once, ""As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."

He wasn't kidding. The reality we face is that there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who have an unshakeable faith in their President and government. The idea that deception and manipulation is the modus operandi for their elected officials would disrupt their false sense of security. 9/11 changed everything all right - it turned the United States into a nation of lemmings.

The era of subpeona power to investigate and indict our top leaders will be over if two things don't happen quickly:
  1. The Democratic party regains control of at least one branch of Congress
  2. The Democratic party ends its subservience to the Almighty Dollar that is driving all aspects of our government policy
Something is very wrong when option #1 is the easier, and more likely of the two; however, the alternative situation involves another three years of unbridled dictatorship by the paragon of empty suits.

I don't know about you, but I've been through with this nightmare from its inception. How do we wake up the rest of our fellow citizens to the reality that the Boogeyman is not only alive and well, but currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

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