Monday, October 30, 2006

Uniting Against the Terror Within

We the people of the United States have a unique opportunity. We can show each other and the world that what the Bush administration claims is their mission is not ours. And, by leading our country as a citizenry and demanding of our government an immediate end to our own military and profit investments in Iraq, display for the entire world that democracy is a government of the people. What more powerful message to send the world than that we ourselves can choose – in policy, in peace, and in humanitarian support.

In fascism, one serves the State. Let’s show the world that with democracy, we can make the State do our bidding, and that such bids would not be the blind ones, given exclusively to the friends of power. But rather, the domain of the people of freedom everywhere. This is an administration that advocates torture, deceives the public, spends billions of dollars on a failed war. This is an administration where in the year of Katrina, Exxon Mobil claimed the highest profit margin in the history of world business. It is an administration that belittles, demeans, deceives, and indeed kills our brothers, our sisters, our sons, and our daughters. Sean Penn

"Who are we becoming? Who are we becoming? What does it mean to be a human being? We are completely right at the verge of really not having a clue.

"And that is why it is so essential to stop the people who have taken our government. They are not people who can take us, as a species, where we need to be going. They don't know where they are supposed to be going. They have no clue. And so it is really truly up to us -- and I keep wanting to say to everyone, it is up to us, and lovingly -- as horrendous and as terrifying as this is -- I say this peacefully and lovingly because of the peace that I'm saying we need to embody if we expect to see it in the world." Alice Walker

While I do not always agree with you Jack and Lou, I am suprised how much I do (agree with you) ...and your shows lately are like a breath breath of fresh air blowing truthiness
right up the posteriors of some pious prevaricators, of whom we have all had about enough.

You can watch Lou Dobb's "War on the Middle Class" and follow up with Jack Cafferty's "Broken Government." Well done gentlemen - please keep up the good work.
On Monday, October 2nd, more than twelve hundred people packed into emergency gatherings held by World Can’t Wait [], one on each coast to respond to Bush’s new torture legislation and to mobilize for nation-wide protest on October 5th to Drive Out the Bush Regime.
At one of many high points in the evening in New York Mark Ruffalo, after having admitted his reluctance to have taken the stage to speak about politics and to challenge the president, lifted his arm and proclaimed, “Step down, Mr. Bush! We are not torturers!” The first time I heard him deliver this line, part of a statement [] he pre-recorded so it could be played in Oakland as well, I got chills. But this time as I listened to the sustained shouts and cheers from the crowd, it hit me how much it meant that people came out that night.

There is a solution - restore law and order - arrest Bush and Cheney.


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