Gee! What happened to the Rove “scandal?” Come to think of it what ever happened to the DSM, Jeff Gannon, and a host of other “scandals” there were SURE to bring down the Bush Administration? Some DUmmies are still under the delusion that the EVIL Bush Regime will be overthrown but some of the more realistic ones are now facing the “horrible” thought that ALL is lost for the liberals as you can see in this THREAD titled, “Spooked by a long-time liberal acquaintance of mine.” So let us now watch the DUmmies despair in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, attempting to suppress a large gloat, is in the [brackets]: Spooked by a long-time liberal acquaintance of mine.
I have a dear friend, whom I have known for more than a decade. We met in college in a political science class. I sat in the front row because I was sick of squinting at the blackboard. He sat in the front row because he liked to argue with the professor. He was extremely liberal, enlightened and incredibly intelligent. I found myself sparking discussions with him after class and we would often go for coffee to extend the conversation. He was a wellspring of knowledge. I would inquire about ANY history/political-science topic (The Battle of the Bulge, Panama, Bush family history, the logging industry, etc) and he could talk for hours and recommend several excellent books on ANY subject.
[If he talked ceaselessly on any subject without shedding the least amount of light, that would be Pied Piper Pitt.]
He stayed single. I got married, but we remained friends--still discussing politics. About two years ago, he began acting disgusted when we discussed politics. I would end up doing most of the talking! He no longer provided insight and enlightenment. Mostly, he seemed irritated by the political discussion. I almost felt that he was now disinterested in politics. Our conversations became sporadic during the past year. We'd speak maybe once every two months. The other day, I called him and I started ranting about BushCo and he said, "Look. It's over. This country is gone. There's no use sitting around bitching about all of this anymore--because America is gone. The only thing you can do is live your life, lie low and don't make waves. Got it?"
[Lie low in the basement of your parents’ home like the rest of the DUmmies.]
I was stunned, "Oh, so we sit around and allow fascism to take hold? That's not what America is about. We need to fight."
He replied, "You're right. That's not what AMERICA is about, but this isn't America anymore. The neocons have infiltrated power into every crevice of this country. They neutered the Dems with blackmail or threats or something. It's over. Just keep yourself safe, live out your daily life and yes--keep quiet. Certainly, you don't want to be pegged as a 'protester' or an enemy of this administration."
[And look humbly at the ground whenever the Gestapo trucks pass you by.]
This guy was always light years ahead of everyone it seemed. My intuition tells me that he still is. What has happened to him? Has he given up or does he understand--better than I do--that America and our democracy is in critical condition? I have to say that that my friend's words--together with the actions of our government--has left me with an extremely chilled feeling. I feel as if we're all unsuspecting island inhabitants--who are about to be hit by a tsunami. It feels as if something big is rolling toward us and that disaster is on the horizon. I'm sorry if that's dramatic, but it's how I feel right now.
[More comedic than dramatic, DUmmie TwoSparkles, but let us now allow your fellow DUmmies to chime in…]
i tend to agree with him
[It’s OVER for you, DUmmies. Time to crawl into your caves and wait out the LONG Rightwing Ice Age.]
How quickly will enough people learn that a 'critical mass' of public activism is precipitated? Personally, I don't think it'll be quick enough... not for me and not for anyone currently alive. The next generation will be born into fascism, be educated in fascism, and will become "good corporate soldiers." Hell, it's already happening.
[It all started with the Reagan Youth Camps. The indoctrination has gone too far to be stopped.[
If we dwell on the negative it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thoughts are things and you can actually create your own misery by giving it power through your fears.
[Visualize your own misery.]
We have just begun the fight. It's only been a little under two years that liberal radio has gained popularity. We need to make more inroads in television but that'll take some time.
[You might want to check Err America’s ratings before making that statement. Those ratings were most recently seen going down the toilet.]
I believe in the power of the Universe or a powerful deity such as God.
[Make up your mind which.]
Even if we take the easy way out - dive down and get air after the wave passes, hope will not dim, potential will not lessen. Even if the next generation grows up in fascism, the inevitable fall of this horrible system will come, and the always-present chance for the better will be realized.
[One should always hold out the hope for the eventual success of Bolshevism.]
Okay, electing a few good people to Congress won't make a difference. In all probability, even if we could, defeating Roberts won't make a difference. I can think of no one thing, and in fact no combination of things, that will sufficiently change things. THEY ALREADY CONTROL EVERYTHING, or at least everything that's necessary for them to get enough of their way to be perfectly happy, most of the time, and continue to amass power and wealth, and continue with their plan of dominating the world. THEY ALREAYD HAVE EVERYTHING they need for martial law, suppression of ALL dissent, etc., etc., etc. all in place. From the executive orders to the laws, to the courts, etc.
[There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image; make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the outer limits.]
i would move to Barbados in a heartbeat if I had the money.
