Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A State of War

Bush has said the 9-11 attack was because terrorists hate us for our freedoms.

"Freedom" being an entirely relative term, of course. Sure, Bush conservatives are all for freedom.

Unless of course, you're gay.

Or a woman.

Or a minority member.

Or poor.

Or a student.

Or a non-fundamentalist.

Or a protestor.

Or a scientist.

Or a union member.

Or a Democrat.

So in Bush's "Amur-ka", in the final analysis, the only ones entitled to freedom are privileged, polluting, white, rich, male, heterosexual, fundamentalist Republicans. And THAT, friends and neighbors, is a rapidly shrinking demographic.

So when Bush declares "They hate us for our freedoms," he's actually engaging in rare moments of truth, albeit inadvertently: his "haves and have mores" are unqestionably hated for all they represent -- an archaic plutocrat class that has felt blessed with a manifest destiny to oppress and enslave those who fared poorly in the lottery of birth.

Quote of the Day:
"A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny."
--Alexander Solzhenitsyn

4 comments:

No W NOW said...

If the terrorists just hated "freedom" then Amsterdam and Prague would both be smoldering holes. Canada would be "free" to be attacked.

I am ashamed that we now live in an Imperialist Nation. He uses this argument to help mask the fact that we are anything but "free" and under his leadership we are even less.......

Blogenfreude said...

So in Bush's "Amur-ka", in the final analysis, the only ones entitled to freedom are privileged, polluting, white, rich, male, heterosexual, fundamentalist Republicans.
And Ann Coulter ...

Croft said...

You forgot to mention that they also want to put people (often young people) away for a decade if they so much as try to download one piece of copyrighted material off the Internet.

Actually, just making a real attempt to violate a copyright even if you don't do it would be punishable by up to 10 years inprisonment.

Government by the corporation, of the corporation and for the corporation... or wasn't that how they put it in the constitution? Ah well; if not, I'm sure they'll get around to amending that little error soon enough.

CNET: Congress readies broad new digital copyright bill.

Divorced one like Bush said...

Yes, I can see this from a domestic point of view. But, from an international point of view, I think the freedom that is hated is the one that Bush etal uses as the excuse to make war. You know, I am the commander in chief which is America's freedom to massively pounce on you.