Perils of assimilation

If only life came with subtitles.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

"A Fascist Corporate Wasteland"

Yes, folks, it is time for my yearly Independence Day Rant. I know you've been sitting on the edge of your seat for this.

To begin with, I am very annoyed by those who write on the calendar: "Fourth of July" on the fourth of July. Apparently, most people are incapable of properly reading a calendar, due to our under-funded schools. So for those of you who got more than a fifth-grade education, please stick to writing "Independence Day" or doodling a little american flag.

The miniscule crumb of faith I had left in the people of America has been crunched up by the crow of defeat. Cindy Sheehan, one of the most prominent anti-war voices has decided not to return to Crawford to continue her protests.

"I have tried ever since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful," she wrote. "Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives.

"It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years, and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most."

It hurts us too, Cindy. You put everything on the line so others would see the futility and pointlessness of war, you were a symbol to us of strength and hope.

Governments are meant to serve the people, and yet the favorite sport of the government is ass-raping the hopes of the common folk. I grew up hearing about the corrupted aldermen of Milwaukee, and the shady dealings in Chicago government. Recently, Alderman Micheal McGee, Jr. was arrested on charges of accepting bribes, extortion, election violations, vote buying, and breaking court secrecy orders in addition to threatened violence. For all those who think anarchy is a bad idea: is it really worse than what we have now?

Take a look at the Scooter fiasco. This was going down when I was in my senior year of high school. In my Current Issues class we had divided ourselves to first day into the right and left sides of the classroom (I sat on the far left side if you couldn't tell). The guys on the far right were friends of mine, but when it came to this class we were always at each other's throats. Cody was the ringleader, MC Rove if you will, and Kyle was his Scooter. Scooter was just the puppet, Rove and Cheney should have gone down. But now even the fall guy is getting off the hook.

The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted March 6, 2007, of lying to F.B.I. agents and grand jurors investigating the outing of C.I.A. operative Valerie Plame.

The jury rejected Mr. Libby's claims of memory lapses as it convicted him of obstruction of justice, giving false statements to the F.B.I. and perjuring himself, charges embodied in four counts of the indictment. The panel acquitted him on a single count of making false statements. On July 2, 2007, President Bush commuted the prison sentence calling it "excessive." The president portrayed his commutation of the sentence, which fell short of a pardon and still requires Mr. Libby to pay a $250,000 fine and be on probation for two years, as a carefully considered compromise, says The New York Times.

This whole operation is severely robsonized.


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