[If I gave you the money, would you move to Pyonyang?]
Couldn't sleep last night and was up and watched a thoroughly scary documentary on secret societies: Bilderburg, Illuminati, Skull and Bones, and several others. One part pointed out how the chimp has gotten so far basically being dumb as dirt. He has really never worked a day in his life. Everything he touches, he drives into the ground, now even the country. Time after time he was set up by the rich and powerful though he is completely incompetent. (Who else would get into Yale and Harvard with barely a C average in HS?) At the end, one of the researchers said, the way things are going now, within 5 or 10 years, we will be living under a gestapo-type regime. Could the Patriot Act be just the beginning?
[If you remain in the fetal position while sucking your thumb we just might overlook you during the next General Roundup.]
You just don't want to get the attention of the GESTAPO if you can help it.
[Remember my advice about maintaining the fetal position while sucking your thumb.]
If the first settlers can get through the Salem "witch" trials we can get through anything.
[There is NO escape from the Perfect Rovian Storm.]
I cannot comprehend what it is we would do to change things as they are shaping up to be. when I do contemplate it I want to gather my chicks and run to some safe haven.
[The caves in the Antarctic mountains are still considered to be safe havens.]
Many, many years ago in high school, we were required to study communism, supposedly a very real threat to our survival. It wasn't that at all. The rot and decomposition has come from inside.
[Ah! Communism! Such a benign system which unfortunately now only exists in a few Workers Paradise outposts such as North Korea and Cuba.]
I underestand! I will not go silently into that dark night. They are gonna hafta pry my gun from my cold, dead fist! I will fight the Faschists to the death!
[DING! DING! DING! I believe we have a Drama Queen of the Week winner here!]
You should see how the "insurgents" are doing in Iraq and they are using some rudimentary techniques. I suppose it all depends on your personality, but I certainly hope there are more people willing to make an effort *ahem* should it come to that.
[DUmmies bonding with the Iraqi “insurgents.” It makes one’s heart glow.]
I'll lie low and hold my tongue when I'm dead. I have nothing to lose anymore but my family and friends.
[And don’t forget about maintaining the fetal position, with thumb firmly placed in mouth.]
It is a big force we face, but don't forget your physics. And just look up at the stars to see that what appears to be chaos, there is a tremendous order that allows all things to exist. This is the greater force. Either join it willingly or you'll be turned over for compost. We who believe in collective responsibility really do have the upper hand because we have the force of nature's Holy YES to Life pushing us forward. Make it happen by keeping your ideas out there. Keep speaking out against the evil, keep calling a spade a spade. There are many who need only a nudge to awaken out of their stupor, some need the security of groups of people, and others must be shaken hard. It only takes a few people to get things moving. AND IT'S ON THE MOVE ALREADY. It's here!!! Join it, don't hang on the fence. This is global, not just an American thing.
[One World Government---HERE WE COME!!!]
Winter is coming…
Do not be fooled….this election was a referendum on evil. And a majority of Americans have chosen in favor of it. Electing Bush means a victory for war. A victory for torture. A victory for the slaughter of innocents, a victory for intolerance, fear, and hatred. A victory for lies and half-truths. A trumping of good by arrogance, hubris and self-entitlement.Winning the day has been fear and arrogance. Homophobics have throttled democracy to remain comfortable in their bigoted skins.
Winter is coming…
Do not be surprised. Now there is not even the fetter of re-election hopes to temper Bush and his cronies. They are free to commit crimes against the Geneva Convetion, against the international community, against those who dissent, against the American people….and the republican congress will dissolve any present investigations into outings of CIA agents, of Halliburton sweetheart deals, of Abu Ghraib hierarchy, of falsified intelligence, of incompetence at the highest levels. All will evaporate. Those who sought to hold the administration’s feet to the fire will find themselves shutout, harassed and shut down. The loudest voices will be stilled. The most persistent critics will be disappeared.
Winter is coming…
Do not be complicit. Whatever it takes, whatever you must sacrifice, do not contribute or assent to the coming soldiers of fascism. Do not agree with the disappearing of journalists, do not remain silent when protestors are shot and killed by police. Do not turn the channel when the authorities celebrate another protesor eliminated. Watch. Remember. We must always remember.
Winter is coming…
Do not agree to be the food for their war. Do not easily give in to the bloodlust for innocents. Do not buy into the lie of patriotism to further the goals of Corporate Greed. Remember that first you are Americans. Remember that first you are defenders of freedom, You are not accountants that dole out tiny portions of freedom according to your own stingy budget. When in the mouth of war, remember that you are human. When in the belly of the beast, remember that God made you to live. Survive. Return to us, whole or broken, but return to us and teach us of the folly of war from the tears in your eyes, from the scars of your wounds, from the breaking of your heart.
