Wednesday, March 30, 2005

More Suppression

Here are more reasons why I am convinced that the Bush administration is as harmful a presidency as we've seen so far. This kind of thing is clearly something that all Americans should be concerned about. The media needs to be more diligent in reporting it and pressuring the White House, but as RFK, Jr. said, they are "stenographers for the White House."

Here's where I got it, with the attending links, and that annoying Salon Day Pass. Scroll down to "Dissent Will Not be Tolerated." Is it not ominous to people? Here's links they have in that article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10969-2005Mar29.html?referrer=email

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/98/118/01_2.html

The third link just leads you back to the same page. Does anyone really care that this kind of thing goes on? This is important no matter your political bent. Remember, the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley in October of 1964, while driven by left wing impulses, was joined by the entire political spectrum. Berkeley College Republicans marched alongside Youth Socialists. What does the administration want to hide? If they are in the right, they'd have nothing to worry about. This suppression of free speech is far more dangerous than anything in the foreign policy. It corrodes our republic from within, and boldly underlines the Big Lie of encouraging democracy abroad. Bush is not interested in getting the word out to ALL the American People, he's interested in getting stroked for the cameras by crowds of adoring dingbats who live in fear of the approaching hordes of married gays, abortion doctors, and insidious brown people with fiery eyes and foreign oaths on their breath. Look out, 'cause if we don't return to the values of the McKinley Era, we're all doomed. You, me . . . everybody. If we allow free speech and criticism and questioning of the governement, the American Way of Life will end.

Wait a minute! I thought free speech was one of the foundations of the American Way of Life. What the hell has happened? What would Nixon do? Would Ike go along with this? Would TR?

4 Comments:

Blogger Don said...

It's encouraging that the Post reported it since they are not a "liberal" newspaper. I don't doubt that despite the finger-pointing there is a buried directive from the White House to pull this shit. But it can't last. I'm beginning to think the rightward pull will get stronger awhile but then blow out, and '08 will see a Democrat get elected as nature asserts balance. Meanwhile Bush will have done what no moderate could do, the world is improved a smidge, American institutions are recorrected and history lurches on.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Harry said...

Which institutions will get recorrected and how? We have a GOP majority in Congress that is doing its level best to destroy checks and balances, and we have an administration in the White Hosue that's doing its level best to join them and erase the concept of "by the people, for the people" forever.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Harry said...

Which institutions will get recorrected and how? We have a GOP majority in Congress that is doing its level best to destroy checks and balances, and we have an administration in the White Hosue that's doing its level best to join them and erase the concept of "by the people, for the people" forever.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Roy said...

I know a lot of administrations have been less than media-friendly, and most probably tried to control the spin whenever possible--I think what's going on here is that they've just gotten too good at it, and we're all either too jaded or too worn out to try to fight it.
I mean, around here, most drivers have figured out that they can drive any way they want as long as they don't speed through radar traps--and it seems like the White House figured out they can say anything they want, and just keep repeating it over and over, and they'll get their way. It is awfully hard to fight.

9:20 AM  

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