Winter is coming…
Do not let worship of the administration pass your lips. Do not pretend to agree with insane policies to keep peace with others. Do not agree to the descending march of loss liberty. Do not go silent when you are taken. Do not be afraid to speak for others like you. Do not be afraid to wall up your houses and make hiding places. Do not fear to face evil, whose power derives from darkness. Shine a light instead and shove it in the face of evil. Expose it for what it is.
Winter is coming…
Time to prepare. Time to split the wood. Time to can the food. Time to insulate the shelters. Time to count what you hold dear and keep it close to you. Time to wear stronger coverings. Time to be like the snow fox and blend in when necessary. Your duty is to survive. This evil hopes to eliminate the sane. Do not be in the places they look. But always be looking for places they gather. Become agile. Become wary. Become cautious. Be resolved that your own survival is worth more than their defeat.
Winter is coming…
And the times will be hard. But we need you to survive. Even if the antichrist should fool the elect, be not likewise deceived. God is not mocked, whatsoever you sow, that shall you also reap. Sow goodness, sow resolve, sow strength,. Winter is coming, but in the spring, that which you’ve sown will arise. May God Bless America, in spite of itself. May God protect the rest of the world from what American has become.
[You forgot to finish off with your overly melodramatic “Winter is coming” shtick, DUmmie Lerkfish.]
275 million people can win over the evil murderous terrorists that have taken over our country.
[How about over the REAL terrorists?]
And your friend has been to jail how many times? Beaten by secret police when? Sent to which internment camp? Or has he granted himself the pure luxury of a total collapse based on nothing more than theories of what is happening in a hundred hidden places?
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
upon a little reflection, this may be the single most important thread that we've had in a long time . . .
[Definitely the FUnniest in a long time.]
I believe that the current PNAC type folks are simply greedy, selfish, misguided folks with a poor appreciation for history, sociology, and economics; I believe that they've forged an opportunistic union with right wing evangelicals; I believe that first-past the post elections devolve into a two party system; I believe that a two party system favors the status quo, and incumbent representatives; I believe incumbent representatives favor the status quo, to the point that the difference between the two parties is infintesimal, and largely cosmetic; I beleive that freedom isn't just an inalienable right, but rather seeking freedom is a natural human instinct; I believe that the Universe tends to unfold as it should. F*ck these guys. They can't be everywhere. The worse it gets, the easier it is for us to recruit. I know die hard republicans who have left the party. I know people who worked for the Heritage Foundation who have left for greener pastures. Drip, whatever. Bush I was defeated in office. They're not infallable. Don't give them more credit than they deserve; treat them like the threat to freedom that they are, no more, no less.
[I BEEELEEEVE it is time for your Lithium treatment.]
The thing that scares me the most though, is the fact that all bets are off if there is another large-scale terrorist attack here in the U.S. The "conspiracy theorist" in me feels that a perfectly-timed LIHOP or MIHOP terrorist attack would be all the Fascists would need to completely takeover. I just pray that it doesn't happen.
[Paging DUmmie Skinner! Paging DUmmie Skinner! I thought you BANNED all talk of LIHOP or MIHOP.]
In England, when the ruling elites got too high and mighty, along comes Oliver Cromwell, and goodbye to the head of Charles I. The same with France, the response to "let them eat cake" was the guillotine. Same with Czar Nicholas II. Same with Ceaucescu in Romania, just a few short years ago. What I'm getting at is every people have their breaking point where they just say enough. When that day comes, it will truly suck to be a Republican.
[Congrats, DUmmie martymar64, for placing yourself on the Secret Service Watch List.]
To be blunt, 9-11 is a fascist's dream come true. It united us against a common enemy and allowed the government to infringe on our civil liberties under the guise of "protecting" us. It squelched dissent by labeling dissenters as traitors and "soft on terrorism." And who wants to be soft? Certainly, not your Congressman who might be up for re-election. So for the past almost 4 years the B*** Admin has whipped out the 9-11 card whenever they want something. It's their ace. And with it they've silenced our collective voice and diminished our civil liberties.
[Thank you for presenting the DUmmie perspective on 9-11.]
I know that we are right where Germany was in the 1930s and I know that we may not be able to save America, but I will not stop fighting. It's important to fight no matter what the outcome might be. As an aside, I think your friend is soul-sick. Goodness knows, this slow steady decline into fascism can do it to any of us. In more psychobabble terms, I think he is depressed.
[And in non-psychobabble terms, I think he is nuts.]
He's right. But I'm still gonna piss in their cornflakes when I can. The big thing when in a lawful evil country (we aren't in full blown chaos, still governed by authority and law) is make sure you don't get caught. And for strict originalists, there's nothing in the constitution that explicitly states that I cannot piss in the cornflakes of someone I don't like.
[Wrong! Article 6 of the 27th Amendment explicitly prohibits pissing in cornflakes.]